Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Another SKATING BY Penguin

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.


Suzanne said...

I love your skating penguin!! Your details are wonderful, thanks for sharing.

The Other Patti Sue said...

The reflection from your flash is just to cool! Super cute!

Nina said...

Selma, this is just so beautiful and so simple and clean as well! Love the silver trim and the ice pond and the pp with the green trees was really effective in this design!! So lovely!

craftieodmae said...

This is so AWESOME! I gotta try the reflection part for sure......you just amaze me GF!

Kym Weber said...

This is just darling! Great photography with how the flash picked up on the shiny silver card stock! Really adorable card!

A Consuming Passion said...

Love your card Selma - the camera added the finishing touch for you with the flash! Great job.

Kim Mc said...

Love, love, love it!! Well, actually I love BOTH versions of cards using this image! Very creative use of reflective materials! :)

Aloha, Kim
TMITA Design Team member
Check out the free weekly digi!

Anonymous said...

Love it, the pond is so great. What an idea, TFS Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Nilla said...

Wow, this is super! Love the flower soft, great idea! Love the card!! Hugs Nilla


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