Thursday, April 19, 2018

Penguin Elf

One good thing about being sick is when I felt up to it, I could color.  Since nothing was really "pressing" at the moment, I decided to practice pencils on kraft using the free members rewards class from Kit and Clowder I received for being a monthly class member. As long as you stay a member of the monthly classes, Alyce sends an extra free class (that members get to vote on) every month.  WooHoo!  This one if from last December.  The adorable stamp is Penguin Elf from the Crissie Armstrong Digital Collection at Whimsy Stamps.

Here's a closeup of my coloring of Penguin Elf with Prismacolor pencils.  Although I have some kraft paper that has a bit more "Tooth" it is 12x12" so I used some from my 8 1/2 x 11" pack so I wouldn't have to cut it down.  Made it a little harder to blend, but I'm still pleased with the results.  I added some icicles around the top and shaded to frame him in a bit more after cutting with my Spellbinders Grand Ovals.

I tried all sorts of DP, but wasn't thrilled with the way it look with the kraft.  Finally unearthed my old Recollections Warm Wishes stack which was printed on kraft and went with that.  It has shiny foiled hearts so I matted with red mirror card stock  and added a green foil frame and glitter holly with gems for the Simon Says Wednesday Sparkle and Shine Challenge.

I'm also entering this in the Whimsy Inspiration Challenge #105 AG, Always Fun Challenges #54 Use kraft, the Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas theme, the DL.Art April Linky Challenge, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #80 AG, the {PIN}spirational Anniversary Challenge #213 AG (5/5, the ABC Christmas Challenge 'H' is for Hats 'I' is for Ice (got 'em BOTH!), Simply Papercraft #76 AG, Winter Wonderland Cute Christmas Critters, 2 Crafty Critter Crazies April #13 AG w/critter and The Holly and the Ivy #27 Anything Christmas Goes and Crafty Animals #13 AG /w Animal.


  1. Donna, your penguin elf is adorable. And your coloring is awesome. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  2. WOW! your colouring is fabulous, an adorable penguin, and card LOVE it.

  3. Love this image and your coloring skills are fabulous. Thanks for sharing your adorable card with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Lisa xx

  4. A really lovely looking card with lovely design and colours. Sweet! Thanks for joining us over at Winter Wonderland.
    Love n hugs

  5. Great card, the image is beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us over at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

  6. Love your work Donna, he is realllllly handsome. X

  7. Wow gorgeous colouring and card! I love your icicles! What a fantastic job you did! Thank you for joining the Whimsy Challenge!

  8. Adorable card Donna. Beautiful colouring on the Kraft.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo


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