Friday Fun Day at Jo's Scrap Shack

Hello and welcome to another Funday Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack, where Team A's sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  Let me give you a heads up that freebies are posted every Friday along with new releases every Tuesday. I'm new to the world of digi stamping, but so far, it's been a fun journey. I've learned something with each image I've used to date. (1)which paper my printer likes best; (2) figuring out how to resize the image to what I need, and what program will work best at doing that for me (3)digi-s are much easier to store & find on my computer.

Without further chit-chat, here's the card I created using the sketch provided for this week's Funday Friday Challenge #15.

Sketch for FFC #15

Image is Poppin Penguin - surfing.  I sized him & printed on Xpress paper, colored with copics. Added some spica pen on his board.  His shades were done with Cool grays, added just a touch of the YG000, for that surfer look. Red spica for the rim of the sunglasses. Created the sand effect by using different Earthtones, going from light to darker shades -  just using a 'dot motion'. Lastly I dotted some Clear Star gelli roll pen to get the sparkle that you see on a bright sunny beach day. Background for water & sky was just doodling some BG0000 around over the S/B circle shape.

Tried some Stampendous Ice Frantage on the water for some texture & sparkle. Dabbed a little glue and just sprinkled some of the Ice onto the glue, let it dry. I'm not really sure if this is how it's s'posed to look, but it did add some texture.

- diecuts are Spellbinder circle & scalloped circle - from snippets. S/B square from some water design DP snippet, banners were handcut from snippets.  Didn't use a glue dot to hold banners in place while I sewed, and should have. They were sliding all over the place. The trimmed to size square behind the banner piece was chosen because it reminded me of water too. (DH picked this out & it has a little 'tooth' in the feel of it.) The framing piece is from a Colorbox $5 pack of 8x8, chosen with the water theme in mind. (Bubbles?!)

- sentiment is a $1 Studio G, stamped in Memento Bahama Blue, from a snippet done with an SU oval punch, edges sponged with Bahama Blue. Used S/B Twisted Metal tag die for sentiment mat - hand drew the shape, then fussy cut.

Hope you like this one, and will check out our sponsor's digis...Also please take time to check out all the awesome inspiration from the other DT members at Jo's Scrap Shack. Check out the Challenge Rules and maybe play along with Friday Funday Challenge #15. We'd love to see what you create.

Thanks for visiting today, and also for visiting us at Friday Funday Challenge #15 at Jo's Scrap Shack . Have a wonderful day.


  1. A great card, and a beautifully coloured cool penguin! Love the layout - I might give this one a try. Lynn x

  2. Such a fun card Mary, I love all the elements you have added and the sentiment is just perfect for that 'cool' penguin! Hugs, Anne x

  3. That's a cute surfer penguin, Mary. Adorable and fun card. I like to do digital images, too. I have plenty I've never used, though. Need to work on them.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Gorgeous card Mary, I like the sweet image, the colours and the banners.
    Kevin xx

  5. Hey Miss Mary - this is a super cool card - I love the blue background paper that looks like water. Cute, cute, cute!

  6. Great take on the sketch Mary!! I love that cute penguin and I love how you colored him! Your sentiment is just perfect with this little guy! Love your "flags" too! Have a wonderful holiday weekend my friend!! Hugs!

  7. darlin card, luv the image...sweet sketch too!

    enjoy *~*

  8. Hi Mary. Such a cute penquin ... love the bright colors of his surf board and sunglasses. Great layout and design. Love the added sparkle! Loll xx

  9. Great take on the the cool dude and the "ice" look you have going on beside him! The design is perfect for this Cool Dude card...just the right touch of surfer! Fabulous colours.

  10. I'm learning to love digis too, and your take on the sketch is brilliant!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  11. Adorable colouring Mary. I love your take on the sketch - FANTASTIC