Friday, March 21, 2014

The Outlawz Alcohol Markers Color Inspiration Challenge/Gary's Bday Card

Hello to you all on this lovely Friday. Well, it is lovely in Arizona today; not so sure how the weather is where you are. If you are still having winter, I hope you have an end to that ASAP.

Gary's birthday was yesterday. But since I am writing this yesterday, (neat trick, huh?), I do not know how our dinner has turned out. We went to Roy's in Chandler, for a lovely meal, I am sure. Are you as confused as I am? Good. I don't want to be alone in my delirium.

Gary turned a ripe old 66. OMG. I am still a spring chicken at 64. Two years younger than he is. For a few months anyway. And he always hates that I tell him that after his birthday. That he is two years older. I rub it in. And he says, no, it is only 3 months. Hah! It is two years in my mind. (Remember, I am still delirious.)

Since I last posted we went to the Scottsdale Art Fair to meet our football buddies, Andy and Amy. Only I decided, (again, in my delirium), that we had agreed to meet at 10:00 on Sunday in Fountain Hills. Ahem. Oddly enough, there was an art fair in Fountain Hills, as well as Scottsdale, on Sunday. So we texted Amy when we arrived, and she said they were on the west side and would come and meet us. As she had the entry tickets. Yeah, well, half an hour later, after she tried all the entrances into her art fair, we realized we were in two different cities. And the invitation she issued had specifically said Scottsdale. To be fair, we met them at the Fountain Hills event last year, so I guess my brain decided that's where we were going again. Though how I read Scottsdale as Fountain Hills is still a mystery to me.

So...we arrived at the Scottsdale Art Fair at 11:00, only one hour late. Good grief. We had a good, though shortened, time together walking about and checking out all the fantastic creations, (and prices), in the booths. I fell in love with a coffee table, which was only $5000. Yeah, well, I didn't get it. And I also loved an artistic fountain, for only $3000. No, I didn't get that either. It was fun looking at what the other half can afford. Maybe in my next lifetime. Certainly not in this one.

Then I was supposed to meet my sister, Merrilyn, today for lunch. However, I forgot about my 10:00 dental appointment. So, we will do lunch next week. But, I am wondering if you can see the theme here, which is: "Penny, Losing Her Grip on Reality". Sigh...

There were three birthdays in my family this week. Kay, my niece's mom, on Monday. My sister, Barbara, on Tuesday. And Gary yesterday. I have another one coming up next Tuesday--my brother, Larry. So I have one card to show on this post, and another to show you on another post today. Lucky you.

Without further ado, our sponsor this month is Elisabeth Bell. She has such sweet images. And our randomly-selected participant will win two digis.

And here are the two darling images you could win:

This week's challenge is a color inspiration. Really beautiful colors, too, IMHO.

I chose LaLa Land Crafts Ukulele Luka for my image this week. Since we are going back to Hawaii later this year, I thought Gary would appreciate the reminder. And he did. So there is that. I printed Luka on X-Press It CS and colored him with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Eyes: B32, B34
Hair: C2, C3, C4, C5
Hair Lei: R81, R83, R85, R89
Shirt: R81, R83
Ukulele: R83, R85, C0, C1, C2
Pants/Bead Lei: YG61, YG63, YG67

Gary shaves his head. But, if he had hair, it would be grey like I colored Luka's.  

I added a greeting using Cheery Lynn "Happy" and "Birthday" dies. Then I dotted the "i" with a Stampin' Up Basic Jewel. And there you have a CAS card. Which I will be doing more of, since they are a bit faster, and I have to save some time this next couple of weeks. 

Do check out the wonderful creations by my talented teammates: Carla, Dawn, Linda, and Kathi. It is fun working with such great gals! We would all love to see what you come up with, too. Just use our color challenge and your alcohol markers--any brand--on an image for your creation. 

I will be back with my other post shortly. 


  1. Belated Birthday wishes to Gary, I hope he had a fabulous day.
    Your card is gorgeous Penny, such a sweet image, wonderful colouring and a fabulous CAS design.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. fantastic one layer card, i admire !!!

  3. This is a fabulous card. I love your coloring and colors on Luka and love your CAS design. Great job as always Penny. Your work is always beautiful.

  4. What a little cutie. Great job with a very unique image.

  5. Another beautifully coloured card and perfectly CAS! You're really getting into the whole CAS groove thang :) It sounds as if you have a lot going on IRL so maybe CAS is the best option for now - keeps my mind free of clutter, up to a point anyway!

  6. Oh wow Penny this is a gorgeous CAS design. Congrats with hubby's birthday, its the same with us, only that there is a four year difference for a short while between our birthdays and of course I am also the much younger one. Its heading towards early autumn here in Johannesburg with certain trees starting to drop leaves. I love the winter and cant wait.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  7. I don't know what happened to my very witty comment on this one but you can tell that we are sisters...I had a few days like yours and I forgot and double booked and then didn't get to go to Red Hats!!!! I'm never sure if I have a real grip on things or not, mostly not I fear. Will you take care of me in my dotage? The card is great and love the coloring, so tropical!

  8. The color palette is perfect for a Hawaiian themed card. I guess you're getting ready for your big trip. Of which I'm jealous. But at least I can take comfort in the fact that "Penny's losing her grip on reality". Cold comfort. Very cold comfort.

    The card is fabulous. Cute image, beautifully colored, and I do love the CAS style, which you do really well.


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