Friday, October 23, 2015

The Outlawz Friday Coloring 'Color/Photo Inspiration' Challenge

So, another challenge. And it is the monthly Photo Inspiration challenge. Love the palette this month! And, though we don't have a formal Halloween challenge, you can certainly use this one for a Halloween card.

Before I get to my card details, I have to mention a couple of things. Yes, my Arizona Cardinals lost to Pittsburgh. Yes, it was a really awful outing for my team. Again. Don't know what to say, except that we are on Monday Night Football this next week at home. We had better win. Or this season could be a really short and disappointing one. Or a really long and disappointing one--depending on if you see the glass half-empty or half-full. Enough about football. (Even my Arizona State Sun Devils lost this past weekend. Boo, hiss.)

Jon, Angela, and the girls really liked last week's card, which was for Jon and Angela's 17th anniversary. I find it hard to believe that they have been married that long. You realize that makes me an older person. Since our daughter didn't marry until she was 26 years old. Funny how your own age can make you feel older, but your child's age makes you feel ancient...

Gary has been scanning our old slides. Which were taken years ago. (There we go with the age thing again.) And it brings back so many memories to look at them. Until it doesn't. You know, you look at a photo, and you wonder what the heck you were doing at the time. Nothing looks familiar. And then your spouse 'splains' it to you. As if you were ditzy Lucy Ricardo. On a TV show. That I absolutely have no memory of, because I was much too young to see it on television. Except for the episode where Lucy was in the big barrel stomping on grapes. Which made me laugh and laugh and laugh--and it apparently foreshadowed that I would be a wino...

Back to our regularly-scheduled program: October's challenge is also sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps--lucky us and lucky you! Us, because we get to work with so many wonderful artists and images. And you, because you get to choose three images by these artists if you are our randomly-drawn winner!

I chose Elphaba and Her Monkey, by Charmaine Flannery for this week's card. Love Charmaine's images, and this one is really cool! I decided not to do her skin in green, as I am not experienced in doing green faces. (I wonder why.) So I printed her on X-Press It BC and colored her with the following Copics:

Skin: E000, E01, E11
Hair: E74, E77, E79
Monkey: YR21, YR23, YR27
Hat: BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08, RV95, W1, W3, W6, W8, W10
Background: RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99

The color palette for the month was well-represented by the Basic Grey Plumeria collection, so I chose that for my DP, and paired it with Stampin' Up CS. I made a few die cuts with the following dies: Cheery Lynn Horizon Oval Boutique Stackers, LaLa Land Crafts Corner, LaLa Land Crafts Lattice Border, and LaLa Land Crafts Lattice Doily Border.

I am so lucky to be surrounded by talented DT teammates. This week, unfortunately, we are a bit short-handed for various and sundry reasons. But please play along with us anyway. Carla, Kathi, Vannessa, and I would love to see your creations! Just be sure to hand-color an image with the medium of your choice on your project.

And, have a great weekend! (Go Cards!?)



  1. wow fa bu lous !!!!!!

  2. Fabulous card Penny. She glows! Love the trellis panel design. Great read! I used to love 'I Love Lucy'. Seems like another lifetime ago! Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Oh dear, your team aren't having a good season are they? Never mind Penny drown your sorrows with a large glass of wine ...or two!
    I know what you mean about the children's ages making you feel's worse still now the grandchildren are growing up too!!!
    Fabulous card, wonderful image and colouring, lovely design, the border looks gorgeous too!
    Enjoy the weekend!

  4. Beautiful card, Penny! Lovely colouring, pretty papers, and such gorgeous dies!
    Have a wonderful weekend! :o)

  5. Penny, your coloring is amazing and I love that fancy frame.

  6. Penny, your card is amazing. You find stamps that I have never seen before or I guess I have overlooked - WOW! Have a great weekend!!!!

  7. Hi Penny,
    this is a wonderful card with beautiful colours! I love your amazing cut outs!
    Wish you a nice sunday ;)

  8. I love the frame and die cuts around your image, looks fun and enhances your image so much more. Beautiful card!
    Hugs kelly

  9. Penny, I just hopped over to your blog from the Outlawz. I'm a new DT member with Twisted Thursday and have been peeking at other DT blogs. This card is just gorgeous! Your coloring is lovely, and all those beautiful die cuts make it so elegant!
    I'm your newest follower and am hoping you might return the favor as I just started my blog in July. It's
    Blessings, Carrie

  10. This is just beautiful Penny and I love how you coloured her! Just amazing!

    Hugs, Vannessa x

  11. Gorgeous Penny! I love the color theme, image is so darling. Love the beautiful die cuts makes it look really special. We do not want to talk about getting older, life is going by way to fast.
    Hugs, Pat


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