Thursday, July 19, 2007

Memory Box Summer Penguin Card Contest


Anna Wight from Sassy & Sweet Crafts is hosting a card contest using Memory Box's Summer Penguins. For some reason, I love cute penguin images! Maybe it is because I had a favorite story about a penguin as a child or maybe it reminds me of cooler climates in this Alabama heat but whatever the reason, I'm a sucker for the little guys. Needless to say when I saw the contest on her blog, my brain started working. I didn't have any of the Memory Box penguins so I had to go shoppin' (I know, I know such a hard thing for me to do.) As soon as I saw this little guy in the Hula skirt and the Aloha sentiment, I knew right away that I wanted to CASE a card that I did earlier for the Technique Club. The technique used is Joseph's Coat which is a fun technique that involves the use of both heat embossing and Spectrum pads. I did add a bit of twill tape doodled with an Only Orange Stampin' Write marker to this re-make. I felt it added some balance with the "heavy" Bodacious Bouquet flowers and still kept in line with casual Hawaiian theme. I colored the image using a blender pen and Stampin' Up classic ink pads in Old Olive, Only Orange, More Mustard, and Ruby Red. I added some "sand" at his feet using a black pen and More Mustard ink. This grounding technique came from a tip from Michelle Wooderson from her blog Mish Mash a few posts ago. If you get a chance, hop on over and visit this very talented ladies blog! It's WELL worth your time! Well, my girls are wanting to play in the wading pool for a bit so I'd better go. Mary Elizabeth has obviously outgrown the pool but it thrills Rachel to no end to have "Sissy" play with her. Mary Elizabeth is truly a good sport. Until later, Take care!



Aloha Penguin card recipe:
Stamps: Bodacious Bouquet, Memory Box- Hula Penguin, Aloha, PTI- GreenThumb
Paper: Cool Caribbean, Only Orange, Whisper White, Glossy White
Ink: Pumpkin Patch Spectrum pad, Basic Black, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Old Olive
Accessories: Circle punch, scalloped circle punch, oval punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, sponge, twill tape, Only Orange Stampin' Write marker, brayer, clear EP, heat tool, Embossing Buddy

7 comments:

Anna Wight (SweetMissDaisy) said...

Very cute CARD!!

beate said...

That is darling!!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This is so cute and colorful! Penguins are a favorite of mine! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting!

Rose Ann said...

This is so cute!! Those flowers work perfectly with it! Awesome!

Corie said...

This card is sooooo cute. Love it!

Chris said...

Beth,
This is one of the best you've done! You could definately be a winner.

Kim said...

Thia has got to be the cutest card ever!!!

Thanks also for your kind comments on my blog....