Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Penguins and Butterflies

I have two cards to show you today. The first is for the Verve Anniversary Celebration, sketch #4. My friend Lori (LMcAree) sent me these super cute Whipper Snapper Ike images. Love him and just had to make a card with some of the images. Thanks, Lori!!

Ready for this?? He's colored with Copic markers!!....this is something I've been struggling with because I couldn't get the "shading" thing down and didn't really understand how to blend two colors. Well, I saw an awesome explanation on Emily's blog that you can see HERE. Check it out, it totally helped me! She also told me to keep going over that darker "line" with the lighter marker, over and over in little circles....really saturate it. Eventually that line blends away. It works!! Emily, I can't thank you enough for your help....I FINALLY like my Copics!! Anyway, if you're struggling with Copics like me, check out Emily's blog!

I colored two penguin images, cut one out, and popped it up on dimensionals over the first one. The black mat behind the penguin panel is also up on a layer of dimensionals. For the triangles on the sides, I cut out a black square and a square from PTI's linen vellum, then cut the squares in half on a diagonal. I added some Pearl Ultrafine Pearlescent glitter from Art Institute Glitter to the snowflake brads. I also stamped a snowflake in the lower left corner on the inside of the card and then heat embossed it with Irridescent Ice embossing powder.

Recipe ~
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Ike, SU Warm Words, Impression Obsession Snowflakes
Paper: Papertrey Select White, Basic Black, Georgia Pacific White, Buckaroo Blue, PTI Linen Vellum
Ink: Perm Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Copics (W-1 Warm Grey, W-3 Warm Grey, W-5 Warm Grey, W-7 Warm Grey, B93 Light Crockery Blue, B97 Night Blue, YR68 Orange)
Accessories: Snowflake Cuttlebug Folder, Silver Cord, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, White Snowflake Brads, AIG Pearl Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter, Dimensionals, Irridescent Ice EP
Technique: Dry Embossing, Heat Embossing



The next is for sketch #3 in the Verve Anniversary Celebration AND today's Color Challenge on SCS...a farewell to the '08 In Colors. I'm going to miss these colors!!

The butterflies were stamped in Purely Pomegranate and Groovy Guava on the base panels, then I stamped some more in the same two colors, cut them out, and popped them up on dimensionals over the ones on the base. The scallops were done with the new scallop edge punch by SU. Using my mat pack guide, piercing tool and a Chocolate Chip marker, I faux stitched around the outside of the card. The dew drops are glued down with a small drop of Crystal Effects. There are two Pomegranate butterflies stamped on the inside of the card, one in the lower left and one in the lower right.

Recipe ~
Stamps: Verve Fluttering By, Verve Petals & Stems
Paper: Papertrey Select White, Chocolate Chip, Afternoon Tea DP, Purely Pomegranate, Georgia Pacific White
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Timber Brown StazOn
Accessories: Dew Drops, Word Window Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects
Technique: Faux Stitching

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!
Denise

30 comments:

emilymomto3boys said...

He turned out great!!! Love the glitter on him too! And it was fun chatting with you this weekend - any time!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Awwwww...he's so cute! And the butterfly card is very pretty!

Joy said...

Your work is absolutely adorable! I love the penguin and you did a great job coloring it! :)

dana wyzard said...

I am absolutely drooling over the winter card with the penguin. I thought "CHRISTMAS CARDS"!! And then I realize how work intensive that beautiful card is........so I'm back to just drooling.

Conni Frankl said...

Both of these cards are super awesome!!! That little penguin is super cute!! I love butterflies too

Cindy Haffner said...

Hee hee so so cute, love them both.

Bunny B said...

Awww... he's super cute!!

Kim Gasper said...

I love all the details you put into both of these cards. Your penguin turned out great. The blending is seamless. Thanks for linking to Emily's tutorial. I can't wait to try out her tip.

Joan said...

Oh this penguin is just tooooooo cute. I love this card. Joan

dpkennedy said...

oh Ike is so cute! Great job coloring! I love the butterfly card too-reminds me of a store front window, awning on top and three window displays!

Alexandra said...

Awww....totally cute - I just love that little guy!! So sweet, fabulous card! And, the butterflies are fabulous - I just love them, and this card is gorgeous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Carolyn King said...

Fantastic! What a cute image--love the layout too!

dahlene said...

You always do such beautiful cards. I hope one day I can do cards that are as beautiful as yours are.

Craft Girl ! said...

What great cards ! Thanks for sharing they are both soooo cute !

Julia Aston said...

Love the penguin and great job coloring him! and wonderful design on the color challenge card! both are just super Denise!

Dawn Easton said...

Love the penguin! He's totally adorable and coloured beautifully Denise!
Your Verve card is awesome too. I love the way all your colours flowed...beautiful job!

silke said...

Denise - your first card is super duper cute - love that image and you colored it like a *pro* - way to go!!! I love my copic's too!!!

The second card is simply
G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S - love what you have done with this Sketch!!!

Mothermark said...

Wow! They are both wonderful! Love the little penquin card in the dead of winter.....and then we move to summer with the butterflies! Both are wonderfully made and awesome!

joslyn said...

great cards. love the coloring. thanks for the link on the tutorial. i am off to check it out.

Gail S. said...

I love Love LOVE the penguin card! He is just adorable! Thank you for sharing and I think you did a wonderful job on coloring him!! Soooo cute.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Beautiful cards Denise! I especially LOVE the penguin! hes just sooo ka-ute!!!

LeAnne said...

Well, this little Ike is getting me in the wintery holiday spirit! So cute! Love your butterfly card, and your RAK from Laura is SWEET!
LeAnne

Denise said...

Two beautiful cards, Denise (do you ever tire of hearing that?) I didn't think so!! That little penguine dude is the cutest!! Love the crisp cool wintery colors you chose for him too. :)

onehappystamper said...

Both of these cards are stinkin' CUTE, Denise! Way to go on mastering the Copics!!! I'm still skeered...:)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Okay Denise....now you've done it. You are such an enabler!! I LOVE penguins, and I LOVE Whipper Snapper, and I LOVE this darling card you've made. *groan* Guess I'm gonna hafta go shopping now. As if I need more stamps!! Your coloring is FANTASTIC!! Girl, you are Amazing!!

Dana said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the little penguin dude! Great job! And the Butterfly card is lovely!!

Wendy said...

OMGosh Denise...all these cards are so stinkin cute! Love what you've done with them! Goodness, that penguin is ADORABLE!

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!

Debbie said...

That penguin card is so cute I love it.

Debbie xx

Rose Ann said...

Your penguin is just too cute, and your butterfly card is so pretty!! I love all of the dimension and texture on both of these!! Wonderful cards, Denise!!

Janice M said...

Two Awesome cards!!! That penguin is soooooooo cute!