Friday, December 13, 2013

The Outlawz Alcohol Markers Color Challenge/Brynn's Birthday Card

Hey, it's Friday again: ergo, time for a new challenge at The Outlawz Alcohol Markers group. All levels are welcome and encouraged; you just need to use alcohol markers of any brand to be eligible for our challenge and prize. We have a really good one this month. Our new sponsor is Time for Tea Designs; our winner will receive 3 digis from this shop--and they are cuties, believe me! So much fun to color up!

Our challenge this week is a color challenge--otherwise known as a colour challenge. Now I cannot say that Americans spell this correctly, as we took our language from the English. So their spelling should be correct. But, here it is not. (It's so confusing, and I am so easily confused.) Suffice it to say, just follow the palette you see below. 'K? 

And before I get to my card for the week, I have to apologize to those of you whose blogs I have not commented on for days. I will catch up this weekend--promise! I have been otherwise engaged the past few days--you know, making cards, going to football games, (yay, Cardinals!), buying a new car. Yes, you heard me correctly. I got a new car for Christmas. How about that? 

It's a funny story, at least to me. Gary took my TL in Saturday to get a tire replaced, which had been punctured by a nail. (That makes three of them for this car. What's up with that?) Anyway, to make a long story short, he looked at new cars at the Acura dealer, got a quote on a trade-in, then took me to look that evening. And on Sunday morning we went back a bought a really pretty TSX. Before we went to the football game. Really? Yup, pinch me, but it's real. And that hurt--you didn't have to pinch so hard...

So, here is a photo of my new car, which I just might name Tessanne. You know, for the Jamaican gal on The Voice, (I 'heart' her voice, btw). Tessanne for TSX. Get it? No. Well, poop on you then. (Oh, sorry. I am a little giddy right now.)

Yup, there she is, in all her glory on the showroom floor. With a big red bow on her hood. Boohoo, I did not get the bow. Of course, it would have flown off the car once we got her on the freeway. So there's that.

Anyway, the moral of the story is: send your hubby to the dealer when you have a flat tire on an eight-year old car. He just might find you a new one! (Wink!)

And now to my card, which just happens to be my granddaughter's birthday card this month. Poor Brynn, born on the 20th, and forever sharing her birthday with Christmas looming. Kids with birthdays so close to Christmas always seem to get the short end of the stick, don't they? (So glad my birthday is halfway through the year! I get more toys that way. Snort.)

I needed a sketch to get me motivated for some reason. So I chose this one from Seems a Little Sketchy

I picked Time for Tea Designs Happy Birthday for my image. Another cutie, isn't she? I printed her on MICBC and colored her with the following Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: Y21, YR23, E33, E35
Dress: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Shoes: R32, R37, R39, RV06
Cake: YG21, Y04, Y06

A bit of Copic Spica Lipstick was added to her dress trim, hair bands, and frosting. 

My DP is from the Basic Grey Hello Luscious collection; it was distressed with my Zutter and paired with Stampin' Up CS. I added one SU brad and some Hero sparkle gems after added my die cuts--which were made with the following dies:

MFT Double Scallop Border
Doohickey So Wrapped Lovely Heart
Doohickey Doily Flower
Whimsy Ticket and Mini Ticket

Sentiments came from the Whimsy Treasured Moments Tickets and Celebration Mini Tickets collections. And that does it for this week's edition.

My design teammates have made some fab cards this week--do stop to check them out. Then, get out your markers and "color" up something using our palette above. We do understand that everyone is busy at this time of year, but if you have time, we'd really love to see your creations.

I'll be back with two more cards today. Yes, it is that week again! (Sorry.)


  1. Oh gorgeous! That palette is fabulous and the card seriously works it, it does help that the image is super cute. :D I think everyone is busy with Christmas stuffs so pretty busy all around.

  2. Gorgeous card Penny. I love the pretty image, beautiful colouring and fabulous detailing.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Gorgeous design, Penny. I'm really liking those design papers. Congrats on the shiny new car. Is that your craft room it is parked in? (wink)

  4. Awesome card Penny! I love this image, and those fantastic dies you have used. Great job, gorgeous colors and beautiful coloring all make a fab birthday card for your Granddaughter. Beautiful car to!

  5. Love how this birthday card turned out! Love the image and the papers especially the black and white dots! Thanks for sharing with us at Seems a Little Sketchy!

  6. Penny, your card is adorable and will be a perfect birthday card. WOW what a wonderful Christmas present. I always thought that bow on the car was just a thing for the commercials, but you did it for real. NICE choice.

  7. Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, hugs Pops x x x

  8. Nice wheels girlie! So happy to see somebody being spoiled!!!! You're a regular comedian and you can always hear me laughing when I read your blog. Thanks for that btw, and also for your well wishes. I just never seem to be able to cut myself a break, but I am still breathing and this I am thankful for.
    Your Outlawz card is adorable! I love how you coloured her and her hair looks so real. Great take on the colour challenge I always look forward to seeing what you come up with. Cheers :)S

  9. Adorable card Penny!! the image is lovely and I love that Dp.
    What I also love is your new car!!! Wowzers! awesome Christmas present!
    Enjoy your new toy :-D but don't speed, LOL

  10. Fantastic take on our sketch! Thanks for playing along at SALS!


  11. Wow, so sorry I've been away from your lovely blog for so long! Fab news about the new car - what a lovely hubby :) Such lovely colouring on this gorgeous card too!

  12. What a fantastic card!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at SALS!

    Hope to see you back again!

    Hugs, Kelly


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