Friday, October 10, 2014

The Outlawz Friday Coloring "Celebrate World Postage Day" Challenge - Anniversary Card for Jon/Angela

Yes, it is once again time for a new challenge. And why? Because it is Friday again. Every seven days. Funny how that works, huh? And this week we are asking you to come up with postage-related creations: postage stamps, mailboxes, make a postcard, and so on. Just be sure to color an image on your project--with any medium you wish. Easy peasy, right?

Our sponsor this month is Karleigh Sue. Our randomly-selected participant will win a $10 GC to the shop. And whoever you are, you will have fun shopping at Karleigh Sue! I will be using my darling image next week.

Before I get to the nitty-gritty, I must mention that I finally finished the Outlander series. Thank goodness! I was so disoriented traveling back and forth through time for weeks on end. It took almost forever to read all eight books. Well, not quite, but it took a lonnnnng time, and I am a fast reader. (About the only thing I can do fast at my age.)  I can see why the author takes so long to write each book. Glad I read them on my tablet--they would have been so heavy to hold otherwise! I will not spoil anything for you. But I really, truly, enjoyed each book. 

I am actually writing this in advance, because I am going to be busy on Thursday evening. Even though you may see this Friday morning. But it is really Wednesday afternoon as I type this up. Have I confused you sufficiently? Oh, good. I don't want to feel so all alone...

Anyway, because of the time I am writing this, I don't know what our final pool bid is. It may be here by the time you read this, or it may not. But I will update you next week. One good piece of news--we have a guy coming out next week to take down our dirty acacia tree and remove our shrubbery. The plants are in the way of the pool, and the tree needs to go bye-bye. It drops way too many pods that we don't want in a pool. We will be planting a much cleaner tree--we think a mastic at this point. And then we will put in the obligatory palms. We had them around our last pool, and I did enjoy the tropical look. (And, for some reason, Gary has to have palm trees around his pools.)  

We have a Cardinals football game this Sunday. They lost last week in Denver, which I actually expected. (That's why I didn't want to travel up there for that game.) That is not such a terrible thing, but we had way too many players injured in Denver. That. is. not. good. Am really concerned about effect all the injuries will have on the team going forward. Guess we shall see, hey? (If you should happen to see the Broncos' Julius Thomas anywhere, do me a favor and boo him a bit, won't you? He made such an uncalled-for, dirty hit on one of our best players. Deliberately hurt him. Wrong, wrong, wrong thing to do, imho.)

Okay, now that we've got all the preliminaries out of the way, I can get down to brass tacks. But not thumb tacks. They hurt. Especially when you sit on them. Like I did in fourth grade, when some little wretch set one on the seat of my desk. Ouch...

This week I needed to make an anniversary card for Jon and Angela. Their 16th is on Friday. And I chose to make a very CAS card for them this year. I used two Tiddly Inks images: Cave and Cave Couple, from the Cave Folks set. I have wanted to use this cute set for quite a while. 

My images were printed on X-Press It BC and colored with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: Y21, YR23, E15, E18
His clothing: E34, E37, E39
Her clothing: E02, E08, E09
Club: E34, E37
Jewelry: E02, E09
Cave/Ground: W0, W1, W2, W4, W6

My finishing touch was adding a Whimsy mini postage stamp sentiment, using a Whimsy mini postage stamp die. My cardstock came from Stampin' Up. And that really does it. 

Do check out the fabulous creations by my talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, Laine, and our guest designer, Joan LaBelle. (Dawn is on a bit of a break right now.) And then please play along with us--we are looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week!

Have a great weekend!


  1. WOW! Such fabulous images and wonderful background. Your colouring is totally amazing!
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Hello Penny,
    wow, this is fantastic!! The two are absolutely cute and wonderful coloured !!
    Wish you a nice weekend!

  3. Your posts are a hoot Penny. I have had a really good read. Fabulous creation. Your coloring is stunning. Love the cute stamp detail. Enjoy your week-end.

  4. Another fun post from you, Penny! Another wonderful card too! Love the fun image, your great colouring, and that sweet little postage stamp! Have a wonderful weekend! :o)

  5. Brilliant! This cave couple look amazing outside their cave! Your colouring is fabulous, I'm especially impressed by the folds in their animal skins, you've really brought theses images to life!
    The pool sounds fantastic...palm trees, pool...such luxury!
    Enjoy the weekend

  6. Absolutely Fabulous in every way!! Hugs Pops x x x

  7. oh WOW ! so fab card! love the scene and your fab coloring

  8. What a fun and cool card for an anniversary. Your coloring is spectacular. You are so talented.
    Blessing hugs,

  9. Wow Penny this is a stunning Anniversary creation. Your colouring is as always, just out of this world gorgeous. Love the postage stamp sentiment. Thank you so much for taking part and posting my 1,000 Follower give away badge here xxx
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  10. Love your cave couple Penny. The scene is fabulous and your colouring is gorgeous.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  11. You are seriously talented with that coloring and shading....oh my this is just amazing! Love the images f the cave folk and the background is perfect! We are not having a good football year in Chicago at all..... Fun update on the pool.

  12. Wonderful cave couple which you colored beautifully. I bet your friends really enjoyed this fabulous anniversary card.

    I need to go check out Whimsy's dies and matching stamps. Oh well.

    You sat on a thumb tack? Ouch. It must've been very painful as you remember the experience twenty years later. <----*grin*


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