Friday, August 1, 2014

The Outlawz Friday Coloring Friendship Challenge

Good Friday to you all. It is time for a new coloring challenge at The Outlawz. This week we are celebrating "Friendship" in honor of Friendship Day, which is the first Sunday in August. Yes, People, I did say August. Can you believe it? Neither can I. Anyway we have a new sponsor this month--Bombshell Stamps--and the prize for our randomly-selected participant will be one digi set. So get busy coloring, with any medium, for a chance to win this month!
I will use my Bombshell digis next week. At least, that is the plan right now. But this week I have selected an Aurora Wings digi, Circe, which I printed on X-Press It BC, and colored with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27 
Lion: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27, E59, Y21, Y23
 Flowers/Dress: RV63, RV66, RV69
Pods: YR21, YR23, YR24, YG21, YG23, YG25
Flowers: RV00, RV02, RV63
Leaves: YG21, YG23, YG25
Spica Gold & Spica Pink

I added portions of die cuts done with Marianne Designs Garden Branch, a bit of pearl spray, and some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. And that's it for my friendship card. I know the "friend" on this is a bit unconventional, but hey, it's me we're talking about here. I rest my case.

Gary and I have had a couple of really fun evenings since I last posted. Wednesday night, for instance, we had a wonderful wine dinner with Bob and Connie at Eddie's House in Scottsdale. My brain must have been on vacation, because I forgot to take photos of all the fabulous courses. But, without you seeing them, let me just say that everything was top-notch, from each wine to each bite. Loved it all, though I did wake up with a headache the next morning. Too much white wine, methinks. Well, that and the Liquor 44 Connie bought for me to try, which I really didn't need, but, boy howdy, was it ever yummy!

And, the other fun outing we had was to the concert for The Voice. We got VIP tickets, so that we were able to go in early for the sound check, a Q&A with the performers, and time for photos in the lobby before the concert started. I have to say, even the singers that I am not really crazy about gave fantastic performances that night. And it was fun to do the meet and greet. Here are some photos we got:

My two favorite performances were "Say Something" with Will and Christina, and Tessanne's standing-ovation rendition of "I Have Nothing". I have to say that I think Tessanne sings that song better than Whitney Houston ever did. Oh, and if you click on Tessanne's photo with Gary, you might just see that not only is she beautiful, but her skin is just flawless. And, yes, she is a very sweet person, too! I didn't get very many photos that turned out due to the stage lighting. But I enjoyed every minute, (except when the teeny-bops next to me were screaming), and we had wonderful seats in the orchestra pit, 3rd row. It was a night to remember...

I hope you all have a marvelous weekend! Please check out the fab creations by my talented teammates, Carla, Dawn, and Kathi. And then play along with us this week, wont' you?


  1. Your card is stunning Penny, such a fabulous image and your colouring is totally amazing.
    WOW! It sounds like you had a wonderful time, thank you for sharing your photos.
    Hugs Sue xx

  2. Hi Penny!
    Really georgeous card! I like the way you coloured the lion - great!!
    Wish you a nice weekend!

  3. Wow! Beautiful card, Penny! Such lovely colouring, and I really like how your flowers match those in the image!
    Sounds like you've been having lots of special fun! Enjoy your weekend! :o)

  4. Wow, what a fabulous image and so beautifully coloured!
    Fab photos too!

  5. Your card is stunning, Penny! Outstanding coloring on this detailed image! You've had a busy week! Very cool pics from the show!

  6. wow !!!! fantastic! your coloring is flowless

  7. Sounds like you made even more great memories, Penny.
    This card is gorgeous. I love that image and you colored it beautifully.

  8. Sounds like a fun night out! I will admit to being a fan of The Voice - both the UK and the USA ones :) Love the card - such a detailed image, it must have taken you ages to colour and so beautifully done too, very impressive :)

  9. Wow Penny your coloring is incredible. You really make it look like fur! And another gorgeous card. Looks like you are out having fun - way to go! Have a terrific weekend.

  10. WOW your coloring on this card is fantastic and the lion looks so majestic!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  11. Awesome colouring on you card Penny and I love the unconventional friendship theme, definitely so you. Wow you sure had some wonderful events on your social calendar. Sorry about the headache, white wine also tend to do that with me, the once in every five or so years I do have wine lol.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  12. Love all the photos Penny and sounds like a fabulous night. Say Something is a beautiful song with beautiful lyrics.
    Your card is gorgeous and beautifully coloured. Love the folds in her dress and the Lion is amazing.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  13. Beautiful card- and love your fab coloring as always : ) Ohhh your visit to the Voice sounds awesome! Were they in your area, or were you in LA??? Mmmmm your dining adventures always sound fab!

  14. The coloring on this card is awesome - a beautiful creation!

  15. Fabulous card

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

    Happy Monday!!!

    Hugs from

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  16. WOW!!!! Oh my Penny that was some challenge of a card to do and you really did a amazing job with your coloring, I'm really impressed that is not am easy card to do at all. The perfect embellishments and love the flowers. The sentiment is wonderful. The person that gets that card better take really good care of it.
    Hugs, Pat

  17. Fabulous card Penny, love how you colored the lion!
    Gorgeous flowers too.

  18. I loved the pictures from The Voice. Must have been a real thrill. And I loved your theme of friends, it is you. Your coloring, of course is fabulous and the flowers really set off the card.


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