Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Sketch #65 Challenge Reminder/Larry's Birthday Card

OK, I am back with my second, (and last), post today. This is a reminder to use our Sketch #65 for your design this week. And to show you what I did with it. Here is the sketch:

The prize this fortnight will be a "secret stash of crafting goodies". It is so secret that I have no idea what it is. But I am sure you will enjoy being the randomly-selected winner! 

I chose another LaLa Land Crafts image, Pirate Luka, for my brother's birthday card.

And, for those of you who saw my other post today, you will be relieved to know that I am still in a state of delirium. Case in point: I like to color my images on top of a pad of Stampin' Up grid paper. I write down everything I use in making the card on this sheet of grid paper. Then I use it to type up my blog post. OK, so I did my other post for today. And proceeded to tear up the grid sheet and toss it in my kitchen garbage can. Then I started this post and realized I had torn up the grid sheet for this post, not the one for the post I had finished. Brilliant. I had to go "dumpster-diving", (well, kitchen-garbage diving), to retrieve the pieces for this card. Fun. Not. Another sigh...

Alright, if I can read my pieced-together, icky sheet, I printed my image on X-Press It CS and colored it with my Copic and Twin Touch Brush markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Hat/Boots: W5, W7, W9
Cuffs/Collar/Map: W0, W1, W2
Jacket/Pants: TTBR101, TTBR104
Bird/Bag: YG21, YG23, YG25

Luka's buttons were colored with Wink of Stella Brush Gold. My designer papers are from the 7 Gypsies Global and Bo Bunny C'est La Vie collections. My CS is from DCWV. I used a Sizzix Buttons #5 die and a Stampin' Up Apothecary Art sentiment. And that does it for Larry's birthday card. He used to have hook-billed birds, so I thought he might get a kick out of this image.

Well, I hope you join us in this challenge. And think kind thoughts of me as I lose what little I have left of my mind. Please and thank you.

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Hi Penny,
    Oh, this little pirate is sooo cute!! You colored him so fantastic!! I love your beautiful card!!
    Wish you a nice weekend!!

  2. Gorgeous card Penny. I love the cute image, wonderful colouring and fabulous papers too.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Wowsers, fabulous coloring of this sweet image Penny! Hope you have a great weekend.

  4. fab boy card !!!! love the papers and your fab coloring

  5. Penny, this is SO darling! Larry will really like it and I do too!!

  6. Darling card. I love what you did with this sketch and your gorgeous coloring. Beautiful papers and design. Love your little pirate.

  7. Hey sweetie, I love this image such a great male one, your colours are stunning and i love the buttons :0) have a great weekend hugs Pops x x x

  8. OMGoodness! That little pirate just couldn't be cuter. Your coloring is fabulous. I had to blow this one up to get a closer look at all the fabulous pattern and texture on this design. Super gorgeous, Penny.

  9. Hey, Thanks for the wonderful thoughts. Your darling pirate is as cute as can be. Sorry I have not been around. Austin is beautiful this time of year 85 today. I think I'm helping, was able to give them some good ideas that I think will help Georgianna, this is so hard on her and for Bill also, they were so use to going where ever they wanted. Bill was able to fine a Van that will work for Georgianna so that is a plus. So I'm going to be here for a little bet. I do have to say the weather is so much nicer 85 today. I'm not commenting much but they both are sleeping now so thought I would get a little commenting done. Though if I copied and pasted this on some of my friends they wont think I forgot them.
    Hugs, Pat

  10. Wow Penny, your colouring is just awesome on this, such great shading!! Cute little card all round and I'm glad to see you rescued your list :)

  11. Such a delightful creation. Love the earthy tones and interesting background. Lol, its like me who puts the clothes washing in the dustbin instead of the laundry basket.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  12. Another fabulous card Penny!! marvellous coloring and I love the buttons and papers!!

  13. Stunning colouring!

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

    Hope you have a fab day!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  14. Ooooh. Seriously cool patterned papers and layering. I also love how you colored that really cute image.


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