Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SCACD Digi Day and Ed's Birthday Card

No, it is not Friday! I am actually posting on a Wednesday! And there is a very good reason for it:

Today the sweet Friends of SCACD group and the SCACD DT are showcasing Fall images, even some with a twist.
If you want to see all the peeps presenting their inspirations today, not to mention a shot at some yummy blog candy, and Susana's offering a sweet FREE digi image thru 10-5, head to the SCACD Store Blog for details: 

Susana graciously gave me SCACD The Hatter, by Carmen Medlin, to work with this week. I love this image. Fun, quirky, and crazy to color. Which I did, with my Copics, after printing it on X-Press It BC:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: T2, T4, T6
Hat: T0, T1, T4, T6, T8, T10, E53, E55, E57, BG72, BG75, BG78
Goggles: E53, E55, E57, BG72, BG75, BG78
Jacket: BG72, BG75, BG78
Shirt collar/Ascot: T0, T1, T2

I must confess that I went out of my mind with my E50's. They are too gunky to work with anymore, even after cleaning and refilling. So I ordered new ones online, and altered the coloring a bit--I substituted other colors for areas that I had planned to make golden brown. Oh well...stuff happens, right? 

I added a bit of Pearl Pen to the image after Zutterizing it. I also Zutterized my DP, from the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells collection. I paired that with Stampin' Up CS, which I also used to make several die cuts from the following dies:

LaLa Land Crafts Steampunk Corner
LaLa Land Crafts Wings
Cheery Lynn Gears
Cheery Lynn Steampunk Pocket Watch
Whimsy Ticket

My sentiment is from the Whimsy Ticket Notes set. And I believe that about does it. I chose this image for a good friend of ours, Ed, whose birthday is on the 17th. Wild that I have it done so far ahead of time, hey? 

Anyway, I do hope you check out all the fabulous creations by the SCACD Friends and DT! And be sure to look at the new digi images on the website. There are so many fun ones to choose from!

Here's hoping you have a wonderful Wednesday and start to the new month! 


  1. Fantastic, Penny! Love your take on the Hatter, he's one of my favourite digis so far.

  2. Fabulous card Penny, such a great image and stunning colouring.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. This is totally Fab!!! Love how the background and the image work so well together <3

  4. Love all the layers and interesting die cuts in the background, they work perfectly with the image. Great coloring and design.

  5. Totally love! He is really cool and I love your colouring, the combo is fab. x

  6. Awesome card Penny, Of course your coloring is fabulous, but there is so much to see on this card!!
    All those beautiful dies!!! Stunning!

  7. so fab, love the original combo and fab coloring

  8. This is awesome. steampunk is my fav design.

  9. oh my! absolutely amazing! The pearl pen in the background is a fantastic addition!! FANTASTIC!

  10. An intelligent, well thought out design, Penny. I love all the detail in the background, your beautiful coloring job and the metallic dots. A1!
    Blessing hugs,

  11. This is really beautiful Penny! I love all the gadgets and layers in the background, just perfect for him.

  12. Penny, your card is incredible. Love your coloring.

  13. You have made Mad Hatter look absolutely fabulous!! Awesome Penny
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  14. Oh my! He is just fantastic. Love the colors you used. They work perfectly on this fab piece.

  15. Fabulous image and detail Penny. Your work is stunning.

  16. Penny you are a true artist, your colouring is amaze balls. A gorgeous design too. You know I am your biggest fan right!
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  17. I love this digi and love what you did with it!

    Amazing coloring of a very intricate image and fantastic design and embellishment choices!


Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate the kind comments more than I can say! :^)
Hugs, Penny