Monday, May 13, 2013

The Outlawz Greetings Card Anything Goes Challenge

Well, it's Monday again. Funny how that keeps happening every week. And I know that a lot of you are not fond of Mondays. Well, just wait until you retire--then you won't give a hoot what day it is. Hang in there!

This week we are once again sponsored by Rick St. Dennis, one of my favorite designers! He has so many different types of images that you are sure to find ones you like if you win. So good luck to you!

Before I get to that, I want to say a couple of things. Firstly, I hope all of the mommies out there had a wonderful day yesterday! Secondly, I will be behind on my comments to my blog buddies because I was gone this weekend. Gary and I took a very short break, to go to downtown Phoenix to catch two baseball games, to stay overnight at the Sheraton, and to celebrate our anniversary with dinner at The District restaurant. Which was very good, btw. Had fabulous tomato soup for an appetizer and then superb salmon for dinner. And a good lunch at Wild Thaiger in central Phoenix. Their Tom Ka Gai is stupendous! If you get the chance, by all means, go! You won't regret it. And then another good dinner at St. Francis in Phoenix--a delicious vegetarian Forbidden Rice Bowl. Oh, such a yummy weekend! 

However, the baseball was not so good. Not even close. The Phillies were in town, and, although we had won the first two games of the series, we lost the last two. Yeah, the two that we went to see. Talk about a big bummer. So that put a bit of a damper on the festivities for us. Of course, I will admit that the games were close ones with a lot of excitement. So that part was good. Just the end result was not what we had in mind. Oh well...the season is young yet.

I am getting my stitches removed this morning. All 15 of them. I am soooo glad. By the time most of you read this, I should already be back home again. Jiggity jig.

Guess I'd best describe my card for you. I chose Rick St. Dennis Sea Sprite 2. I thought she was a fabulous image, complete with a really cool seahorse. I printed them on MICBC and colored them as follows with Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: YR20, YR21, YR23, E33, E35
Seahorse: BG000, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09, BG53, B63, B66

I added a bit of Wink of Stella Brush Gold to the seahorse eyes and bridle. I was going to add a lot more sparkle, but chickened out. Yes, I was afraid; I was very afraid. I didn't want to redo the image in case the sparkle didn't work, so I just left it alone. Baaaaaaaaawk! Bawk. Bawk.

I chose DP from Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue collection and paired it with Stampin' Up CS. 

My sentiment is from the Whimsy Fun Life Ticket collection of sentiments and was die-cut with the Whimsy Ticket die. My other die cuts were created using the following dies: Memory Box Loopy Rings; Cheery Lynn Seahorse Family; Marianne Designs Sea Shells, Sea Side, and Decorative Elegance. And hooray, I'm done! 

Please check out the wonderful designs by my teammates this week! Really, really, fabulous! And since we are Anything Goes again, you can join us, right? Right! And have a wonderful week!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous. So love the mustard and aqua colour combo.
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  2. This is so beautiful! I love how you colored both images, especially the sea horse. Her hair is beautifully colored, all of each image is colored beautiful, the hair just stands out to me. It is an awesome card. Glad you have your stitches out Penny. Sounds like a wonderful weekend.

  3. Oh wow, this is striking, just love how you have her sitting on the seahorse, very creative with eye catching colors and awesome design, beautiful underwater scene

  4. fantastic Penny! your coloring is absolulty amazing! love the combo

  5. Penny, this is gorgeous. I just love seahorses this is too wonderful with those die cuts. Perfect color combo. Glad you had a nice dinner even though the baseball wasn't what you wanted.

  6. This is gorgeous Penny. The Seahorse and lady are lovely and the bright colours are stunning.
    Pleased to hear your stiches are out.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  7. Wowee, this is just stunning! Fabulous colouring and such a gorgeous background you've created - truly lovely :) Glad you've had a nice weekend (apart from the score) and good to hear the recovery is coming along nicely!

  8. Penny, your coloring on this card is awesome..those legs look so detailed!

  9. Penny, WOW!!!! Stunning job my friend with her coloring she is gorgeous and love the colors. All those die cuts for the background are totally awesome. Great job!!!
    Hugs, Patricia

  10. Fantastic job coloring that cool image. You did a great job with the shading to give her legs and arms muscle definition. Cool.

    I love that she's riding a seahorse. Looks like fun, doesn't it.

    You a such a star using those die cuts. How many do you have exactly? And does Gary know how much they're worth? hahahahahaha

  11. Hey Penny - wow the coloring here is stunning as usual! Popping in for a visit hope all is well with you! xoxo Kristina


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