Friday, August 29, 2014

The Outlawz Friday Coloring Anything Goes/Christmas Twist Challenge

Another mouthful for a title, yes? Still think acronyms would be easier. Drat, I just got that pop-up again for backing up my computer. Do you get them? I find them quite annoying and always have to delete them, as I am easily distracted. Where was I? Oh, yes, our new challenge. You can use any medium to color any image this week. And, if you are like me, you will take the opportunity to make another Christmas card per our twist. I am still woefully short in my finished cards for this holiday season. If I find my mojo, I just may make a few Christmas cards during the upcoming months. Egads! It's almost September. How in the you-know-what did that happen?

We are sponsored this month by the inimitable Bombshell Stamps, where you will find really fun and unusual images. Our randomly-selected participant this month will receive a choice of a digi set! So get your entries in quickly.

Hope you have had a good week! I have--I am still reading like a fiend; am now on the fifth book of the Outlander series. Yes, this is an addicting story for old ladies. Not too sure about anybody else, but I am really loving it. Will be disappointed when I finally finish it, I am sure. Of course, there is always the next book, and the next, and so on. 

My image this week is one from Rick St. Dennis, called Night Before Christmas Santa. He was a fun one to color, as Rick puts in so many shading lines to follow. I printed the image on X-Press It BC, and colored it with my Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:

Skin:  E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: W00, W0, W1, W3
Fur Trim: E40, E41
Suit: E07, E09, TTR1
Fabric Trim/Leaves: YG61, YG63, YG67

I used Stampin' Up CS for this card, added a bit of Washi tape, and cut some stars with Spellbinders Classic Stars dies. Yes, that's it. A rather CAS card this week--but easier for mailing at Christmas, don't you think?

So, have you got plans for this holiday weekend? I actually do not. I think I will veg a bit. Translation: read--a lot. The NFL played their last preseason games last night, so we won't see any more until next weekend. Bummer. I am anxious for the new season to start. Especially since I am NOT in any Fantasy leagues. I will have stress-less football this fall, and am really looking forward to that!

Do stop by and check out the fab creations by my talented teammates: Carla, Dawn, and Kathi! And then color something up and play along with us, won't you? Looking forward to seeing what you create!

Have a wonderful week!


  1. This is fabulous Penny, such a great image and stunning colouring.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Wow, Penny this is stunning! Your colouring is amazing and the CAS design showcases it beautifully, fab image too!
    I love the Outlander series, just finished the latest one, there'll be a long wait for the next...does this make me an addicted old lady!?:)

  3. Fabulous coloring and CAS design. Have a great weekend!

  4. Fantastic card, Penny! Love this Santa and your coloring is awesome! Enjoy your long weekend!

  5. stunning card Penny, your coloring is really fantastic!!!

  6. Fabulous colouring of that great vintage style Santa!! Love the CAS design too. Have an enjoyable holiday weekend, full of reading time :)

  7. This is gorgeous; so beautifully colored.

  8. Hi Penny,
    this is a really great xmas card! Your coloured it fantastic, as always ;)
    Wishing you a nice weekend!

  9. That's right Penny put this guy all up front and center. Fabulous colouring and oh so vibrant. Love it girlie xo :)S

  10. Ho, ho, ho Penny, I love this card :D I am soo behind with all things crafty :( (stupid work!).
    Hope you're okay sweetie, have a fab weekend.
    Big hugs
    Tracey xx

  11. Wow- this is such a fab Santa image! Loving your beautiful (as always) coloring and the touch of Washi. Have a fab weekend chillin and reading : ) I do not know enough about football to get into a to hear your stories last year about the Fantasy FB.

  12. FABULOUS Penny!! great image and your coloring is just super!!

  13. I really must get my ass into gear and make Christmas cards - haven't made one yet!!!
    I love this happy chappy and he is beautifully coloured with a fabulous CAS design.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs Sharon x

  14. Penny I am so pleased you are a little book worm at the moment and happy as larry amongst your books. Reading is awesome therapy in itself. Just love your jolly Christmas card, his definitely a naughty one lol.
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  15. Oh this is a cute Santa and I see what you mean about the shading, very nice. I wish I could get into reading again, I stray and I have so many things I have to do elsewhere. I will read in AZ though so I'd best get some Christmas cards done too!

  16. Amazingly beautiful colouring!!

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

    Happy Monday!!!

    Hugs from

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts


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