Snow and pals. What a great mix! I started playing around with some of my stencils this week, inspired by a weekend video from Catherine Pooler. It really led me to start playing around to see what kind of look I could get.
In this case, I used one of my favorite My Favorite Things circle stencils. I inked up the stencil with Pink Champagne ink (from CPDesigns) and sprayed it with water before ‘stamping’ it onto my paper. I didn’t use water color paper, so I didn’t over water it.
Once the first part dried… I went in and moved the stencil a bit, to add more texture. I used Nuvo drops, actually, and spread that out through the stencil to see what I would get. And, I used stickles glitter glue for some of the other dots.
This card came together quickly due to the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge of this week (love these, if you didn’t notice from my other posts!).
At first, I was worried that I should have kept the stencil in the same place and added the dimensional elements on the actual polka dots. But… after I pulled it all together, I felt like it was kind of fun and whimsical. Maybe perfect for these cutie penguins.
Let’s talk about these penguins. I colored them in with copics and tried to match/complement the colors I was already using for the background. You might wonder why I included 4 penguins. Besides the fact that they are oh so cute, they each stand for someone in my friend group. These ladies make me laugh, cry, and feel blessed to have found such amazing and real friends.
I think we’ll always be pals. 🙂 I hope you have a group you feel this way about, too!