Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I love this digital penguin by Nina May. This is the card that was posted yesterday on the TMITA blog. I thought I would post it over here on my blog today and tell you how I made it. If you haven't already seen it, be sure to scroll down to the card posted yesterday, to see how I created three different size penguins with this image. There is so much you can do with digital images and I had so much fun creating these cards.
To create the card above, I cut a piece of Basic Grey designer paper in a curve to look like a snow bank. I used my Janome small sewing machine to zig zag along the bottom of the dp. I did sew a straight stitch around the edges of the dp but then decided to add the reflective silver ribbon along the outside edges. It doesn't look very shiny in the picture but it is. The TMITA challenge this week was to use something reflective.
To create the pond, I used a piece of shiny silver card stock and a piece of acetate and layered them together and cut out an oval shape with a Nestability. I used a piece of Vellum tape to hold them together close to the edges, once cut out. I colored the penguin with Copic markers and cut him out then attached him over the "pond". Nina had some motion marks in the digital picture so I drew them on the acetate using a black marker and a ruler. (These marks were gone once I cut the penguin out.) I used Polar White Flower Soft around the edge of the pond and on the penguin's hat. The SU greeting was stamped to complete the card.
I love how the camera picked up on the light in the pond when I took this picture. It really shows off the reflective material, doesn't it!
This cute little digital penguin is a FREE download on the "There's Magic In The Air" blog. Hope you will download it and add your card for this week's challenge. I would love to see what you make with this cute image.