Birdie Brown - Penguins in Paradise.
I started by stamping the penguin and the tree onto some Copic marker paper. I colored them in with Copics, then carefully cut them out with scissors, leaving a small white border.
For the center panel, I die-cut a piece of white cardstock to a 3x4" rectangle with rounded corners (I used a die to make this process faster). While I had my Bigshot out, I also cut a stitched rectangle from a subtle blue patterned paper.
Then I grabbed some masking paper, my distress inks and blending tool. I started blending color with Wild Honey for the sandy beach, going in from the sides and the top. I like Wild Honey in particular because it's a rich yellow with a touch of orange - which makes for great contrast with the sky and sea. For the sea, I used Peacock Feathers and for the Sky, I used Broken China.
I adhered the patterned paper with my regular adhesive and added the center panel with foam squares. I then added the palm tree, the penguin and a sentiment from the stamp set.
Lastly, I put a few enamel dots in the upper left corner to balance out the image.
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