Friday, September 25, 2020

AYSI235 Stitched Penguin

Happy Friday, peeps!  Hope you have something nice planned for the weekend, even if it's just staying home with loved ones!  We have a fresh new challenge for you at As You See It, and it's a fun one:


 I have about a gazillion sewing-related stamps, but I chose something a little out-of-the-ordinary for my card this week...a stitched penguin Christmas card!  Here we go:

This little penguin stamp is from a Clearly Besotted set that is just full of fun "stitched" Christmas images, and since the Christmas Card Throwdown challenge is to use polar bears or penguins, I thought he would be fun to use!

All of my layers are diecut with stitched dies to begin wtih.  My penguin is stamped in Memento Black with some Coastal Cabana accents, which is rather unusual for a penguin, but I wanted to incorporate the Color Hue colors in my card:

I put him on a background of Misty Moonlight DSP, gave him a Night of Navy scallop border, blue rhinestone eyes, and added a panel of Coastal Cabana gingham with a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings and some blue faceted gems.  There is a little gingham heart in this set, so I stamped that in Coastal Cabana and fussy-cut it out for a little extra fun!  

And how's this for a fun "stitched" sentiment, from the same set:

I also am using the sketch from Sunday Stamps:

Phew, a lot of challenge, but I think I got them all in there!  I hope you'll play along with our stitched/sewing challenge!  I know a lot of stampers are also sewing enthusiasts (I hate to use the word "sewers", LOL), so I am hoping we'll see lots of fun creations at As You See It!  Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Itty Bitty Greetings, In Stitches:  Christmas (Clearly Besotted)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Night of Navy,  Flowers for Every Season DSP, Coastal Cabana Gingham (ret)
 Ink Memento Black, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Misty Moonlight
Accessories Blue Facted Gems, Blue Rhinestones (from my stash)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Scallop Circle Dies (Nestabilities), Stitched Strips Dies (Pretty Pink Posh)


I Card Everyone said...

I'm not much of a seamstress now, but it doesn't take one to see a darling card, that stitches up all the cutest bits and pieces of a darling design!
So cute, LeAnne!
p.s. I'm still searching for a 'button-hole' die! Let me know if SU ever has one!

Lucinda said...

What an adorable penguin! I always think stitching gives a finished look to a card, this one is beautiful. Thanks for playing along at the 52CCT this week.

Tracy Grauer said...

I love that little penguin! Great use of the blue colors and way to go with the challenges! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

I am loving this non-tradtional image on a Christmas card LeAnne! The penguin is adorable with his gingham heart and his blue eyes! Thanks for playing along with our second challenge at Color Hues.

Bonnie said...

Cute penguin and a perfect way to use these colors!

Heidi Baks said...

How adorable is this penguin?! He could be a little stuffed animal (my daughter's favorite!). Thanks for sharing on Sunday Stamps this week.

Heather said...

Wow, adorable penguin! Love all the stitching, and what fun colors! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love a stitched shape so am a big fan of those stitched layers and that cute little stitched penguin is so sweet! Love the colour combo too - so fresh! This was a great theme this week!

Lisa Elton said...

Your little penguin with his polka dot tummy is adorable! This is a sweet card!

Julie B said...

I love it when you can combine challenges like you've done, one idea pings off another, so satisfying! Love the cute penguin, he's perfect amongst all those wintry blues for our challenge at Color Hues, TFS. :)

Hannelie said...

Lovely combination of patterns LeAnne ! A beautiful way to use the challenge colors !
Thank you so much for playing along at the Color Hues Challenge !

Stef Perry said...

I see we both thought this color combo was perfect for Christmas LOL! Such an adorable penguin and I'm loving the gingham paired with the polka dots. I was so happy seeing your darling card in the SS gallery LeAnne! Thanks so much for joining us!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, this is adorable! I love that chubby little penguin and the color combo is fabulous! You know how I love polka dots, too! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps!

Annette Elliott said...

LeAnn, I only have one word to say: adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks sketch challenge. Okay- I need to say too cute also! lol