This is my entry for the SCS Free for All Friday Challenge F4A248 of 'Grab and Go' where you need to grab the most recent thing you have purchased and haven't used - and USE it. Please see this link for more details on the Challenge-----> http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...a-t594224.html Why not play along and use something you just bought instead of putting it away and forgetting about it (and I have done that plenty of times LOL!).
I just bought the Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins Stamp set as well as the matching dies and thought I would create a little wintry scene.
To do the background, I used a Lifestyle Nesting Circle die and my Big Shot to diecut the My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland snowflake designer paper and Ranger watercolour cardstock - then used one of my WPlus9 Landscape border dies (which comes in a set of 3) to cut the designer paper where I wanted the edge of the horizon to be then adhered the designer paper to the watercolour cardstock circle (I hope that makes sense!). I scribbled Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers Distress Markers on an acrylic block, added some water and painted the watercolour paper to look like the sea.
I stamped all the images using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink onto watercolour cardstock and coloured them with various Distress Markers and Tombow Pens, then diecut each piece.
I used a Red Wink of Stella glitter pen on the Santa hat, skates and top of the present and Clear Wink of Stella on the floating ice and green part of the present. I added Stampendous Cotton White Fun Flock mixed with Crystalina glitter to the pompom and cuff of the hat. I added Glossy Accents to the penguin's nose.
The teal card base and burgundy cardstock layers were trimmed to 1/8" and 1/16" respectively using my Perfect Layers Tools.
I added Fray stop to the cut ends of the twine to stop them from fraying and unravelling.
Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 19841
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 @ 12:42 PM
I love your beautiful little scene! My SIL would love that little penguin. You've added so many super details that I am at a loss as to what to comment on! :-) I really like your twine, bow, and tag addition. Sweet!