Friday, January 3, 2014

The Outlawz Alcohol Markers Something New Challenge/Abby's Birthday Card

Yes, I am back. With another card, this time for the Something New Challenge at The Outlawz Alcohol Markers group. There are some darling cards for you to see on our page, so be sure to stop by. Hope you can join us this week, too! Remember, you must use your alcohol markers, and all skill levels are encouraged to participate.

We have a new sponsor this month: Mitzi Sato-Wiuff of AuroraWings. Her images are just fantastic! Love them! And a randomly-selected participant will win a $10 gift card to her Etsy store. Be sure to go and check out her images!

I chose AuroraWings Steampunk Girl w/Doll for my card this week. I think this is such a beautiful image, and I couldn't wait to color it. I must admit it took me a while to fill in all the details, but it was really fun to color. And I was in the mood for a Steampunk card. Voila!

Guess I'd better fill in some deets. I printed the image on MICBC and colored with my Copics and one Twin Touch Brush Marker:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: Y21, YR23, YR24, YR27
Doll: E000, E00, E21
Eyes: Y21, Y23
Goggles: W2, W4, W6, Y21, YR23, YR24, E08
Hat/Dresses: BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18
Feathers/Lace/Petticoats: TTBR109, Y32, Y23
Ribbon/Flower: E02, E08, E19

Then I added a bit of Wink of Stella Brush Gold to her earring and the hat gears. My DP is from Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Patterns & Solids, and is paired with Stampin' Up CS. 

I finished the card with a Wild Orchid Craft stickpin, a metal gear charm, some feathers, a pearl spray, Stampin' Up Vanilla flower trim, and some fun Cheery Lynn die cuts:

Cheery Lynn Gear Mesh Border Steampunk
Cheery Lynn Hearts & Gears Steampunk
Cheery Lynn Owls with Gears Steampunk
Cheery Lynn Gears

I used the hearts and owls dies for the first time, and my image was also new. So that is what I chose to meet the challenge. I combined the challenge with a birthday card for my niece, Abby--her birthday is on the 13th, which is a lucky number for her. Happy Birthday, Abs!

Cheery Lynn is giving out one ebosser die cut machine to a random winner, so I am entering that contest here:

Do check out the wonderful creations by Carla, Dawn, and Linda--my talented teammates! And please get your markers out and join us! 

Have a wonderful weekend! And I hope 2014 is your best year evah!


  1. Gorgeous card Penny, your colouring is amazing and I love all your wonderful detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. fab card!!!! love the steampunk look

  3. You did a gorgeous job on coloring her. It is so beautiful. Love the dies, all the great embellishments and your talent for great design.

  4. This is stunning, Penny! Love all the diecuts you used! Your coloring is exquisite! Really turned out gorgeous!

  5. You weren't kidding when you said details, and you did a beautiful job on them too. I love the colours and the steampunk theme works perfect with it. Those dies are awesome, good luck ! FYI... we are having more bizarre weather events, ever heard of ice quakes???? Talk about the most bizarre phenomenon to hit this part of the world... google City of Toronto ice quakes to add to your trivia knowledge :)S

  6. What a sweet card. Those die cuts are amazing and I love that you added feathers.

  7. Well done you for tackling this very detailed image!! Awesome job on the colouring and I love all the fancy fretwork, filigree and frou-frou :)

  8. What a fun steampunk styled card and I love the mix of dies you've used here! Thanks so much for joining in the New Year Celebration with us over at Cheery Lynn Designs! All the best in 2014 to you and yours!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous Penny. There is a beautiful element of drama in your colouring and a great steampunk feel as well.
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  10. Good morning sweetie this is stunning, hugs Pops x

  11. Beautiful card, Penny! Love how her turquoise outfit pops off the neutral background. Very striking!

  12. Penny, Gorgeous card and love how your image turned out with those beautiful colors and all those awesome dies and the extra touches. Are you going to try and do something special for this year? For this year I'm going to try and work ahead for my challenges so I'm not always last minute and cleaning OUT my craft room of thing I have not used in years and not to make room for new stuff. Also starting NOW keeping up with comments, I'm so tired of falling behind.
    Hugs from Wisconsin, Patricia

  13. Stunning card Penny, I love all the details :o)

  14. This is just beautiful and I love all the gears! Well done!

  15. Wow wow wow!!!! Fabulous Penny! Love all the beautiful dies!
    And ofcourse the image and your fabulous coloring :-)
    Good luck on the challenge!!

  16. Fab card! I love the teal and the wooden embellishments

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

    Have a scrumptious day!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  17. Oh Penny the way you did it it's amazing!I love the blue in it x x

  18. I love the way you used a unique design for this card Penny! And those diecuts - you were working those Cheery Lynn diecuts! Beautiful! Hugs to you!

  19. Great card- loving the dies you used- looks cool the way you offset them. Love the sprig of pearls as well. Pretty feathers too.

  20. you have some really cool die cuts! I don't if more jealous of them or your coffee machine.
    ah, the die cuts.


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