Friday, October 10, 2014

This week's challenge at Outlawz Coloring Challenges is "Gone Postal" in honor of World Postage Day on October 9th.
Here's what Wikipedia had to say about this holiday!
World Post day happens each year on October 9, remembering this date for the establishment of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland. The UPU was the start of global communications revolution, people could write to others all over the world.
This October Karleigh Sue Digis is sponsoring our challenges at Outlawz Coloring Challenges. 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!

Here's my very large card which uses SCACD's Special Delivery, a wonderful MechAnimal, who is available in both rubber and digital formats.

Special Delivery was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah cardstock that had been die-cut with my Alterations Postage Stamp Frame.  Special Delivery was colored with Copic markers to match the patterned paper I had chosen, which believe it or not, dates from 2006 and was made by Foofala. I found several sheets of this 12x12 paper and others from this collection in my stash. Yes. I used to buy several sheets at a time of papers I liked, then didn't use. *sigh* I'm over that now. Or at least mostly over buying 12x12 patterned paper. However, I have a huge stash of out-of-date patterned papers that I will eventually use or that's what I tell myself. Cry me the River Denial.

Special Delivery's eyes, beak, and talons were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen to add glossy dimension and shine. When I was done coloring him, I edged the Postage Frame die-cut with Gathered Twigs Distress ink, using a Mini Ink Blending Tool. The round shape of these made it really easy to get the indentations inked.

Leather-look paper by FiberMark, who left the papercrafting market bereft, was die-cut using a Die-Namics die and an old QuicKutz die. The "airmail" and postmark are from the Elements Remnant Rubs sheet and were applied the luggage tag's insert.

That's it for me today. Thank you for visiting!


  1. What a fabulous creation Kathi. Wonderful colour and detail.

  2. Great card, love your colouring of the bird.

  3. Oh, I so love your birdie! Love all Steampunk, doncha know!!! Love the coloring, the stamp die cut, the fab paper, and the oh-so-cool luggage tag!! Great interpretation of our challenge! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Hope you and your chemist have a great weekend!