Friday, January 16, 2015

The Outlawz Friday Coloring "Color/Photo Inspiration" Challenge - Kelsey's Valentine

Okey dokey. We are in the first month of the new year. And I have my annual cold sore. I know this is now an annual thing, because I went to the doctor last January for a cold sore as well. Lucky me. So, I obviously get stressed at the start of each year. Why? Who knows? Furthermore, who cares?

But, let me tell you something. This baby is a big, big-big, really-big cold sore. Yes, my lip ballooned out so far, that if it was filled with air, I would be floating somewhere over the Grand Canyon right now. And probably wouldn't come down anytime soon.

And painful? Ah, yeah, you might say so. It hurts so much my eyes cross just thinking about it. Now, that's a pretty thought, eh? A cross-eyed, balloon-lipped, slightly-crazed old lady. (At least I think I am a lady. I know I am old.) Sigh...

I promise I shall feel better in a month or three. And look better, too, hopefully. Not much I can do about the "old" or "crazed" parts, but I got new meds to take care of the sore. Thank you. And amen.

Now that you are grossed out, (and really glad to be far, far away from my beauteous, but contagious self), I will give you the details for this week's card. Firstly, our monthly sponsor is Art by Mi Ran. You will love her anime digi images--they are so, so cute. (And none of them has a balloon lip. Fortunately.) Our randomly-selected winner this month will receive a prize of 3 digis of his/her choice. I wish I could play. Anyhow, if you submit a project with an image you colored, (using the coloring media of your choice), you will be entered to win. So play along!

Our theme this week is a Color/Photo Inspiration. I chose to make a Valentine for my older granddaughter using this color palette. My image is one I have had for quite a while, and finally decided to use. Kelsey, you see, is a dedicated dragon fan. So I thought this Crafts and Me Sadie's Dragon image, by Hannah Lynn, would be perfect for Kelsey's Valentine. I printed the image on X-Press It BC, colored it with my Copics, and then mounted it on Stampin' Up CS. I added one die cut made with the Memory Box Caserta Bloom die. That's it. Pretty CAS for me, huh? And here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E53, E23, E57, E59
Egg/Blouse: Y13, Y15, Y18
Flowers/Bow/Ribbon: R30, R32, R35, R37, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Wings/Dragon: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18

Oh, yeah, here is the Color/Photo Inspiration:


Be sure to check out the fab creations by my talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, and Laine. And then join us, won't you for this challenge?

Have a wonderful weekend! (I will still be hiding in my house or backyard, waiting for my lip to heal.)


  1. This is gorgeous Penny, such a pretty image and your colouring is STUNNING.
    I hope your cold sore clears up and the pain eases soon.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Hi Penny ,
    I wish you that you will be alright very soon!
    Your card is beautiful again! I love your colouring - it`s amazing!!
    Have a wonderful weekend

  3. Hi Penny, your card is stunning. Wonderful image and I love how you color. So sorry you are suffering. I have an abcess on my tooth/perhaps on my jaw and its spreading to the glands in my neck, so off to the dentist and perhaps the Dr. Take care, spring is just around the corner. Looks like snow here.
    Big hugz,

  4. HAHAHA You are a crazy kook, aren't you?! You've had me laughing out loud at your disgusting description! lol Though I am very sorry for the pain you're experiencing!
    Then I was gasping out loud at your gorgeous card! Your coloring is incredible, my friend! Have a wonderful weekend! :o)

  5. Hope the meds get you feeling better and more like your usual lovely self soon! Beautiful coloring!

  6. Woo Hoo... Hey Penny.. you are the winner of my New Year's Blog Candy!!! I am so happy he/she (?) picked you!!! You can head over to my blog, My Eclectic Spirit, to read the post which gives you the contact info to claim your candy! Have a great day!!! xxx Ann Marie

  7. Oh beautiful image,,, you know I, too, love Hannah Lynn.. beautifully colored, Penny! And just had a laugh at your cold sore story because I also got a doozy of a cold sore at the beginning of the year and your were spot on.. ugly and so so so very painful...woke me up a few nights. Stress... well that's my middle name these days! Glad we have survived it!! Just a lovely card, Penny, and methinks I will be pulling out my Hannah Lynn images which I have not had the chance to play with! Thanks for the inspiration! xxx

  8. so beautiful !!! love your amazing coloring

  9. Poor Penny, you are suffering with your nasty cold sore and puffed up lip! I'm so sorry I laughed so much when I read your post, it's not nice to laugh when someone's in pain- but you are one funny lady!!! What a description! Hope it soon clears up so you can emerge from your house again!
    As for your card, it's gorgeous!!! Beautiful image, beautifully coloured and such lovely colours they are too! I love the uncluttered design too!

  10. So sorry about your cold sore, I also get them every once and awhile. It is no fun suffering though those nasty things. Your card is just beautiful, wonderful image as always and colored just stunning. Your shading is right on. Love the die cut. Have a great week end my friend.
    Hugs, Pat/♥

  11. You are a funny lady, Penny. I do hope you are feeling better soon, but it is awesome that you can laugh about it even now.

    What a yummy inspiration photo and colours. Your card is darling with its dreamy image, beautifully coloured.

    Hugs & smiles,

  12. I love the way you describe things, I felt like I was looking at your swollen lip. Ouch! Your image is beautiful, I love the colors and she is beautifully done! I hope you get rid of your sore soon and relax.
    Hugs Kelly

  13. Good morning sweetie, what a fabulous creation :0)) I hope you feel better soon sweetie Hugs Pops x x

  14. Penny, now you just made my weekend with your awesome sense of humour. But eish, that cold sore really sounds 'eina' like they say in Afrikaans i.e. very sore, no pun intended. Wishing you a speedy recovery to your natural gorgeousness once again. Your colouring on your card is once again just superb, you are truly so talented.
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  15. Stunning card Penny, I love the colours & your colouring is perfect :)
    Have a fab weekend.

  16. Wow- what a stunning coloring job the hair is gorgeous. I love the die cut and you matched the colors perfectly.

  17. Oh Penny- this is just gorgeous! Your so blessed to have such a great eye for color. The image is lovely too. Oh My- that would be quite a site to see you floating off in the air to the Grand Canyon....really though- I know how BAD cold sores hurt! My annual malady is a 10 lb weight gain- starts at Halloween.....!


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