Bah! Humbug! challenged us this week to use a penguin on our card and that proved a problem at first as I have no stamps of penguins. Then I remembered this image that I always liked, from an OLD CD of Joanna Sheen's, - Animal Antics. It is actually so old that it refused to play properly on my newish computer which has Vista on it. I eventually managed to open the file of jpegs and pull out this image but I couldn't get to the backing papers etc.
I wanted to keep the card fairly simple but I was also working to the sketch on the Sketch n Stash blog, and trying to meet Daring Cardmakers challenge of using 'something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue', so I started with a base card in a cloudy BLUE design. For the first panel I BORROWED the Dreamweavers snow stencil from a friend and used silver mica spray through it onto BLUE card. This didn't turn out quite how I expected it to but I sort of liked it so I used it anyway. The second panel is printed from the Artylicious CD Season's Greetings. It all looked rather plain so I edged each panel with a fine silver peel-off and added strips of holographic snowflakes to the penguins. I used a simple silver peel-off sentiment and edged it with the same fine silver strip. The snowflake in the top corner is another ancient piece of stash, so old that its original packaging said 'Sainsburys. Two sheets for 99p'. I livened it up with another holographic snowflake in the centre. The NEW bit is the tiny blue gems in the bottom right corner and the darker ones in the top left corner. (You can tell I'm a true Libra; everything has to be balanced!)So this card is for;
Sketch N Stash Challenge 64; Follow the sketch and use something old or new from your stash.
Bah! Humbug! Challenge 25; Penguins.
Daring Cardmakers Challenge; Something old ...etc.
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge 26; Anything goes.
Creative Craft World, Card Crazy Challenge; Christmas in June.
Christmas Cards All Year Round; Anything goes.