Friday, May 23, 2014

The Outlawz Alcohol Markers 1, 2, 3 Challenge

Hey, it's another Friday, right? And I am here again with a card for The Outlawz new challenge, which calls for 1 image colored with alcohol markers, 2 patterned papers, and 3 embellishments. This should make for a fun challenge, and I hope you colorists out there join us this week!!!

I have been remiss about commenting on blogs for the past two weeks. But I have a very good excuse. I was on vacation with Gary in Kaua'i. We left on Monday, the 5th and returned on the Wednesday, the 21st. (After another over-night flight, which just takes it all out of me since I cannot sleep sitting up on a plane.) I am amazed I got my card done yesterday; of course, I didn't photograph it until today, so I am a bit late in that department, for which I sincerely apologize.

I will do some blogging about our trip, which included some fabulous food and drinks, and a wonderful anniversary dinner on the 9th. Our 44th, which I think I mentioned in a previous post. However, all that will have to wait until another post.

Today I want to mention that this month's sponsor, Ditzie Digi Design, is giving away 3 digis for first prize, 2 digis for second prize, and 1 digi for third prize. All prizes will be randomly-selected from our May participants. So be sure to get your images colored and cards created this week! We look forward to seeing your creations each and every week. We ask that you use any brand of alcohol markers for your coloring, and we encourage every skill level to enter.

I chose DDD How Do for my image this week. She's fun to color, but a bit complex, and I certainly didn't leave myself enough time to get her ready for today. Again, my apologies...

My steampunk image was printed on X-Press It BC and then colored with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E30, YR31, YR21
Glasses/Wings/Sleeve: W00, W0, W1
Hat/Outfit: BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Trim/Straps: YR23, YR27, E19
Metallics: YR30, YR31, YR21
Hearts: YR04, YR07, YR09
Spica Gold accents

I added two Cheery Lynn Gears die cuts and a bow of Stampin' Up ribbon for my embellishments. My DP is from the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells collection; it was Zutterized and paired with SU cardstock. My Create with TLC sentiment was mounted using MFT Fishtail Flags Stax die cuts. And that's it for this week. 

Please check out the fabulous creations by my talented teammates: Carla, Dawn, and Kathi! We would really love to have you play along with us this week! The more, the merrier! Looking forward to seeing what you create!

I promise to get to your blogs to comment ASAP. Hope you have a great weekend! (We are going to Binkley's tonight for Arizona Restaurant Week. What a great way to come back from vacation, huh?) 


  1. Wow! This is absolutely fabulous, Penny! Your coloring is masterful! I haven't even attempted any of these images! Bravo, girl! Glad you had a great trip! Can't wait to hear about it! Oh, and you really must post this in the Ditzie Digi Designs FB group! The will flip! Have a great weekend!

  2. Wow! - Penny - love that teal color on her outfit and hat - so gorgeous. Have a great weekend!

  3. Penny, your card is gorgeous. Love your coloring. Glad you had a wonderful vacation. Now you are back to reality. Have a great weekend.

  4. LOL, this card and it's sentiment made me smile!!
    It's beautiful Penny!
    Fabulous image, I think I need to do some shopping :-D

  5. WOW! Your colouring looks amazing Penny. I love the papers and fabulous detailing.
    Glad you had a good holiday.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. LOL!! Great sentiment for that particular image! Penny, this card is absolutely fabulous! I love the gorgeous colours you used...and your colouring is incredible!
    I'm so happy to hear you've been quiet for a good reason! I'm sure you had a fantastic time and look forward to hearing more...especially about the food! lol :o)

  7. Your coloring is fantastic and so are the papers you used. Great bow too. I'm glad you had a good vacation
    blessing hugs, Teresa

  8. so gorgeous, hope you had a great time

  9. Hi sweetie, this is stunning, hugs Pops x

  10. Brilliant card, I love that muted shade of blue and the steampunk style!

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

    Have a fab day.


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  11. Oh WOW Penny your card is stunningly coloured, you are so talented. What an awesome inspirational achievement, huge congrats on your and Gary's 44 years of dedication to each other. Your annevarsary honeymoon trip sounds exciting.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  12. Fantastic card Penny, I love the colours :o)
    Belated congratulations on your anniversary & I look forward to the photos.


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