Friday, November 21, 2014

The Outlawz Friday Coloring Color/Photo Inspiration Challenge/Patty's Card/Pool Photos

Wow, that's a lonnnnng title, huh? Lots going on with this post, for sure. I want to mention first that our sponsor this month is The East Wind, home to fabulous digis, and our randomly-selected participant will win a prize of three digital images! Lucky person! I used my image by The East Wind this week, and she was really fun to color!

Before I get to the card deets, I want to share my pool photos with you. I have been promising them for a while now, so thought I should follow through. If you just want info on my card, skip to the bottom on this post.

OK, so here goes: the pictures go in order, from how our yard looked before, to the various stages of pool construction, and right to the end with our completed project. (Oh, and the equipment gate went in yesterday, and made me very happy. It looks so much nicer out there, with the panels & pumps hidden!

We have four new lounge chairs coming next Tuesday in gray and turquoise to go near the turquoise umbrellas. And then, for the big empty spot between the table and the patio, we are ordering a couch, two chairs, hassock, and coffee table in gray resin wicker/aluminum with gray cushions and some turquoise pillows. So it should look really cool out there once everything gets here! Needless to say, we are spending a lot more time sitting outside now! Someone told us we wouldn't need to go to Hawaii anymore, now that we have the pool and palm trees. Well, hardeharharhar. I will still need my annual ocean fix, doncha know! (For as long as we can go anyway!)

On to my card. I used a really cool image by The East Wind, Yogi Kai, for Patty, a friend with a birthday coming up soon. Patty is a yoga practitioner, so I thought this would be a great image for her. I printed Kai on X-Press It BC, colored her with my Copics, and distressed the edges with my Zutter. I then added Frantage in Aged Ivory and Shabby White. My sentiment is from the Stampin' Up Word Play set; DP is from Basic Grey Picadilly; CS is from Stampin' Up. And my die cuts were made with the following dies: Memory Box Classic Staircase and MB Graceful Chandelier.

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: YR20, E31, E35
Beads/Waistband: R02, R05, R08
Headband/Pants: B91, B93, B95
Top: YR21, YR24, YR27
Shadow: E41, E42

Here is the color/photo inspiration for you to use:

Do check out the fabulous creations by my talented teammates: Carla, Dawn, Kathi, and Laine! Then color up an image with any medium you wish for your project. And play along with us this week. Looking forward to seeing what you create!

And have a great weekend! We will be watching our Cardinals on TV as they are in Seattle on Sunday. Gulp!


  1. Such a gorgeous card Penny. I love the image, totally stunning colouring and fabulous sentiment too.
    Your pool looks wonderful.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Wow, your pool looks fabulous Penny. Its freezing here, can only dream of sunshine and warmth. Your card is stunning. Love this image and the detail you have used.

  3. Wow! Your pool looks amazing, a real tropical oasis, like being on holiday all year round! What a wonderful place to relax!
    I love the card, Penny. Your colouring of this image is fantastic, I love her hair! It's so clever the way you create a little scene by adding just the right die cuts!

  4. Beautiful pool, oh my looks so inviting! Good luck, wish you lots of happy hours outside! Ypur card is so beautifully colored as well, love the image! So glad I could come by and visit...lits of inspiration! xxx Ann Marie

  5. Gorgeous card; love those die cuts. Your yard and pool are amazing. What luxury.

  6. Penny, your card is amazing. I don't find it relaxing to sit that way, but it is cute. Your backyard is gorgeous. Gary and you did a great job!!! Now enjoy.

  7. Good morning, I love your creation,wow what a lot of work but it looks fab hugs Pops x x x

  8. Wow wow wow, Penny!! That looks so great!! The pool, and the garden, and the house!! Amazing!!!
    and of course, your card is also great, but that pool!!! LOL
    I guess the weather is very nice at your place!!

  9. Loving your card- I cannot imagine being that flexible- love the image and your dies are perfect! Love the pics of the pool- ahhhh, enjoy each day!

  10. Just awesome pool and love the way you showed the pictures. When we lived down in Phoenix (oh my) 40 years ago, maybe plus Richard use to put in pools sure cannot see him doing that today. Cannot think of being married that long ago we where married in Phoenix 1968, oh my!!! Well love your card, change subject....
    Hugs, Pat

  11. A gorgeous card once again with a wonderful take on the colour inspiration. Wowzers your really live in paradise now. You are so blessed to have such wonderful tranquil surroundings.
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  12. Those photos are amazing. I never realized all the steps that go into the creation of an inground pool. For instance I never realized that they had to dig it into the shape of the pool, complete with steps.

    It's a gorgeous pool which I know you will use and enjoy.

    As for your card, it's wonderful. The image is beautifully colored and I love the little scene you created for her with those die-cuts.

    I know that the recipient loved it!


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