Friday, July 18, 2014

Color Challenge!

Outlawz Alcohol Markers Challenges is now Outlawz Friday's Coloring Challenges. You can use alcohol markers, other markers, colored pencils, and any other coloring medium. The only requirement is that you color an open line image!

July's sponsor for the Outlawz Friday's Coloring Challenges is All Dressed Up. The prize is two digis of the winner's choice! There are some great digis, so be sure to check it out her shop, then play along with this week's challenge for a chance to win this prize!

Our challenge this week is a color challenge with a palette from Design Seeds

Here's the palette: 

Here's my project using the Tranquility set by Chocolate Baroque.

The female Buddha and the stone plinth from this set were stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. I wanted the female Buddha to look like a jade statue. I hope I succeeded! I think next time I'll fussy-cut it and add some form of crackle medium to make it look crackly.

The plinths were fussy-cut. Clear glassine (from the Post Office) was used to back the lantern part. An old water-drop punch was used to die-cut white vellum, which was colored with a yellow Copic marker. 

Believe it or not, the colors (blues, green, and reds) really do match the print-out of this palette. The plinths photographed very purplish. The photo was taken around noon, so I don't understand why the color is so far off. Perhaps it's the photographer.

I used the Cabinet Card Alterations die to die-cut grayish-white cardstock, then the die-cut took a ride through my Big Kick inside a Spellbinders Brick embossing folder. I used a Prismacolor pencil and a Prismacolor Colorless Blender marker to add the mortar. Of course, the freakin' pencil's lead broke several times, which was irritating. 

The Buddha scene was framed with the die-cut, embossed, colored cardstock and mounted onto a gray card. A teensy dragonfly punch from G Studios (found at AC Moore) was used to punch white cardstock. The dragonfly punchies were colored with Copic markers and Iridescent Medium by Winsor Newton was painted over them to make them sparkly. They were added to the scene to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Another techie, crafty masterpiece! I always feel like such a cheat when I read how much work you put into your fab creations! It does look like jade to me - a very expensive stautue indeed :)

  2. Love your take on the color palette, Kathi! I really love the Buddha! Such a peaceful card...
    Those dragonflies are just darling, and they are soooo tiny! I wouldn't have been able to see them to glue them down, lol!
    Great design & coloring--love the cool lanterns! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Another stunning work of art! I swear you are my most creative friend ever, I read thru your instructions and am just amazed how much work goes into your cards.