Monday, November 16, 2009

Magical Monday - Penguin Skating

Aloha and Welcome to another TMITA FREE image and challenge! This week was my challenge idea which was to use a reflective material (e.g., metallic paper, foil, mirrors, etc) on your card (or project). When I saw this image I immediately thought of a reflective surface looking like ice for the penguin to skate on. So here's the front of my card again.

I also finished the inside of this one (which is something I don't do often but really should). Used the scraps from the front which was very economical!

And here are the deets:
Image: free image from TMITA was colored with prismacolor markers (I know brown penguins only exist in juvenile penguins but the one I colored dark grey just didn't work for me so I used brown instead!), The sky was sponged with Soft Sky (SU!) ink and the "ice" (directly below the image) was created by dragging a Brilliance Platinum dew drop ink pad across the cardstock. Image was cut out with Nesties (see here for a quick toot on how to "cut out of the box" with Nesties to allow part of the image to extend outside the shape) and layered with a scalloped Nestie. Used Liquid Applique on the brim and ball of the hat and Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star pen on the skates.
Papers: Bo Bunny  "Tis the Season Treasure"; SU! Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, and Whisper White; Best Occasions Metallic Paper Pack (hard to tell in the picture but the bottom of the front is a silver metallic paper that is reflecting the color of the wall in my room and the cardstock it's sitting on...guess I could've taken it so you could see me too or at least my camera!)

Techniques: Scallop of papers was freehanded. The only other "technique" (other than the aforementioned sponging and direct to paper inking) was using Grafix Rub-onz to apply the sentiment (first time I used this product, was pretty easy but probably cost prohibitive to use frequently (about $10 for 4-8.5x11" sheets)).

Layout: Very loosely based on SCS SC17

Embellies/Other: rhinestone snowflakes are from Hero Arts

Okay, think that about covers it. If you have any questions, please let me know and thanks for checking out my blog! Your comments are much appreciated! Aloha and mahalo, Kim


Patti J said...

Ha! I beat SAM to a comment! Woot woot! Gotta type fast! Great card Kim - love your shiny ideas, and your nestie trick - you are amazing!!! Okay, got my thinking cap on for this image, thinkin' shiny..... Hugs!

Danielle said...

Great card Kim - I love the penguin coloured brown!! And the papers you've used are awesome! Your shiny card is fab! Love it!
Hugs, Danielle

Selma said...

Really cute Kim. I really like your colorful snowflake paper and then will have to try the idea on using the Nestabilities. I didn't even notice he was brown because I was looking at everything else. Your card is super cute.

berg4 said...

Beautiful card - love how you finished the inside with the same paper theme and "snow hill" Great texture on the hat! TFS

Shelly said...

Marvelous card, Kim!!! I love the "Brilliance" ice. Very creative!

Nilla said...

Beautiful card, Kim! Love the foil effect and the red cap, fabulous! Hugs Nilla

Stamping by SAM said...

Love the shine! What a way to beef up a wintery card...Love, love it! The color combo is great and it looks like this is a card you could multiply for Christmas card sending! Hmmm, how much do you charge and do you mail the cards too???? Love, SAM aka MOM

Nina said...

Kim, your mom is way to funny! tell her you will direct her on making them when she visits! :O) You can even show her where the post office is!

You card is just stunning and I love that you made the peguin brown! everything about this is just beautiful!