Saturday, 28 November 2015

Is it Nearly Christmas Yet? by Donna Gray

Hello everyone, 

Donna here today with a Christmas card featuring those adorable grumpy penguins….the little penguin looks like he’s been at the sherry again!!

What To Do: 

Take a sheet of Strathmore mixed media paper and gesso the whole lot, dry thoroughly. 

Next, take your chosen three colours of Gelatos and randomly apply over the page, smearing a bit with your fingers to blend in. I’ve found that without gesso, Gelatos do not blend as well. 

Place a Crafters Workshop stencil over the page and with a moist baby wipe start to remove some of the Gelato colours through the stencil to give a faux bleach effect, once again dry thoroughly.

Stamp your penguins and the little Santa hat on thick card with black memento ink and lightly colour with some Spectrum Noir pencils the beaks and bellies, blend with the blending solution and paper stumps for the best effect.

Using the Tim Holtz stencil Christmas stencil, trace through the words Merry Christmas with a black pen onto the background. 

Final step is to adhere your penguins to the front of the page, mount onto black card and then white cardstock. Add a little touch of blingy stickles to the little worse for wear penguin and there you have a very Merry Christmas card ;)

Supplies Used: 


Katzelkraft Stamp - Les Pingouins Grumpy - KTZ145

Tim Holtz Stencil

Hope you like it

Donna x


  1. Cool! LOve those penguins. Aren't they great! Lx

  2. Just fabulous those penquins! xxx

  3. I just love these grumpy penguins and the rainbow background is fab!
    Alison x

  4. Fabulous grumpy Christmas card, gotta love the little guy.
    Amanda x

  5. This is just gorgeous Donna. A fab background and I see what you mean about the tiny penguin as he does look a bit hungover :D
    Fliss xx

  6. I just love this, well I love those penguins but even more love what you have done with them fab

  7. Love these grumpy penguins on the fabulous Geloto background! xxx

  8. Heheheheh - they all three look like it's the day AFTER Christmas Donna!!!! What a fabulous background and adorable card! j.


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