Monday, April 11, 2011

Another Mexico Phil!

     You guys got such a kick out of Mexico Phil so here he is again.  I'd had that other image for quite a while and right after I posted him Just Inklined came out with another one.  This time he has his trusty mount Horhay with him.  I couldn't resist the wisecrack sentiment with that look on Horhay's face.  LOL
     This card was inspired by the Make It Colorful challenge.  The challenge was "coloring skies".  YIKES!  I was clueless, but thankfully one of my coloring heroes, Annika the Great, offered up a fabulous step-by-step tutorial.  I had to fudge a little because I didn't have the exact colors she used, but I was rather amazed at how it turned out.  Not perfect, but not to bad for a first try I think.  Here's a close up before I added the sentiment.
     I just knew I had to create a scene for Phil and Horhay so I went surfing and found a kids coloring page of a canyon scene.  It's just amazing what you can find out there!  Anyway, it didn't print out very well so I got out one of the first major crafty tool purchases I ever made, a light box, wiped off the 2 inches of dust (just kidding--it was only 1 inch--hee hee) and put it to work.  I lightly traced the parts of the image I wanted to use in pencil.  I colored it with Copics and then went back in with a Sakura Micron sepia pen and went over the lines of the drawing.  I probably should have done the sky first in case I messed it up, but I didn't and thankfully it turned out okay.
     Next came Phil and Horhay, also colored with Copics, and then I created the card base and design using some Cosmo Cricket Wanted papers.  Phil looks like a good guy to me (I could be predjudiced since my hubby's name is Phillip) so I don't think his face was plastered on any Wanted posters.  Now Horhay--hmmm....that might be a different story. {grin}
     I hope you like this Phil too.  I was tired as all get out last night, but could NOT put the markers down I was having so much fun coloring.
     I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Make It Colorful--coloring skies
Cheerful Stamp Pad--Are we there yet?
Crafty Ann's--raise a smile
Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge--photo inspiration
Paper Play--Critters galore

Happy Monday!


Supplies

Papers:  Cosmo Cricket Wanted, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic Express-it Blending card, Georgia Pacific
Stamp:  Just Inklined "Mexico Phil and Horhay"
Copics:  too many to list LOL
Tools:  light box, sewing machine, paper piercer
Miscellaneous:  Recollections brads

20 comments:

  1. Fabulous card, love the perfectly coloured image and a great layout too!
    Thanks for joining us at Fuzzy Wuzzy :)
    Kelly.x

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  2. oh this is fabulous .. i love the wild west theme , and fab colouring
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

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  3. lol hes brilliant Tracey and I love the background, its so perfectly coloured too
    Mina xxx

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  4. OMG.. This is sooo cute. It just make me smile looking at it.. Those images are adorable and you color them perfectly..

    Hugs, Linda

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  5. Absolutely brilliant and such good fun! Fantastic colouring. Thank you for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

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  6. Oh, this is excellent, Tracy, hee hee.
    Brilliant colouring and a fab design
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    x

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  7. I love this Tracy! Your sky is wonderful, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  8. Super great card Tracy, love it !!
    Hugs, Jóna

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  9. Woo Hoo!! Girl, you are off and running with those markers AND WINNING!!!!! Your other Phil won last week at MIC!!! I am so super excited for you!! Isn't Annika's tut amazing?? This Phil is another winner in my book! Oh wow.. I just can't tell you how proud I am!!
    Hugs~
    Dana

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  10. lovely card Tracy! Thanks for joining in with our 'critters galore' challenge at Paper Play this week, hope to see you again soon. Hugs, janey x

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  11. Ah Tracy I see you met our friend Phil somewhere in Mexico ;-) Your background is just fabulous and you're getting top marks for your coloring, goodness girl, it can't get any better than this!! Hugs, Ira

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  12. Hi Tracy, this is very cool! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck. Pami x

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  13. I love Mexico Phil he is so cute and I love the scene you have created too. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our stetch challlenge and good luck
    Laurie x

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  14. This is too cute! your sky turned out amazing!! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

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  15. Hi, this is super, thanks for playing along on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

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  16. This is perfect. It reminds me of the time I spent out west and in Mexico. Thanks so much for joining "Are We There Yet? at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

    I love the coloring.

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  17. This is awesome! Love the image and the layering. Thanks so much for playing our Critters Galore challenge at Paper Play. :)

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  18. Wow, lots of different elements and techniques in one card, and a super cute image to boot...no pun intended.....Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  19. Gorgeous! I just love the colors and layout of this card. The image and sentiment are so stinkin' cute! Great work!

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  20. awwww, you have warmed my heart to almost boiling temperature - it's wonderful to know that someone as talented as you finds some inspiration from my work! Your card is gorgeous, so quirky, fun and fabulous colouring work! I especially love the fact that you made up your own colour combo for the sky - that's what it's all about, watching the tutorials and adjusting them to your own needs/possibilities. Soon we'll all be hoping for tutorials from YOU!
    Hugs
    Annika
    not that great but definitely messy! lol

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