showCASe your style Challenge #6

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hi friends. A new challenge was just posted at showCASe your style. We've got a great color challenge for you to use this week. The challenge is sponsored by Clearly Whimsy Stamps. You don't have to use them to play along but if you are the randomly chosen winner, your gift certificate earnings increase.

I used the super fun Penguin Fun and matching Penguin Fun dies for my card today. I paired him with this igloo die that I bought specifically to go with my penguins -- a match made in heaven, no? The igloo die is NBUS so I'll be linking my card up to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #3.

I started by spreading some embossing paste over my blue panel. I added a bit of shading to the penguin's belly and then covered it with clear Wink of Stella. My penguin is also popped up on some foam tape for a bit of dimension. 

Here's a tip:  I stamped my penguin in MFT black hybrid ink but didn't get a very solid impression. (I used this ink rather than the Versafine black ink that I normally use so I could add a bit of coloring with my Copic markers).  I took my black Copic marker and went over my penguin. You can't even tell and now my penguin is very black and crisp looking.

Take care friends and have a great weekend.



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14 comments :

Tracey McNeely said...

Alanna I just love this, that penguin is too cute!

Alina said...

oh, Alanna, I'm so in love!!!!!!! too cute for words!!!

Jeanne said...

Oh how fun! What a cute little penguin with a neat house behind him. The snow looks great, too. Thanks for the tip on how to make his coat look nice and crisp! :) Oh my gosh, do you think we'll be in the 20s or 50s today? Crazy weather!

KayM said...

What a darling card Alanna! Love the snow, the igloo, and of course that adorable penguin!!

Sharon Underwood said...

This is so adorable! I love penguins, and this color combination looks great!

Kim Heggins said...

Alanna...this is just so adorable and I love your little tip too.

Jean said...

A wonderful winter creation!

Anet van Zyl said...

Adorable card Alannah, love the cute penguin and the snow background. Anet x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is sensational and adorable, Alanna! I love everything about it. He is so darling!! Thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge #3 for the third time!! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

P.S. I saw this here on your blog when I came to comment on yesterday's post, but I don't actually see it in the gallery at my NBUS Challenge. Would you please try linking it again? Thank you! Hugs, Darnell

Helen F. said...

Alanna I think your little penguin is just too darn cute! Also love that snow falling embossing plate!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Super cute image Alanna! Love your card! Hazel x

Joyce said...

This is so cute, and I am very happy that your cute penguin has a nice igloo to live in.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I got it, Alanna, thank you!! Hugs, Darnell

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