Friday, January 31, 2014

The Outlawz Alcohol Markers Anything Goes/Christmas Twist Challenge

And a good day to you, wherever and whenever you are! I am having lunch today with my sisters, Barbara and Merrilyn, so I expect to have a very good day. We are eating at Nordstrom Scottsdale Fashion Square. This will be a new one for me, but their menu looks really enticing. I imagine I'll be eating something delicious for lunch. For dinner, who knows? It's Friday, so just about anything can happen.

I am expecting to have a busy weekend--getting ready for our Super Bowl party and then having it. We decided on a chicken pasta salad, plus chips and dip for our portion. And, of course, there will be wines. Reds and whites. And coffee, for sure. Have to make those yummy cappuccinos, you know. If not for someone else, certainly for me! Sounds like we are going to have an interesting assortment of potluck. 

Today's challenge got me to make another card for Christmas 2014. I think I need to step it up a bit. One card a month is not going to cut it--but at least I am managing that much. I chose another fun AuroraWings image for my card, Christmas Owl. The artist, Mitzi Sato-Wiuff, is our January sponsor and is giving a $10 GC to a lucky, randomly-selected participant. Her images are fun to color as well as beautiful.

I printed my image on MICBC and then colored it with my Copics:

Owl: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Beak/Feet: E33, E34, E35
Hat: R01, R27, R29, R59, W00, W0, W1
Mistletoe: E82, E94, E99, R01, R27, R29, R59

I added Frantage, both Shabby White and Aged Ivory, to the background. Then I Zutterized the image and my DP, which came from the Bazzill Basics Believe collection. I paired the papers with Stampin' Up CS. I finished the card with a Prima Junkyard Finding Vintage Trinket, some pearl string, a bit of mini lights, an owl charm, a Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket, lace, some WOC spiral stems, and a Cheery Lynn Pinwheel Doily die cut. (I had tried several renditions of this card; for some reason I couldn't find a design I liked. Nearly drove myself crazy. OK, OK, crazier. Lighten up, People.)

I am getting a bit exasperated with my camera. I have to monkey around so much in Photoshop with the pictures I take. I am not sure what I am going to do about that yet. But something has got to give.

I hope you check out the always varied and fabulous creations by Carla, Dawn, and Linda. And then join in the fun. You can color anything this week--with any brand of alcohol markers. See you at The Outlawz

Stay tuned for my second post today.  


  1. This is gorgeous Penny. I love the image, amazing colouring and beautiful embellishments.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Fabulous Christmas card, Penny! Awesome coloring of the owl and beautiful details! Love this! Enjoy your SB party!

  3. I love this Christmas Owl and your coloring on him is awesome. I wish I had it (coloring) mastered like you do.

  4. This looks so great Penny! That owl is kinda funky and fun and your colouring is awesome. I also love those boingy springy things :)

  5. Wonderful coloring on your owl Penny. Your cards are always exciting to see. Have a great weekend and enjoy your party.

  6. Fantastic colouring on this gorgeous image. I love your design and fun embellishments. Have a wonderful party!

  7. Fabulous card, the ribbon and lace are brilliant!

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a Great day!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts


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