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Tuesday 8 March 2016

CCM 159 Go Green

Our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers for the next couple of weeks is Go Green, in honour of St. Patricks Day!

I’m a day late with mine because time ran away from me.

159 Go Green

I started with a sheet of plain green scrapbook paper and then using a Crafters Workshop stencil, Mod Spirals, I added Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. Leaving the Mod Spirals stencil in place I placed a Prima stencil, Bubbles, over the top and then inked through with Lucky Clover DI. The flowers and grass border were started in a similar fashion, although instead of pre-coloured paper I created my own colour with Spectrum Noir Aquatints, which I stencilled over. I stamped and cut out the three flowers, the middle one I stamped and cut three times so I could layer it up. I used a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen in clear to make the flowers shimmer. The centres of the flowers are dazzlers in mauve just to give a bit of contrast in the mainly green design. The stalks were made with glass flatbacked beads (thank goodness for Hougie fine liner glue!), and the grass is a Sheena Douglass die. Sentiment from Spellbinders. It is matted onto black and then a white embossed background.

This is a slightly different pic because of the light, not sure which I prefer! I guess the real life look is somewhere between the two. Oh how I wish I had a proper photographer’s light box!

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I am entering this into:-

Challenge Up Your Life – #36 Die Cutting
Craft for The Craic – Mar: Luck of the Irish
Cut It Up – #91 St. Patty’s Day
Ecclectic Ellapu – Mar: Purple Team, Flora and Fauna
Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge – #66 In The Garden
Pattie’s Creations – #120 Green is the Colour
Pile It On – #103 Green and Two Other Colours (centre dazzlers, mauve, and black mat, and diecut)
Simply Create Too – #104 Use Green Only
Stamping Sensations – Mar: Flower Power
That’s Crafty – Stencils and Masks

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  1. Beautiful flowers and colours Lin.

    Many thanks for joining our Flower Power theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  2. Lovely card, Lin! Your flowers are beautiful!
    Thanks for joining our Aloha Friday Challenge at Kitty Bee! :o)

  3. Looks just great. I love the green flowers!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our St. Patty's Day challenge!


  4. WOW! Your card is amazing. :o) Thank you so much for joining us in Aloha Friday Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs this fortnight. I hope to see you again. :o)
    Milka DT

  5. Gorgeous, Lin! Love the greens and the stamped flowers! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  6. Lovely card, the dimension on the flowers...
    Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your Life

  7. A beautiful card Lin. Your flowers are so pretty, a fabulous background and I love how you have made the stems with the glass beads. Sally.x.

  8. Wonderful creation, so pretty.

  9. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  11. Wow- love all the green!! Thank u so much for joining us at Craft for the Craic! :)
    Suchi - DT xx


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