Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Two Penguins in a Magenta Dream

Hello.  Welcome.  Sometimes it doesn't have to make sense it just has to be.  A little unconventional Christmas with the colours from this months Rubber Dance challenge, pink, tealish and grey and/or embossing.  

Two Norwegian penguins swimming amongst magenta stars wishing you a Merry Christmas.  OK, there are no penguins in Norway, except in the zoo.  But we can all dream can't we....

I started by sprinkling grey Brusho powder on grey cardstock and spritzing with water.  I love the unexpected flecks of colour that pop up.  Except that gold one!  That might have been me being a bit previous......

Then I went looking for a star stamp.  I found this one from Retro Beach set.  It's actually starfish in a net but the Penguins were fine with that!!   I stamped them and embossed with Ranger Magenta embossing powder.  Then I smudged the edges of the card with versamark ink and embossed with the same magenta powder.  

Ah, here's the gold splashes again!!  I used my gold pilot marker.  A few artistic flicks and it's a gold and magenta delight. 

Then I added my Rubber Dance Playful Penguins, stamped, embossed, coloured with Colourcraft Blue Aztec paint and fussy cut.  The sentiment (Happy Christmas) was stamped on a scrap of the brusho background, embossed magenta and edged with Picked Raspberry DOx.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Kat Scrappiness Coffee Oasis Charity Blog Hop - Winter
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Warm Winter Wishes
Country View Challenges - Christmas
We Love 2 Create Challenge 15 - AG Mixed Media
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 88 - Anything Goes


  1. haha! I wondered about the Norwegian penguins! brushos are so fun! the black is especially magical

  2. Cute design and I love how the do appear to be swimming through the stars.

  3. Your card is stunning! I love Penguins so I don't care where in the world they're at they are beautiful lol. I've never used Brusho powder but I love the look you got with it and well pink is festive anytime. Thanks for sharing this beauty and for the inspiration, it's a definitely try to re-create it for me :) (mardy14@bellsouth.net) #KatScrappinessCharityBlogHop #CoffeeOasis #KatScrappiness

  4. Great colorful card. Love those swimming penguins. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Lovely card! Great attention to detail.

  6. I love pink at Christmastime....or any other time!! Love the penguins gliding through the magical sea!! Well done, Gail!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. So pretty! Love that pink background!

  8. What a pretty card - those penguins are awesome! Love your gold flicks...they are prefect.

  9. Awesome card! Those penguins are so pretty, love all the details!!

  10. I love the color choices that you made. Fun card.

  11. Cute card. Thanks for showing how you made it.

  12. Ha ha, such a fun card Gail using cool colours. It's perfect for our Christmas challenge over at Country View. Thanks so much for joining us xx

  13. So cute, appreciate the tutorial on the BG

  14. Such a bright and
    imaginative card!

  15. thanks for sharing your amazing inspiration, I just love your card - so cool!

  16. Love those penguins, there's always a little room at Christmas for a pop of bright colour. Super card creation, thanks for sharing over at Paperbabe Stamps.
    Have a super weekend Tracey x

  17. What fabulous colours!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create! Jane (DT) xxx

  18. Cute non-traditional card ! Thank you so much for taking part in the Country View Christmas Challenge ! Merry Christmas !
    Corrie xx


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