Outlawz Challenges - June 1st


The Tuesday Color Challenge this week is sponsored by Eureka.  I was on their DT quite a while ago so fortunately I have lots of images to choose from.  The challenge this week is Black and White and one color from the picture below.  I chose red.  Also the twist is polka dots. I used black enamel dots for the polka dots.


The next challenge is the Progressive Freebie Challenge.  The image this month is from The Paper Shelter.  This is an Anything Goes challenge as long as you use the image.  The image provided included black and white and pre-colored images.  Also provided is a background.  I used the black and white image and colored it with Copic markers.  


Night Hunter

 This is another image by Mariola Budek called Night Hunter.  This was a real challenge for me.  I still see many things I want to change.  I had decided to leave it alone, but I may go back and fix a few things.  I put my usual streaks in her hair, but they don't show up in the photo.  I may go back and draw them in with a darker pencil. I still haven't learned how to do backgrounds.  I am going to watch some You Tube videos and try to figure it out.  

Time to get busy on cards.  I have two DT projects due on Tuesday and I haven't started them yet.  I better get moving!

Thank you for your Service


The sponsor for The Festive Friday Challenge at The Outlawz is Jan's Digi Stamps.  I decided on the category Anything Goes.  I had purchased this paper at The Hobby Lobby and was waiting to find an image to use with it.  This image fit the bill perfectly.  I colored the image with Copic markers and pencils.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes

Spring Blosson

 This image is Spring Blossom by Mariola Budek.  It is available on Etsy.  I colored her with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.  I also did a little experimenting and added baby's breath to her wreath with a white paint pen.  I watched a You Tube video on how to color sheer clothing with Copics.  It helped a lot.  I see I didn't finish coloring her clothing on the left.  It will take about two minutes to color, but I definitely don't feel like dragging the camera out again.  Another tip I learned on a new Facebook group I joined is to photo copy your image and do experimenting on the copy (baby's breath.)  That way if It doesn't turn out right you haven't ruined your original.  Another tip was to use an eraser (with pencil) to add highlights.  It works well!



I colored this image by Mariola Budek with Copic markers and pencils.  When I was just about done I asked my husband what color I should color her corset, or whatever you call it.  He said tan.  I asked him if he was kidding and he said a light tan.  I asked him  if he meant ivory and he said yes.  The more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of tan.  I decided to go for it and I love the color choice.  It doesn't compete with her hair which I wanted to be the main focus.  Thank you dear, for not knowing your color names.  


I took this picture with a bright light on the left side.  It makes the left look more pale than the right.  It is not.

Monochrome Purple


This Outlawz Challenge, Tuesday Color, is being sponsored by Bugaboo.  The theme for this challenge is purple monochrome.  


Florida Christmas


It's time again for Festive Friday's Challenge at The Outlawz.  I chose the category Christmas.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Jan's Digi Stamps.  I chose this seashell Christmas tree to make a card for my cousin that lives in Florida.I colored the shells with a bronze pencil.  I used bronze metallic cardstock from Stampin' Up.  The paper is also from them.  I wanted to add a ribbon, but of course, there is no bronze ribbon that I know of.  I took some gold ribbon and colored it with an E7 Copic marker.  Voila, I now have bronze ribbon.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes

Julia Spiri Drawing


This lovely drawing, Amelia, is by Julia Spiri.  I colored it with Caran 'D Ache and Polychromos pencils.  I am not happy with the skin colors available in the Caran 'D Ache.  Most have a very yellow undertone.  I colored over the skin tones with Polychromos Flesh and liked it better.  I just bought all the new Caran skin tones.  I should have saved my money.  I got this image for free from Julia's Patreon club.  So many beautiful images are available.

Birthday Bear


It's time for a new Monday Sentiments Challenge at The Outlawz.  I chose this adorable pre-colored image from The Paper Shelter.  The papers are from Stampin' Up as is the seam binding.  The fabulous die is from Spellbinders.  The sentiment was done with Spellbinder's Glimmer System.


Please excuse the poor photography on this one.  I photographed it before I went to Michigan, but didn't put it on the computer.  I didn't realize how bad the images were until after I had given the card to someone.  Too late now to correct the photography.  This was the only one that was somewhat salvageable.  This is for the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. The focal image had to begin with the letter "C" and below is a photo of the challenge colors.


The image is by Bugaboo.  I colored it with Copic markers.

Mama Mia


For the month of May the free image for The Outlawz Freebie Progressive Challenge is from Dr. Digi.  The image reminds me of me...ha ha.  It looks like me when I'm making a large number of pizzas. I don't do that too often now, usually just one or two at a time.  When my kids were growing up I usually made four pizzas a week.  Now I'm teaching my grandsons  how to make their own pizzas. You should see the condition of my kitchen when they are done.  There are more pizza ingredients on the floor than on the pizzas, but it's so much fun!

Funny story from the past.  One time, about twenty five years ago, I was making pizzas and my husband noticed a strange lemon smell coming from the oven.  It turned out that I had accidentally sprayed the pizza pan with lemon Pledge instead of cooking spray.  I had been using the pledge earlier in the day and left the can on the kitchen counter.  Boy, did that ever make the pizza stick.  I had to chip the pizza crust off the pan.  Needless to say, I had to make the pizzas all over again.  At least my kids got a good laugh out of it.  That was a dinner they will never forget.  Every once in a while when I am making pizza for them now they ask me if I'm using Pledge.

I colored this image with Copic markers.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes  

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes


Jolly Snowmen

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