Friday, January 17, 2014

The Outlawz Alcohol Markers Color Inspiration Challenge

Good Friday morning to you all. I am really excited for this weekend. We are going out to dinner to a new restaurant, and we are having our daughter and her family out to brunch on Sunday--she wants to have some coffee from the new machine! Imagine that! Well, coffee is my middle name now. Actually, cappuccino is my middle name. I can fix a good one, just don't expect latte art--it "ain't happenin'"! I need to take a class on that. My attempts so far have been miserable failures. On the other hand, they have tasted just fine. And here's a photo of my new love:

Expect a report next week on our dinner out. I do have to mention that I went to a new-to-me restaurant this week. I won an eBosser machine from Cheery Lynn--yay!--and went to pick it up with my sister, Merrilyn. On our way back, we stopped at Windsor, a really cute restaurant on Central, north of Camelback in Phoenix. She had been there before and loved it. Well, I can see why. It is a fair-sized restaurant, with a huge outdoor patio in the back. We sat inside, as I was not dressed for outdoor dining that day--didn't take a jacket. For our 70-degree weather. (Yeah, I know, I'm a wimp.)

Anyway, we both ordered their salmon plate, which was just unreal! So delicious--sumptuous grilled salmon on a bed of beluga lentils, parsnips, carrots, Brussels sprouts, and chives with a fennel pollen vinaigrette! Oh, and there was so much to eat that I couldn't quite finish all my veggies--but I did finish the salmon. I am so happy to have another place to eat a super-healthy salmon meal--just wish they were closer to me. (Oddly enough, they are very close to each other: St. Francis and Windsor. Go to either one--you'll love both!) Note: Windsor also has fabulous cappuccinos!! Yum!

I have yet to use my eBosser for die-cutting. But it does emboss nicely, and what a treat to not crank anything. I'll get lazier now, if that's at all possible. But I was certainly thrilled when I found out I won it! 'Tis good to be lucky! I won a GC to MarkerPop from CMC in the same week. Gary keeps telling me to play the lottery--but the chances are so slim with that. I prefer winning images, eBossers, etc. from the wonderful challenges we have available to us. Cool beans, huh?

Well, guess I'd best get to my card for the week. BTW, our sponsor this month is new: Mitzi Sato-Wiuff of AuroraWings. She has fabulous images! A randomly-selected participant will win a $10 GC to Mitzi's Etsy store. (I wish I could play!!!)

For this color challenge I decided to use Saturated Canary Sweet Oklahoma and printed her on MICBC. I colored her with the following Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E30, YR31, E33, E35
Dress: B21, B23, B24, B26, BG70, BG72, BG75, V20, V22, V25
Boots: B21, B23, B24, B26
Umbrella: B21, B23, B24, B26, BG70, BG72, BG75, V20, V22, V25

I added Diamond Glaze to the puddle. My DP, from the Prima All About Me collection, was Zutterized. I added some ribbon, (colored with B24 and crinkled with a heat gun), and a bit of lace. I made my die cuts with the following:

Spellbinders Grand Labels 11
Memory Box Petite Umbrella 
Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco B

I hope you check out the fab creations by Carla, Dawn, and Linda at The Outlawz. Then please get out your alcohol markers and use our color inspiration. We'd love to see what you color! 

I decided to enter this card into the following:

Have a great weekend!


  1. Penny, your card is adorable! Your coloring is exquisite. I can't wait to hear about your dining experience you are better than most food critics.

  2. Gorgeous card Penny, I love the pretty image - very apt for the weather we are having here at the moment. Beautiful colouring and pretty papers too.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Fabulous card, Penny! Great design and fantastic coloring! You've been one lucky lady this week! Congrats! Your expresso maker looks awesome!

  4. fab !! love the colors and your coloring

  5. Gorgeous card, Penny. I love your raindrops. That is some serious looking cappuccino machine. Have fun.

  6. Congrats on winning your e-embosser! Lunch sounds like it was fun too! I love the coloring of your image. Super!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Penny your card is gorgeous and one can feel the wind blowing. Beautiful blue colouring. Wow now how fid you know thatvI am a coffaholic. Cant wait to visit just to get served one of your trademark cuppacinos. Now how can one girl be so lucky, enjoy your awesome winnings. Forgot to mention that your little family of penguins dont drink coffee, but they would love to hang out with you at that restaurant which serves such yummy salmon.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  8. I love this card, the blue in it <3 fab job as always from you!
    hugs x x x

  9. Penny your card is so beautiful and so is your backslash!!! I love the gorgeous jewel tone hues of the blue and your colouring is perfect!!!
    Tootles girlie :)S

  10. Congratulations on your win Penny. I am sure you will have hours of fun with it.
    Your card is fabulous. I love the SC image and you have coloured it beautifully.
    It sounds like you are going to have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  11. That is some fancy schmancy looking coffee machine. I never had much luck with them so I just go out if I want one now.
    Love your card. All that blue is gorgeous.

  12. Fantastic Saturated Canary image! I love that shade of blue

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a great day!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  13. I hope your weekend went well and you managed to spend time with your new love ;) He's very shiny!! Great card yet again - that lovely image looks gorgeous in all those blues and the background paper is just soooo perfect :)

  14. just popping by to say hi penny :)
    congrats on ur win, have fun with it, your card is fab as always.

  15. Hi Penny, been a while eh!! WOW what a fab win. I bought one before Christmas and I love it.
    What a super card. Love the image and colouring and the 'windswept' wording looks fab.
    Sounds like you have a super time ahead, enjoy hun.
    Hugs Sue W.

  16. Penny, Wow your coffee/cappuccino machine is to die for and I thought I took my caffeine seriously! Sounds like a yummy restaurant - I love salmon. Beautiful card and awesome coloring. Did you create the raindrops on the DP - awesome touch. Love your die cut of the umbrella - everything is perfect!

  17. SCORE! Your card is a knockout! Love love love the blues ...super cool winning the Ebosser...keep us posted if it would be a good buy ...I've been eyeballing it but the tools we want are getting pricey (-:

  18. Wow, congrats on the Ebosser, Penny! Aren't you the luckiest thing?! THAT is one fancy espresso machine... puts my little Krups to shame. I bet it makes a fabulous latte! And my mouth is watering over your salmon plate. Yum! Adorable card and fabulous coloring!


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