Friday 10 July 2020

Deckchair stripes and sunny spots

Kathy is setting our challenge over at Daring Cardmakers today - the theme is deckchair stripes and sunny spots so of course my mind turned to... Christmas! Anything with stripes or spots or both works for this theme, you can make your own or use something already striped or spotted!

I got these penguins in the same package as last week’s tentacle die and since their hats and scarves are striped and spotted I thought they’d fit this challenge nicely and bag me my first Christmas card of the year! As I’m pushing my luck with Kathy in any case since it’s a Christmas card in July I thought I ought to up the stripe factor with a background stamp.

Jo’s Christmas Kickstart has just moved into the phase of the year where it becomes fortnightly and the theme is “hats” so I figured the bundled penguins worked for that, too.

Bundled Penguins (Stampendous)
Canvas Stripes (Hero Arts)
Sentiment put together from a couple of sets (Hero Arts and Waltzingmouse Stamps)

Bristol board 

Momento Luxe by Tsukineko (Love Letter)
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Copic markers
Tracing wheel
White enamel accents by Ranger 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are keeping safe and well.


Shabneez said...

Oh what a wonderful creation - love those penguins and the theme has been covered perfectly. Shabneez x

Dotty Jo said...

What a great card - you were right about the penguins being perfect for this challenge. Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

Such a cute pair and I love their hats. I really need to get started on Christmas, I did my first card earlier this week too. Have a lovely weekend.
Jenny xx

Wavejumper said...

What a great way to pair a "summer" pattern with a winter theme!
Love birds in hats...these guys are no exception. Adorable!
hugs Margot

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous modern feel with those bold and bright colours and stripes. Your penguins are so cute and the hats are awesome. Thanks for joining the fun at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge. Hugz

papierelle said...

This is so cute and lovely. Beautiful card!!!

Handmade by Natty said...

I'm sure Kathy will forgive you for bringing the C word into it! LOL It's such a lovely card after all! I've been steadily working on Christmas cards behind the scenes, which was a real struggle in super sunny May, that's for sure! ;) But it will all pay off in the end.

Svenja said...

What a fun duo! Love this - even if it's a c-word thing... *giggle*

Kathy said...

Hahaha! I'll let you off the Cword thing as this is so darned cute! I love how the stripes really make the cute penguins pop out. It looks fab