Friday, 17 February 2012


Good Evening...

Nearly the weekend....

It's back to work for me next week and I haven't done half the things I wanted to get done. I've been full of a cold the last few days. Why do we always get ill when we're on holiday ??

Today's card is another of Krista's lovely Saturated Canary images. I know it's a rather wintry image and I'm so looking forward to spring, but this is for a friends birthday and she used to be an International ice skater, so it suits her to a tee. Brown and turquoise are her favourite colours too.

I have used this weeks sketch from the Saturday Sketch Challenge (#194) to base my card on.

I have been playing around trying to shade and create the folds of her skirt...a bit more practice needed I think. There are some great videos on youtube. It's fantastic that these very talented ladies take the time to share their skills. It's very much appreciated.

Here's a close up.

And a side view. I have dyed the turquoise flowers myself and am quite pleased with the outcome, although they don't look quite as bright in real life.

Card Ingredients.

Image : Saturated Canary 'Maddie'
Papers : First Edition 'Isobelle'

Coloured with Copics :
Skin : E000, E00, E11, R20
Leg & Arm Warmers : E40, E42, E43 & 70% French Grey Prisma
Leggings : E40 E41 & Putty Beige
Dress & Mittens : BG10, BG11, BG13 & Parrot Green
Blades : C0, C3, C5
Hair : E50, E23, E25 & Dark Umber

Tools : EK Success Leaf Punch, Marianne Design LR0152 Doily, Spellbinders Create a flake 1
Embellies : WOC flowers and lace
Sentiment : Lili of the Valley

That's it from me for now.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Thanks for popping by and I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

Janine xx


Tracey Brossart said...

Wow fabulous! Such beautiful colors and flowers used! Great image too! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

Jo said...

This is beautiful, I love that colour combo too.
Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday
Jo xx

coops said...

so stunning janine.the sc image is gorgeous and i love your colour combo and details :D

xx coops xx

Susie Little said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing our sketch at Sketch Saturday!xx

Teresa said...

Hello Janine,
A pretty card with lot's of detail, you are doing well with your blog don't worry we are all like that when we start off .
Teresa x