Saturday 3 March 2012

Whispy - Saturated Canary

This is a card I've made using the digi stamp Whispy from Saturated Canary.  I'm definitely hooked on Krista Smith's designs as they are so lovely to colour and these shades are my favourites.  This card has the work of three digital designers on it as the Happy Birthday and Spotty backing papers are from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Pink and the Pansy decoupage is part of a download from Fred She Said's Coloured Pansies Set.  The pansy set includes different permutations of the pansy image with  teacup topper images and co-ordinating backing papers.  It's also comes in a blue variation and as I love pansies I couldn't resist buying both sets.

Whispy is coloured using Promarkers and then glitter was sprayed on her wings, over skirt and leggings following a tip which Sara from Crafter's Companion demonstrated on Create and Craft.  I took a second image of Whispy and made a mask by cutting away the sections I wanted to be glittered and then placed this over the coloured image before spraying through the mask with the gold glitter spray from Crafter's Companion.

For the matting and layering under the image I followed another tip I'd learned from a demonstrator on Create and Craft.  I used  one of the Spellbinder dies as a template and cut out an extra layer.  I'd avoided using this technique before as I didn't like my raw cut edge placed next to the clean cut of the Spellbinder dies but whilst looking at postings on Nic's blog I saw how she distressed edges of her mats and realised this was a way round it and that's what I've done here.

The sentiment is from the Stampin' up set Sincere Salutations and is stamped with purple Encore metallic ink.  The little pansy embellishment at the side was a happy accident.  I'd intended to print out an A4 sheet of the pansy decoupage border but didn't notice the printer paper setting was set for 4" x 6" photographs and ended up with a mini sheet.  The little flowers ended up being ideal for this project.

Here a few cards I made using the purple pansy set before I started blogging.  The cards were scanned so the colours aren't as bright as they should be but hopefully it will still let you appreciate how lovely this download set is.

I think I need to go and make a blue Whispy now.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge 61 - Digital Delights 
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge 122 - Punches and Dies 
Guylou's Challenge - Things With Wings
The Poodles Parlour Challenge - Birthdays
Stampin' for the Weekend  Challenge 4 - Bingo - Ribbons/Bows, Pearls, Pink 
Sparkles Forum Challenge 29 - Things with Wings
Do You Stack Up - Challenge 61 - Things with Wings 
PaperCrafting Journey Challenge 4 - Anything Goes
Divas by Design Challenge 24 - Spots and/or Stripes
Flutterby Wednesdays Challenge 192 - Open, musts have wings
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Getting Digi With It 
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge 21 - Anything Goes with a Die Cut 
Ladybug Crafts Challenge - Pink and Girly
Allsorts Challenge 144 - Spread Your Wings
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. Beautiful project! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Guylou's Inimitability!


  2. very nice card thanks for playing at the perfect sentiment this week.

  3. WOW these creations are beautiful! LOVE those pansies! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘USING DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  4. Totally gorgeous. Beautiful SC image and those pansies are fab.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  5. fabulous card liz.the sc image is so pretty and i love your gorgeous colours and sparkle and your pansy cards are really beautiful, somw of my fav flowers :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Just beautiful Liz! Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.

  7. Beautiful colouring and images, lovely flowers thanks for joining us to poodles parlour, good luck cheers Sue N x

  8. So cute! Love how you've colored your image! Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wed.

  9. Fabulous colouring of one of the gorgeous SC images Liz, I can't wait till I find time to play with mine
    Thanks for joining the Diva's this week for Spots and Stripes and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  10. These flowers are stunning! :) Beautiful work!



  11. Gorgeous card! Glad you played at Guylou's this week!

  12. Just beautiful Liz, such a lovely colour pallet.

    Thanks so much for joining in my Things with Wings theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

  13. Gorgeous card, the design is great and the colouring of the beautiful image is stunning.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xxx

  14. Beautiful card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun with us at SMC with our
    "Things with Wings" challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon & good luck in the draw

    Hugs Shaz x

  15. Beautiful cards, thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight...

  16. Hi Liz,
    Oh this is just Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the beautiful Saturated Canary image, the dps, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout and the little pansies finish it off perfectly. Coloured perfectly too. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  17. Ohh Liz, that Sweet Canary looks soooo pretty on your girlie card! Thanks for joining the Ladybugs Pink and girly challenge,Happy crafting, Julie.x

  18. Another fabulous entry from you Liz!

    The flowers look amazing and your colouring is wonderful. I just love this image!

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

    Michelle :o)

  19. Oh how very sweet! Gorgeous colour choices and a wonderful image (one I don't have yet but on my wish list. Lol.)
    Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

    Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
    them on Make It Monday.xx

  20. Gorgeous cards Liz, love your colour combo and pretty pansies, so sweet. Love your Whispy image, just off to have a go at my first SC image. Popped over gfrom MIM. Carolxx

  21. what a gorgeous card you have enterd in our challenge thanks for playing along at poodles and I love the others too
    Jacki xx

  22. Stunning, beautiful - all around wonderful! Thanks for playing with Perfect Sentiment.

  23. Hi I saw your gorgeous card at MIM. This image is one of my favourites and you have teamed it up with gorgeous DP and sentiment. Hugs Sheryl x

  24. Another great card on the MIM blog. I love your coloring. I can't wait to start my copics class!

  25. Gorgeous card, I love the coloured pansies - I've just got the digi stamp version. Saw your card on MIM
    Beryl x

  26. Beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Diva's


  27. Such a cute image and beautiful card. Love the colors. Thanks for playing along at Perfect Sentiments.

  28. Really gorgeous, love the colours! Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party honey!

    Mary J x

  29. Wonderful cards, love the image, beautiful flowers and colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  30. This is so beautiful and the colours are lovely. I have become your newest follower and looking forward to visiting you again
    x catherine

  31. Beautiful! I love all of the purple. Thanks for playing along at Guylou's!

  32. I agree with Gina.....Beautiful! So glad you played!

  33. Adorable SC image and colored wonderfully, Liz. I have a handfull of these and still not colored. You just inspired me to go sit in my craft studio for a while. Visiting from MIM.
    Cathy Lee

  34. Super great Cards! I love Saturated Canary images. I saw you on MIM and just had to stop and take a look.

  35. Fabulous cards! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  36. Oh my word,this is such and adorable creations ,lovely image and beautiful designs Its just perfect for our Dies & Punches challenge

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Have a lovely day,
    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

  37. Totally Gorgeous. The Pansies really add something extra special.

  38. love the flowers!!!!!!! ♥ and Good luck in MIM again :D

  39. A great card

    Thankyou for joining us at SMC - good luck in the draw and hope to see you again soon

    Ang x

  40. Wonderful design. Love all that purple. So pretty. Thanks for sharing at The Perfect Sentiment.

  41. HI Liz me again, I should have said .....Thanks for getting all 'Pink & Girly' with the Ladybugs this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x