Monday, July 29, 2019

No Peeking Til Christmas

Hello there.  You must know it was bound to happen.  My favourite little penguin is back!  I actually had another card done, but it was too similar to a previous one, so I made this one instead.


Last weekend at a crafty playdate over at Christine's, we played with gouache (pronounced like squash, but with a "g" gwash) paints.  These are thick, opaque paints which can be diluted with water.  I don't know about you, but I cannot get a bright white when colouring with a white color pencil on color cardstock.  Well, problem solved. After stamping the penguin on Toned Tan paper with black ink, I used a small brush to paint the white areas with white gouache.  The white is actually white!...  except for the areas where shading was added. 😉  I made sure to use my MISTI so the image can be re-stamped.  Because this is not watercolor paper, very little water was used.


The rest of the colouring and shading were done with Polychromos pencils.  The sentiment (retired) was white heat embossed on black cardstock then die cut out with an elongated speech bubble die (retired).  Snow was added with a white gelly roll pen to finish.


That was fun.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful last week of July!














Challenges:
Christmas Kickstart - #15 Festive Things with Wings
ABC Christmas - N is for No Peeking
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Christmas in July 4 Kids
Crafty Gals Corder - #196 Christmas in July
Simply Less is More - #400 Small Images



19 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Soooo cute! This is lovely - what a sweet lil pengiun. Thanks so much for playing alomg at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

scrAPpamondo said...

Great trick using the gouache for the white snow, it looks very bright!! Love that cute penguin, great colouring on kraft!!

Bonnie said...

Awh! This little guy is adorable, Trina! I love his cap and the snow he's standing in. Looks like I "need" some gouache!

Cathy said...

Adorable little penguin Trina, (I think I have him in my collection!) The sentiment is so fun and the painted gouache looks great, TFS this method, Cathy x

Loll said...

So adorable Trina! Love this image. The gouache is really white ... I definitely need to get at least that, if not some of the other colours. :) xx

Susan said...

Adorable - love that penguin in his over-large hat. The white gouache really worked well on the kraft paper - I must remember to use it.

Christine Alexander said...

the white is perfect for snow, I think I'm going to be using more of the Gouache in the future.
Adorable little snowman :)

ionabunny said...

Very cute and great tips about the white. Thanks for joining the fun at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge. Hugz

Cindy H. said...

Just so, so adorable! Love it!

Helen said...

Delightful card, Trina. I love this little penguin. tfs

Kathyk said...

Just totally fabulous from concept to completion, adorable image

Kathyk

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely adorable and love the kraft, the white and that super cute penguin x

Lynda said...

Gorgeous CAS card Trina. Love the gouache white - I have some coming to play with......... That 'no peeking' penguin? So cute - thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge :) Lynda DT

conil said...

Congrats on your Top Pick at Christmas Kickstart.

Brenda in IN said...

This is adorable. I love his hat down over his face - so cute. The paint is bright white for sure and perfect for snow. I do not need this, I do not need this, I do not need this!

Samantha said...

Super cute card love the S&C design too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
hugs Samantha :0)

Papercraft Boutique said...

What an adorable penguin card, Trina! I love your pencil coloring on kraft with the bright white gouache paint.
A crafty date with your CASset friends sounds like so much fun!!
Hideko xx

Neets B said...

That little penguin has been on my wishlist since last year, oh how I love him! This card is so cute, might have to investigate the paint too! Love to have you joining in at Less is More, Anita xx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

What a stunner! I loved this when I saw you posted it on Instagram Trina. Perfect small image, beautifully coloured and oh my...that white! I must get some of those gouache paints because the white is awesome. Thanks for popping this in to us at Less is More xx