Sunday, 20 August 2017

Pro-Am Showdown # 11 - Cutesy Christmas Makeover

This year, my self-imposed challenge is Pro-Am Showdown, where I take on a commercially produced card I've received (the Pro) and see if I can beat the professionals at their own game with my amateur card.

This is the card I am using as inspiration:


the professional card
So, you can see that I've kept with the monochrome look and the penguins and the general design. But I've given mine a cutesy makeover with these skating penguins from Avery Elle.  I masked and stamped the penguins, coloured them with Promarkers and then decided their scarves looked too plain, so I doodled some pattern onto them. 

You may not be able to see that the original card is covered with glitter. So my card has lots of glitter too.
glitter shot 
I'd like to enter:
Sweet Stampin  doodling 
A Gem of a Challenge  snow fun 
Dream Valley  Christmas animals 
Watercooler  masculine 
AAA Cards masking 

18 comments:

  1. Your version is so much fun Marina. Well done for doing your versions of the cards

    Love Chrissie xx

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  2. Fab sentiment and what a terrific card... Much better than the shop bought one!

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  3. Very cute makeover! I like all the glitter and the fun dancing penguins! They look so cheery for Christmas.

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  4. Your card is much much better than the store bought card. It's brilliant!

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  5. Great take on the original and you've made it your own. Great sentiment and such a fun and cute card x

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  6. What a fun and cute take on the original, Marina ... that shimmery ice rink is fabulous ... and the sentiment's brilliant! Anita :)

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  7. What a fabulous idea and I think your version is heaps more appealing. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

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  8. Great challenge card Marina. I love your cutesy version and the saying is hilarious. Great job! Thanks for joining our Masculine Anything Goes challenge at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

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  9. your pro-am challenge is a clever idea, and I love your take!

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  10. Skating penguins - what's not to love! So cute. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

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  11. Love it! Those penguins are too cute...and their doodled scarves are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Chris
    x

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  12. I think you bet the pro! Your card is so cute! Love that you kept it B&W. Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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  13. your card is adorable.. love your fabulous doodling! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin!

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  14. Such a cute card Marina. I love the idea of taking on a store bought design. Very clever!

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  15. Marina, what a cool self-imposed challenge! Undoubtedly your card is better than a commercial one! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

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  16. How fun....I actually prefer your version. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

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