Friday, March 27, 2015

The Outlawz Friday Coloring Anything Goes/Christmas Twist Challenge and Melanie/Sean's Wedding Card

Is it Friday again already? Good golly, Miss Molly. Hey, my post title is almost an entire post by itself, doncha think? This would have been another good time for an acronym: TOFCAGCTCAMSWC. I don't even dare you to say that three times fast. I dare you to say it at all. I certainly can't. Not without spitting anyway...

So, when we chatted last week, I was recovering from my hand surgery. This week I had my sutures out and that really helped with the pain. (And I was told I need no further treatment on my hand. YAY!) So it is just sore now, and will stay that way for awhile, I would imagine. No biggie deal. I am pretty much ready and raring to go. At least as fast as my size 8's will carry me. Size 8. That reminds me of what my dad told me years and years ago. I am a wee bit on the short side, 5'2" on a good day, and size 8 is rather a great understanding. Get it? Yes? No? Never mind, it wasn't important. However, my dad told me when I was a teenager that I had the skiis on my feet, now all I needed were the poles. Nice, huh? He was such a tease. I prefer this:

"I am a poet, but didn't know it, but my feet show it, they're Longfellows."

Get that? Yes? No? OK, moving right along...

Guess where Gary is today? You'll never guess. No, he is not shopping. At least not to my knowledge. He is having a spa day. Yup, treating himself to a day at a spa. Gag me. It's his birthday gift to himself. Guess I'd better figure out something good to give to myself for my birthday this year, huh? Maybe some new dies. Teehee. Or a few new digis, like from Sweet Pea Stamps. Which is my segue into our sponsor for March. Pretty clever, if I do say so myself. And, apparently, I do.

Sweet Pea Stamps is home to many, many fabulous images. I heart them so much. There are a bazillion different images to choose from. It takes an afternoon to go through them all, but what a fun afternoon! And the prize this month is four images of your choice, you lucky dog, you. So many talented little time...

This week I chose an image by Charity Dauenhauer, called Romantic Moment. I needed to make a wedding card for a wonderful young woman, Melanie, and her fiance, Sean. Mel is the daughter of dear friends of ours, Catherine and Jose. (Gary used to work with Jose, and they are members of our monthly dinner club.) Melanie is getting married on April 24th, and I am really looking forward to her wedding! I wanted to make sure that I finished her card in plenty of time. Shocking, don't you think? Careful how you answer that...

I printed the image on X-Press It BC and colored it with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R21
Her Hair: T6, T8, T10
His Hair: E21, E25, E29
Dress: T0, T2, T4, T6
Boots/Jacket: T2, T4, T6, T8, T10
Pants: T2, T4, T6

Added some Frantage, lace and a string of pearls from my stash, and a stick pin and flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts to my Stampin' Up CS. I finished the card with a die cut made with Cheery Lynn's Lace Corner Deco E die. Voila! Fini! (I say both of those things because Melanie's parents are originally from France. Get it? Yes? No? Oh, I give up.)

Anyway, since it is an AG week, I do hope you will play along with us. There is some fabulous inspiration by my very talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, and Laine--so do check it out! And then color up an image for your project using any medium you wish! See you at The Outlawz!

And do have a mahvelous weekend! 


  1. hahaha...Oh, Penny! I do love to read your entertaining blog posts! Your project is always the icing on the cake! It's another gorgeous card! That lace is incredible, and I love all the wonderful Frantage! Beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend! :o)

  2. Such a gorgeous card Penny, I love the image, stunning colouring and the lace is so beautiful.
    I am pleased that your hand is healing and that you will need no further surgery.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. wow fantastic! love the pearls ribbon

  4. Fabulous post Penny and another stunning creation. So glad you hand is healing. Wonderful design and detail on our cards and as usual, I really enjoyed my read.

  5. Penny, you are such a hoot! But this card is seriously gorgeous. I love the pearls and lace at the side and the image is magical, especially with your expert coloring job on it. I'm sure they will receive nothing else like it and it will be a keepsake for them.

  6. First - the card! Absolutely stunning ..the image (love the wings!!!), colouring(wonderful)and overall design...the pearls and lace are gorgeous, perfect for a wedding card- you have excelled yourself with this one Penny!
    Hope Gary is feeling relaxed and beautiful after his spa day -everyone deserves a little pampering..(and it kept him away from the shops). Remember when it's your birthday you deserve LOTS of pampering ....whatever form makes you feel loads of new craft goodies lying in wait!!!

  7. So gorgeous Penny! Love the sparkle touch with the lace and pearls. Frantage is great on the background. The softness of the green goes so well with the couple, oh hell I just love greens and that's a pretty green. Sorry you had to have surgery on your hand. I must of missed that somehow... I hope all went good.
    Hugs, Pat/♥

  8. Wow, gorgeous card Penny, beautiful coloring,, lace and I like that frantage, need to find me something, looks so great!
    And thanks for you sweet comment on my MiC CAS post :D

  9. Good afternoon sweetie, this is STUNNING, I love your creation ♥ Hugs Pops x x x

  10. Loving this image- love your coloring and Wow- the Frantage, lace, pearls and the stick pin are fabulous!

  11. Pure elegant gorgeousness, Penny. Just adore the lace and pearl trimmings.
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