Friday, January 18, 2013

vernissage: noun

a private showing or preview of an art exhibition

"Vernissage" has its roots in the old practice of setting aside a day before an exhibition's opening for artists to varnish and put finishing touches to their paintings—a tradition that reportedly dates to at least 1809, when it was instituted by England's Royal Academy of Arts. (One famous member of the Academy, Joseph Mallord William Turner, was notorious for making major changes to his paintings on this day.) English speakers originally referred to this day of finishing touches simply as "varnishing day," but sometime around 1912 we also began using the French term "vernissage" (literally, "varnishing"). Today, however, you are more likely to encounter vino than varnish at a vernissage, which is often a gala event marking the opening of an exhibition."
entering my card in :
Die Cuttin Divas - Challenge #98 Penguins
OK, so I adore this little penguin ♥
I added some dangly hearts just because he looks so full of love, and I always enjoy creating some movement to my creations. I simply took heart stickers and placed them back to back after adding a single thread of floss between them. Knotted the ends together, tied a bow separately and glued them to the banner.

Did you know that penguins mate for life?
Cricut Craft Room - Animal Antics ( cut beak out twice, once in black, then in orange )
Little Yellow Bicycle - Fresh Verse Stickers ( sentiment, snipped at ends to create a banner )
Hallmark Cards - heart stickers ( Walmart )
Ranger - Stickles, Star Dust, Orange Peel, and Black Diamond
and Glossy Accents ( on beak and feet )
DMC - floss
Aleene's Tacky Glue


Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, I just love the words you show each day and especially today as I have never heard that word before! Love your penguin and he looks mighty fine with his little dangley hearts and I really like the 'pleased with himself' look on his face. Hugs, Anne x

Roudi said...

Aww look at this cute little penguin! Penguins have to be one of my favorite animals. They're so adorable and so is your card. ♥


Mary Pat Siehl said...

soooo cute! i love penguins

Francesca said...

Lovely little peugo. What a difference 2 days make, we have had approx 5 inches of snow this morning, the southern part of the uk seemsto have ground to a halt. Love Francesca

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

Adorable penguin card!

Is your photography class over? My photo group kind of went by the wayside. Could be the cold weather here....


Katie said...

Aw! He is just adorable! I love him!

Barb King said...

Very cute card, I love those funny little penquins! Crazy 4 Challenges is looking for shaped cards, it ends tonight, though.

Karen said...

super cute love the dangling hearts wonderful idea....

Pat N. said...

OMG, what an adorable penguin!! How ever did you get him to stand up? Super job, Sandee! Thanks for joining the DCD challenge to share your creation!

wwilloww said...

Have I told you how much I love penguins??? Yours is especially adorable!!!

L.B. said...

He is super super sweet. Love his banner and hanging hearts.

snappy scrappy said...

Super your penguin. Thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann :)

Gerda said...

This penquin card is so super cute!
Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!