Penguin fun :)


I just love this darling penguin!  Penguins in general are sooo darned cute, but a Scuba Penguin??!!  Yup... waaayy fun!!

Waddle (that's what penguins do, right?) on over to River City Rubberworks and get your own copy!!

I decided this time to try and keep it basic.  I am focusing on one technique this week.  Water gel.  I guess the simplicity got a bit lost!  But REALLY, it looks more challenging than it actually was, :)

I  printed and fussy cut the penguin.  I added glossy accents to the black part of his body, tangerine Stickles to the flippers and goggles, and coloured his beak with Ripe Persimmon Distress Marker.

Here's a close-up of this adorable little guy...

I cut the holes out on my Silhouette Cameo with my own design.  If you have 2" and 1 3/4" circle punches, that would work great too.

The Anchor and life preserver are from Heartfelt Creations My Hero dies.  The anchor is sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I snipped out the center of the circle banner and cut out a few red pieces to make it into a life preserver.

I stamped in the background to add the coral, then added a few fish stickers from my stash.
I made the gel pocket with hairgel inside an acrylic card sleeve to look like water.  I didn't need to colour it as the blue card base was plenty.  If you look closely, you can see the air pockets,

I added some vintage photo Distress Stain to some glass bead texture gel to get the look of sand on the beach.  While it was still wet, I stuck a few tiny shells on top.

I added the sentiment with alpha stickers from my stash.

This is the inside.  I used a corner punch from EK Success, and added another smaller penguin as well.

I am pleased to enter this card into the following challenges:

That Craft Place Challenge Blog -Mixed Media Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenges- Anything Goes - Layers
Craft Your passions Challenge -Always Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart -Anything Goes
Ooh-la-la- Creations Challenges - Here comes Summer
Simon Says Stamp - Don’t cut, just paste!

Would love to hear your comments!!  I sure had fun making this card!!

Don't forget to drop by Love to Scrap Challenge Blog for our latest contest,,, ANYTHING GOES!! (MUST HAVE STAMPING.  Digital or traditional stamping are both acceptable,  See the details below!

LTSCB #56 - Anything Goes!


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