Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bah! Humbug! Challenge -- Penguins!

Following the Bah! Humbug! Christmas challenge helps to keep me on track for the holidays, which are less than six months away!  But since I have missed a few challenges lately I have some catching up to do.  Not only that but the ladies will throw me in the Humbugger Hall dungeon for being AWOL. ;-)  So this week we are playing with penguins!  Who doesn't love these incredible birds?  I've had this penguin and mouse stamp from House Mouse Designs for ages so I knew in an instant what I would use for this week's challenge.

Don't ya just love this little scene?  I colored the image with Copics.  I tried to do a northern lights effect in the sky but that was a major disaster, so I pulled out a piece of silver metallic cardstock. They call this embossed metallic but it makes me think of the pattern in grosgrain ribbon.  In any case, I got the effect I wanted -- even better.  The card layout is very simple. The image is mounted on a piece of red cs for a touch of color, then those mounted on a silver glitter cs.  A simple polka dot ribbon wrapped around that and all mounted on a black card base.  The card itself is 5 1/4" square.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I have more cards to get done so I'd best be moving on.  But before you move on please hop over to Bah! Humbug! for more holiday inspiration.

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10 comments:

Starla B. said...

Just gorgeous!! Love it. The coloring is fantastic, and that stamp is just so darn cute!

Moni said...

Card is so beautiful, gorgeous image and great colouring. Hugs,Moni

Jane said...

This is such a gorgeous image and I love the red ribbon with it - so striking! Thank you so much for your lovely words on my blog today, it really meant a lot to me on such a sad day. hugs, Jane x

Lynette said...

Wow, Barb! Cute stamp and your coloring is super terrific! Great card.

DonnaMundinger said...

EIYIYI! That is sooo precious! I couldn't see the mouse on my sidebar. EEEk! I just love it! xxD

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Darling card Barb! Can't believe we are already half way to Christmas. ~jeni :)

Nancy said...

Oh Barb, that image is perfect! Love the House Mousies! :) I want to get back into the BH! challenges.
I know you're excited and busy getting prepared for the wedding. Shelbie still in the sub...somewhere; was supposed to be back Sunday. Guess we should get used to the military and the waiting. Hopefully we'll be in your area around August 3-4. {{hugs!}}

Ann said...

Perfect way to show off that amazing image. No chance or being thrown in the dungeons of Humbug Hall when you produce cards of this calibre. It's just gorgeous.
Looking forward to seeing what you can do with acetate.
Sorry to be so late commenting but it's been one of those weeks - work - new grandchild and so much stuff going on plus bad Mr Blogger.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, this is such an adorable HM image, Barb....love you coloring and the pretty colors you used, too!!!!

Maria Matter said...

oh this is gorgeous Barb! just gorgeous!!!
hugs & blessings