Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Global Warming

Just had a fabulous few days away in London where it was the hottest weekend of the year so far (30-32 degrees), unlike home where it was 19 degrees and raining heavily.  For once, we were in the right place!

The challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is:

CFC66:  Create a project featuring something you might see in or at the ocean

The challenge for ColourQ #151 is:

And the challenge at Less is More is to incorporate:


This can be in any form, but, as subtle or as bold as you like!
The cool dude is All Night Media 328D Penguin Holiday stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and coloured with Tombows.
Torn paper used to mask beach and sea using Tumbled Glass and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks which, although they are the right colours, have turned out quite paler because of the sponging.
Enjoy Life from Darkroom Door DDRS036 stamped in Memento London Fog.

Just a few quick photos from the weekend jaunt:

Stray dog seen in Covent Garden.  I love original street theatre!

Foot tunnel across the Thames, Royal Borough of Greenwich.  It took about 8 minutes to walk through, to get to this view:

The blue behind the Queen's House is the Olympic Equestrian venue.


  1. Definitely a cool dude!! Love the penquin and his Hawaiian shirt! Great job on both challenges.

  2. What a cute bowling shirt! Thank you for joining us this week at the colourQ!

  3. Fab card Shirley - such a cool penguin. Great photos too; thanks for sharing.

    Karen x

  4. Hi there, your card really made me smile, what a cool character, great job!! xxx

  5. p.s what a brilliant shot of the stray dog:0) and of Greenwich LOL xxx

  6. Love the image and that shading is just stunning! Great shots of London/Greenwich, too, brought back fun memories of when I lived there (almost 20 years ago!)

  7. Shirley - I love the way you incorporated all these challenges to create this cool card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  8. Thanks for sharing the photos, Shirley! Your card is adorable and BTW your card idea and my card idea are very similar - aren't you scared about that, LOL!!

  9. What a cute image and fun theme! I love the shading behind the penguin to suggest the horizon. Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  10. Cute card, Shirley, love your background! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ this week.

  11. A terrific card Shirley
    Mr penguin is certainly a handsome chappie!
    Thanks very much

  12. Love your humourous nod to global warming, I think he looks rather fetching in his Hawaii shirt!!!
    Great CAS design :0)
    So glad you shared your creativity with us this week at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  13. Many apologies for the tardiness of my visit this week, a cruise to Norway intervened somewhat!
    Thanks for your lovely submission.
    "Less is More"

  14. Hola Shirley, thank you for your comment, is nice to see you, this penguin is fantastic, so funny, perfect for summertime:D.
    I have been in London too for my holidays, well, my husband is working there, beautiful days, i love London and his weather:D, Spain is melted we are in orange alert for heat wave, horrible, 36oC every day:C.
    Great photos, thank you for share.
    Hugs from the melted island

  15. Hi Shirley,

    what a gorgeous and funny card with this penguin!



  16. Nice to meet you Shirley. Love your cards, especially that kraft with retro circles. This tunnel would likely freak me out. Just imagining all that water above me and only my little feet to get me outta there! Hope London post-Olympia was great.

  17. So cute!! That little penguin is adorable!!

  18. So adorable, and I love street theater, too! :) So glad you joined us at ColourQ this week:)