Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Saturday, June 25, 2011

P-P-Pick up a Penguin

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.


Lynda said...

Fabulous card and I just love that image - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

veronica said...

lovely card Kate, and gorgeous penguins! having looked at the blowup, i like your snowy background, and I suspect it looks better than if the stencil ahd worked properly...........

Chocolate Orange said...

Such a cute card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World, for our Christmas in June challenge.
Choccy x

Hazel said...

I so love penguins -this is a delightful card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge - hope to see you again soon x

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purple_pea_fran said...

Great card and image! Thanks joining in the Something Old, Something New challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week.

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Rein said...

Sweet penguin card,
thanks for playing.

Jean Straw said...

Lovely penguins, and beautiful blues.I like this a lot. Jean x

fatmonica said...

Such a cute image.lovely card-penguins are my favourite animal!

Purple Crazy said...

Great card, looks nice and cool, thanks for joining us at Bah! Humbug! Wendy GD x

Max said...

Fantastic image which looks fabby with all your scrummy papers. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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Chrissie said...

Such a fabulous card. I love the colour combo and trust Joanna to have the perfect image.
Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
lol Chrissie xx

Christine said...

Super card, fab image and your layout is great. Thanks for sharing it with us at Bah! Humbug! this week.
Hugs Christine Guest DT xx

Keilly said...

Lovely card and that image is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Daring Cardmakers this week.

Saskia said...

Lovely card, Kate! Those pinguins are great.

Ann said...

Great to see a real photo image being used so effectively.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Ruth said...

this is a beautiful card. I like the penguin photo and your use of blues.

Daniele said...

great image for a christmas card thanks for sharing it at Sketch n Stash this week