The Teapotter Challenge this week is to make a card with your favorite non cat/dog. I am obsessed with penguins...way back in the day, we had Opus from Berkley Breathed 'Bloom County'. I fell in love with this slightly irreverent comic strip. I also loved 'March of the Penguins'. What dedication those papa p's show nesting the egg on their feet all winter long, while the females are out in the open sea bulking up on protein and trek back to feed the hatchling.
My scene has the penguins in various stages of leisure. I've got the snorkel ready small guy, the mama all decked out in her 'kini, with the German Scrap bra top, and a sarong from the Tropical Chic dp from Stampin' Up, and the surfer dude ready to dive in the deep end. His shorts are from an old Basic Grey paper 'High Line' which is old cassettes.
And another Basic Grey paper for the surf board.
I was having a hard time deciding what to do on the sky. But in the end, I sponged on the sunset with a combination of TH distress and oxide inks. It turned out rather groovy! The marvelous Technique Junkies group of palm trees is swaying those breezes.
I will enjoy visiting the gallery and seeing what my fellow Teapotters favorite animals are.
Thanks for sticking with me....
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019 GMT Views: 457
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 37903
Sun, Jun 02, 2019 @ 4:15 PM
I want to be in your card with those hip penguins....I'm actually the one with the hat and the German Scrap top...haha! And of course I would have some sort of pink cocktail. I love the pool and the surfer dude...OMG...totally creative and fun!
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 49717
Mon, Jun 03, 2019 @ 12:42 AM
Oh my goodness how over the top brilliant is this!!!! Susan you MUST come for a visit. 1. Eunice misses you and 2. The fairy penguins live 90 minutes from me. They are obviously not as well dressed as your penguins, but they are very cute. You are going to tickle a lucky Teapotter for sure.
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Registered: April 16, 2008 Location: Meridian, Idaho Posts: 7957
Mon, Jun 03, 2019 @ 3:47 PM
Susan, you always make the most clever cards and this one had me cracking up as soon as I saw it!! The whole idea of the penguins kicking back by the pool is just fabulous, as is every detail encompassing their leisure activities! So much fun!
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Registered: December 4, 2010 Location: Minnesota Posts: 14887
Mon, Jun 03, 2019 @ 6:07 PM
Oh my gosh, this is just fantastic! I love this super cool scene you have created for your oh-so groovy penguins here. This just makes me smile as I am taking everything in. Your sunset is just gorgeous as are these wonderful palm trees and fabulous pool! Heck, I would love to be in this scene right now - with your penguins of course! You really took this challenge and ran with it! ~Karen.