Friday, May 1, 2015

The Outlawz Friday Coloring Cinco De Mayo Challenge/Andrea's Birthday Card

Oh, yes, another long title today. I am actually writing this Thursday, but you are seeing it Friday or thereafter. So, my news is already outdated. But that's OK. I'll catch up with you on the flip-side on Monday.

As I write this, I am nervously awaiting the first round of the NFL draft. There have been so many rumors flying about that I am totally confused. Not that I am normally not confused. (Was there a double negative in there somewhere?) It's just that I am somewhat more confused that usual. I am eagerly awaiting the 24th pick, which should go to the Arizona Cardinals. However, they have a history of trading down in the draft. If you don't know what that means, don't worry about it. I am wishing and hoping that they are able to take the running back, Melvin Gordon, at pick number 24. But that may be a pipe-dream. Time will tell--in about 5 hours from now. Of course, by the time you read this, it has already happened. Or not happened, as the case may be. Sheesh. I bet I am confusing you now, because I truly don't understand what I just wrote.

We were supposed to have guests for a draft dinner, but Gary is now sick with a cold--sore throat and all. So we cancelled the dinner and it will be just the two of us for a crock-pot full of New England Pot Roast. (And I made it--please don't faint.)

And tomorrow, (today, actually), we have a barista class to attend. We did want to get better at making coffee with our espresso machine. But we'll see if Gary is feeling well enough. Oh, yeah, and we have a track meet to attend that our GD, Kelsey, is running in. Hmm. Not sure if Gary will be going to that either...

Guess I will get to my card deets now. I am too nervous to chit-chat anymore. Arrrgh.

So our challenge this week is Cinco de Mayo. I hate to admit it, but I speak no Spanish and lived in Arizona for years before I knew that the celebration was actually a date. Yeah, not the brightest bulb on the planet, that's for sure. Anyway, we want to see what you come up with for your interpretation of Cinco de Mayo. It can be colors of the Mexican flag, (like I used), margaritas, (that I love), Mexican food, (that I also love), or Mexican culture. So have fun with this! Just be sure to hand-color an image for your project, using the medium/media of your choice.

Our sponsor this month is once again Sweet Pea Stamps, hooray! Can't believe our good fortune in getting this fabulous selection of images once again for the month of May! This month the prize is 3 digis to our lucky, randomly-selected winner! Good luck!

I chose an image by Enys Guerrero, called Chica de Vitral, for this challenge. I think she is such a vamp, don't you? So seductive. She was fun to color, even in Mexican flag colors, which seems a bit Christmasey to me. So I used Webster's Pages It's Christmas for my DP, which was paired with Stampin' Up CS. I printed her on X-Press It BC and colored her with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R20
Hair: N4, N6, N8
Flowers: R05, R08, R89, G24, G28, G29
Stained Glass: R01, R02, G20, G21
Bodice: R01, R02, R05, R08, R89, G20, G21, N4, N6, N8
Glove: N0, N2, N4, N6

I used the following dies to make my die cuts: MFT Double Scallop Border, Spellbinders Labels 4 and Grand Labels 4, Cheery Lynn Sentiments. Then I added flowers and stick pins by WOC, flowers by Maya Road, and some pearl stickers. I am giving this to a good friend from our dinner club, Andrea, for her birthday. Hope she likes it.

Do stop by and check out the fab inspiration by my talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, and our two newbies: Vannessa and Karen! Really sad to see Laine step down, but am so happy that Vannessa and Karen agreed to join us! We'd all love for you to play along with us this week...

Wanted to mention that Gary and I attended a beautiful wedding last Friday. Melanie and Sean tied the proverbial knot. It was such a fun evening. At the reception I danced like no one was watching--even led a conga line, which was a first for me! I danced all night long, and managed to get blisters on four different toes. Whaaat? You'd think a person of my maturity would know better. Apparently not...

We also went to a track meet Saturday morning and watched Kelsey run like the wind. It seemed so anyway. And we went to dinner at Bluewater Grill with our dinner club. Had scrumptious cioppino, which I can highly recommend. So we were busy last weekend, but I imagine this weekend will be much quieter!

Hope it is a fabulous one for all of you!


  1. Gorgeous card Penny, such a fabulous image, stunning colouring and wonderful detailing too.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Stunning image Penny. Her hair is fabulous. Hope Gary feels better soon.

  3. Absolutely stunning Penny! Love how you've coloured this beauty, especially that wonderful glossy hair! Love the colours (there's definitely no Christmassy feel to this card!!!) and the design is gorgeous!
    Hope Gary is feeling better and the draft turned out well...(whatever that means...)

  4. Gorgeous coloring, perfect composition and striking colours.
    Blessings on your weekend,

  5. Your card is gorgeous. You are so talented. Love your bright colors. Have a great weekend.

  6. Good grief- how long does it take you to color an image like this? Just gorgeous!!! Hoping Gary feels better, and wowza- your team picked your choice- you are probably doing a happy dance : )

  7. wow.. this card is so gorgeous! I love the colours, your colouring and the pretty flowers on it!

  8. Oh, my! Your coloring is always so GORGEOUS, Penny! It's a beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for leaving a "snort" and a "snicker" on my blog! haha It made me laugh! Have a great day! :o)

  9. Super Stunning creation as always huggles Pops x

  10. This is just gorgeous Penny and your colouring is just amazing. So glad to be part of the team with you!

    Hugs, Vannessa

  11. Oh wow Penny, she is beautiful!!!! Not at all like Christmas. What I want to know is....did Gary dance too or did you dance by yourself? snicker

  12. Gorgeous card Penny and I love the image, You are letting your talent show though with your coloring. Love the flowers and choice of colors.
    Hugs, Pat♥


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