Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Outlawz Sketch

For those of you who braved yesterday's post, I want to congratulate you on your fortitude. For the post was long, too long for most of you, I'm sure. And yet, I have to add something that I did fail to mention about my person on Monday.

My person took herself to the dental hygienist at 1:00 p.m. Never mind about that. That part is not important. The important part is: at 2:00 p.m. the hygienist painted a fluoride treatment on my teeth, which could not be brushed away for four hours. That part is important because:

1. I had intended to brush my teeth after 6:00 p.m., but Donovan's episode happened before I had the chance, and 
2. I went out to all those places with scuzzy-looking teeth, since the whitish fluoride crap was still on them, and
3. I had to try to remember not to let people see my teeth, so they didn't get grossed out and
4. I am sure I didn't remember not to let people see my teeth, so they probably did get grossed out. They probably thought my teeth were mossy from never brushing them.
5. And this doesn't relate to my teeth at all, but I was covered in dog vomit, my make-up was streaked from crying so much, and I looked like hell. 
6. Which brings me to the fact that I actually went to a wine bar that night, looking like something a cat dragged out of the sewer. Do you believe it? I don't--and I was there!
7. And the emergency clinic vet made me do it. When Gary suggested that we go to the wine bar, (while we waited for Donovan to come out of the anesthesia), and I distinctly said No, because look at me, I'm such a mess, I'm covered in dog vomit, the vet said, Oh, go ahead, it's dark in that bar, and no one will see you anyway. (Sorry, somebody just typed another sentence with a million commas in it. Again, who does that?) So I blame the vet for me scaring so many pretty young people at Postino's in downtown Gilbert Monday night, especially our waitress. Deepest apologies to you all.

Alrighty then, onward and upward. (We can only hope.)

Today's card is a take on The Outlawz Sketch challenge as a GD. (I wonder if Sandi is regretting her invitation yet?) I decided to use the Dutch Canary image I got as a freebie from the Het Canary Blog Challenge. Krista of Saturated Canary designed this image. If you agreed to post a card to this blog challenge, you could receive this darling image free. So, of course, I agreed. And then almost forgot I needed to make a card with it. Thank goodness I remembered in time! The sketch for this week is: 

I turned the sketch on its side and came up with the brilliant (?) idea to use the image twice for the two taller arrows. What was I thinking? Dunno, 'cuz I made lots more work for myself. I thought that I could use my sentiment from Create with TLC for the third arrow. The rest of the design came from "somewhere out there". (OK, what movie was that song from?) 

I chose my color palette from my DP, which was a piece from the Bo Bunny Forever Fall collection, which I paired with Stampin' Up CS. I printed my images on Make it Colour blending card and my sentiment on SU CS. Below the sentiment I stamped a bird from the SU Bliss set and added some Queen & Company pearls. My corners were rounded with my Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper. There are several die cuts on this card, (I know, I am shocked, too), made from the following: Memory Box/Poppy Stamps Wildflower Patch die, Memory Box tree and branch dies, Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco B die, Magnolia Doohickey fence die, MFT grass die, Spellbinders Labels 10 die.
I accented the images with a white gel pen, coated their eyes with Glossy Accents, (they said it stung a little bit--my bad), and added a touch of Stickles to their hair bands. All this was done after coloring them with my Copics. Are you ready for this list?  R01, R02, R05, R20, W00, W0, BG10, BG45, BG49, BV00, YG61, YG63, YG67, Y21, Y23, Y26, YR14, YR16, YR18, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27, E000, E00, E11, E21, E25, E27, E29, E35.

I am also entering this card into the Saturated Canary Dotty Challenge at the very last second. I figured, oh why not, I can't dance.

I hope you will try this sketch and join us at The Outlawz Sketch Challenge this week. We'd all love to see what you create!  


  1. Gosh Penny, what a time you have had. I am pleased I read today's post before yesterdays as I knew that in the end Donovan was ok. I can't believe he managed to try and swallow that chew stick. Does he think he is really the size of a horse!!! Very funny about your teeth.
    Today's card by the way is fabulous. Love the image and the colours are gorgeous. Your sentiment fits the perfectly. Hope today has less trauma in it for you. Take care.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  2. Oh sweetie, what an adventurous episode. I'll give you a big HUG from me! Feel better, it will work out somehow.

