Friday, August 15, 2014

The Outlawz Friday Coloring Color/Photo Inspiration Challenge/Carol's Birthday Card

Wow, that title is a mouthful, huh? Should have just used an acronym. Let's see, that would have made it TOFCCPICCBC. What???? Oh, never-mind. Just remember that we have a new challenge today for coloring at The Outlawz. And you can use any coloring medium you wish. But, be sure that the photo/colors inspire your creation this week.

Also, remember that this month we are sponsored by Bombshell Stamps, home to really fun and unique stamps! Our randomly-selected participant this month will receive one digi set of his/her choice. Lucky duck!

So, I have another good friend with a birthday this month. Carol's big day is August 26th, but we are seeing her tomorrow night in Scottsdale for our monthly dinner club get-together. So I needed to get this card done a wee bit early in the month--you know how I hate to mail my cards--it is so expensive! I should just make A2 skinny cards, I guess, if I expect to mail them. But then I would not be able to see an image to color it, as it would be too small. Soooo...the next best thing to is hand-deliver, yeah?

Oh, speaking of being able to see. Which I was. I had no idea that my vision was so bad, when I got my eyes examined last week. I mean, I knew I had a bit of trouble seeing things, but it was such a gradual change that my brain hadn't comprehended that I needed a new prescription. Good thing the ophthalmologist realized it. Anyway, I got my new specs in a record 5 days!!! I know, I know, I can hardly believe it either. The new lenses certainly helped me see all my boo-boos on this image, drat it all anyway. Perhaps next week I will be a little more adept at coloring with my new glasses. I am still adjusting to the change in the prescription for my right eye. Anyway, long story shorter, I have new glasses, and I will get a new photo taken. Which, horror upon horrors, means that my wrinkles will show even more, as I am two years older than I was for my last photo. Perhaps I should use photo-editing to make myself look younger...(it's going to take a LOT of editing for that!).

Before I get to my card, I just want to mention that we went to our first preseason Cardinals game last Saturday. Boy howdy, was that fun! A final score of 32-0, and we stayed until the last tick of the clock! Really enjoyed seeing all the newbies playing during the game. Even though they are men, they are young enough to be our grandchildren. Scary thought, that! Am really looking forward to our next preseason game! Yes--really! 

Okey dokey. On to my card for the week. Because Carol is a cat-lover, I chose Saturated Canary The Seasons Springtime II, which I printed on X-Press It BC and colored with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Basket/Cat: W1, W3, W5
Flowers: R81, R83, R85
Leaves: YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
Dress: R81, R83, R85, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99

And you know I had to use die cuts with my Zutterized Basic Grey Out of Print/Plumeria DP and Stampin' Up CS. Right? So I chose the following:
Memory Box Corner Bow
Memory Box Darling Poppies
Poppystamps Walking Cat
Poppystamps Sitting Cat
Poppystamps Grassland Border
Whimsy Small Balloon 

My sentiment is from Whimsy Balloon Sentiments. I added a few rhinestones, a bit of baker's twine, and some Frantage to the image and DP. That's it. All she wrote. You wish.

I hope you all check out the fab creations by my talented teammates: Carla, Dawn, and Kathi! And then play along with us this week. Remember, you can use any medium to color your images!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Wow Penny, this is such a gorgeous image and you have coloured her beautifully. Love the design and the grass die. Fabulous.
    Happy Friday to you.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  2. This is gorgeous Penny. I love the pretty image, stunning colouring and fabulous detailing.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Stunning!!! Such a pretty, beautifully coloured image and I love the design and colours. The Frantage and distressing look amazing and you have added some lovely die cuts!
    Enjoy the weekend.

  4. OMG!!! love this one, perfect coloring and fab combo

  5. this is fabulous, stunning , gorgeous Penny!!!
    Marvellous coloring, especially on the folds in the dress.
    I am speechless :-D

  6. Spectacular coloring and those delicate die cuts are stunning.

  7. Oh, Penny! Your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Your coloring is incredible! Such pretty design, dies, and colors! Bravo! :o)

  8. Oh wow Penny your colouring is amazing and I am sure you can achieve the same wonderful result not even wearing any glasses. Pleased you got sorted with the new set of glasses. Looking forward to that new profile pic. Your friend is going to treasure this card. Wishing you a fabulous weekend.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  9. wooow, Penny,
    what a fantastic card!! I love the colors and the image!! And the little cut out cats :)
    Really wonderful!!

  10. Love your card and your post. You know you have problems with your eyes when you can't find the wall the chart is on, till then don't sweat it.
    The colors in this challenge are gorgeous,

  11. Penny your card is GORGEOUS. Love your color choice. Would love to rent some of your die cuts cuz there are some I've never seen before. Have a great weekend.

  12. Oh that's a lovely colour combo and you're colouring is stunning

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

    Smile, It's a brand new week!

    Hugs from

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  13. LOVE this beautiful card- the SC image is so pretty- and your coloring...ohh la la! Glad you found time to go to the doc and arrange for some new glasses- I need to get there..... I do not see mistakes on your pic- loving all of the fab shading you did! I better get more time in on my coloring class!

  14. Penny, your card is gorgeous! Your coloring is fabulous and I just love the colors you used.


  15. I love this color combo Penny and your card as always is such a beauty.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful encouraging comments you always leave on my blog--- big hugs to you!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  16. Beautiful colors and your image is so beautiful! I am glad you have new glasses, something I need to do also, denial is always there for me! haha
    Hugs, Kelly

  17. I always marvel at your coloring so can't see that there are any mistakes! But oh, oh, oh what cute use of all the dies!!!! Love, love them. Just when I think I have enough, you use some I'd love to have. But then a person actually has to USE them and I have been absent in the card room this summer. Wonderful card Penny.


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