Friday, 6 April 2012

How Green is your Spring!!


















A flickr friend Marcy is hosting the challenge this week over at Our Creative Corner   the challenge is to make something for spring using green as the main colour.  I had some time in between gardening today to play along with the challenge using my latest stamp, "Meadow Silhouette from Hero Arts.



























I have again used Distress stains and inks to coat my stamp before spritzing with water and stamping, it creates this beautiful watercolour effect which I love.  I have then cut the image out with a spellbinder die.  The background image is the Hero Arts large flower stamped in Memento Green and then distressed with Bundled Sage.  Next I stamped the Simple Frame over the top and cut out the middle section.   I then stamped my base card with the frame.  The central oval is attached by a couple of brads, I decided not to stick it completely down as I like the way it is lifting at the edges.

I am also going to enter this in the new challenge over at "A blog named Hero".

Heres wishing you a great Easter, its so nice to have a long weekend.... Have fun!!

14 comments:

Virginia L. said...

So glad that you take part in these fantastic challenges! The color placements are lovely in every way, Sally! Happy Easter!

Sue said...

Hello Sally
This is a wonderful Watercolour effect that you have created, it has movement and a little wild abandonment, so typical of Springtime, the Blue/Green Palette is fresh and cool.
Thank you so very much for joining us this week at OCC, we are so pleased to see your work.
Smiles:)

onecraftymama said...

Beautiful! I love that detail frame, and of course the lovely silhouette :)
Have a wonderful Easter, Sally!

joy said...

What a beautiful creation, Sally! Love it!

Mary Dawn said...

i love this, sally, the frame is going on my wish list! thanks for playing along with our first challenge!

Jacqueline said...

Hope you are enjoying your break.. once again your card is just beautiful! You are getting some good mileage out of that stamp!
Enjoy your weekend :)

Lisa said...

Love how you used the lg flower stamp for the bg and teh water colory effect of the meadow- really pretty, Sally :)

Chari Moss said...

Lovely card Sally

Barbara said...

Wonderful card! I love that watercolor look and strive for it on many of my cards! I love this stamp, too!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous Sally! I love that watercolor look and how you layered everything together! Have a wonderful Easter Sunday!

Sanne said...

LOVE it Sally!

donna mikasa said...

So pretty, Sally! You're working wonders with the distress stains! I love the watercolor effect!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

I love how you layered the stamped images, Sally! Gorgeous watercolors too!

Sophie's Art said...

Einfach wunderschön mal wieder diese herrliche Idee.
Die Karte sieht fantastisch aus.

Liebe Grüße