Friday, August 8, 2014

The Outlawz Friday Coloring Picnic or Barbecue Challenge

Well, did you know that August was National Picnic Month? Neither did I. Anyway, that's why we are celebrating this week with a picnic/barbecue challenge for you. And it requires that you color an image for your creation, using any coloring medium you wish.

Keeping this brief. My eyes are still a bit dilated from my eye exam and it is hard to look at the white screen. Imagine that.

Our sponsor this month is Bombshell Stamps, a place for some fun and unusual stamps! I have used their Desert Background for my little bbq, as I live in the desert. So does my friend, Ellie, whose birthday was this week, on the 6th. So I made a birthday card for her, combining my desert background with a Lacy Sunshine stamp, Eleanor and Pickles Smores. I thought this was perfect for her, as she is a chocoholic just like me. Right, Ellie? Or did I suddenly reveal a secret? Harhar.

I printed my images on X-Press It BC and colored them with my Copics. I fussy-cut Eleanor & Pickles and pop-dotted them onto my desert background. The sun was made with a Marianne Designs Pointy Circle Frame and Flower die and a pearl sticker. My ticket sentiment was made with a Stampin' Up Eat Chocolate sentiment and a Whimsy Ticket die. The corners were die-cut with a Whimsy die as well. Cardstock is from Stampin' Up.

My talented teammates, Carla, Dawn, and Kathi, have made some fabulous cards--be sure to stop and check them out! And then play along with us this week!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: C5, C7, C9
Eyes/Chocolate: E23, E25, E27
Jeans/Glasses/Ribbon: B91, B93, B95, B97, Y02, Y18
Shoes/Shirt/Fire: Y02, Y06, Y18, Y19
Pickles/Bag: YG61, YG63, YG67
Sky: BG0000
Ground: E42, E53
Cactus: YG00, YG01, YG03, YG17
 Crackers/Wood: E53, E55, E57, E59
 Cloud/Marshmallows: C00, C0, C1

Decided to enter this into the Lacy Sunshine Summer Challenge. Haven't entered a challenge in ages, so this feels a little weird!


  1. Fabulous card, I love the oversized glasses look

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  2. fun image and great coloring

  3. What a fun card, Penny! Great way to use the desert background! Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Hope your eyes have recovered by now xxx
    Just adore the beautiful chocolate/marshmallow barbeque scene you have created with the two cutie pies. Pickles has quite a massive sweet bite there, hope he has a big appetite.
    From one chocoholic to another.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  5. They look as if they're having a fabulous time! Lovely card, Penny! Your colouring skills are superb!
    Hope you can see better now!!!

  6. Fun card! Can't imagine you'd need much of a fire to melt the chocolate out there in the desert! Great colouring and a fab little scene - love that little flower/sun :)

  7. This is fabulous Penny. A sweet image and fabulous background scene all coloured so beautifully.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  8. How cute. Gotta love those huge glasses. Kind of reminds me of the 80s. :)

  9. Hi Penny,
    I love your scene.. the little frog is sooo cute! You colored it really fabulous! It`s a fantastic card!

  10. Oh, that's just fabulous, Penny! Those Lacy Sunshine images are always so fun! I love the fun scene you've created, and lovely colouring too! :o)

  11. Loving the darling image- her glasses are fun! The desert BG is fun and loving the flower die you added- I have that-never use it- so great inspiration! The cooking of the smore is cute- but the frog holding a smore- precious!!! Hoping your eyes recover quickly : ) And, I am a chockaholic as well....! Mmmmmmmmm

  12. Fantastic this image and fabulous the background too..fabulous card.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Lacy Sunshine this week..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  13. Eleanor and Pickles are adorable and beautifully coloured. I love the background scene you have created. A gorgeous card.
    Have a lovely week Penny.
    Hugs Sharon x

  14. Fabulous card Penny :o)
    I hope you are well sweetie.
    Have a great week.

  15. Especially loved the cacti Penny-- so beautifully colored!

  16. Cute, cute, cute!!! Love the whole scene you created!
    Hope your eyes feel better soon!!

  17. Oh I love your image, this is a stunning card!! It makes me smile too, chocolate smores with a friend! lol
    Hugs Kelly

  18. I love the way you "created" the scene Penny! It is so darn cute!! I'll bet that Ellie loved picked out just the right color for the cactus. Looks just great!!


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