Friday, August 17, 2012


Hi everyone! I have a new card to share with you today with a GORGEOUS Saturated Canary stamp called Ava!  She was a freebie from Krista HERE!!! Is she sweet or what!? Thank you so much Krista!

I have been doing so many Christmas cards I thought I had better hurry and do some summer ones, since I missed that season completely haha!  I was making this one to go with the last theme of "outdoors" at the Saturated Canary challenge, but missed it. Oh well, I can still show ya'll.

Card Ingredients:

Inks:  Distress Inks
Paper:  Echo Park Hello Summer 
Tools:  MS Frond Punch, Cheery Lynn Butterfly, MS Flower Bed Punch, Cricut
Embellishments:  Seam Binding and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

I used the Cricut to cut clouds from the Winnie the Pooh cartridge, then glued felt to that and cut around. I drew grass with my DI markers and distressed all my edges, except the butterfly which has white paint.  

Thank you for taking the time to come and see Ava! I hope you like her as much as I do!

Have a wonderful day!
This Card Has Been Sold

Hugs, Dena


  1. Agree, Ava is absolutely gorgeous. A stunning summery card Dena. Love those papers. hugs Sharon x

  2. So, so pretty Dena. This is actually my favourite SC image. You've coloured her sooo beautifully and I love your fluffy clouds.
    Caz x

  3. Absolutely beautiful Dena! Hugs, Chris x

  4. Such a pretty card, coloured beautifully, one of my fave images from SC, hugs Sara xx

  5. Fantastic colouring Dena, gorgeous card, love the papers and design.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Really pretty card,gorgeous colours and colouring Dena- love the felt clouds too.hugs Lou.xx

  7. A fabulous card Dena! So summery!

    Have a great weekend!

    Sarah x

  8. Such a beautiful summer card, Dena! Your coloring is just perfect and I really like the grass.
    Hugs, Anja

  9. OH WOW Dena, this is stunning! I so love your card - beautiful summery colors, great design and awesome coloring of this super cute image! You rock girl!
    Have a great weekend sweetie!
    Big Hugs,
    Silvie xx

  10. Gorgeous! Love how you drew your grass. Ava is adorable isn't she? and you coloured her up so beautifully xxx

  11. Gorgeous. Love how you have coloured her.

  12. LOVE IT!!! I'm always amazed about your coloring Dena. You colored the background as well I think and that looks even more stunning. :-)
    hugs, jolanda

  13. beautiful card, Dena, and the colouring just superb!

  14. Stunning card Dena, such a pretty image and coloured so beautifully. I love those bright and cheerful papers too
    I hope you have a great weekend
    Hugs Sue

  15. Beautiful card, the colours are fabulous. Ava is so cute and colored to perfection

  16. WoW, you coloring is wonderful. I love the card it is all so soft and beautiful. joann sassy raggedy

  17. Yes, the image is lovely, your coloring is so good, as always. I really like the angles you have created with your mattes. And the clouds are a cute touch.

  18. Ha,,, there she is. Beautiful card Dena, nice colours of paper and beautiful coloured.
    Hugs Astrid

  19. She looks stunning Dena. Your colouring is gorgeous. Love all your embellies and the design too.
    Lorraine x

  20. I really love this card! you colored her beautifully!

  21. She is adorable, and I love how you have colored her. :)
    Great colors, gorgeous sentiment, and everything is just lovely.

    Hugs, Anne.

  22. She is stunning love the yellows and pinks.


  23. Gasping...........holy smokes, Dena, this is INCREDIBLY GORGEOUSssssss!
    This is pure joy to look at....a visual delight!!!!! I love the grass and the shading and your coloring of this image is....WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!

  24. Hello My Dear Dena,

    Firstly thankyou for your lovely comment on my FB handmade embellies. I just love Ava, you have brought her to life here and yes you did kinda miss Summer hehehehe, i don't do many Christmas cards but loved everyone of yours, but this card epitomises 'summer' its fun, light, colourful and happy!! You know im one of your biggest fans, you are my number one favourite card designer! always......I have a lot, and i mean a lot of SC digis and now rubber stamps so i must do some more, you are extra special girl, love ya work Hugs, Vick
    P.S by the way im working ok with my DImarkers, i bought the whole set weeks ago, but hadnt got round to playing with them till this week, i love them they are so easy to work with, hugs, Vick xxx
    YTChannel vixcrafts and saturatedcanary (dtleader)

  25. So wonderful card Dena,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  26. Oh Dena! ❤
    I have such a soft spot for these lovely Saturated images by Krista! Stunning, stunning SUPERstunning coloring, sweetie! Amazing papers :) Love that wavy yellow one - it's like sun beaming! Perfect for a summerscard! :)

    Big hugs and enjoy your weekend! ❤

  27. Beauuutiful Dena!! Have a sweet sweet weekend!!

  28. OMG how beautiful -fab colours, fab layout, and fab image. Jeanette

  29. Hi Dena

    I have been M.I.A in blogland recently, and now doing a major catch up to see how everyone is getting on, hopefully life is settling into a more normal rountine now&I can get back to visiting more regularly again. I have loved having a good look round your blog to check out all I have missed, your colouring is always so amazing! truley inspirational work!! Hugs Juls

  30. OoOOOooh Dena!!! sighing! This is just ... DIVINE!!! The sunshiney colors mixed in with the pastels of this gorgeous girl .. absolutely STUNNING!!! You "add" so much to an image with the way you color, and then look at the grass!!! The grass looks so darn real!!! Sheeesh, you are AMAZING my dear!

    ps .. did you get to see the new Halloween one coming out on the 23rd? Oh my gosh, SO DARLING! :)

    Big Hugs to you!

  31. She surely is gorgeous!! You made a gorgeous card!
    hugs Yvonne

  32. Hi Wow what a fun bright summer card ! She is so cute !!Love the papers and flowers such a super design ;0)

  33. Thisis absolutely beautiful sweetie, aww I love your colours youhave chosen and im loving those little fluffy clouds too big huggies June xxxxx

  34. Hi Dena,
    Oh it is lovely to see you crafting more often again. I do so love your cards and the amount of love you put into them. Your little card with the kittens in the snow is stunning and your penguin card is the cutest!
    I really must get started on my christmas cards. Trouble is as soon as I am able I have to start my friends wedding stationery as she has brought the wedding forward a whole year, so its a rush now to get everything ready.
    Ah, nevermind. Hope you are well, take care Linda x

  35. Very sweet indeed Dena. you colored her wonderfully!embellies are perfect, yellow is such a happy color. Fabulous ! Hugs.

  36. She is so lovely, Dena, and coloured to perfection! What a beautiful card! Hugs, Lesley

  37. Dena, thank you for the bear distress ink tutorial! I would love to know what color tones you used for the skin tone and hair color on this Saturated Canary project as well! The rich deep coloring is outstanding, thanks again!
    Tammy Louise


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