Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sweet Pea Stamps Progressive FB Challenge for June/Carol's Birthday Card

I know, I know. I just wrote a very lonnnnnng post yesterday. And I am back today. Whaaaaat? So sorry, but I promise to keep this one short and sweet.

I entered the Sweet Pea Progressive FB Challenge for the month of June with my card from here. Why? I don't know, as I never seem to enter challenges anymore. So this is a wee bit weird for me. Anyway, I received the free image for entering, which is to be posted for the second half of the challenge. Now, for a typical Penny story.

I got the image on my tablet from Sweet Pea. And it's a cutie: Karen Middleton's Mushroom Fairie. And I could not, for the life of me, figure out how to get it to download to my computer so I could print it. Chalk it up to being technologically inept. But I wanted to honor the fact that I received the image and would use it. So I bought it from Sweet Pea Stamps, snicker on me, and colored it up. And the rest, as they say, is history.

She was printed on X-Press It BC, and colored with my Copics:

Skin: YR0000, YR000, YR00, YR01
Hair: YR14, YR18, E08, E18
Mushroom: BG93, BG96, BG99
Wings: BG70, BG10, BG11
Stockings: BG70, BG10, BG11, R81, R83, R85, C0
Flower/Dress: R81, R83, R85, R89, C0

I have to say I don't generally find green mushrooms. Probably, in fact, have never seen one. But I wanted to match my DP from the Carta Bella Wildflower collection, so green it is. Oh, I paired my DP with Stampin' Up CS and used die cuts made with a Whimsy Corner die and a Memory Box Macarena Corner die. I also added Stampin' Up Candy Dots to the image panel. Voila! Fini! And to think I have Carol's birthday card done two months in advance. Scary!

Will leave the link for the challenge here. You are free to enter the second part of the challenge by purchasing the image from Sweet Pea Stamps--like I did, only you didn't have to enter the first part of the challenge, snort...

Have a great rest of the week. Be back on Friday for The Outlawz Friday Coloring Challenge, doncha know...


  1. Beautiful card, Penny! The green mushroom is wonderful...why not? Love the color combination and the pretty papers! :o)

  2. Nothing wrong with a green mushroom....probably a super-food :) -fabulous colouring of this cute image Penny, your papers are a perfect match and the design is lovely. Having to buy the image when you already received it sounds like something I would do ....being technologically challenged can be a right pain!!!!! I blame it on my age.....

  3. This is gorgeous Penny, such a pretty image and coloured perfectly to match those beautiful papers.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. I love your green mushroom :D Great card and fabulous coloring!!
    Love the die cuts and papers too!

  5. Stunning sweetie and I love that you have gone for a different coloured mushroom thats being very creative, gorgeous card as always hugs Pops x

  6. She is fabulous Penny and well worth the effort of buying the image. Stunning color and detail.

  7. as I said in our facebook group this is one fabulous card, awesome colours used.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  8. Penny this is stunning colouring and of course the green mushroom is so unique and funky.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  9. Beautifully colored and your green mushroom looks marvelous.Perhaps it is one of those mushrooms that makes people see things like.... well.... fairies?
    Hugs & smiles,

  10. Love your Irish mushroom : ) Your coloring , as always, is just beautiful! The DP you matched it to is also just lovely!

  11. oh she's just as cute as can be! I love those papers, too! :)


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