Saturday, June 14, 2008

Warm Penguins

I am involved in yet another swap at the moment (keeps my inspiration and motivation going) which needs to involve the technique Poppin' Pastels. When I first joined the challenge I thought, yep I can do this no probs, but it has proved far more challenging that I thought.... As you have probably gathered, I prefer bold, strong lines in my card making, so the subtle effect of the pastels has been a bit hard to get my head around. I had this great idea for using the penguin from Wild About You but it didn't quite work how I thought, so here's what I ended up creating:

I still used the penguin from Wild About You with 2 of them 'coloured' using pastels (Almost Amethyst and Apricot Appeal) and 1 stamped with Almost Amethyst ink and attached using Stampin' Dimensionals. I used a cotton bud for this attempt, which I think is why I didn't quite get the effect I was after... On the middle panel, I clear embossed one of the backgrounds from Itty Bitty Backgrounds then masked the 'snow' and sponged the sky with Bashful Blue. This was mounted on Almost Amethyst card, and the Bashful Blue card base was masked and I sponged on the snow with Whisper White Craft Ink, then used the same background stamp for more falling snow. I finished the card with a greeting from Like it a Latte (very hard to see in this picture sorry - 'sending warm thoughts your way...') stamped in Almost Amethyst.

I think I managed to salvage this one!

Sending warm thoughts to all of you lovely people who are experiencing the chilly weather at the moment!

1 comment:

Sharon said...

This is just lovely Natasha.