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Sunday, March 1, 2015

It's true - it isn't easy going green!

Over at Eclectic Ellapu we in the Purple Team have been asked to go green for the March Challenge!

Image from Google Images

I have thought and thought of what I could do, and jotted down ideas and sketched possible layouts and thought of objects that I might make using mixed media......and did nothing concrete. In fact, I worked in pink and mauve and make a set of very girly cards rather than make anything green...... don't get me wrong, I LOVE green and have at least a third of my wardrobe given over to that colour. It's just making something green....

Then I saw a card by Rebecca Beattie and was inspired to make a splattered, brayered backgrounds using my TH distress inks in various greens, with a touch of oranges/yellows.

Lately I have been aware of all the blackboard style projects, and reminded of the several inspirational saying stamps I own. So I dug out one by MFT (Life's Directions) and started to play with that using the background. The rest just fell into place. I have a TH embossing folder with a brick background, and I have lots of wood embellies that I have been hoarding rather than using.......

 The base card is from my stash of Bazzil card. It is getting a bit low now - might have to go shopping soon! My colour choices are becoming restricted. Anyway, I hope it is suitable and fits the theme. I enjoyed distressing the poster - there is some white paint on there too but it has sort-of faded into the greennessof it all! The best bit is that I have 2/3rds of the piece still available for more green projects now!

Why not to to Eclectic Ellapu and see the wonderful works in green that the Purple team have created - and also the beautiful work from the Pink team - and get thinking. You have a month to enter this challenge for March!


Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Well the end project certainly doesn't imply you were unsure of what to put together - it is just perfect hun xx

Anonymous said...

What a great card. All the elements worked together to create a fab card. Doesn't look like you had any trouble. And now you need to go paper shopping - what a chore - Ha Ha!

Laine Kammeraad said...

Hi Susan

I love your card teamie. I love how you shared the process you went through and I am now inspired to try the same splattered and brayered background. I have been wanting some new ideas. I am looking forward to getting to know you better and I am sorry - I thought I was a follower and just discovered I wasn't. I am now!!

With smiles