Friday, October 3, 2014

Life just gets...

This week's challenge at Outlawz Coloring Challenges is Alice in Wonderland in honor of Mad Hatter Day on October 6th!

This October Karleigh Sue Digis is sponsoring the challenge. The owner and artist, Cheri, is offering our lucky winner a $10 GC to her Etsy shop as the prize.

You should definitely enter this challenge. All you need to do is color an open line image with any colorant you choose! You should also visit my Outlawz Coloring Challenge Teamies' blogs for inspiration! Carla, Dawn, Penny, and Laine  are seriously talented!

Did you know about Mad Hatter Day? I didn't. So I googled it to find out more information. Here's what I found.
"Mad Hatter Day is a great day to be silly and celebrate silliness.

The Mad Hatter is a fictional cartoon character depicted in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The Mad Hatter is always acting silly. So, on Mad Hatter Day, it is only fair and fitting to act a little silly yourself.  
Despite being a silly day, the selection of the date was actually quite logical. The Mad Hatter wears a top hat. On the front of the hat is a slip of paper with "10/6" written on it. The paper is believed to be an order to make the hat, and that it costs ten shillings sixpence.

Grab yourself a top hat, and have a a very silly Mad Hatter's Day!" - Holiday Insights
Here's my card using SCACD's fabulous digi The Hatter.

Isn't The Hatter fantastic? I love that he's very Alice in Wonderland but also very Steampunk. You know I love Steampunk!
The Hatter was resized in PhotoElements,  printed out onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer, and colored with Copic markers.

I love sketches because then I don't have to think. These days, that's a good thing! The design is based on Papertake Weekly's Sketch #64. The patterned paper is a hoarded card sized scrap of a sheet from Graphic 45's retired Halloween in Wonderland collection. A piece of purple/black Core'dinations cardstock took a ride through my Big Kick inside my Cuttlebug Clockworks Embossing folder. When it came out, it was sanded to reveal the purple core. The strip along the top is actually Washi tape over black cardstock with a Dymo sentiment that says "life just gets".

Here's the sketch so you can see how I did.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:


  1. Fabulous and fun Kathi. Lovin' this weeks challenge theme.

  2. Way cool, Kathi! Really love the colors you chose for this, the cool embossing, the DP, your coloring, and that fab addition of Dymo! Poifect! ;^)
    Have a superb weekend!
    Hugs, Penny

  3. An awesome Steampunk card with fab colours, textures and layers! LOVE the word banner on top and the hatter's hat!

    Thank you for joining in our challenge at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  4. Fabulous steampunk card, love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at PYG Challenges :)

  5. Very nice card and very well coloured. I like it much.
    Dear Greetings