Friday, November 7, 2014

The Outlawz Friday Coloring "Leaves" Challenge/Ron's Birthday Card

I would imagine that many of you have experienced the changing of the leaves. Here in the desert, not so much. But I prefer it that way, actually. Even though fall leaves are gorgeous, I don't like looking at naked trees during the winter. I prefer to see green all year round. Anyway, our challenge this week is for you to use "leaves" in any way you wish. As in leaves of a tree, or the actual act of leaving somewhere or for somewhere. Have I made that clear as mud? If so, I apologize. My mind is off on an adventure right now.

Our sponsor for the month of November is The East Wind, where you will find some spectacular digis. (I will be using mine a little later in the month.) Our randomly-selected participant will win a prize of three digis! Kewl, huh? So do play along with us this month! You can use any coloring medium for your image on your project. And, again, I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Before I get to my card, which is also a birthday card for my BIL, Ron, I will give you an update on the pool/yard. We did get the Bismarck planted on Wednesday, and it looks fabulous out there! A little lonely, but the rest of our plants are coming today, so it will soon have company. The pool interior is actually being done tomorrow, with the acid wash on Sunday. Then the fill will start, and it will really look like a pool! Our irrigation had to get postponed until Sunday, which is no big deal. And we have the Cardinals/Rams football game on Sunday. So this is going to be a wild weekend for us!!!

Gary is still having pain in his back. The CT scan showed nothing conclusive, only that there had been evidence of past stones in his kidney. No kidding. So, he is off to his urologist next Thursday, and may have to see his kidney specialist after that. But the good news is that he feels well enough to work in the yard. He dug up the old irrigation in the back, and has been moving the rock out in front. So he is not incapacitated like he was two weeks ago. We will just have to wait and see what the specialists discover. I am expecting the best...

As I mentioned above, this card is for my BIL. I have it done way in advance of his birthday, oddly enough. But the "leaves" theme fits him, as he has been working in his yard for weeks now. Doing various things, like building new vegetable gardens and brick walkways in the back. And, most recently, adding a patio area out front. So, just for Ron, I have used the Bugaboo A Kid's View Scarecrow Rake image, printed it on X-Press It BC, and colored it with my Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:
Face: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Clothing: TTY35, TTY34, TTYR33, G21, G24, G28, YR14, YR16, YR18
Shoes: E02, E08, E09, TTR1
Rake: G21, G24, G28, E02, E08, E09, TTR1
Bag: TTY35, TTY34, TTYR33, YR14, YR16, YR18
Leaves: E02, E08, E09, TTR1, YG61, YG63, YG67, YR14, YR16, YR18

My DP is from the Bo Bunny Autumn Song collection. It was paired with Stampin' Up CS. And my leaves were made with Spellbinders leaf dies. Pretty simple, huh? 

Do stop by The Outlawz to see the fab inspiration by my talented teammates: Carla, Dawn, Kathi, and Laine! And then join in the fun, won't you?

Have a great weekend!


  1. Hi Penny,
    your card is really bautiful! I love the Autumn colours and the leaves on it!

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

  3. Fabulous, fun image and your stunning coloring Penny. Your BIL will love it. Hope all goes well.

  4. Cute and colourful! Great image...beautifully coloured as always, love the leaves and design. I am currently enjoying being in the beautiful English countryside ...the autumn colours are amazing...

  5. Gorgeous. The way you coloured and shaded the image really makes it pop and look 3D.

  6. Good morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous, fab colours, hugs Pops x x x

  7. Penny, love the color of your card. Seriously you are welcome to come help rake any time. I actually had quite a few LARGE trees cut down this week and my yard looks very different. Your BIL will love your beautiful card.

  8. Fab job of colouring autumn leaves considering you don't get any! I'm very envious of your "green autumn" and outside pool, especially now we're in the grey and dreary month of November :(
    Anyway, fab card, awesome colouring and I'm sure it will be a hit with your BIL. Hope hubby is feeling better and better each day :)

  9. That is soooo cute Penny!!!Fabulous as always and i like your leaves!!
    Hope Gary feels better soon!!

  10. Oh my gosh this is just adorable Penny.

    Hugs Diane

  11. OMGoodness Ron's birthday card is adorable. Can you believe that I'm this behind on making comments on your blog. So sorry. I love the colors and you color everything amazing. Bugaboo has some adorable images and she keeps coming up with more. I know you got a new pool and I bet you are so glad the mess is over.
    Hugs, Pat

  12. That card is freakin' adorable. I bet Ron loved it.

    Great coloring of that super-cute image. The leaves are the perfect finishing touch.

    P.S. I don't like naked trees, but the trees are sure beautiful when they flower in the spring and sport their colorful autumn plumage!


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