Monday, April 4, 2011

Mexico Phil

     No lie.  That's what this digi is called.  I don't think I've ever met a Mexican Phil, but I guess it's possible.
     Anyway, this card is your chuckle of the day.  Not because of Phil, but because of my coloring.  I really, REALLY love my Copics, but I have no artistic training so I'm a learn as I go kinda gal and I've got a LOT to learn and a long way to go.  Well, I got to play along in one of the challenges a while back at Make It Colorful and really enjoyed it.  However, I've been too chicken to play with any of the other challenges--WAY out of my league skill wise.  My buddy Dana has been tearin' up the Top Three spots over there and if you've visited her blog you know why.
     This weeks challenge was to use bright colors.  That seemed pretty easy, but I decided to do a little experimenting thanks to Annika.  She did this fantastic background for her image on her DT example for the challenge and I decided to try my hand at creating one for Phil.  The saguaro and the two prickly pear cactuses were found on the internet.  They are actually kids coloring page images.  I resized them and arranged them on the background and drew the rest of it in by hand.  Don't chuckle too hard now.  It was my first attempt after all. {grin}  It was fun just to play and enjoy coloring.
     Guess I'll enter it into the challenge at MIC and give them a chuckle of the day too.


Papers:  Bazzill, The paper Studio, Copic Express-it Blending card
Stamp:  Imag-e-nations "Mexico Phil"
           skin  E00, E13
           mustache N5, N9
           clothing E51, E53, E57, Y17, Y21R24, R27, R29, YR61, YR65,
                       YR68, G05, G29
           sky B00
           mountains BV20, BV23, BV25
           cactus G05, G29, Y08, R22, RV14
           ground E43, E47, E57
Tools:  sewing machine
Miscellaneous:  Michaels rhinestones, burlap


Unknown said...

Oh dear girl, Phil is absolutely brilliant!!!! I have him hidden away somewhere in my laptop, too, but didn't have the chance to work with him yet. Love love your card, it's hilarious! That background is stunning and your coloring awesome! Hugs, Ira

~ Jo ~ said...

This card is just so stinkin cute!!!! You did an awesome job with Mexican Phil! It definitely screams fun!

Nancy said...

LOL!! Mexico Phil just asked me if I want to buy a burrito and I said, "no, thank you!" haha
I love him!! What a fantastic and fun card Tracy! This one makes me happy for all kinds of silly reasons! Thanks very much! :o)

Unknown said...

I just loooooove this... I think you nailed this challene.. Cause you colored Phil here just perfect.. Thanks for making me smile this morning.

Hugs, Linda

Kristina said...

I think you did an excellent job!! Very cute :0)

Crafteezee said...

Hi Tracy, now you see you tried something and look what you have achieved. Those mountains are fantastic! So I think you should play every week, by challenging yourself you'll be amazed at what you will learn and achieve. Never think you can't play along. You rocked it. Thanks for playing this week with make it colourful, hugs Tracy x

Dana said...

Tracy (^^^ that Tracy) said it perfectly!! You did an amazing job!! I love your sky, your mountains and the ground with the little pebbles on top of how adorable Mexican Phil is!! It is really fantastic and you should be VERY proud!! I know I am very proud of you!!
Dana x

CraftySil said...

LOVE IT! Tracy you did a fantastic job with all those bright colors....I really love this card. Not only is the image so funny and cute, your scenery is awesome!

Maria said...

Wow Tracy! This is so beautifully coloured and I love how you added the mesh in behind the DP. I got a giggle out of the main image and that background is coloured oh wow just wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at Make-it-Colourful. Hugs, Maria

Annika said...

Tracy it's AMAZING!! I feel so proud for inspiring you because you have totally outdone me!
You should play at MIC far more often - oh, and HUGE thanks for participating this week!

Suzanne C said...

This is so fun! Love the image and i think your coloring is wonderful!

Craftdee said...

Absolutely nothing wrong with this colouring! I love the image - I just found Just Inklined and bought about fifteen, stopping at that was the hard bit! The way you've coloured Phil is the ideal style for these fun images, do participate in more challenges; not so we can laugh AT you but with you :-) Dee