Sunday, 9 July 2017

… the power of contemplation

Krista Smith of Saturated Canary is now selling her digis through Make It Crafty and I’ve got a card using one of her new images, Carlie with Giraffe (I used the version minus the giraffe), to share today.

Used the big ‘birthday’ chippie also from Make It Crafty as the focus of my design and sat the image on it.  To help decorate my card I’ve followed the current tic tac toe board at Crafty Card Makers going with the left diagonal.  I have a digi image, some pearls for embellies and to make my line I’ve die cut the ‘happy’.

The colour scheme of my card comes from the current palette at Color Throwdown.  It’s a lovely happy and bright one that worked well for a birthday card.  Pretty much stuck entirely to it except for a little skin tone, green and brown on the branch and red for her lips.  The multiple colours gave me a good excuse to go mat crazy so this is one heavy card, luckily it is being hand delivered.

As this is going out to a female friend and features a girl image I am also entering my card in the challenge at Watercooler Wednesday where the current theme is an anything goes feminine one.

Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits ~ 660215 Handwritten Celebrate
Kaisercraft Pearls ~ Mango 
Make It Crafty Chipboard ~ 4½'' Birthday

Queen & Co Pearls ~ Sunflower Yellow
Inks & Paints etc
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors ~ No 10 White, No 33 Orange, No 35 Carmine Red, No 40 Lemon Yellow, No 42 Bright Yellow, No 43 Mid Yellow, No 44 Light Brown, No 51 May Green, No 63 Persian Blue
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Blueprint Sketch, Carved Pumpkin & Mustard Seed
Wink of Stella Pen ~ Glitter Blue
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Grapefruit Bliss, Island Breeze & Tangerine Blast

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Emily, what a perfect way to combine these challenges seamlessly. I love your card! It reminds me of one of my nieces just sitting in the woods, daydreaming about what treasure she might yet find. Love the colouring and the bold sentiment. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. Adorable! Love her glad to hear of a place to purchase! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  3. Krista you've done a marvelous job of colouring in this digi design and creating a fun birthday card. Love the bold colours and the happy birthday sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  4. What a great fun card - I love the colours - that image has a certain 70's retro feel to it don't you think? Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

  5. This is such a fun card! Lovely coloring and lovely ombre look with the sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  6. Great card and amazing colouring! Really love that matted birthday sentiment! Thank you for joining our "Tic Tac Toe" challenge over at the crafty cardmakers! Have a great day and happy crafting, Maike ;o)

  7. Lovely card - fabulous colours!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  8. Emily - very cute card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see your inspiring art work back here again soon. Judy DT


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