Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summertime Cheers!

Penguins are always cute in the wintertime since it's so cold, but I like them in the summer too.  Just dreaming of cooler weather I suppose.

This cutie is from My Favorite Things and he's ready to bring some summertime cheer.  I attempted to use one of the Zig markers to make the watercolor look in the background then added the penguin and palm.  A little Glossy is on the glass and the sequins added.

Now comes the fun part.  The original card was fine but I decided there needed to be sand under the penguin and palm.  I recently saw a video where they added those cute little tiny dots with a Copic to make sand.  Hey, I can do that too......however, I'm thinking my hand has lead in it!  My tiny dots were more like golf balls!  Just think of it as big clumps of sand and you'll be fine!

I'd like to enter this in Time Out Challenges (Nature, with the option of animals).

Thanks for stopping by.........and have a great weekend.

Lynn

33 comments:

Margaret said...

So cute! Love your scene with the fussy cutting. The sand turned out great! That is so hard to do.

Linda Simpson said...

A great summer card and so love the cute penguin.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

Adorable card Lynn! Cute little penguin and I love the fun beach scene you've created!
Tammy x

Lisa said...

Oh, he's so cute with his tropical drink!! I love the scene you've created!! Your sand dots look amazing!! What a fun card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Chrissy said...

Your sand is perfect Lynn and the little penguin is so adorable with his cocktail. I have seen the dots around images for shading too and they look fantastic..until I do it of course.

Luv CHRISSYxx

MaryH said...

He's darling. At first thought it was a digi, and very impressed that it was MFT. He is very icy & cool and the lovely glittery glossy sequins look great. I've tried those tiny copic dots things too, and it's harder than it looks (at least for me!). Yours did turn out very nicely, so WTG. Also liking the w/c skies... you do that cloud thing so well! I see that I missed a couple of posts so off to fix that. Well done, and hope it's cooler where you are than here! At least it ain't 102F today, so thank goodness for small mercies. TFS & Big hugs. Best to the boys too!

*Vicki* said...

AWE! Lynn, I ADORE this!! I have a heart for penguins and of course couldn't resist this set! :) You've done an amazing job with your card!! Love the background and the sand!!

Becca Cruger said...

I think the word that comes to mind is AWWWwwww! What an adorable little scene you've created and your coloring is fantastic!

Tammy said...

Oh such a cute and fun card! Absolutely love it and P.S. your sand is fine!

NanaConnie said...

I love this card, Lynn, and it makes perfect sense. I love penguins but have never understood why they become something we use as a Christmas symbol since it's summertime for them when Christmas rolls around. lol
Love your comment about golf ball size for for sand. Too funny. But I understand what you mean and being able to make tiny dots is why I use ProMarkers instead of Copics. ProMarkers has ultra fine nibs available and they actually do make tiny dots. :-D
PS I'm picking another watermelon tomorrow so head out for the airport now, girlfriend!

Carol L said...

I'll drink to that! Heck, I'll drink to almost anything if you put a glass in my hand! LOL Super cute card, and I like your blue skies and sand with the sequin sparklies! Fun card!

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love that palm tree. I can never get the dots right, even bought a stencil to do them and still can't do it right lol...Such a cute, cut card...Hugs, joann

Davi said...

I love the penguin for the summer, makes me think cool :) A very fun card Lynn!

Lori Kobular said...

I think you sand looks perfect! I love that sweet little penguin! Such a great summery card!

Lynn McAuley said...

I love your sweet party penguin on the beach, Lynn! What fun!

Brenda said...

What a cute, cute card Lynn! I love your wash of color, I think that looks amazing! I also love your cute penguin, I was just looking at these guys myself. lol Love how you used him for the summer by added the cute palm tree. I think your sand turned out great. It is hard to have a light hand and it takes practice as I found out the hard way once I started coloring with alcohol markers. lol Hugs, Brenda

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely adorable, Lynn - what a cutie this penguin is, under his tree here in Miami! I mean, on your card! :) Lovely use of the zig watercolor pen and sequins!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card- I love the penguin holding that nice cool drink- on the beach. The sand is awesome- love the idea of coloring it with dots. Also love the dabs of sequins. Fun, Fun!

Jacee said...

He's a cheeky little chappie Lynn, love your design, so cute
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Liz said...

What a cute card, with an adorable little penguin. Love the design and the sand looks just fine. :-) xx

Sue said...

Such a wonderful cute card Lynn! hubby is now home thank goodness so I'm hoping for some crafty time LOL well I can but hope just been catching up on your fab creations!!! lots of huggles Sue xx

Bonnie said...

This is my kind of penguin! Cheers!

nwilliams6 said...

Love the blue behind the images and I think your sand is perfect! Of course, you can look at the mega dots I did on some of my recent cards and you will really be thinking clumps! LOL. This is so darling and soooo fun. Great card with a totally cheerful feel. Hugz

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Makes me want to do some island dancing! Oh, and make my drink strong! Adorable, Lynn!

Monica said...

Awe, he is so cute with that cocktail in his hand. The water coloured background is COOL and very dreamy. The sand under is feet looks perfect as do the sequins.

Love,
Monica

lauren bergold said...

ok, i love every single thing about this, but i ESPECIALLY love*LOVE*love the idea that a penguin would go on vacation to somewhere warm and tropical! OF COURSE!!! sooooooooo awesome, missus! <3

Anne Temple said...

Your card is adorable! Love this little guy and the added sequins are a perfect touch.

Marilyn said...

Cute! I made myself not order this stamp and die set... it was really hard but I am working on my 'gotta have it all' mantra. This is so stinkin' cute and I can feel myself weakening!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I think your sand came out just fine! Speaking of fine, our sand here is anything but so that may skew my outlook on sand. But seriously this card is so cute! Cheers to you too!

E.T. (Erum) said...

This is absolutely adorable!

Deepti said...

Awww super cute! I love the inked BG :)

Lisa Kind said...

I don't know what it is about penguins that make me smile! Such a cute card! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

*Vicki* said...

Lynn, I just wanted to let you know in case you've missed it, but you won for this card over at the TIME OUT challenge! A $25 gift card to CAS-ual Fridays! :) Congrats!