Despite the decidedly Christmas theme to the challenge, I went in the complete opposite direction and came up with a summer card - although it IS summer here. I did stick with a bird theme of sorts, though :)
On a white card base I sponged some sand and sea using Old Paper, Tumbled Glass and Broken China distress inks. I used a white gel pen for the waves. I stamped and colored the penguin, tree and ball before die-cutting them. I then used an oval die to partially die cut the top layer of white cardstock. I then positioned the colored elements onto the card before stamping the sentiment.
I used a Copic Multiliner pen to draw the seagulls - that is the extent of my drawing skills :) And that's it! In hindsight I wish I hadn't used a white top layer but it's too late now!
Thanks for visiting. The rest of the design team have used the challenge graphic to make some spectacular cards, so be sure to check them out.
Stamps: Penguins in Paradise (MFT) Poppy Birthday (Verve)
Ink: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Old Paper Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: White, X-Press It
Dies: Penguins in Paradise (MFT), Oval Nestabilities
Accessories: Copics, white gel pen, Copic Multiliner