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Winter Penguins Skating

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Hey y’all and Happy New Year! Today I’m here with a card heavily inspired by the Hero Arts Stay Crafty Challenge! I knew I to do a shaker card that was outside of the box. So today I decided to have my penguin skating on the frozen lake! Boy was this card a labor of love and trial and error. I’m so thankful it turned out the way it did, even it took several hours and taking reconstructive surgery. Lol.

The key to this card was LAYERS. Soooo many layers. I struggled to keep the penguin to have enough space from the layers I put the fishing line on and the top acetate layer. When I had too few layers it wouldn’t move and that was incredibly frustrating. For the sky I did a distress oxide background. The trees I colored with alcohol markers and paint splattered with a mix of water and white acrylic paint. The frozen lake is an alcohol ink swirl artwork piece.

Thank you for checking out this card! Here’s to a year of happiness and crafting!

Colors Used:
Trees: Altenew Markers G702, G715 & Copic Markers E25, E37
Penguin: C3, C5, C7
Penguin stomach: W0, W00
Penguin Skates: E40, E41, E43
Penguin Feet: YR07, YR61, YR14

I get my markers at Scrapbookpal.com and they are currently having a 10% off sale today only!

Challenges:
Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero: December Challenge | Hero Arts
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: Challenge #245.
SheepSki Designs Challenges (sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com) – Winter Season
Crafter’s Cafe: #292 Anything Goes (crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com)
Crafty Animals: Challenge #68
Die Traumfabrik – Dream Factory: Challenge #111 – MR. Poppers Pinguine / Mr. Popper’s Penguins (traumfabrik-challenge.blogspot.com)
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog: LTSCB #159 Anything Goes + LTSCB #158 Winner & Top Picks

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