Part of the reason I chose this image was because I had just picked up some of My Mind's Eye Lost Christmas paper at Pickle and really wanted to use it. It is SO vintage, and SO glittery and there isn't one piece that I didn't love. I KNOW I have WAY too much paper....but you know what, sometimes you just gotta purge the old stuff, unless you love it and plan to use it, and get just a FEW sheets of some new stuff to inspire you. That is what this paper has done for me! A few new sheets of paper is priceless compared to the inspiration you might gain from it.
Enough gushing about my paper purchase...this guy was stamped on bella's BESTEST paper and coloured with copic markers. I didn't write them down this time, but I will say that I primarily used warm grey's for the majority of the penguin. The outer edges were sponged with chalk inks and I just kept blending different inks until I got the colour I was looking for. I also sponged the edges of the patterned paper in Antique Linen distress ink.
It turned out just as I had hoped for and I now have Christmas card #2 to add to my stash! EEEEEEK! 48 MORE TO GO!
Next Friday we won't have a challenge because Emily, Paula and me will be at the Scrapfest at MALL OF AMERICA! So at the risk of getting kicked off the team I'm gonna give you a HEADS UP for our SEPT 23 CHALLENGE. Shhhhhhh!!!!!! It's a sketch from one of my fav babe's Paulineabella.
Isn't it a beauty! And you have TWO WEEKS TO PLAY! So NOOOOO excuses! Get out that rubber, those markers, those pencils, whatever you choose to use and you will be surprised that when you start, you'll feel relaxed and rejuvinated and pumped to do more! That's how it happens! Really! JUST DO IT!