Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Festive and Whimsical Sketch: Merry Penguins

I got an order from Mama Elephant and knew that I wanted to immediately use these penguins as part of the Festive Friday challenge to create a holiday project with a whimsical theme.  I love the Basic Grey 25th and Pine paper with its retro colors and feel, so I added a dash of that too.

Merry Penguins



I always struggle with penguins - they are supposed to be black!!!  But the colors of the paper led me in this grayish direction and I love how it turned out!

The stamp set comes with the penguins as separate stamps (and snowmen too!) and they can hold hands or there are multiple banners or chains of stars and hearts - lots of options.  The hearts in Mr. Penguin's hat is even an add-on.  

I had created the long panel then couldn't figure out what to do with it.  Seize the Sketch to the rescue with its simple flag!!


  • Stamps: Mama Elephant Polar Pals, Winter Wonderland (the snowflakes)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Real Red, My Favorite Things Primitive White, Basic Grey 25th and Pine
  • Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Hero Arts Wet Cement
  • Accessories: Michaels brand gold pearls, My Favorite Things Fishtails, unknown twine


28 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!! :)

Marjolein said...

Oh, these little penguins are the cutest!!!
The stars are a real finishing touch here.
Your layout is great.
They sure brought a big smile to my face! Made me laugh.
Great, great card!!
Bye,

Marjolein

ps. the coloring is perfect!!

snappy scrappy said...

Too cute!

Lesley Croghan said...

Love the sweet penguins!!! Your colours are whimsy at its best and love the simple twine accent! So happy you joined us at Seize the Sketch, Kim!!! Hugs!

Shannon J said...

How could you not fall in love with these penguins! And I think the colours are perfect! So sweet!

Lisa said...

Sweet card Kim love the pair of holiday penguins!

Cindy Lovell said...

Cute card!! The penguins are adorable!!

Rose said...

super CUTE!!! :)
so glad you joined us on Seize the Sketch

Kim Heggins said...

oh these little guys are just too cute...what a fabulous card they make!

mypapercraftworld said...

This is delightful, Kim, so full of charm and whimsy. I love that the penguins have gone for subtle grey outfits to enhance their sartorial elegance! Anita :)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love those sweet penguins. Such a fun card.
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

cm said...

Delightful and darling! Love those penguins!
c

Cherie said...

I love those colors together and the penguins are adorable! I agree with the black penguin issue but these look perfect in grey.

Stacey Schafer said...

adorable!

Happy Dance said...

This is soooo sweet! These colors are among my favorites to combine for any season, but I think they are perfect for Christmas. Love these little penguins. Love the sparkly twine, and tiny blings too. Great card Kim. Love it. Bev

Trisha Klowak said...

Such a cute card!! :)

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Your card is so adorable. Your gray penguins are perfect! Your cards always make me smile.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Fun! I love the little sparkly stars you've added to tie the focal image to the dp! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

Quip1320 said...

I totally agree, I love the gray penguins. Just perfect on this card!

Deepti said...

Awwww so cute :) how do you create such cuteness every time :) love those penguins and the coloring

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I love your grey penguins! This turned out so cute, thank you so much for sharing it with us at Festive Friday!

~amy~ said...

Oh my stinkin' CUTE!

PapierGirl said...

Adorable - love the penguins! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch! :)

Kate T said...

That's such a cute image, Kate x

Geri said...

Ah, what a sweet little couple! Adorable card, Kim! Thanks so much for adding to the Festive Friday inspiration!!! (headin' to semi-state this weekend!!!)

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable card Kim, I love the penguins.

Greetings from Gail said...

So cute - love those penguins!
Gail