Friday, July 17, 2015

The Outlawz Friday Coloring "Color/Photo Inspiration" Challenge

We have another color/photo inspiration for you this week. It is similar to the challenge that we had the first week of the month--red, white, and blue--but we hope you will find it a fun challenge as well. And we are sponsored this month by the fabulous Sweet Pea Stamps! So many digis to choose from, so little time. Snicker. But, seriously, do play along with us this month so that you have the chance to win the prize--3 digis of your choice from among all the fabulous artists in this store!

Before I go ahead with my card deets, I want to mention that we had such a nice weekend. We were treated to lunch at the Persian Garden Cafe on Friday by my sister and her hubby. (It was another birthday celebration, doncha know!) The food was really good. I had the Purple Shoots, which was a combo of eggplant and asparagus--totally wonderful! But, after thinking about it, Gary and I decided that Hummus Express was even better--another restaurant that Merrilyn and Ron have taken us to. And Hummus Express is much closer, so we will probably go there for Middle Eastern or Mediterranean food treats in the future. 

Then, our daughter, Angela, came over Saturday afternoon to spend the night with us. (We were having her daughter's birthday party here on Sunday.) The three of us went to dinner at The Bistro and had some really delicious food. Gary had his favorite panini, Angela had a flatbread pizza, and I had a marvelous shrimp salad. And a fabulous Cappuccino for dessert! Yum, yum, yum.  We watched the movie "Gone Girl" together afterward. What a crazy movie--full of twists and turns, but I did figure it out before all was revealed. Glad I hadn't read the book first, or it would have spoiled the suspense for me.

On Sunday we had the family over for our granddaughter's 13th birthday party. Kelsey seemed pretty happy with her party, food, (Gary made great burgers!), and gifts. And most everyone got in the pool and had a nice swim. Our yard looked so pretty with all the furniture out and the umbrellas up. A veritable turquoise paradise! We will have to have another party here before the summer is out. It was really fun...

I also want to mention the fabulous book I am currently reading. I have been devouring novel after novel on my tablet. But I actually bought a "real" book with a Mother's Day gift and started it this week. It is One Mind, by Larry Dossey, M.D. I am finding it a fascinating read, even though there are a few parts that are a wee bit hard to understand. (I am not a physicist, for sure!) Lots of intriguing chapters...

We are going to Kona Grill to spend my last birthday gift certificate today. Not sure what I will eat, but I am sure it will be pretty good. I have always enjoyed my meals there, even though it is a chain restaurant. (They do not make good Mai Tais, however! But there is a good wine list, fortunately.)

Okey dokey, time to 'splain my card, Lucy. First of all, here is our color/photo inspiration:

I found a fairly good match with my DP, from the Carta Bella It's a Celebration collection. I paired this with Stampin' Up CS. I added a couple of die cuts made with the Memory Box Star of Wonder dies. And that's about it, except for the wonderful image, (Sweet Pea Stamps Snowflake Fairy, by Charmaine Flannery), which was printed on X-Press It BC and colored with Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:

Skin: E000, E01, E11
Hair: YR02, E07, E09, E29
Dress: TTBG5, TTBG7, TTBG9

I certainly hope you will stop by our challenge to see the fabulous inspiration by my very talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, Vannessa, and Karen. Then please play along with us--all you have to do is hand-color an image with the medium of your choice for your project. Remember our monthly prize is the choice of 3 Sweet Pea Stamps digis! Lucky for one of you! So do enter this week. Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Have a wonderful weekend! 


  1. This is gorgeous Penny, I love the pretty image, stunning colouring and wonderful CAS design.
    I hope you a fabulous weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. WOW- spectacular coloring which seems to melt into the paper. You get such realistic hair-I'm in awe. Glad you had even more fun with celebrations and your food.

  3. I love this so much honey!

    Your colouring is fabulous as always. Smiles.


  4. Awesome colouring girlie, especially those gorgeous long locks!!
    Love the layout too, simple to let that beautiful image take center stage. Well done as usual :)S

  5. Something strange just happened while I was trying to leave a comment, so I'll start all over again! This is wonderful Penny, I'm lost in admiration for your superb colouring, you've rally brought this beauty to life. Lovely design too, doesn't distract the attention from that gorgeous image.
    Glad to hear you're still celebrating :)

  6. She is stunning Penny. Love this, she has fabulous tone and shade. Sounds like another fun week.

  7. Gorgeous cards, Penny. Love your coloring. I found your blog at the Outlawz and am one of your newest followers!

  8. This is simply gorgeous I love the colours you have chosen and your colouring is flawless as always hugs Pops x

  9. Stunning image and masterfully colored. Sorry I have not been around lately. Bad back and I can't sit at my computer.
    Blessing hugs,

  10. Absolutely loving your stunning card which is such a wonderful take on the colour inspiration xxx
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  11. Don't know what happened to my comments but I did do them!! Now I don't know what clever thing I had to say. . . . OR. . . . .maybe you didn't approve! Hmmmmm.
    Anyway this a stunning card and I love the colors you chose.

  12. How beautiful- you are such a fab designer to showcase these images!

  13. WOW! Her hair is amazing.



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