Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Penguins and Snowflakes!

It has been quite a few weeks since I was able to do the Speedy the Cats Friends Challenge, but when I saw that I had to add a snowflake, I knew I had to fit this one in! I decided to use an image of Mo Manning's called Penguin with Gift. I just loved coloring it and I hope I did this cute little guy justice.

Copics were my choice for coloring. I tried creating a winter background for him by adding some swirls by hand to the ground to create snow. I traced the swirls with Diamond Stickles for sparkle. My sky was a very old snowflake stamp that has the maker so worn, I can't read it. The sponging and snowflakes are all in Baja Breeze ink from SU!. My base is Onyx Black Pure Luxury with a dp from K&Co. The ribbon was part of the monthly club from Really Reasonable Ribbon. As for my large snowflake, it is an MS punch, sponged with Baja Breeze, coated in Versamark, sprinkled with UTEE, and then heated 2x. I added a glitzy center by Recollections and.

I really hope you like this little guy as much as I do. I didn't realize until I went back to make sure of the image name that his gift under his arm, is a wrapped fish!!! How cute is that? Very windy day ahead of me here in PA. The news is saying that it flipped around planes at the airports. Yikes! Be safe out there!

11 comments:

Benzi said...

Just so adorable! I love your swirls with Diamond Stickles and I am especially fond of that old snowflake stamp for your bg. Super, fun creation.

Patti said...

OMGosh it sounds like the wind has made it there from here.... crazy weather.Tie everything down! Your card is super adorable, love that image and you so made the little guy sing with your wonderful coloring!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This is sooooo adorable! You did an amazing job creating the snow background. I think I need lessons I always do to much or to little or to something because it never looks as great as yours.

Patty said...

I had to biggie size this just so I could look at you fantastic coloring! WOW! This card is unbelievable!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Mary Anne, love the coloring.

Patti J said...

OMG, Mary Anne - your coloring is INCREDIBLE! This card is so colorful, and so much fun! Thank you for sharing it!!! Hugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Would you LOOK at that fabulous coloring! Excellent MA!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

redwasher1 said...

Mary Anne, I LOVE THIS!!!! Your coloring is awesome!!!!!! What a wonderful card!! Makes me want this stamp.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Can I come over so you can teach me to color with Copics!! Yikes, this is one fabulous card!! Love the snowflake and dimension you added to the ground! Adorable card!

Payne Holler Cards said...

nailed this one! I LUV it...going to get this image now (I didnt realize that was a wrapped fish!!)
I enlarged it too! love your details !!!
and "have a snowflake"...perfect!

Janice M said...

OMGosh Mary Anne this is Adorable!!! I just love this little guy, you made an awesome BG scene for him. I have started a pile of apple images for ya. :0)