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!


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


Little K Smith said...

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

Lisa Jane said...

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

Mina said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Hugs, Linda

PetraB said...

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

iReneM said...

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

Ann Whitfield said...

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

Jóna said...

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

frazzled2day said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Pami said...

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

DesignerDiva said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Vicki Romaine said...

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.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

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

Sue said...

Wow, lots of different elements and techniques in one card, and a super cute image to pun intended.....Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.


Regan said...

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

Annika said...

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!
not that great but definitely messy! lol