4 April 2013

Saturated Canary 'Orchard'

Hi everyone from a rather dreary Bournemouth.  Its still so cold here but it doesn't seem to bother the kiddies they've just come in off the trampolene saying its snowing.  They say its going to be a little warmer at the weekend well I think its about time it was a lot warmer!!
Anyway, onto my card.  I've used a Saturated Canary digi called Orchard and I've used  a mixture of copics and promarkers to colour her.  When I saw the sketch over on Sweet Sketch Wednesday I immediately knew what I wanted to do which is so unlike me as I do so dither!!!  Anyway, when I saw it I thought yes I'll use acetate as I wanted the butterflies to look like they were actually flying in the air but wanted to see the paper behind so as to follow the sketch and this is how it turned out.   
Image:  Saturated Canary 'orchard'
Medium:  Copics/Promarkers
Papers:  K & Company 'McKenna' all matted onto kraft
Sentiment:  Whimsy
In the next piccie you can see the flowers and I love how they've turned out.  I used a couple of old punches for these and just layered them up after moulding them a little with a ball tool.  They are actually punched from vellum as are the butterflies.

When the card is open you can see on the left that I added another spellbinders rectangle and a sentiment just to hide the glue from the front panel.

 Next is a bit of a close up of the adorable image and she was lovely to colour and I just dirtied up the edges with Tim Holtz 'walnut stain' distress ink.

Pens used
Reds:  R81, R85, R59
Greens:  YG91, YG95, Pros Lime Zest & Pear Green
Browns:  E41, E43, E47, E49
Challenges I would like to enter:
Sorry that was rather picture heavy and waffly so if you stayed to the end thank you and thank you for visiting I do so appreciate all your comments.
Catch you later folks.
Take care,


  1. Gorgeous Anne-Marie love the the layout and papers
    jacqui x

  2. Stunning work, Love how you worked this sketch. Beautiful flowers and great coloring of the image. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  3. Wonderful card Ann Marie. Love it
    Hugs Kelly

  4. Hi Anne-Marie your card is totally stunning I just love every little bit about it and I just adore Saturated Canary images as well. Wow that all I can say, stunning colouring, papers and embellishments. Great card thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  5. your card is so classy. Love everything about it.

  6. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie. I love the whole card especially how you've used the acetate. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges. We are having a DT call at the moment if you are interested.

  7. Love your gorgeous, adorable card.

  8. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' with your lovely card. Debbiex

  9. Beautiful card, gorgeous detail. Love it.
    Caz x

  10. A fabulous card, a great design and pretty papers, I love your SC image and lovely details!!

    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Birthday challenge
    Heather xx

  11. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    this week.

    Pam x

  12. Wonderful card. I like the way you used the acetate. Fantastic work ! I like !!!

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week !

    Hugs from France.

  13. Ann Marie, you card is gorgeous. I love every little detail. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing your card with us.
    nancy SSw-DT

  14. Wow, can you say GORGEOUS?!!! An absolute stunner. Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  15. Hello ann- marie. Thanks so much for the comments you left. Im now a follower your blog is amazing x

  16. Over the top gorgeous-ness!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  17. A great creation! Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week! xxx

  18. Awesome card!! Love your image and papers are perfect. Simply wonderful!! So glad you played along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Blessings to you Ann-Marie!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  19. Beautiful card and fantastic coloring! Love how you used the Kraft!Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE! Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in the future!

  20. This is a stunning card! From the design which is brilliant for the sketch to the outstanding coloring of this SC image it is truly spectacular! Thanks for joining us at SSW!
    Sharon :)

  21. beautiful card, a fab use of acetate! Thanks for joining in at Charisma this week! Gemma :)