Friday, January 2, 2015

The Outlawz Friday Coloring "Birds" Challenge

Hi, there! Today's challenge is all about birds, because January 5 is National Bird Day. Another new one for me. Say, can you believe it is 2015? Isn't that mind-blowing? I mean, it seems like yesterday we started 2014...

Our sponsor this month is Art by Miran, another wonderful digi artist! And our randomly-selected participant will win a prize of 3 digis. Kewl, huh? Be sure to check out these fab images if you are unfamiliar with them. And also be sure to play along this month by coloring an image for your project with any coloring medium you wish.

FYI, I am using my Art by Miran image later this month. Today I have chosen an SCACD image, Special Delivery, drawn by the talented Carmen Medlin. I printed my image on X-Press It BC, and colored it with Copics: B21, B24, B28, C0, C1, C3, C4, C6, C8, Y13, Y15, Y18. (My colors were chosen based upon the colors of a Hyacinth Macaw, one of my very favorite parrot species.)

I also used die cuts from the Memory Box Typewriter Upper and Lower dies, as well as those from the Cheery Lynn Gears dies. My CS is from Stampin' Up. I added some baker's twine to the rolled up paper. And that's about all she wrote for this card.

I hope you check out the fabulous inspiration by my talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, and Laine. Such a fun variety of creations! Do join us this week, won't you? Unless you are too exhausted from all your New Year celebrating...

Tomorrow is the playoff game for our Cardinals. They put up a better showing against the 49ers than they did against the Seahawks. But, with our quarterback situation still sucking big time, I expect one and done. I love my Cardinals anyway, and am looking forward to this next season.

I do hope you all have some fun plans for the weekend! I will be back again on Monday.

And Happy New Year!


  1. A gorgeous card. Loving the image and the blue and yellow is so striking. So looking forward to seeing your ABM creation too.
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  2. So cute and colorful Penny. I love it. Sending Happy New Year greetings and every good wish for 2015,

  3. :D Funny image Penny!! Great coloring!
    have a great New Year!!

  4. Wow! What an amazing stamp! A steam punk parrot! Love the way you've coloured him, especially his feathers! Eye-catching colour combo, great design-I like that added scroll and the 'dotty' background too, a fabulous card!
    Happy New Year Penny

  5. Hello dear Penny,
    wow, your card is so wonderful! I love this image and your fantastic colouring!! Hope your Cardinals will win :)

  6. Your armored parrot makes me smile Penny!!
    Dr Sonia
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  7. This is gorgeous Penny, such a fabulous image and amazing colouring. I love the layout too.
    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year.
    hugs Sue xx

  8. Fantastic card, Penny! Love the design and the image! Fab coloring, as always!

  9. so fun card Penny, and as always a fantastic coloring
    hugs and happy new year

  10. Morning sweetie, this is simply stunning:0) hugs Pops x

  11. That Hyacinth Macaw is one of the coolest images I have seen, and you have coloured him beautifully. Love this card.
    Hugs & smiles,

  12. Wow!! That's just fabulous, Penny! You know I love birds...but I don't think I've ever seen one quite like that! lol Beautiful coloring, and a great color combination! :o)

  13. WOW, Penny, your coloring is just gorgeous. Love this image. You are so creative!!!


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