Saturday, 6 July 2013

A Distressing Situation...With Penguins

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I partook in a rather dull campaign through the Salty Ocean Seas. As we were confined to a boat whilst traversing the great waters, we had to utilize our range magic spells and archery skills. Luckily, I had brought my great bow, Fungi, with me. We sailed on, searching for signs of the lost treasure of the pirate Holtzson that had supposedly sunk here, vanquishing the enemies that kept appearing along the way. Suddenly, off in the distance, we spotted a penguin that appeared to need assistance. I raised my scope to get a better view, and indeed the little fellow appeared to be drowning! 

This was my second ATC for the Wicked Wednesday guild who had invited me to be a guest designer for their red white and blue challenge. (My first ATC can be seen here). I was happy to lend some Crafters Guild assistance to them once again.

I started this ATC by colouring the image from 2CuteInk with Distress Markers and my Hydra Brush of +1945 wetness. It was extra wet today for some reason, and caused some of the colour to bleed outside the lines. I probably should have used watercolour paper to have more control over the water/colour spreading situation, but hindsight...

I cut him out then worked on the background. This time I did use watercolour paper and smushed it into some Distress Ink I had layed down on my non-stick sheet, earning me +519 splooshy exp points. I kept spraying water and adding layers until I was happy with it. The sentiment I stamped on the bottom is from the Mark’s Finest Papers “Not So Ugly” set. To finish off the ATC I cut some photo corners out using the Art Philosophy cartridge.

This penguin will float on into the following challenges:

We quickly changed course, making our way to the animal in distress. As we neared him, I tossed out a flotation device. The penguin grasped the floating donut gratefully, gasping for air as he held himself above water. We brought the little fellow aboard and abandoning our search for pirate treasure, set out to take the chap home. Who ever heard of a penguin that couldn’t swim??

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

19 comments:

Shelia said...

What a great sentiment for this darling penguin! Thank you for joining this week's challenge at DRS Designs.

cass said...

Cute ATC, love your summery image, thanks for joining us at Brown Suager this week.

~ Jo ~ said...

Adorable ATC! Such an awesome sentiment and that penguin is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday!

Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Sandra said...

Such a sweet ATC, love the way you did the water. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, love the sentiment too. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps and don't forget about our blog hop, http://www.lovesrubberstamps.com/

Laura Love said...

HA HA! This is awesome! That sentiment cracks me up! Wonderful job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon! :)

Also we have a blog hop every Sunday where you have a chance to win candy! http://www.lovesrubberstamps.com

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous with a wonderful design and colour combo. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Such an adorable card! Love that image and the sentiment is so precious.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Diane said...

What a cute ATC and fab saying !! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

hugs Diane xx

Tracey Boley said...

Super cute ATC.

That image is so nice and wicked sentiment.

Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

Good luck

Tracey DTxxx

Bunny said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty sentiments, and good luck.

Caz xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Your ATC is adorable I love that sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments hugs Susan x

Brenda said...

What a cute card! I love the image and I love, love the sentiment!! How perfect with this image! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

Kim Kutie said...

Too cute!Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar

Dangina Martinez said...

Fabulous Design. Thank You for joining in the fun this week at Loves Rubber Stamps. Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Kellie 0:) said...

Super cute. TFS and for joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Wendy said...

So cute...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

kaiahobid said...

Adorable card. Thank you so much for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge!
Kaia, DT

Karen said...

lovely card, thankf for sharing it with us on the brown sugar challenge, karen

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