Sunday, January 24, 2016

Penguin with Hot Chocolate Card (Crafty Creations Challenges #307)

Hi everyone :o)

My second post today. If you missed the first one, just scroll down or follow this link.

This Wednesday new challenge started at Crafty Creations Challenges.

Our theme for this fortnight is #307 - Paper Piecing, one of my favorite techniques. :o)

Our sponsor for this challenge is Beccy´s Place, with an awesome prize for our random winner: 3 digital images.

For this challenge I made this Penguin with Hot Chocolate Card, using our sponsor's adorable digital image 'Finn's Hot Chocolate'. (Thank you Beccy!)

I used two images for paper piecing.

I printed two images on a watercoloring paper and left them dry for a while. As I use inkjet printer I always do this before coloring, to prevent ink smearing.

Then I colored pieces I needed in watercoloring technique using Tim Holt's Distress Inks, fine paint brush and water. I left colored pieces drying on air.

After drying, I fussy cut all pieces, colored their edges with black Stabilo Pen, softened all pieces with a stylus ball on a soft working mat and glued all pieces together.

For a background, I decided to keep it as simple as possible. I splattered front panel of the card with with acrylic paint mixed with water using larger paint brush.

After drying, I glued 3-D foams behind penguin image and placed him on the card. I thought this will be enough, but at this point my card was nice but not so cheery, so I embellished my card with arrow enamel stickers. :o)

Card dimensions are 107 mm x 139 mm (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").

List of supplies: 
  • Beccy's Place 'Finn's Hot Chocolate' digital stamp
  • Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Coloring Card
  • Koh-i-noor Watercolor paper (250 gms)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Barn Door
    • Antique Linen
    • Walnut Stain
    • Black Soot
  • Stabilo Pen Black 68/46
  • Marabu Acrylic Paint (070 White)
  • enamel stickers from Create a Smile 'Snow Dance' kit
  • white water based glue
  • 3-D foams
  • printer
  • MS scoring board 
  • trimmer
  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • Marabu fine flat paint brush no. #10
  • stylus ball
  • soft working mat
  • paper towels 
  • water

Stop by the Crafty Creations Challenges to see gorgeous creations from my Design Team Mates and join us in this challenge, we are looking forward to see your projects. :o)

I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challenge badge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Beccy's Place, January Challenge
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Create With Critters

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)

Crafty Milka


  1. I LOVE this card Milka, it's fabulous! I really like the way you spattered the white paint in the background to simulate falling snow. I also like the way you coloured Finn and then popped him up for some extra dimension. You've done an excellent job on your one-layer card. Love it!

    1. :o) Thank you Beccy! So glad you like it. :o)

  2. Thanks for your comment Milka, and the welcome back.
    Such a cute card. Great penguin and your snow spatter is perfect.

    1. :o) Thank you Caroline! :o) So nice you're back. :o)

  3. Super cute penguin and i like the backgroud with the ink splashes.


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