Friday, December 3, 2010

Inkspirations Challenge #51 - Penguin Anniversary

This week the Inkspirations Team have a fun sketch challenge for you:-

I had a bit of a play with this sketch, mirroring it & squashing it into a landscape shape to suit the die-cut hearts that I substituted for the circle.

A little while ago I made a Christmas card (here) featuring our family in penguin personas.  Well, I liked the little characters so much that I have made hubby an anniversary card with the same little penguins, this time in all their finery.  (Yes, I know it's totally cheesey!)

Here's a close up of their bling!

Here's a photo of the pieces I used to create the basic penguins & the component details are listed below:-

BODY = Black body from Owl Punch.  Trim away "ears" & feet.
WINGS = Black belly from Owl Punch.  Cut in half vertically & adhere behind body on an angle.
BELLY = White belly from Owl Punch.  Round off top corners.
EYEBALLS = White medium circles from Owl Punch.
PUPILS = Black tiny circles from Owl Punch.
BEAK = Pumpkin Heart from Owl Punch.
FEET = Punch a small scallop flower punch into a piece of waste Pumpkin Pie & discard the flower.  Starting from one of the inner points of the flower, trim out to the edges, angling your cut inwards slightly.  Do this again, with two petal curves in between your cuts.  Adhere the feet behind your penguin's body.  :)

BTW, hubby loved the card.  He is so adorable - he has a stash of all the cards I have given him over the years!  :)

Card Components:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, So Saffron, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
DSP:  SU Haiku & Tangerine Tango Patterns (both retired)
Stamps:   SU A Word for You
Inks:  Pumpkin Pie
Other:  Two Step Owl Punch, Large Oval Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Black Pearls, Clear Rhinestones, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Small Scallop Flower Punch (mine has 6 petals), Clear Glaze Pen, Robo


Pam S said...

Your little penguins are SO adorable, I just love them! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lee-Anne said...

So, so cute!! I love the penguin, thanks for sharing how to make them. I love how you've used the heart as your background and the colours all work so well together. And how cute are the pearls around the penguins neck, I love all your extra details. This is gorgeous Helen.

Paula said...

Cheesy? Nah - super cute Penguins! Love them all dressed up in their finery! Thanks for sharing how you made them too Helen. Will have to make one now :-)

kathleenh said...

So adorable! Thank you for sharing the directions.

Marisa said...

I was squealing with delight when I first saw this card, Helen. Beyond cute!! All the more reason to get this punch! Love how you used the heart and the bling on the happy couple is perfect. Simply fabulous. Thanks for the instructions too.

Carrie Gaskin said...

ROCK STAR! This is just too cute for words!

Annette J. said...

I am a big fan of penguins and your are the cutest!!

Beedubya said...

ACK! I love your wee penguins!!! The bowtie and hair bow are my fave! Great card!

xo B.

Mary Davidson said...

These are so not cheesey!! I love them. I would love to case the little cuties for my next door neighbor's anniversary. Way adorable!! Thanks for sharing how you made them.

Patrice said...

Too totally cute and adorable. Clever you!

Bridget said...

Gorgeous card Helen xo

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

Great blog!! Your creations are wonderfully inspiring!