Monday, 19 November 2012

Zoo Review Christmas snow

I am always delighted to see new challenges for clean and simple stampers and the latest is Addicted to CAS which kicks off this week with the codeword Snow. I've combined the theme with the sketch from another of my favourite clean and simple challenge sites, Case this Sketch. Come and see what I've come up with:


When I first saw Zoo Review in the catalogue back in September, I immediately thought of the Christmas card possibilities. Well, here's the penguin looking perfectly at home in a sponged background of ice and snow, with drifts created with a torn paper mask. The scene is mounted onto a card base decorated with scored lines.


I stamped my penguin onto Very Vanilla card stock and watercoloured him with inks and an aquapainter before cutting him out and mounting him onto the background. The sentiment is from Merry and Type and I thought it was a very apt wish for these incredible creatures who survive in the most challenging climate on Earth.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Zoo Review, Merry and Type
Ink: Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Tangerine Tango classic inks, Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Whisper White, scrap of Very Vanilla
Other: Simply Scored, Basic Black and Tangerine Tango markers, stamp-a-majig
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We have said farewell to our lovely French Exchange student. It was my daughter's birthday during his visit and I didn't want him to feel left out of the celebrations so I suggested he made a card for her. He entered into this project with great enthusiasm, enlisting my youngest son's help, and on the day itself sang happy birthday with gusto. This was his first trip away from France and I hope he will carry back fond memories of his time with us.

Now... I've got some catching up to do! See you tomorrow,

24 comments:

  1. Vicky, this is gorgeous! Love the torn paper mash and that sponged background! The penguin just looks so regal. Very pretty water coloring too. Beautiful card!
    Lynn

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  2. This little guy looks quite at home in his snowy Christmas setting, and the touch of orange (oops, Tangerine Tango) adds some warmth to the chill!

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  3. This is lovely Vicky, it looks like a little work of art!

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  4. Fabulous card Vicky and you have coloured by penguin beautifully

    Anne

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  5. Oh,WOW! Vicky-this is a gorgeous card-your Penguin is beautiful,and sits perfectly against your expertly inked background-Wowser ! :) xx

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  6. Hi vicky
    Love the penquin..... Soo cute.... Fabulous sponging....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

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  7. Awesome scene you have created. I love the use of the torn edges! Thanks so much for playing in our first challenge at ATCAS! xx

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  8. A lovely card Vicky - it looks very chilly there though with all that ice and snow! - Jacqueline xx

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  9. Fabulous sponging, Vicky! I love how you created your snowy slopes, and drifts. Great colouring on your penguin, too :)
    If only there could be peace on earth! xx

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  10. This scene is amazing! Such a beautiful card!!! So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

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  11. Such fabulous colouring and sponging effects, it makes me feel chilly just looking at that little penguin! I had also thought about this set for Christmas cards, with the polar bear too!

    Louise xx

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  12. Fabulous, I love it, he looks so lonely. Thanks for joining us for our first Addicted to CAS Challenge, your support is so much appreciated and we hope to see you often. Caz

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  13. Who doesn't love a penguin Vicky, gorgeous card!
    Val x

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  14. Wow your penguin is amazing. I can feel the cold! x

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  15. Hi Vicky - beautiful card. I adore this penguin and also the polar bear - just waiting for my order to arrive! Thanks for joining our first challenge at ATCAS.

    Karen x

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  16. Terrific card! I love your adorable penguin and casual design. Very pretty!!!

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  17. Fabulous snow scene Vicky. Love your little penguin. Thanks so much for joining our very first ATCAS challenge.

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  18. Thank you so much for joining us for our first ever challenge at Addicted to CAS Vicky its wonderful to see you here and with such a fabulous card , this is truly stunning, frame it !!!!!!the masking/sponging,colouring,layout,design everything is just perfect it really stood out. Thanks for popping by and visiting while I was away truly appreciated unfortunately things are not going to plan .
    Take care oh and thanks for the super quick delivery of my goods, haven't had a chance to play yet but hope to in the next few days.

    Marie

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  19. Oh, W-O-W! Vicky, that penguin looks so realistic! This card is absolutely gorgeous!

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  20. what a stunning scene. just gorgeous. thanks so much for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

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  21. Wow straight out the pages of an animal encyclopaedia!!... thank goodness for spell check :0)
    Amazing inking and sponging not to mention how you bought this little fella to life :0)
    Jenny x

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  22. Awwww what a little cutie is that penguin. Your water colour looks fantastic too. Such a beautiful Christmas card. Hugs Clare xxxx

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  23. oh wow, absolutely gorgeous scenery! terrific card! thank you for joining us at CTS ; )

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x