Friday, May 11, 2012

Outlawz Challenge

Hi everyone and yay for Friday! We had a cool front move in a couple of days ago and the weather has been so beautiful! I wouldn't hate summer so much if our weather could stay like this. The whole weekend looks to be great weather wise too.

As you know I'm the guest designer at Outlawz Copic/Promarker challenge for the whole month of May, and this week's challenge has the theme of Gardening. I went to one of my all time favorite Squigglefly images Gardener by Chesney Young for this challenge!  (I've used this image for several cards.  You can see one HERE and there are two HERE.)


Isn't this a fabulous image? So funny and so fun to color too! I used Copic markers for the image and chalk on the sky and grass.  I stamped grass sprigs over the chalk.  See the texture pattern on the jeans?  I did that by soaking a piece of an old pair of blue jeans with Copic blending solution and then pressed it over the colored jeans.  This is a fun and cool way to get a pattern on your colored project!

The sentiment was computer generated.  I was torn between this one and "Old gardeners never die, they just slowly spade away"!  LOL!   I hope you will come over to the Outlawz and join in our challenge too!

13 comments:

Linda said...

Oh so funny and wonderful coloring.

Linda Palmer said...

Holly, it is great to have you as a guest designer this month. I love your card and love your papers and wonderful image. Great job!

Becky said...

haha, this is cute.great coloring.

Jo said...

Love this Holly. I busted out laughing when I saw that image.

Beebeebabs said...

LOL love it!!!

Dixieglitzie said...

love this card holly...thanks for the copics tip:)
i'm still not in my craft room
yet:(
but i WILL get there!!!
so happy to hear that riley is all better. enjoy the cool weather:)

Tammy said...

Absolutely positively a wonderful card! I'm with you, such a fun image and I love the texture on the jeans!

Darlene Lyons said...

Too funny Holly! Love your card! we are so fortunate to have you ad GD this month!

Charlene Mitchell said...

So glad someone mentioned that you were GD this week! Since I don't colour with copics I wouldn't have known! (and I'm playing catch-up with commenting everywhere!) LOVE, love, love how you did the texture on the jeans - that is so cool! You did an awesome job colouring this, the sentiment is perfect and it's a fabulous card! Congrats again - you so deserve it!! Hugs, Charlene

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the guest designer position. Note: Please don't take the position of the gardener above.

You are CLEVER with the jeans! I love it! Some day I will figure out a way to do that without Copics - when I get time...

Love your card and your mind, oh, and that sexy accent!! Ha Ha!

Brat

Scrappin Sista said...

Holly!!! I love this image, and your card is wonderful!! I just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Mothers Day! I hope you enjoy your day!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

it's buTT not buD!!! LOL

fabulous as always.

hugs :)

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

LOL Holly I was scrolling through your cards and happen to stop on this one and my 3 year old made the funny face. All she could say was eww mommy. Lol thanks for making me laugh to nite. AJ~ Awesome card!