Sunday 3 March 2019

Craving Some Green

I have to say that the title of this card reflects how I'm feeling these days!
Can't wait to see the ground covered with fresh green again.

This card was just me having some time to play around....something I haven't had much time to do these days.  I also wanted a chance to play with this SU set I picked up for $2.00 at the Thrift Shop.
Thanks to my friends over at SCS, I now know that it is called All the Best.

So, I began by placing a mask from A Colorful Life Designs over my piece of white cardstock.
I created the background first by inking up my sheet of acetate with some green Oxide inks, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper.  When I was happy with the ink coverage, I stamped the leaves with a darker shade of green using my Misti.
I added some stenciling down one side using the Curly Q stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. I really like the extra texture it gave to my collage design.  The lines around the edges is also a stamp from that same set.  I stamped the sentiment then cut the piece down a bit.
Next, I cut a frame using a Spellbinder die and scored a border along the edges using my ScorPal.  I pop dotted the piece inside the frame; I like the look.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- All the Best (SU)
Inks- Peeled Paint, Lucky Clover, Evergreen Bough DI (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Mask (A Colorful Life Designs);
 Rectangle Mask (A Colorful Life Design); acetate sheet; Mister (TH); sponge dabber

Curly Q Stencil- A Colorful Life Designs


Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty!! I LOVE the green treatment in the background and the large leaves you used. I also like how you embossed round the edge to make a platform for the green square. Lovely design.

Cath Wilson said...

Love this - not your usual style, either, but so creative. I love sales like that...sounds like a real bargain. Leaves always come in handy and always look good. Hope you soon get your does seem to have been a long winter :-(
Cath x

cuilliesocks said...

Love your fresh crisp colours and design, super design too Kate x x

Pat said...

I love the green tones on this and the stencilling plus the pretty leaves look great and finshed with this lovely sentiment which stands out beautifully in black. x

Christine Alexander said...

great monochromatic card, love it :)

Susan said...

Beautiful shades of green, Karen - and great layering to give interest and texture.

Bobby said...

Fantastic monochromatic card, Karen.

Jeanne H said...

Me too - craving green and colors. Great card - I really like it!

Bonnie said...

I like the look too, Karen, and all the green! Wonderful texture with your stamping and stenciling!

JanR said...

Such a fantastic fresh look! I adore the design.

I Card Everyone said...

My world has been totally white for so long, Karen, this was a beautiful sight for my eyes this morning! Cravings diminished for today!
Now what can you do for my sweets cravings? lol