Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Inkspirations #43 - When is an owl not an owl?

Why, when it's a penguin of course!!!!

I've been waiting patiently to get my hands onto the wonderful new SU Owl Punch, having seen sooo many cute & lovely creations made with him out in blogland.

So what did I do to the first one I punched?  I chopped his "ears" off (they are not really ears if you are wondering, they are just feathers!)  I switched his claws for webbed feet, re-curved the top of his tummy & then gave him some wings/front flippers.  I liked this little fellow so much that I made a whole family to add to my challenge card this week:-

Here is the challenge sketch:-

You can check out the Design Team's inspiration pieces & play along HERE at Keesh's blog.

I quite like my family in our penguin personas (we look a tad "Brady Bunch")!  lol

The sentiment is from the new Perfect Punches set from SU & I have punched & layered it in three separate layers, all on dimensionals.  The striped panel has also been raised on dimensionals, as have all the penguins.

I'm sure you will find more penguins on my blog in the future, so next time I will take some "during construction" shots, so you can see the alterations I have made.

Card Components
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
DSP:  Retired from last year ?
Stamp Sets:  Perfect Punches
Inks:  Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie
Other:  SU Two Step Owl Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1.1/8" Circle Punch, 1.3/8" Circle Punch, Small Flower Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals


Melissa said...

Those penguins are far too cute, I love all four of them, well done with them, they are fabulous!!!!

Paula said...

Oh, this is too cute Helen! The little wings look great! And the hats and aprons are wonderful! What alot of patience you have to glue all those itty bits down! Into my CASE file with this card :-)

Karen said...

Helen - your card is sooooooo excellent and it made me smile the moment I saw it! Great job on Keesh's challenge this week!

Luv karen

Sharlene said...

Pure genius. You are so clever and inspiring :)

Lynne Armstrong said...

Yes, you are very clever Helen...and how lucky am I to have you as my friend...I don't have to use my brain power, just case your ideas :) LOVE your little penguin family...and all their cute accessories...ear muffs, beanie, etc.
Big hugs xx

Cindy Banks said...

Great card, those penguins are so cute!!!

Fiona Harrison said...

You have waaaay more patience than me, but what a cute outcome. I like penguins way more than owls. Very creative.
Thanks again for your supportive comments, helps a lot, Fi x

Cindy Major said...

Wow, this card is amazing! LOVE the penguin family - they are adorable!!!! Great job! :D


Christine Blain said...

You are just far too creative, my clever friend! This card made me laugh out loud - it is totally adorable. I love all the little accessories that you've added to the penguins, and am in awe of your patience, piecing them all together. Love it, love it, love it!!

Renée said...

I LOVE these penguins! You are so creative!! Fabulous!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

So very clever and creative! I love how you think way outside the box. Thanks for linking up at still addINKtive this week.