When I saw these little penguins, I just had to have them. It's not as if I don't have enough penguin stamps. I do. Well, I have SOME. How many penguin stamps are enough? It's a deep philosophical question, similar to how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. Impossible to answer, so why try?
I decided to participate in Reverse Confetti's sketch challenge this month. I had just gotten a fresh batch of watercolor paper, and I wanted to have fun coloring for the 30-Day Coloring Challenge. I colored the images on one day, cut them out with my Silhouette the next day, and assembled the card. I'm afraid I used some retired things, just because they were the most perfect choice. Lookie:
STINKIN' CUTE!!! (YILM!) I used the retired SU! Snow Burst embossing folder for the background, because it matched the little snowflakes in the set so beautifully. Because I was working with textured paper, I used the MISTI tool to double stamp the images to get a nice intense black.
I used my Zig Clean Color brush markers to color the images as well as using them to color the snowy rectangle behind the penguins, stamping the snowflakes with Versamark and clear embossing them then doing emboss resist with the brush markers.
I decided that not all the penguins needed to be black, so I colored these two blue. I also used my paper crimper to do the strip behind the watercolor piece.
I used a retired set of SU! Sizzlit dies called Lots of Tags for the label. Since this is a snowy card, I wanted a bit of sparkle, so I added these Doodlebug Design Silver Sprinkles.
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used affiliate links where they are available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, and Blick Art Supplies. Buying through these links doesn't cost you a dime, but by doing so you help me support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you. Stampin' Up! links lead to their website, and all you need to do is select the demonstrator of your choice when ordering.