Friday, 28 February 2014

Wing A Ding A Penguin

Hello.  Welcome.  Lots of endings today.  End of the week, hurrah the weekend!  End of February!!  Who stole that month?  Roll on March, roll on Spring.  Lots of challenges coming to an end.  Still a few hours to sneak in a little love.....

I took a Tando Creative Arabian style arch, covered it in texture paste and then added a gazillion layers of paint.  OK, maybe not a gazillion but lots.  I was going to take pictures but camera didn't like it, and err.. maybe I did forget now and again in my painty frenzy.  Anyway they were mostly fuzzy and who wants to look at fuzzy pictures without a glass of wine in hand??  Then I backed it with one of Crafty Individuals background papers from Travels in Italy. All papers used on this project are from various Crafty Individuals Background Papers Books. 

I added an ornate gate from Tando Creative painted with black, then gold acrylic.  My Crafty Individual Penguins were stamped and embossed.  I was going to add some colours but the Crafty Individuals paper was so pretty.  The flowers are all Cheery Lynn dies, Cuties 2, BAF #3 and the flourishes from Celtic Fire Oval Frame die.  All the pearls are from Storyteller.  

My passionate Penguin pair (say that three times fast!) are joining the fun at
Crafty Individuals Challenge - A Fine Romance
Tando Creative Challenges - Passion
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 121 - Flowers using Dies 
Storyteller Utfordring 10 - Bruk Dies Eller Diecuts 
7 Kids Challenge 94 - Anything Goes 

Thanks for your visit.  Have a great weekend.  Off to put my feet up and relax after a busy day.  Back soon. Hugs


  1. Such a sweet arch and passionate penguin pair Gail. Background papers look great on this. Thanks very much for joining in the Crafty Individuals romantic Challenge. Jean x

  2. What a very artsy project, Iona, love those penguins and the wonderful flowers on the frame. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  3. Hi Gail, so happy to discover your entry for both Tando and Crafty Ind. challenges!... All the more so as your Arabian arch with penguins, gazillions of flowers and paints lol, plus gorgeous papers is really amazing!!!! Thank you so much for this lovely make, love also the beautiful addition of the gate.. :) Enjoy your week-end! Hugs Coco x

  4. Gorgeous work! I LOVE this arch. The layers of paint and all the flowers are fantastic. You have created such a nice scene with your penguins! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  5. This is fun Gail! Don't you love those little flowers!?! You ironwork behind the penguins is fabulous! Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn's Challenges! Good Luck!

  6. Very creative! Love those penguins!!

  7. Wow!!! The background and all the details are mazing!!
    Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  8. great arch - really like the colours - so pretty - thank you for sharing at Tando creative this month.

  9. Love the painted colors with all the pretty flowers! Thanks for joining us at!

  10. Love your sweet penguins, Gail! You have combined a lot of elements for this project, and they all work wonderfully together! Way to go!


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