Sunday 29 April 2012

New challenge at Dream Valley

Good day to you blogworld.

All fine, I hope!  This is a scheduled post (fingers crossed it works OK) as while you are reading this I should be getting Emily ready to go a classmates birthday party.

This post is all about the new challenge over at Dream Valley and this fortnight we'd like to see your cards for a special lady.  If you have a special lady in mind that's great, if not just a good old girlie card would be fine.

Our fabulous sponsor this fortnight is the wonderful Krista Smith the artist who draws the Saturated Canary images.

My name is Krista Smith. I am the artist behind the Etsy shop, Saturated Canary Digis. I began working in the stamping world about a year ago when I was hired to create rubber designs for the sweet Scottish company, Sugar Nellie. They launched my artwork under the name 'Simply Sassy.' I've moved into the digital world and-- I love it!! There is a little more freedom here, as I can create anything that pops into my head:)! I am so humbled by the artistic talent of the girls coloring in my designs-- it is truly an inspiration! Likewise, I am so thankful for the friendships I've made in this wonderful and lovely crafty community! It's been a true delight! I'd love for you to stop by my challenge/inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge and join in the fun...And, while you're there, click over to my personal blog (Saturated Canary) and introduce yourself! I am a bit eclectic and touch on everything from family (I've got me a great one!) to fashion (obsessed!)...Please say 'hi!'...I'd love to be friends!:)

Winner gets $10 Voucher

So, what did I create?  Well, as I seem to be having a week of having a try of things - I did a criss cross card.  Though my one opens - as I couldn't see how to make the non-opening ones stand, does that sound a bit confused?  Probably!  Want to say thanks here to Teresa who very kindly sent me a link to a great tutorial which I sort of followed!

And here is the card - again this is very picture heavy:

Closed (with band) and then (band removed) opening:

Close up of image:

Showing where the tag is on the card and the tag its self:

 All three parts of card:
I used:

Digi image:
Saturated Canary - Secrets, coloured with my Promarkers and Flexmarks
Inked around the edges with a Distress Ink pad (think I was a bit too heavy with that - it looks more smudged than anything!)

TPC Studio - Boho Blooms set; corner flourish
Fiskars - Make a Wish Quotes - sentiment

Martha Stewart punch
Die-namics die - for the tag top
Nestie - square (the greeting and blank back)
memory box - Maderia Corner

Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace from my stuff

Phew, well that was a lot of pictures and a list and a half, wasn't it!!

So I hope you can make it on over to the challenge and see what wonderful things my teamies have made and pop a card in the challenge as well.

Have a great Sunday and I'll see you all again soon,

A challenge, or two:

Stampalot challenge: April Challenge - Happy Birthday

The Poodles Parlour: Anything Goes challenge

Saturated Canary Challenge: Challenge 16 - Happy Birthday


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Sarah. WOW, how beautiful is this, and I love the way you have taken the time to show all those stages in the process. So much fabulous detail, pretty colours and gorgeous textures too. Fantastic creativity. This is a real winner.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
With love, Sandra xxx

Tanya said...

That is GORGEOUS Sarah! SO unique, I love it! There's so much detail in it, it really all is just fabulous.

Tags xx

Flowergirl said...

This is so pretty Sarah! Know what you mean about the criss cross staning up, love how you've made yours x
Wendy x

Pink Dandelion said...

Oh wow Sarah this is gorgeous. Fabulous colouring and design. I've always wondered how the criss cross cards stand up lol. Debs xx

Aunty Sue said...

Sarah yes it worked and your work is stunning as always.

Wendy Fraser said...

Oh, this is sooo lovely! Love the cute "surprise" inside xx

Catherine said...

This is beautiful, love the way yu have used the image inside the card, so pretty......

Anonymous said...

This is a really fabulous card. And I couldn't work out how it would stand unless it opened either, lol. xx

pinky said...

Oh wow that is just gorgeous Sarah! Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Joey said...

Sarah this is beautiful, stunning colourwork. Joey x

coops said...

wow this is fantastic sarah.really love the shape and your colours are gorgeous.fab sweet sc image too :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

Wow this is stunning Sarah, love the image you used and fab style and colours xxx

mixamatoasties said...

Woweee Sarah, that is fantastic! Love it!

Susan xx

Kim said...

Sarah this is awesome!! So much detail. I love those images and you colored them beautifully!

Kathleen said...

Hiya Sarah, gorgeous card, love the criss cross shape looks brill. Gorgeous colouring too. Hope the party went well :-)
Kat xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Awesome Sarah!! :)

Wow at your colouring - the inside of your card is just wonderful. Brilliant creation - I like the idea of it being able to stand :)



DesignerDiva said...

OMGosh Sarah this is too gorgeous, love that fabby image and your design is awesome (I'm not good at trying new things either!) beautiful colours and colouring and I dont know how I missed your Wryn card below but it stunning again a fabulous design - you are so on a roll MRs!
Hugs Laurie xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Gorgeous Sarah! I love the folded card and that little image is too cute :D

brenda said...

Your card is quite delightful Sarah and such a lovely design.

Thanks so much for joining our Birthday celebrations at Stampalot challenge. And don't forget there will be a brand new challenge next Sunday.

B x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Sarah, love the sweet image.

Christine L said...

Fabulous card Sarah.... brilliant use of that image inside!!

Christine x

Mel said...

Ohhhh petal this is fab!
I just love the wee pocket style with the image inside!
Its just perfect inside and coloured amazingly!
Love it all
Hugs Melly xxx

melsanford said...

Such a beautiful card! I love design and the image is gorgeous :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Unknown said...

Just gorgeous, your colouring is beautiful & the design amazing x

lalkygirl said...

wow what a stunner...beautifully coloured and fab design
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck.
tracey x

Jayne A said...

Stunning card Sarah. Perfect colouring and so much dimension.


Loopylou. said...

squeeee! oh thats awesome!! i love the way it opens and the hidden part!! ooooh its just amazing!!
Thankyou so much for popping in and playing along with us this week over on the SC challenge blog
hugs Lou xxxx

happyglitzygirl said...

Gorgeous card, so many details, love it all, thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour,blessing Hilde