Monday, April 16, 2012

Saturated Canary and a Few Challenges

Hi everyone, how are you on this warm Monday evening?  I have returned to work after a 10 day vacation on a very hot day, interesting and not so much fun!  Since it is the first day of such miserable heat the building I work in wasn't too terribly  hot, yet.  If this keeps up we will have to pick ourselves up off the floor as most of us have no air conditioning.  I wish mother nature would make up her mind, last week we had our heat on in the house and it was damp and chilly.  Now we are struggling to stay cool.  It really has been the strangest weather year that I can ever remember.

Before I get to my post today I just want to remind that I currently am offering blog candy and you have until tomorrow night to enter.  All you have to do is click HERE to get to my post and leave a comment.  Anyone who comments will be in the random drawing to win a gift certificate to 7 Kids College Fund.  It really is easy enough and what a super great prize, don't ya think?

Today my project uses a Saturated Canary image, Let it Rain.  Saturated Canary images have so many wonderful folds to color and coloring folds is one of my favorite things to color.  Strange, I know, but I just love how the shadows and highlights of a fold look when you are done.

Materials Used for this Project:
Copic Markers - R27, R24, R22, R21, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11
SU Border Punch
Recollections glitter embellishments
Spellbinder's Nestabilities large circle
Spellbinder's Nestabilities large scalloped circle
Glossy Accents
Crystal Stickles

Here's a close up of my colored image.

I am so excited to be able to enter my card into three challenges today.  I'm entering it into the challenges at....

So glad you decided to stop by today,


  1. What fantastic coloring and love how the yellow just makes the image pop. So glad you could join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  2. Marlena,
    Don't forget to leave a comment on the SSW blog in order to be eligible for the grand prize.

  3. What a Gorgeous Card! I love it! Your coloring is amazing & the colors you used on the card are fantastic!

    Many Blessings,

  4. You have done a fabulous job coloring up this image. It is gorgoues and I see why you love working with the folds. You do an amazing job with them. I know what you mean aobut the weather. It has been hot and cold in my part of the world too. I had to turn on the heater again to for a couple of days and now we are back to warm weather again. Thanks so much for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  5. Hi Marlena what an amazing job you have done colouring your image and I never say that lightly. It's totally gorgeous and I love everything about it. I know what your mean about the weather, her in New Zealand it's meant to be autumn and it really thinks it's summer and quite warm. I boys have been swimming at the beach as they are on school holidays. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  6. You always do a fabulous job coloring!! the card is gorgeous.and i love your color choices.

  7. I definitely love the yellow and red! A very striking card! Love how you cut her out and popped her! Great job!
    Judi SSW DT

  8. Love the yellows and reds to. So very striking. Your coloring is just beautiful. Have a sweet day! Arlana@ssw!!!

  9. Love this gorgeous card, wonderful image and fab colours.

  10. I adore Saturated Canary images and you've captured this little gal perfectly with your gorgeous bright coloring! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  11. A wonderful card. You did a fantastic job with your YELLOWS and reds. Love all your wonderful embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative Classroom Challenge. I love seeing your creation.
    Hugs, Patricia

  12. hiyah Marlena!!
    oh wowzers hun!! this is just so dreamalicious!! :)
    your colouring is always so gorgeous to look at ...drool...drool :)
    thank you so much for popping in and sharing your card with us over on the SC challenge blog
    huge hugs Lou xxxxxx

  13. This is so pretty! I love the colors and papers you used! Gorgeous!

  14. Gorgeous card & fantastic colouring, saturated canary images are adorable!! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ SSW :)

    Genevieve DT

  15. Oh my, this is gorgeous....I love the reds and yellows and your coloring---fabulous!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Patti SSW/DT

  16. Oh my heavens your coloring just makes my jaw drop in amazement, wonder and delight! Gorgeous card Marlena - a real treat for my eyes with the beautiful bright colors and pretty papers. Thanks for sharing this work of art with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, DT

  17. your coloring is so beautiful... so pretty...

  18. Awesome card Marlena. Great coloring. Again thanks for playing with us at CMC.


  19. Such a supr cute card marlena. Your coloring is just gorgeous - as usual!
    Thank you for joining us at iCopic!
    Marie XX

  20. Oh wow she's beautiful! Your colouring of folds is just superb! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at Color Me Creative!


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