Friday 24 February 2012

Janessa - Saturated Canary

I was lucky enough to be a guest Bar Tender on the Mardi Gras challenge of purple, green and one other colour at Raise the Bar this week and this was my contribution.  After Christmas I couldn't muster up the enthusiasm to make cards but did spend some relaxation time colouring in images and this was one of them.  When Joni, over at Raise the Bar Challenge Blog, told me what their challenge for this week was I looked on google images for inspiration and, from seeing the picture below, decided that this coloured image would fit the bill and set about making a card with it.


The image is one of Krista Smith's called Janessa and can be found at her Saturated Canary Etsy store. I've coloured her using Promarkers.  Krista's images are ideal for colouring.

The Happy Birthday backing paper is from A Patchwork of Papers - Purple and the striped paper is from Peppy Papers Purple/Lime.  Both are digital downloads from Cuddly Buddly.  The pearlised card and scalloped card base is from the Papeterie.

To make the large flowers I used Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die and then embossed some of the layers using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  The small flowers were made using the X-cut small floral punch and the paper roses were from Wild Orchid Crafts.  A few brads, bows, peel off dots and a strip of So Saffron ribbon from Stampin' up finished this one off.

I have a few more different coloured versions of Janessa ready to put on cards so hopefully I'll get around to sharing them with you soon.  This one's going to wing its way north to a grand-niece next month.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
The Cutie Pie Challenge 12 - Flower Power
Sisterhood of Crafters - Use a Digital Stamp
Raise The Bar Challenge 93 - Mardi Gras - Purple, Green and one other colour
PaperPlay Challenge Week 8 - for a Mother or any other female relative
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge 115 - Let's Case  ( This card was cased from this one)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. This is fabulous! Just love the colours and your design - once again Fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us at the Paperplay challenge this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  2. Absolutely adorable! Great choice of colors! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘USING DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  3. Beautiful! I love SC images so much you've coloured this so well. Thank you for sharing with the Cutie Pies! Woo x

  4. Gorgeous! I totally love the colours Liz! Thx for joining us at Pixie Dust Studios!

    Mary J x

  5. Love how you colored this! Great colors!

  6. Excellent color combo here and your SC image looks amazing. Love that happy birthday wording in the background too. Everything fits so wonderfully together. :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!

    Lisa xx

  7. This is a brilliant image! And absolutely love the colour scheme! Saw this on MIM, so glad I came in for a closer look!
    Nat -x-

  8. Stunning card and colouring Liz. Saw this on MIM. Loz

  9. Such a stunning card, it really caught my eye on MIM. xx

  10. Wow! Such a beautiful card!!!! Found you via Make it Monday. I'm #64.

  11. Hi Liz

    Great card! Your colouring looks awesome, quite like this colour combo.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  12. Stunning card.
    Like your colorcombo :)
    Found you via Mim !

  13. I think the card is lovely and very cute, i like her skirt very trendy.
    i seen your card on MIM
    love from Macka age 6 x