The weekend starts here (yeah!) ...... Hopefully this one will be a little quieter than last week. Although saying that, we are supposed to be off out this evening! There's another BIG birthday apparently ...... one of hubby's work pals is celebrating today .... although not quite as BIG as last weeks!
Before all that though it's time to get festive again. I know, I know .... it's only July! ...... but if you start your Christmas cards now you'll have the whole of December to relax!! Well maybe not, but at least it'll be one thing less to worry about!
I'm actually joining in the fun over at Merry Monday this week ...yeah!!! During July and August the challenges are running over two weeks instead of one, which is great .... more time to join in the fun!
The current challenge (which does finish this weekend) is all about ....... Penguins
Penguins ..... hmmmm ....... not something that there's a lot of in the old craft room.
After searching for a while, I did eventually come across this little guy ..... right at the bottom of my Christmas stash .......
How cute is he ..... and he's having 'snow much fun' by the looks of things (sorry .... couldn't resist that!)
He's actually from an old Inkadinkadoo clear set of stamps called ..... Cute Holiday Favourites (he's definitely that!)
I've stamped him about half way down on a piece of white cardstock and coloured him using Spectrum Noir pencils
I then fussy cut around the top half of him and cut away the top section of the white card, leaving space at the bottom to stamp my greeting. You can see I've also added a few drops of white enamel accents, here and there and coated them with glitter for added sparkle!
On a separate piece of white card I inked about the top two thirds using Distress ink (Stormy Sky with a touch of Chipped Sapphire around the edges)
To get the effect of falling snow I used white texture paste through a stencil, and while the paste was still wet I added fine crystal glitter
Once everything was dry I used foam pads to add a bit of dimension, and attached my little penguin to the snowy backdrop.
Inside has been kept very CAS ...... just a dusting of ink and a little touch of the texture paste and glitter again
Thanks for popping by ..... this is my 600th post ...... all that rambling on, what do I find to talk about!! Thanks to you for reading them and for all your comments ...... I do appreciate them. They let me know that I'm not talking to myself all of the time!!!
Enjoy the rest of your day, and have a fabulous weekend! The sun is shining at the moment ..... how long it will last who knows, so lets enjoy it while we can.
Cheerio until next time