Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - 183# Go Green!!

Hello everybody and welcome!  So pleased you dropped in for a visit.

It is time for another Challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and this time Judy is our host and the Challenge is to Go Green!!
We want to see lots of lovely lush green on your creations in honour of St. Patrick's Day which is on the 17th of March.  As usual, anything you care to make is fine as long as it fits the Theme.

 So, Go Green and enter the Challenge!!!  We would love to see what you create!!!

This is my DT contribution.

The papers are from Kaisercraft and the flowers are from Megs Garden.  The larger blooms were coloured with watered down paints.

Scraped some texture paste through a stencil for extra interest and couldn't resist  adding some prills.  (One of my current fave things)  

Also popped on some green glass glitter (available from Megs Garden) for a bit of sparkle (although that is a bit hard to see in the photos)..

 .. and printed the greeting from my computer, then punched it out with a circle punch and covered it with an epoxy sticker.
The ribbon was coloured with some Liquitex ink.  I actually had coloured it with some watered down acrylic paint but it was way too dark.  Before it dried I actually washed it out and then recoloured it with the ink.  You can still see some remnants of the paint in places but, I think, the different shades are quite interesting.

Placed some guaze under the cluster to add more texture and soften the look.

Simple decoration on the inside.  The right side is a pocket into which I can insert a tag with a personal message.

And there you go .. my DT contribution to the 'Go Green' Challenge.

Hope you like it and feel inspired to join in with the Challenge .. we would love to see your 'green' creations. 

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - 183# Go Green.

Thank you so much for dropping by to take a look and for any comment you may care to leave.

Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. This is so gorgeous!! I love the design!! The texture is fabulous!! The flowers and leaves are so beautiful!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. WOW!!! This is sooo beautiful!!! Love the design and all the texture! Just gorgeous! Thank you for letting me know about the leaf die :) I went ahead and got it, now I just need to make a card using that die :)
    Paper Talk with Samra

  3. I love your style Margaret. Gorgeous card. Happy crafting, Angela xxx

  4. Stunning card. Lots of wonderful details. Perfect green ribbon. Judy

  5. This is simply awesome...thanks for the wonderful inspiration :)

  6. A lovely fresh and pretty feel to this card Margy. When I was a child, we always celebrated St. Patricks day by being granted a day off school by the Nuns. Needless to say St. Patrick was a favourite of ours. I love the variegated look you've achieved with the ribbon inking and the prills add a special touch. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Oh Marg, I love your card, and the ribbon really makes it pop.. such a pretty green, and love the shades on it.. fabulous layers, and lovely inside as well.. we have had some storms around today, but we seem to have missed out on any rain... hoping it is coming our way soon... very desperately dry here... looking forward to some autummy weather on the way too... have a great week!

  8. Hi Marg

    I so love this card! The colours are stunning :)

    June x

  9. I think one of my favourite colour combos is green and pink, so you gotta know how much I'm loving this card Margaret!! The soft grey background is lovely with your added texture design and colour flecks, a wonderful backdrop for your beautiful arrangement. So many lovely layers, distressed and angled, all leading up to that amazing floral and shabby ribbon focal piece! The cheesecloth is a lovely addition and I like the with love center piece on the bow! Another delightful card my friend!! sending hugs :)

  10. It's beautiful! Love the way you've incorporated the green - & yep! The painting, inking up ribbon looks brill! LOVE that sort of ribbon...& your prills. They are yummo:)) I can't believe it's almost St Pat's day, EEEEEK!!!

  11. Absolutely stunning Margaret, such beautiful layers and lovely soft colours, have a great week x

  12. This is just amazing Margaret, I love all of the wonderful details.
    Hugs Kimx


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