Thursday, July 5, 2012

Saturated Canary Challenge - 1st GDT card!!

Good Thursday morning all you fabulous crafters out there!!  This is an exciting day for me as it's the first challenge at Saturated Canary Challenges where I'm participating as GDT!  WooHOO!!  To be included with that list of talented ladies is just mind-blowing!!  Yep... it's a good day.  OK... 'nuff of that... let's get to it.

This is What the Librarian Reads... which is a fab new image from Krista's latest release.  I used her for our new challenge theme... BLING IT OUT.  It was great fun creating this card.  I'm not good at the 'over-the-top' embellishing that so many of you do so wonderfully, so this is pretty intense bling for me!  I know, it's not a ton, but I like it all!  I can't wait to see what the other DT gals have come up with.  As well as you!!

Now... just to share a bit about creating this card.  I like her with black hair, but that's not how she started.  Nope... she started out as an auburn-haired beauty.  Well... since I'd just used auburn hair on my 4th of July card (previous post), I just couldn't have two auburn-haired beauties in row, could I?  So, I got out my copic colorless blender and went to work to get that auburn color to disappear.  I was just sure it wasn't going to work.  By the time I was done and ready to start with the cool grays, she looked terrible!!  There was smatterings of light auburn left and all the "blendering" caused it to bleed outside the lines as well.  Again... no way this was going to work.  But I started in with the grays and I'll be danged if it didn't come out well after all!!  Of course, going with black hair instead of say... blonde was a requirement rather than a choice!  As I worked, I kept 'cleaning up' the auburn color outside the lines and finally, it was all good.  I thought I was going to have to 'shadow' her with some darker coloring, but no... not necessary.  I was just sooo pleased that I didn't have to go start from scratch.  That's one thing I've found about this new Xpress-It paper.  It cleans up really, really nicely.  Normally, I just have to clean up little spots, but it's even good for a whole section of an image.  {smile}

I'm adding a couple extra pictures for this post.  I visit a lot of blogs and some have a lot of photos and some have one.  I've been limiting myself to two, but I think maybe I like a bit more views.  So... let me know what you like, OK?  Just one, two to three or more than that?  I'd be very interested to know.

By the Cute and Girly -a day at... {anything you want} the library
Creative Card Crew - pearls and swirls
Crafty Calendar Challenge - flowers in bloom w/ optional extra of swirls/flourishes

 Thanks for stopping by today.  You all just make my day and I'm always so appreciative of your visit!  Come back soon, 'K?

Stamps:  Saturated Canary What the Librarian Reads... digi, Stampabilities Definitions sentiment
Papers:  Prima Madeline, Xpress-It
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Nestabilities, Prima winter rose vanilla ice, Prima pearly swirls,blue gems, pink glitter
Techniques:  Copic markers



Hi Denise. WOW Gorgeous card. Love the image which is coloured beautifully and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx


Fabulous card, you certainly deserve to be included with this talented DT! Love your bling, especially the blue gems.


really gorgeous card! fab coloring!
thanks for playing with us at BTC&G this month

Denise @ kc242

What a lovely card and just perfect for the challenge at the Creative Card Crew! Love all of the details. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!

June Nelson


Mary Brockway

She's stunning!! I would've never guessed it all started with a big switch-a-roo :-) xx


Gorgeous card Denise, love the image and coloured beautifully...



hiyah Denise!
hun its so wonderful to have you on our little team of canaries and girl your cards totally rock, this is blinged out perfectness hun and your colouring is divine
huge hugs Lou xxx


Gorgeous card, I love the image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x

Christina C.

Magnificently colored image!!!!! Love the stunning papers, details and that awesome sentiment!


Oh, what a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining our Swirls and Pearls challenge over at Creative Card Crew! Hugs, Ani


Gorgeous card hun, love your take on our challenge. Thanks for playing along and good luck. Carolxx

Jan Ltc

This is gorgeous thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan


This is a gorgeous card and I just love how you have coloured her! If you hadn't said anything I would never have known her hair wasn't meant to be anything but grey :) Perfect cover up! I have just ordered this image from Krista and can't' wait to sit down and play.


WOW congrats on your GDT spot for Saturated canary-one of my faves!

This gal turned out real cute-Thanks for joining in with BTC&G this month x