Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wise Penguin

I decided to give the PTI BlogHop a go this time. I hope you like what I've done :)

The challenge this month was to use a set you either haven't used yet or one you hadn't used in a long time. (Sadly these projects are the only time Wise Owl has seen ink.)

I have a sweet boy who just really loves penguins. I had been thinking of trying to turn PTI's Wise Owl upside down to make it a penguin. I'm very happy with how well it worked!






I started with a base card of summer sunrise. Then I used the cute leaf motif in white ink to create my snowflakes on the black background. I used Simple Alphabet to put my sentiment on the Summer Sunrise ribbon. I stamped the large owl body from Wise Owl in white on Black CS Then I made a mask with the belly cut out and sponged his belly with the white ink. His eyes and beak were stamped on white and cut out and glued on. I stamped his feet directly onto my white square and glued down the body over them. I distressed the edges of the square before placing it over the ribbon onto my card.


While I was playing I decided to see if the smaller owl would fit on a domino ornament. :) It does.
I originally got this idea while I was bell ringing in front of JC Penney during the holidays. Their ad campain was "So many gifts, who knew?...Who who who." (with the h & o in red to read ho ho ho)
So I kept thinking the"who who who"
might be cute on an owl ornament.
I stamped him in Staz On and added the branch, Santa hat, & words freehand. I colored them in with BIC markers, spray sealed them and glued ribbon around for the hanger. All the Santa hats turned out just a littl different. But they are all so cute. (And my MIL has already requested one.)






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20 comments:

GabrielaD said...

That is a great penguin.... love that idea!

Peggysuez said...

Clever idea!

Mary said...

that is the cutest penguin! What a clever idea!

Mariah said...

Love it! I too have penguin lovin' children, I can't wait to try this! Great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Paula Laird said...

Shut up! That penguin is so cute it makes me want this set all over again! The owl tags are adorable, too!

Kay said...

Now that's the most creative idea I've seen so far today- the little owl makes a fantastic penguin- I just love it!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the penguin card (great stamped background!), and the owls are adorable!

Jen Carter said...

Oh my!! I LOVE your penguin idea!! I don't have this set but my daughter loves penguins too! TOo cute!!

kasia c. said...

Fabulously creative! I love your little penguin and how you created "snowflakes"(???) from the flower image. Fantastic! :)

Annheidel said...

So cute and clever!

Kelly S. said...

An upside down owl turned penguin, totally sweet! What a great idea...your snowflake is equally awesome and unique!

Terri said...

Very clever! I have not use this set in a long time I am happy to have a new use for it now! The owls are cute too!

Amy Beth said...

Love the penguin!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is so cool--I love how you made your penguin from the owl!

Chris L.

Cindy Vernon said...

So cute!

Christina said...

How clever to turn the owl into a penguin! He is just too cute. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

OMG........How clever are you??? Love the penguin made from the owl. This is just awesome!

Linda said...

Super cute! Love the owl ornaments! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Vernon said...

Super cute penguin!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Absolute Genius! Your penguin card is so CUTE! I'm definitely placing this on in my files for the future. Great use of the leaves as snowflakes too. And the owl ornaments are another great idea. TFS!