Friday, December 27, 2013

Just Chillin' with some penguins

If you know me, you know that I love cats and birds. I especially love penguins and owls. My stamp collection reflects this love. So when I saw Kraftin' Kimmie's newish Just Chillin' set, I knew that I had to have it.

After a fairly frenetic few weeks, I finally had time to get the set inky and decided to use the current sketch, which is the challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog.

Here's the sketch:

And here's what I did with it!
The penguin pair were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. The panel took a ride through my Big Kick and stayed in the die while I lightly traced the interior of the it. I popped out the panel and added a background using Copic markers. Then I added some glittery lines to the ice using a Wink of Stella Glitter pen. Clear Gelly Glaze pen was used on the penguins' beaks. The final touch was to add some glitter with Hologram Glitter Liner by Viva Décor. Sadly, the noontime sun washed the glitter right out of the photo. Bother!

The patterned paper is all from last year's  Winter Wishes 6x6 pad by Echo Park. The button is an Making Memories Chipboard button, which was updated with patterned paper. The Baker's Twine was originally purple and white, but I used a Copic marker to make it all matchy matchy because I'm cool like that.

Thanks for visiting today.

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #210: Sketch
A Creative Romance: Sparkle at Christmas
Southern Girls Challenge: Christmas Wishes
7 Kids Challenge Blog #89: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: Bling!
Oozak Challenge #28: Anything Goes!


  1. Oh, I love how you flipped the sketch, this card is ADORABLE! And look at you, coloring your twine. Ain't you just the bees knees?

  2. Too cute for words!!!! thanks for joining us at

  3. Really darling take on that sketch, Kathi! Love the penguins--so adorable! Great coloring, beautiful DP and love the added sparkle! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Fab sketch, great card! Love the penguins! Thanks for joining us at SGC!

  5. Lovely card Kathi, I also love owls and penguins!!!! And yours are so cute today heehee!... :) Coco xx

  6. So cuuuuuute!! My little lad would love these.
    The finishing touch of the button is perfect.

  7. Love how you rotated the sketch, Kathi, to best show off your adorable images! Well done!

  8. Very cute! Love the penguins! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!


  9. Oh my goodness! Well, isn't this just a cutie patootie and a half! These frolicking penguins make for a wonderful card and you are so clever to flip the sketch. Wish I had thought to do that! Hugs, Cheryl