Saturday 14 November 2015

Happy penguin holidays

I was going to write a rant about my new job. And about pouring a huge mug of tea all over my living room carpet. But when I woke up, it was to a news feed of horror. So all that seems very irrelevant now. I don't have any words to express what I feel, nor am I even sure what I feel apart from deep sadness about the state of the world today.

It feels so trivial to go on to talk about crafting. But I haven't had a chance to craft all week as my life has been mad after accepting a new job. Sadly that will be the norm from now on. But I will still try to find some crafting time in the weekends when possible. I might need to get a cleaner though... you should see the house!! Or actually, no, you shouldn't. Anyways, I just wanted to do some watercolouring and colouring and I was very inspired by the current challenge over at The Friday Mashup where the theme is winter and use the colours pool, mint, slate and white. I combined that idea with inspiration from a few other challenges: the layout over at CAS(E) This Sketch, the watercolour theme over at Just Us Girls and the Cuddly Creatures theme over at Daring Cardmakers.

I started by watercolouring a background in Stampin' Up Pool Party and Pistachio Pudding inks on watercolour paper. I also got out my brand new super cuddly Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin stamp set and coloured it with Copics along with the sheet of ice from Critters in the Arctic. I die cut the watercolour paper with a die from Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles and stamped the sentiment from the Winter Penguin set in Stampin' Up Smoky Slate. Last, I added a few tiny little rhinestones from my stash, added some Wink of Stella and matted the panel on white card. 

Card: 300 gsm white card, 300 gsm watercolour paper, Hobbycraft 160 gsm card
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin, Critters in the Arctic and matching dies
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Pistachio Pudding
Colouring: Copics B00, BG10, C1, C3, C5, C9, YG11, YG13, YR00, YR02, 100
Other: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies, adhesive rhinestones, Wink of Stella glitter pen


Unknown said...

Cute card! Love the penguin and interpretation of the sketch.

Natty said...

Lovely card! And that Lawn Fawn penguin definitely fits the bill for our cuddly creatures dare. :)
Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers!

Maria said...

What a wonderful card. Love the CaS style, the subtle watercolor is great in the background. And what a super cute litte penguin. Thanks so much for playing along with Just US Girls this week.

Just Me said...

love the little penguin and your water coloring is awesome ...thanks so much for sharing.

Lisa said...

Fantastic card! I love the soft watercoloring behind the images!

Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Miri said...

It's a supercute and simple card. Thanks for sharing it with the Daring Cardmakers.

Unknown said...

Great card! I love how you used the water coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at Friday Mashup!

Dawn said...

He is so adorable. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

Chris Dring said...

Indeed, this planet is a very scary place to inhabit lately. Can't we all just get along?

Your card is super adorable! Love the subtle water coloring in the background and that cute penguin! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Anonymous said...

I agree that sometimes we have to put other things aside (as horrible as they are) and try to make a litle happiness in our own way.
Your card is terrific and brightened my day!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Norma said...

Super cute card! Thank you for joining us over at Friday Mashup.

Leigh Penner said...

Super sweet take on the sketch!