Friday, June 5, 2015

The Outlawz Friday Coloring Friendship Challenge

Oh my gosh, here we are at the first Friday in June. Holy moly, Rocky! And it's time for another challenge at The Outlawz Friday Coloring group. Our new theme is "Friendship". This is in honor of Best Friends Day on June 8. We also have a new sponsor this month: Fairy Tangles Art, by Norma Burnell. She has the most unique and beautiful images, complete with Zentangle, to color--so be sure to check out her digi stamps. The prize is 3 digis, and I know you will have fun choosing them if you win! So be sure to hand-color an image on your project and play along with us...

The image we are working with this month is Jaye and Feathered Friends. I have the honor of using this image the first week, and, as it happens, the image is perfect for a friendship challenge! Lucky me! I actually made a Christmas card with this image, so will be giving it to friends of ours for the holiday this year.

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

Skin: E000, E01, E11
Hair: E53, E35, E37
Flowers: R24, R27, R29, Y15, Y17
Leaves: YG61, YG63, YG67
Birds: R24, R27, R29, W5, W8, YR07
Wings/Feathers: BG11, BG32, BG34, TTBG61

My DP is from the Jillibean Soup Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup collection, and it was paired with Stampin' Up CS. I Zutterized the DP and my image panel. I used die cuts made with the following dies: LaLa Land Crafts Wings and Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily. That's all she wrote. Well, for the card anyway.

Gary and I went to Barrio Queen in downtown Gilbert last night for dinner. I happened to see a listing of the restaurant openings in the Valley of the Sun for the month of May yesterday. And I was so shocked to see that Barrio Queen had opened. I had heard that this was not going to happen, much like the first time we were teased with a Barrio opening in Gilbert. (The original Barrio Cafe in Phoenix is super-tiny and super-good! But it is a long drive for us!) I am doing my happy-dance right now. The food is just as good as I remember from the Barrio, with the exception of the chips, which seemed much too thick. (And that I do not remember.) But the Barrio pollo and carnitas are unsurpassed. Totally fantastic! Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum. And we were there early, so took advantage of the happy-hour $5 house Margarita, which is really, really good. Yup, like I said before, it is so hard to be me. Snicker...

Please stop by The Outlawz and check out the fabulous inspiration by my very talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, Vannessa, and Karen. And then join us this week, won't you? 

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Beautiful, with deep rich color tones Penny. Have a fabulous weekend.

  2. Wow, how beautiful is this? Fabulous image, beautifully coloured as always, love the palette.
    Please do not make me drool over your descriptions of the delicious food you are unlucky enough to have to eat...been bad on holiday, waistline has expanded to unacceptable proportions, something drastic will have to be done...soon :)

  3. Spectacular image, wonderfully coloured.

  4. Wow, Penny! What a fabulous image that is, and your coloring is incredible! You've used one of my very favorite color combinations, and I love the wonderful dies you used too! Beautiful! :o)

  5. Gorgeous Penny! You did a fantastic job coloring this image, love your colors, background is amazing and matching it with the images background really cool. Love those birds and the awesome job of coloring the feathers. I think Teresa said it right spectacular!
    Hugs, Pat♥

  6. I am such a dunce. Pops sent me a nice comment and I hit delete instead of publish. Sorry, Pops! Here is what she said:

    "So gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x

    Thanks, Pops, and thanks to all of you who sent such lovely comments! :^)

  7. unbelievable beautiful Penny!!!
    Love your colors!

  8. I came back to leave you another one now I can make the pic bigger (updated my laptop) the skin is just gorgeous, your shading is perfect, I am trying again with copics, I hope one day to be half as good as you, hugs Pops x


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