Friday, February 6, 2015

The Outlawz Friday Coloring "Send a Card to a Friend Day" Challenge/Merrilyn's Birthday Card

Hey, I was supposed to make a card for a friend. My sister, Merrilyn, has a birthday on Tuesday, the 10th, (one she shares with our daughter, Angela), and I needed to make a card for her. Well, I decided I could combine Merrilyn's birthday with this theme, since she is one of my best friends.

We have some really cool news at our Friday coloring challenge! We are going to be sponsored for the next three months by Sweet Pea Stamps! Too exciting for me, as I love the fabulous artists that are carried by this website! Amazing collection. You can spend hours perusing the images. Ask me how I know...Anyway, our prize each month sponsored by Sweet Pea, including February, for our randomly-selected participant, will be four digital images. So be sure to get your entries in for a chance at this fabulous prize! All you need is to color an image on your project with any coloring medium/media you choose. Get out your markers, get set, go.....

This week I chose Sweet Pea Pixie by Karen Middleton, for my sister's card. Merrilyn and I both love pixie haircuts, so I thought this was perfect for her. Isn't this image beautiful? It is the spittin' image of me in another lifetime. Really. I promise. Don't believe me? Well, a girl can dream, can't she?  

I decided to do a wee bit different skin tones this week. So, after printing the image on X-Press It BC, I used the following Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E15, YR02
Hair: E53, E43, E57
Trim: E02, YR02, E81, E84, E87

Not sure if I will change to this combo permanently, but it does give the image less of a "bruised" look, don't you think? I will probably try it for the next few faces I do. Back to the card: the DP I used is from the Bazzill Basics Wayfarer collection, and it was paired with Stampin' Up CS. My doily is courtesy of Teresa Arsenault--thanks, Teresa! And my Prima butterflies are courtesy of Ann Marie Governale--thanks, Ann Marie! My die cut was made with MFT Large Leafy Flourish die. Ooooh, another easy-peasy card.

Now, what to do with my weekends since football is over for another season. Actually, that isn't going to be difficult. As soon as it is warm enough I will be swimming. In the meantime, I will read books, play Words with Friends, color with my Copics, and watch movies with Gary. Tough life, but somebody has got to live it...

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 


  1. This is stunning Penny. The image is so pretty, your colouring is amazing and I love the butterflies.
    I am sure your sister is going to be thrilled to receive such a special card.
    Hugs Sue xx

  2. Hi Penny, this is so lovely. I like the face color combo you have used. You have created real depth to her cheeks and features. Wonderful subtle colour and detail. Enjoyed my read.

  3. Ooh Penny, you do have a tough life...reading. playing, colouring, watching movies....don't know how you cope!!!!
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous, the design and papers are lovely -the image and colouring are fantastic! I really like this copic combo for the skin, will have to try it myself! Love the hair too!
    Don't work too hard !!!!!

  4. i continue to admire your coloring each times

  5. Oh, WOW!! That's all I've got for you today, Penny! Just WOW! No, I will add that your coloring is incredible...WOW! :o)

  6. Penny, your coloring is stunning as usual. I'm amazed at that hair color!!! You are a true artist!!! Have a great weekend.

  7. Wow. Your coloring on this is amazing; absolutely perfect. No wonder you love Sweet Pea images. This gal is stunning. I love your delicate butterflies that almost blend into the background. They don't compete at all with the image.
    I'm so glad you are finding a good use for those doilies. Thanks for the shout out.
    Hugs & smiles,

  8. Oh wow.. Penny..
    this is so fabulous! I love the way you colored her face and hair! Really beautiful!

  9. this is beautiful Penny, Just loev that image and your coloring is fabulous again!!

  10. This is stunning Penny. I love the hair cut and you have coloured her beautifully. Love the flowery border and the doily popping out the edge.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  11. Good morning sweetie, I just love your creation today, big hugs Pops x

  12. Fabulous card Penny, bet your sister loved it! (happy belated birthday to both her & your daughter :o)
    Enjoy the rest of your week.

  13. Your coloring is amazing on the beauty of an image! Not sure I could tackle a face like this...but I have really checked out your coloring, and am really impressed by your shading- awesome! Love this card!

  14. Wow Penny your colouring is amazing and I adore the flower arrangement.
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  15. WOW!!! Penny she is just stunning, and your coloring is fantastic. Her skin tones you really out done yourself. The flowers are amazing. Just so elegant.
    Hugs, Pat//♥

  16. WOWZERS! Another magnificient creation. Your coloring is absolutely fantastic...Love it.



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