July 18, 2011

Penguins In July!

Hi! I am the host of this week's BBTB2 Challenge. I chose the penguin with umbrella cut from the Jolly Holidays cartridge. I specified that the projects did not need to be winter or Christmas related.  I thought it would be fun to do a penguin project in July. Think cool thoughts during this summer heat! I created a 12x12 wall hanging.  I started with a base of large polka-dot paper, then a layer of raindrop and umbrella cardstock. I used a scrap of banner paper cut following the arc of the banners as the "rainbow". I cut with a blade around a few of the umbrellas and slid the rainbow banners beneath. I added a strip of cloud paper to the top. I cut the penguin from brown and light blue cardstock, embossing the brown and embellishing with a swirl clip, ribbon, eyelets and chalk. I cut the umbrella layer from pink polka-dot paper. I added letter stickers and Stickles to the umbrellas and the arcs of the banners, and blue epoxy dot "raindrops" to the background paper.  Check out the other designer's ideas at BBTB2 and chill out with our penguin challenge this week!
 
Miles of Smiles,


13 comments:

LisaB said...

This is really cute

DonnaMundinger said...

So adorable, Melissa! You've sure given that penguin personality and I love your background. Thanks for a great challenge. Sorry I did a winter theme, but I was going for double duty on some challenges. xxD

Jeri said...

What a great challenge pick for this week, Melissa. It was so fun for me to use the penguin in a summer beach scene. I love your wall hanging. What a marvelous idea. I love how you used the banner paper in your background. All the details you added really work well together.

Crayola58 said...

I loved your choice for our challenge, Melissa... I love your card....what a darling background.
Carole

alteredforhim said...

Oh how cute! I love the banner background with the glitter.

Have a great day!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So fun! Great papers!

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Sooo cute..

**Treefrog** said...

What a Fun challenge Melissa! Love all your colors and banners you used, so cheery and love that little paperclip curl!!
((Hugs)) Theresa

DIANA L. said...

Very cute card I like the idea of the blue rain drops.

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Lori1brat said...

Thanks for a GREAT challenge this week ! At first I thought ... Hmmmmm ... not ready for Christmas .... but got busy and LOVED having to think out of the box ! Your card is cute - I love the colors !!!!

Heather said...

This is just adorable! What a great idea for a challenge. I love how you turned the banner into a rainbow...so cute!

~JulieH~ said...

Thanks for a fabulous challenge this week Melissa!
Your card is so gorgeous and you've adea perfect rainbow using those wonderful papers, what a lovely wall hanging
Hugs
Juliexx

Teresa said...

This is adorable!! Can you just make all my stuff for me? You do such a wonderful job!!