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


24 comments:

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

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

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  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

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

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  5. Lovely card! Great attention to detail.

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  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
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  7. So pretty! Love that pink background!

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

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

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

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

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  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

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  13. So cute, appreciate the tutorial on the BG

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  14. Such a bright and
    imaginative card!

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

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  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

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

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  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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