Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Cool as You

Hi and welcome!  Today I'm thrilled to be a Guest Designer this week at City Crafter Challenge Blog.  The challenge is Typically Tropical and as I'm right in the middle of winter, it was nice to create something with a warm feel :)


And here's my card:


I used the adorable Penguins in Paradise set and created a little scene after sponging some "sand" and "sea" onto a white panel.  I used Copics for my coloring and also added some white gel pen dots on his towel.  The palm tree in the foreground as well as the penguin are popped up on foam tape.  For a different look, I positioned the panel in the bottom right hand corner of the card base.



Thanks for visiting!  And thanks to the team at City Crafter for inviting me to join them this week.  Head on over and check out the challenge and the fabulous inspiration from the DT.


I'm also entering this into the Tropical theme at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge and the stash challenge at AAA Cards.  My absolute favorite thing to use is my Copic marker collection, followed closely by my distress inks - both of which are featured here.

Products used:

Stamps:  Penguins in Paradise (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT), Brushed Corduroy, Salty Ocean (Distress)
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It
Dies:  Penguins in Paradise
Accessories:  Copics, white gel pen

Cheers
Karren

17 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your well deserved Guest Designer spot! Such a fabulous take on the inspiration photo, Karren! Your sand, ocean and sky are beautiful, and your Copic coloring is amazing! Love your white details, too (I always forget to do that)...Really sweet card!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

sandie said...

Superb colouring with the perfect sponged background. Fabulous sunny scene. Great to see you at AAA

Jane said...

And you use your favourite copic marker so beautifully! Gorgeous chilled out scene on your card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Petra Swart said...

This is one super cool and cute little card, Karren!!! Love your cute as can be little penguin and the sweet scene you've created - such great sponging and you've even created shadows and added the dots to the towel - this is really wonderfully done!!! Such a sweet card!!!
Hugz

Marina said...

This is so cute and sunny , and the sponging and colouring is so skillful...fantastic card and thank you for being a wonderful Guest Designer at City Crafter.

Stella said...

Your colouring is superb! Your fabulous CAS design and take on the them are turning this card into a jawdropper. It's great to have you with us as our Guest Designer this week. Thanks so much!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so fun, thanks for being our guest this week at CCCB!

Karen D said...

Congratulations on your guest designer spot Karren. Such a sweet card. Penguins on a Tropical Holiday! What a fun theme.

Birgit said...

Gosh this is cute!! It makes me think I need to pull my set out and give it some love. Perfect for summer cards!! Thanks so much for joining the Cupcake Inspirations challenge!

Susanne Vargas said...

Congrats on your GD spot! The little beach scene you have created is adorable! Great background sponging!

Indy Owens said...

What a darling tropical scene! Just hope your adorable penguin didn't forget his sunscreen! LOL So glad you were inspired by this week's tropical challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Karren - congrats on being Guest Designer!! Your card is absolutely adorable!!

cm said...

Your sunbathing penguin, tanning under the palms beside the water, makes me smile! I love this set, too! Thank you for sharing your artistry at Cupcake Inspirations!
~carol

Kamila Routsis * Life In Moments said...

oh I just love this chubby penguin! Super sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!
Kamila DT

Ceal said...

super cute! thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

Jen Carter said...

Adorable card! Your coloring is fantastic! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!