Friday, April 17, 2015

Color and/or Photo Challenge

This week's challenge at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is a color challenge, using a palette from Design SeedsMy Outlawz Coloring Challenge teammates, Carla, Penny, Laine, and I challenge you to use create a project for this challenge. You can use any color medium you like, just as long as you color! 

Our April sponsor at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is Sweet Pea Stamps, who is offering our lucky winner four digis of his/her choice from the Sweet Pea Digi Stamp Store.  Play along with us using the palette below for your chance to win!

Here's the color palette or the photo inspiration.

Fuschia Fairy was resized in PhotoElements, printed out onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer, then colored with Copic markers. Chalk pencil was used to add shading to her face and blush to her cheeks.

When I was done coloring, the image panel took a ride through my Big Kick to be die-cut with one of the dies from the Card Creators A2 die set (Spellbinders). While it was still in the die, I airbrushed the background with C0, C01, and C02 Copic markers over a torn piece of scrap cardstock. I'd spray along the torn edge, move it over or down, and spray again. This was repeated until I had a cloudy grey sky behind the Fuschia Fairy. Silver Spica glitter pen was used to add some glittery dots for Fuschia Fairy's flight path.

The patterned papers are from scraps of hoarded 12x12 patterned paper from the Origins collection (Basic Grey). I was lucky to have big enough scraps that I was able to use the Card Creator die, the Scalloped Border die (Lifestyle Crafts), and the Scalloped Corner die (Spellbinders). All edges of the patterned paper were sponged with Gathered Twigs Distress ink. The card was finished with a gingham ribbon and bow.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges: In the Middle 
Crafty Cardmaker Challenges: Wings
Deep Ocean Challenges: Things with Wings 
Crafting With An Attitude Challenges: Fantasy
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: Make Your Own Background


  1. She is fabulous Kathi. A wonderful use of the color palette.

  2. Such a gorgeous card, Kathi! Love that pretty image, your coloring, design, die cuts, and beautiful papers! Really great take on our color challenge! :^)
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Gorgeous coloring! I love how you framed the images! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Make Your Own Background” Challenge!

  4. A beautiful card. Your fairy is stunning and the cloudy background you have created with the Airbrush is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

  5. Hello, A lovely project. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this Month. Crafting With An Attitude Good luck. We would love to see you again for our next challenge.
    Chrissy (Challenge Blog Owner)

    Be Crafty and Craft Challenge Blog (Blog Owner)
    Simply Papercraft ( Blog Owner)