Friday, June 26, 2015

The Outlawz Friday Coloring Anything Goes/Christmas Twist Challenge/Kelsey's Birthday Card

If you saw the title, you realized that I did not do the Christmas Twist for this new challenge. I had a birthday card to get ready for our granddaughter, Kelsey, as her 13th birthday is July 7th. Thirteen. Unbelievable. An actual teenage grandchild. Oh, my word, does that make me feel old...

Yeah, like I needed anything else to help me feel that way, right? After all, my 66th is fast approaching. At least I will be able to draw Social Security this year. So there is that...

Before I get to my card for the week, I need to mention a couple of things. One, our sponsor for this month is Norma Burnell of Fairy Tangles Art. Her prize will be three of her wonderful digis, so be sure to play along with us again this week! You will love her images--they are gorgeous and unique!

And, two...oh shoot, I forgot what two was. I just received a call from my sister, Barbara, telling me that she was in a car accident. Apparently, some young men failed to yield the right of way and ran into her car. Barbara said that she is OK, just sore and stiff. I am relieved that she didn't get more seriously hurt, for sure! Her car may have been totaled, due to its age. Advanced years. Thank goodness, people don't get totaled for being old. Otherwise, my sisters, brother, and I might all be gone...

Anyway, whatever else I was going to tell you has completely escaped my mind--lucky for whatever it was. I wouldn't want to be trapped in there...scaaaaary!

Oh, btw, Gary let me order a new swimsuit from Chico's yesterday for my birthday gift. Chico's was having a screaming sale. Well, it wasn't screaming exactly, as I never heard a sound, but it was a really good deal. I'm getting a new swimsuit for 1/3 of the original price. What I want to know is this: why the heck are stores able to get sooooo much money for such a tiny bit of fabric? Inquiring minds would like to know. At least mine would--and remember, it is a scary place in there. Also, why do they charge so much when they are able to still make money when the item is 2/3 off? Perhaps because they can...

Well, enough about nothing. On to Kelsey's card. I chose an image I am pretty sure she will like. Kelsey is a dragon fanatic. Loves all things dragon. So I chose Sweet Pea Stamps Dragon's Keeper by Charmaine Flannery. Really sweet image, don't you think? Love the itty-bitty baby dragon. If they stayed that small, I would want one myself.

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

Skin: E000, E01, E11
Hair: E40, E42, E44, E47
Lips: R000, R01, R02
Dragon/Wings: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, YG93, YG95, YG97, R01, R02
Eyes/Dress: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18

I added Glossy Accents and Star Dust Stickles to the dragon. I then fussy-cut the image, which meant I had to lop off the fly-away strands of hair. I used DP from the October Afternoon Midway collection, and paired it with Stampin' Up CS. My die cuts were made with MFT Double Scallop Border and SCACD Dandelion Knoll Statement Corner dies. (I had to add a small punched circle behind the little dragon so that you could see it.) 

Do check out the fabulous inspiration by my talented teamies: Carla, Kathi, Vannessa, and Karen, and then play along with us, won't you? Just hand-color an image for your project with any medium you wish. Looking forward to seeing your creations!

I have to mention that something really weird happened with this photo. I see cross-hatching on the hair, which does not appear on the original photo, nor is it on the card. I have no earthly idea why this shows up, and as a matter of fact, am really ticked that it does. Gary thinks it is because I had to reduce the size of the photo, but this has never happened to me before that I can remember. Of course, my memory being what it is...(snicker...snort).

Have a great weekend!


  1. This is gorgeous Penny. I love the image, stunning colouring and pretty design.
    Sorry to hear about your Sister's car accident, thank goodness she is okay.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Stunning image and colouring Penny. I love her skin and wings. Kelsey will love it. Have a great weekend.


  3. Oh, this so fantastic! I love this image!

  4. Good morning sweetie, I love this creation and the colours you have chosen her hair is amazing I can never get it right they always end up scruffy like mine, that sit maybe I am doing my hair on every image :0) hugs Pops x

  5. This blew me away the first time I saw it.
    It is absolutely beautiful honey.

  6. Penny I am so relieved that your dear sister is okay after the incident. Cards are earthly stuff and can be fixed but humans is a different story. Lol I totally agree, and they are still making a profit from the sale price for your cossie. Would love to see that nearly 66 year old going for 36 body in that new cossie - awaiting a photo!!! Just adore your gorgeous card. Your colouring and design are just so gorgeous as always. I think I can see that cross hatching on the photo, but it actually adds to the texture of the hair. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
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  7. I do hope your sister is over the shock of her accident1 Even when you're not hurt it takes a while to get over it ((speaking from personal experience here after some ...person...hit my car 5 weeks ago...still waiting for the repairs to be finished too). I, like Desire, am waiting with baited breath to see the photo's of you in the new cossie:D!
    Love your beautiful card, your colouring of that gorgeous image is superb, especially her hair! The fancy border is lovely too! I'm sure your teenage !!!granddaughter will adore it!. My eldest granddaughter is 8 now, can't believe how quickly that happened! Before I know it she'll be a teenager too :(

  8. I am so pleased your sister is ok Penny - must have been a shock for you.
    Your card is gorgeous. The image is fabulous and beautifully coloured. Love the dies.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  9. I don't see the cross-hatching. the hair just looks shiny and beautiful to me. Your coloring and design are exquisite.
    I'm glad your sister was not seriously hurt.

  10. wow this is really pretty with a fab coloring

  11. Wow Penny, your card and coloring is stunning!

  12. WOW! gorgeous!
    let's see - you have a teenage grand-daughter, (nah, hard to believe!) who is going to just adore this card!

    very glad to hear that your sister is okay. scary though, I bet.

    so just how little fabric is your new bathing suit?! tee hee! mine seem to have yards and yards of fabric to them 'cause I have way too much skin that needs covering! :p

    you always give me a smile, Penny!
    have a great week!

  13. Stunning card Penny & your colouring is amazing :o) (can't see what you mean about her hair, it looks perfect to me).
    I am feeling lots better thank you. Hope you're okay sweetie.

  14. Penny, So glad Barbara is okay from the accident, sorry it had to happen. As always I love this card these images are just gorgeous from sweet pea. You color them just stunning. I the background die.
    Hugs, Pat♥

  15. Gorgeous! Your coloring is always so fantastic, and I see such unique images here!
    It's always a joy to stop by, my friend! :o)

  16. Stunning! Your coloring is breath taking. I am glad to hear that your sister was not seriously hurt.


  17. Such gorgeous images, made me think of Game of Thrones!!! You colored her perfect!!! Love that dandelion die, think I need to go shopping, LOL
    Congrats in your granddaughter!!


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