Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Penguin Tutorial

Several of my blog readers have asked me if I will tell them how I made my little penguin friend so here is a picture tutorial (it's the first one I've ever done so I hope it's not too long and that you can understand it!).

To make a penguin you need the following SU punches: 1/2" circle, 1"circle, 1 3/8" circle, oval and boho blossoms.
Punch a 1/2" circle in white, 1" circle in black, 1 3\8" in black, the oval in white and orange and one of the flowers in orange.

Lay the white oval over the 1 3/8" circle and using the black circle as a guide, trim off the excess of the white oval.

Use the Barely Banana ink pad to ink the bottom edges of the white oval.

Cut the orange oval in half length ways.

Stick the white inked oval on top of the black 1 3/8" circle and then stick the half orange oval on the back as shown below.

Cut the pointed orange flower in half and then cut off an individual petal as shown below.

Layer the 1/2" white circle on top of the black 1" circle to create the head. Add the petal as a beak.

Attach the head to the body and add some eyes using a black pen.

If you wish to leave him like this then you can or you can punch a black oval to make some wings.

Cut the black oval in half length ways then cut one of the halves in half again as shown below.

Attach each wing to the back of the penguin. I found it best to put the glue on the back of the penguin then roughly position the wing, then turn him over and adjust from the front.

You should have one finished penguin!
He looks great on cards and bookmarks or maybe as a topper for a Christmas gift or goodie bag for a Christmas fair.
I hope you have fun making him!
Sarah x
(ps. I am happy for everyone to use this tutorial but ask that if you use my design you link back to my blog and mention my name. Many thanks and enjoy!)


Sarah-Jane said...

Brilliant tutorial, very clear and makes it look easy enough even for me to try, just need some energy now! Well done :0)
Hugs S.J. xxx

Tracey said...

Your tutorial is perfect and the penquin is wow. I must try this, thank you for sharing.


Milly Moo Cards said...

This is just great- -thanks so much for doing this. Very easy to follow. Know what I will be doing this weekend!! Love Terri XXX

Sarah B said...

He is so cute, I love him. Hugs SarahB X PS: Great tutorial

Anonymous said...

Ooo fabby penguin Sarah and super tutorial!!!
Will be linking this very soon :)
Hugs, Marlene xx

juliejules said...

This is fab Sarah, great tutorial, will have a go soon, Jules x

Carol said...

Thanks so much for sharing this cutie! I just need two more punches from the list then i'm good to go :)
I'll make sure i link back....

Carol x

Karen said...

WOW what a fab tutorial !! thanks for such a clear explanation... must go buy punches now :D