Friday, April 25, 2014

The Outlawz Alcohol Markers Anything Goes/Christmas Twist Challenge

I am still in a bit of shock over Linda Palmer's death. It is unreal to me that she won't be there to comment on everyone's creations, to offer encouraging words, and to send such love across the net. I will miss her terribly.

Forgive me if I am very brief. I am having trouble concentrating on crafting at the moment.

Our challenge this week is Anything Goes with an optional Christmas twist. I did not choose to do the twist this week. Instead I have colored my Make It Crafty Chantelle at the Races image from our sponsor for April. One randomly-selected participant this month will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to Make It Crafty. There is also a special bonus prize this month: if you use a Make It Crafty image for your creation, you will be entered into a second drawing for another $10 GC.

I printed my image on X-Press It BC and colored it with my Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: YR00, YR14, YR18, E08, E18
Hat Trim/Dress: G40, G43, G46, TTG43
Shoes/Bow/Hat/Feathers: B01, B52
Flowers: YR61, YR65, YR02

My DP comes from the Basic Grey Out of Print collection. It was Zutterized and paired with Stampin' Up CS. I used Stampin' Up ink and a flourish stamp from the SU Tiny Tags collection for the border around my image. I added a bit of lace from my stash and some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. I finished my card by going overboard adding die cuts using the following dies:

 Memory Box Caserta Bloom
Memory Bella Bouquet
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish

Today was my dad's birthday. He passed at age 61, which was 38 years ago. Hard to believe the time has flown that quickly.

Hope you find time to check out the beautiful creations by my teammates, Carla, Dawn, and Kathi. And please color up an image for your creation and join our Anything Goes challenge. Just be sure to use any brand of alcohol markers in your coloring.

I'll be back with another post in a bit.


  1. I am deeply saddened to hear about Linda. It sounds like she was such a lovely lady and will be missed so much by everyone.
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the pretty image and your colouring is outstanding.
    Take care Penny, sending you big hugs, Sue xx

  2. Penny, your card is stunning. Love those die cut flowers. It is sad about Linda, and I'm sorry for your loss. Sending BIG hugs your way!!

  3. waouh!!!!! this is an amazing project!
    fab design, fab idea, fab coloring

  4. OH NOOOOOO!!!! I had no idea and was wondering why I haven't seen any posts from our sweet Linda. This is terrible news. I suddenly feel ill. Thank you for letting us know. Your card is a master piece xxx
    Very sad Hugs
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  5. Fabulous card, I love the green and orange colour combo

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

    Have a lovely day.


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  6. I know just what you mean, it seems so very odd to be posting and commenting without our teamie. I always looked forward to reading her comments on my cards as they were always so very complimentary.

  7. Your card is -WOW! So sorry you are having a blue day- I do not think I met Linda in Blog land- so sorry for your loss and hope your memories of your Dad bring smiles to your face!

  8. OMG Penny, this card is way over the top!! Your coloring is just stunning, mean it, and I love the flowers, WOW!!

  9. The design of this card is jaw-droppingly fabulous. Wonderful coloring and an amazing use of die-cuts. You need to go out for one of the die-cut manufacturer teams.


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Hugs, Penny