Monday, February 13, 2012

Here's to You - Penquin - Friday Mashup #45

I didn't really think I  had a stamp of a baby penquin except for Christmas stamps, and I really didn't want to make a Christmas card.  But, looking closely through my stamp sets, I found the stamp that I used in the Zoo Review stamp set.
The Challenge with The Friday Mashup #45 was to make a card with a penquin, using the spotlighting technique.
 

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project using the "Spotlighting Technique".  
  2. Or Make a project featuring "Penguins".  
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project featuring "Penguins using the Spotlighting Technique".



 Here's my card:



I started by making the marble background using reinkers dropped into water.  The effect is stunning.  The picture doesn't do it justice.  The reason for the marble background was to mimic an iceberg or an ice flow which is where of course penquins usually are found.
Then I tore a piece of Whisper White card stock and covered it with Dazzling Diamonds - for snow on the iceflow.
The penquin was stamped with Basic Black and the head area was highlighted with a 1 1/4" circle punch out. Only the area within the circle was colored with markers.
A tutorial about the spotlighting technique is here

Recipe:
Stamps: Zoo Review, Friendly Phrases
Inks: Basic Black, SU markers, reinkers (Pool Party, Pink Pirouette)
Papers: Basic Black, Glossy Cardstock, Whisper White
Accessories: Labels framelit, 1 3/4 by 7/8" Oval Punch, Dazzling diamonds, 5/8" Basick Black Grosgrain ribbon, rhinestones, dimensionals.

6 comments:

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Maria,

Fabulous technique background, I'm glad you kept the card simple to highlight those fabulous swirls of colour. Your penguin in the spotlight looks great matted on black.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Lisa said...

Great job on mashing up the challenge! I love the marble background to look like ice, thats perfect.

Thanks so much for playing along at The Friday Mashup!

Diane Vander Galien said...

Perfect technique for the background- Love it!!! Love the spotlighting on your penguin!!! Great use of the label framelit dies!!! Very Cute!! Thanks for playing along with The Friday Mashup, GD Diane

Heidi Baks said...

I found this stamp image difficult... the marble background is a great idea! Thanks for playing.

Anonymous said...

Your marbled background is a perfect addition to the penguin image! Love the spotlioghting too...GREAT card! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

Rita said...

Great background! It is just perfect to highlight that spotlighted penguin. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

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