Sunday, 11 February 2018

Rubber Dance / Colourcraft Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my post for Day 3 of the
Rubber Dance / Colourcraft blog hop.  

One lucky winner will receive both a £25 voucher to ColourCraft AND a 25€ voucher to Rubber Dance
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until 14th, February at 11:59PM Central European Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
Rubber Dance Facebook page and Colourcraft’s Facebook page
on Saturday 17th, February

Colourcraft produce the wonderful Brusho's, but also lots of other paints and mediums.  I combined Rubber Dance's Playful Penguins and Affirmations stamps and Colourcraft Brusho's and Aztec paints to make a fun and colourful scene.

I spritzed water on my card, sprinkled orange, sunburst lemon and sandstone brusho powders, spritzed again and went and had a cup of tea while the magic happened.

I stamped the ice floe stamp from Playful Penguins on a piece of white card using a mask so I could get a continuous image.  I fussy cut the top of the images and loosely watercoloured the 'water' using a tiny bit of ultramarine brusho powder in water.  You don't need much, the colours are really intense.  I used quite a lot of water to tone it down to this beautiful blue.

I stamped and embossed my penguin family.  I adjusted the position of the head on one of the big penguins and two of the small penguins.   Sorry folks, scissors were involved!!!  I coloured the large penguins with blue Aztec paint and the small ones with grey Brusho.  I added details with yellow Aztec paint and a white gel pen and fussy cut.  I stamped the large believe and the smaller all things are possible with black archival.  I used some of the ultra marine blue paint to fill in the letters on the believe.

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win an amazing prize from Rubber Dance stamps and Colourcraft.

Here's a list of the blogs to visit today
GAIL << you are here

If you get lost or have missed a day then hop over to the Rubber Dance blog for the links to Day 1 and Day 2.

Psssssst!  Rubber Dance have just released some new and very cool stamp sets and there are some very good deals in the shop at the moment.  Also, you can use my code GTFreeShip to get free worldwide shipping on any order over €15!!  Just saying......

Penguins are joining the fun at
The Sketchy Challenges #136 - Anything Goes
Uniko Studio Challenge 45 - Something Old, Something New sunburst lemon and sandstone brusho powders are new colours and the Affirmations stamp set is an oldie but goodie.
Simon Says Stamp - Send a Card to a Friend Day  sent this to a friend in the UK as a happy day thank you card
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge


  1. What a wonderful Antarctic sunset, perfect for those lovely penguins.

  2. I love the Brushos background, it reminds me of a volcanic eruption! A great backdrop to make the blue penguins pop off the page. Fab make, Gail!

  3. I love this Gail, the background is amazing! Have a lovely day, Sue - Rubber Dance DT xx

  4. Love this layout, love the background and the penguin family. thank your for sharing Gail :)

  5. WOW what a bright background! Looks great.

  6. Fantastic background for these sweet penguins!

  7. This is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing❣️

  8. Oh my those penguins are so adorable, I love the brusho background too. Terri Colourcraft DT

  9. Oh I looove the penguins Gail, and with that magnificent sky, it's stunning!
    Dot x (DT Rubber Dance)

  10. What a wonderful combination of warm and cold💕

  11. Love the magic of Brusho on the background and such cute pengiuns. Awesome project. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Fantastic card, Gail! Love the sunburst background behind the cooler images. Very clever adjustments of the penguins' heads - it really brings more life to this "family portrait". Thank you so much for making this with our stamps for the blog hop! Big Hugs from Bibi xx (not in the draw) ♥

  13. Gorgeous, love the background, so striking!

  14. Awesome card - the penguins are just perfect!

  15. Fabulous effect with the brushos, love the penguin family. Super card.

    Sylv xx

  16. Gail, that is one fabulous scene with the penguins. Love the color burst background!

  17. Love your fantastic penguin card.

  18. Such a beautiful, fun colourful card Gail. Love it, hugs Debs xx(RD team member)

  19. This is so cool, Gail! Warm against Cold. And those pinguins is so so sweet.
    I wish you a wonderful week.
    Hugs, Anita xx

  20. WOW!!! How amazing is this background! It looks extremly vibrant!!! Great work. I also love the idea to change the head of the penguin! Makes it much more realistic. xx Susanne.

  21. Wow!!! This is completely awesome!!! That background is amazing and really makes everything pop!!!

  22. Heheheh - ADORABLE Gail - love that all your little folks have their own "personalities"!!! What a FABULOUS background. DELIGHTFUL! Xj.

  23. Oh my! That sky is an explosion of gorgeous colour. Super cute penguins too. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month. Deborah, DT.

  24. Amazing sky, so beautiful. Love the cute penguins and the sentiment quote too. Thanks for playing at Uniko.

  25. This is such a fun fun fun card. Fabulous background and perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining us at HLS for our Watercolour Challenge.

  26. Gorgeous Brushos background! Fabulous x

  27. You've created a lovely landscape for your adorable penguin family! Sweet and heart-warming! Delighted to see your creativity in the Uniko gallery!

  28. Hi just love how you used the brushos for the background thank you for joining us in The Sketchy Challenges :)

  29. Very fun and colourful! Thank you for sharing at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.


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