... and I'm not even mad about it!" J.A. Ebersole - Artic Pals circa 2018
Hi my friends! Just wanted you all to know that I'm still kicking - thanks to all of you for your visits, even though my cards have been limited lately. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm having an even worse case of the Winter Blues than usual. What better time than this to do a little tidying up in my craft room, right?
As I was changing out my calendar, I stumbled across a particularly incredible photo and thought "this would make the coolest card - how can I recreate it?" Well. Like this:
Julie's artic pals did the trick, and a bit of water coloring - rudimentary at best.
THIS guy, says it all!
Have a really cool day!
Oh what? Rudimentary?
This is awesome.
I LOVE how you've captured the snow and the movement of those penguins,
and also managed to inject some fun in there.
I agree, many are going through a down time right now...January blues, political blues, Covid blues, you name it! But this fun little creation certainly cheered me up! I love it! Hang in there kid, I am praying for everyone!
For California we are having a "real cool day" so this card fits in nicely. I think you've underestimated your watercoloing...rudimentary isn't the right word...you've capture the Southern Arctic vibe perfectly. Watching those penguins diving into the sea makes my belly shiver. Nice going, girl...great card.
I always hate January, it is a real struggle at the best of times and of course we are far from the beast of times at the moment. Your card is a brilliant re creation of that calendar picture and your watercolouring is pretty impressive if you ask me xx
Hard to feel the cool when it's hottin up here.... I hear you about the winter blues, they aren't my friend either and that's why we now live in the subtropics lol. Sending some big warm hugs your way my friend x
This marvelous card is sure to lift the spirits of everyone who sees it! Love the smile this gave me. Thinking of you and sending a gigantic HUG.
wonderful card, love all those little penguins jumping in the sea. Love it :)
A delightful shivery scene! I love that crew of penguins! You are spot on with your penguin parade! I however will not be diving into the icy water! I have been diving into books by the fire to keep me entertained.....and my mind off of all the craziness......
Absolutely incredible!! I love it!!
Super card mf....love all the details, amazing.
You are not alone mf. We are back in lockdown again but I'm working trying to think of the future and getting back to a more normal life. Sending hugs and hope that you find your crafting mojo again....your cards are always amazing.
This is fabulous in every way and in NO way is it rudimentary. I hope your Winter Blahs/Blues get chased away soon. I hear you though. Hugs! Back to the card, always in awe of what your creative brain can conjure up. Thanks for sharing!! Big crafty hugs!
Thank you for the wonderful picker-upper! We needed it.
Thank you for the wonderful picker-upper! We needed it.
Love your card...reminds me of the movie about life of penguins. I hope making this cheered you up. I am, just seeing this card.
I have missed you! You are a wizard at interpreting pictures onto a card, my friend! What fun and that last little guy looks like he's saying "what have I done?" I hope you find something to smile about today. Maybe even laugh out loud!
Well you have outdone yourself once again! Your water coloring is stupendous and captures that cold and stormy water and sky. And those penguins!!!! This is an awesome creation, Michele. I love it so much. And I got you about this winter and it's bluest blues... I've been feeling so teary lately. This card made me warm and smily even though it's a cold and stormy scene. Hugs.
No motivation here with anything Michele! Not good either. Yes, winter blues I think covers it. Or is it Covid Fatigue, I don't know but I know I have it as well. I can't believe how well you you CASed this calendar page! Your card is amazing!!!!Not rudimentary, just amazing! I love the wintery sky you mimicked, the water-it is so perfect, but then you got the movement of those penguins as well. Again, just amazing! Yep, that little guy's face says it all and is how I'm feeling as well. lol To cute, to amazing, I'm in awe! Hugs, Brenda
What a great inspirational photo and I'd say you "nailed it" perfectly with that adorable card.
Thank you Michele for sharing your really cool penguin arctic scene:-) You are so talented, my friend. Winter is noted for mood swings...all we want ia at least a bit of sunshine...even occasionally. Take care and thank you for brightening my day:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy
Michele, this is so awesome! What a terrific recreation of the calendar, it is quite stunning! Love your penguins AND that amazing look! Says it all for 2020 doesn't it?
Michele, your card fabulously portrays the fun these penguins are having on a frigid day.
I'm hear to offer you a hug for your winter blues. Thanks for telling us how you're feeling, I think many of us are in this place. Covid fatigue nails it.
You are one clever crafter Michele...full of talent and ingenuity x. Fabulous take on the calendar photo and those adorable penguins sure look like they are having fun x. This is really special Michele x. Sending hugs x.
Oh my gosh, this is absolutely BRILLIANT!!! What a great way to kick the blues...I'm so impressed! Love these adorable penguins, too ~ Thanks for making me smile, my friend...I needed that :)
I’m so sorry to hear that you are having the Winter Blues, Michele… I remember you mentioned it in one of your blog posts last winter too, and I feel for you.
You did an amazing job of recreating the calendar photo! Love the icy colors of the sky and the ocean! Adding dimension by popping up a penguin and inserting a head in the ocean is so clever! The penguin in the top left corner makes me smile. :-)
Such a witty card - I love it, Jo x
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