52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 4 December 2022

Visible Image "Snowman Jack Penguin" Christmas Card

I'm back from a night away at the caravan and couldn't get back quick enough to craft while Hubby watches the World Cup Football games. 

I started this card, by using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink to stamp the penguin, part of the Visible Image "Snowman Jack" stamp set.  I then used a post-it note and stamped the penguin again, cutting out the shape of the penguin and then popping in position over the stamped image.

I used the Visible Image "Breaking Glass Stencil" with a selection of Archival Inks to create the background colour.  I started with the darkest in the middle and worked my way out, these are the colours I used Cobalt, Watering Can, Forget-me-not, Sky Blue, Pink Peony and Shadow Grey.  I coloured the edges of the card with Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" Ink.

I removed the mask from the pengin and coloured him using Derwent Inktense wate colour pencils applied with a paint brush.  I used a 2B pencil to ground the penguin.

I used Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink to stamp the words.  The Brrr! was part of the "Snowman Jack" stamp set.  The "Merry Christmas" was part of another Visible Image stamp set called "Christmas Chaos.

I then mounted the image on to a white card blank.  Finally, using a Signo Silver Glitter pen, I went around all the cracked pieces of ice. I also added some sparkle to the penguin and to the edges of the card.