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Skating Penguins with Leontine


How are you all doing? I hope you had/have a lovely Christmas? Today I'm back on the blog with a wintery card using the totally adorable penguins from Mama Elephant. You can find the products I used in the shop and I will link them for you as well.  

First I stamped four penguins from Penguins Go Skating and the sentiment from Tree Picking on some copic friendly paper that I cut as a semi slimline with my paper trimmer. I used my Misti to help me ink the stamps three times on the same spot to get nice black outlines with the MFT Extreme Black ink pad. Once those stamps were done I added the penguin with earmuffs super close to the penguin on the left, so it looks like they are skating together. 

I was left with a very empty canvas, that was ready to be colored. It always scares me a little, because I know how I want it to look, but I'm not always sure I can pull it off. But, baby steps help right? So I grabbed my Copic Sketch Markers and started coloring the penguins first. That way I had an idea of what colors would look best in the background. Then I colored the ice, added some snow and a blue/violet sky above it. The colors I used were: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV31, B63, B60, 0, R20, YR02, YR01, R85, R83, RV32, G24, G21, G20, BG75, BG72, BG70, Y26, Y23, Y21, C3, C0, C00, B0000.

To finish the scene I added some white gelly roll pen dots and sparkles on the snow and ice around the skates. I found some nice blue/violet paper in my stash and added my panel on top. Then it was ready to add to a card base and my card was all finished. I can honestly say I'm super happy with the result and it totally turned out the way I imagined. I hope you like the result too! 

Enjoy the rest of your Holiday weekend. Take care!




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