    The card is super cute, I love your take on the sketch. So cool.

  3. Penny what a time you had ..hope everything is well now.

  4. oh my penny I bet you are worn out with that kinda day!!
    I think this card is just awesome! i love that you have 2 of them on there too!!!
    thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

  5. Penny, I'm sorry you've had such a rough time with your teeth and the dog. I know how the vet bills can add up since we have four cats. Your card is just adorable. I love your coloring and the SCENE! I can't believe all the detail you put into your cards they must take you hours!!! I'm not that patient.

  6. Oh, my, Penny! I missed yesterday's post so off to see what happened! Before that, wanted to say how fabulous your card is! Love the rich colors you used and the cute image! Wonderful coloring!

  7. Penny, you are such a hoot. I always start off thinking, "Sheesh. I don't have time to read this." and then I do, and I'm glad I did. You should be a comedian, girlfriend.

    Beautiful card and I have no idea how you got that design out of that sketch. I would have been totally confused.

    I hope Donovan is well.

    The movie is, "An American Tail". It is about an immigrant family coming to America, but the family are mice. The lead character, Fifal, gets lost and the family spends most of the movie trying to find him while he has numerous dangerous adventures. He and his sister do a duet on the song, "Somewhere Out There" in their squeaky mouse voices. It's really cute and a good movie even if it is a cartoon.

    Blessing hugs,

  8. I hope Donovan is well or at least much better.
    I love your beautiful card, why do I never see those freebie things? Anyway, your coloring is as always gorgeous and your design is beautiful. You make such lovely cards.

  9. Wow, amazing version of that sketch - you really do like to give yourself a hard time when crafting, dont' you? So much work in this and such a great end result :)

  10. Great take on the sketch, beautifully colored and fabulous design. Thanks for your visit and leaving the sweet luv. Hugs

  11. Oh what a deference a day makes. So happy today has you in better spirits, and I hope Donovan is doing a lot better! I don't know how you do it, go through such a terrible day yesterday and come up with the most gorgeous card ever. Those little dutch girls are a beauty. Your coloring is always superb. Lots of Hugs

  12. Just a note, Thanks for your visit and leaving the sweet luv. Hugs

  13. Oh this card is by far the best "Het" CARD I've seen!
    It leaves mine a mile behind, sob.
    Your post made me chuckle because I thought things like that only happened to me. lol.

    Chris x

  14. Wonderful card. I love how you interpreted the sketch!

    Those Dutch girls are so cute and beautifully colored. I love all the die cuts and other great details.

    I'm soooo glad that Donovan is recuperating and that you're not much worse off, except for the new worry lines, gray hair, and vet bills. At least your sanity and sense of humor are intact.

  15. This card is fabulous! Your coloring and embellishments are a-mazzzzzzz-ing!

    You know, I was wondering if you had had an extra top in your car when you said yesterday you had gone to eat....tooooo funny....real life is always crazier than fiction (-;

  16. Wow Penny, you had a rough day!!
    But despite of that, you describe it always so funny, it really makes me laugh!!
    it's a pleasure to read the posts!
    Your card is gorgeous, by the way :)
    Thanks for commenting my blog!
    Hugs, sandra

  17. Such an adorable card Penny. You did a beautiful job on it. I love that you have mirrored the two images.

  18. OMG Penny this card is stunning... Your coloring is fantastic. Great job on your take of the sketch. Love all the colors and the shades of fall. Your sentiment is perfect. I'm real happy to hear everyone is still doing fine after the adventure of yesterday.
    Hugs, Patricia

  19. Aww, what a darling card! Great idea to turn the sketch and use it that way. And great job creating the overall scene, too.

    (And yes, I'm having a hard time believing you went to a wine bar with vomit on you. Or vomit residue. Anyway. Who are you, and what have you done with my mother?)

  20. Hi Penny,
    this card is absolute fantastic!! I love your wonderful die cuts and
    your amazing coloration!!!
    Big hug,

  21. Just a note. Thanks so much for your warm and loving comments. More importantly, for visiting my blog. Hugs.

  22. This is an adorable scene, Penny. Great take on the sketch. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog. Really appreciated! Have a great week!


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