Thursday, March 20, 2014

IO Challenge- The Color Green

 

Howdy everyone!  It is time for another IO challenge, and this time the theme is "green."  I suppose that it is the perfect theme for  the week of St. Patrick's Day.

Sometimes when I am doing a monochromatic challenge, I give myself the extra challenge of only using that color.  That additional challenge is hard for me because I usually start a card with white or cream cardstock and then add some coloring.  However, for this card, I stuck strictly to green papers and inks.

I started by masking off part of my green cardstock and then stamped it with the new Diagonal Weave Cover a Card CC174 using Colorbox Chalk Ice Jade ink.  That left me with some of the Diagonal Weave at the top and some of the weave at the bottom.  I then removed my tape masks and stamped a couple of rows of a plaid border from the Basic Borders 1 CL507 clear stamp set using the same green ink.  I liked the mix of the two patterns and using the same ink helped unify the two patterns.  I left the middle section blank so that I could stamp a saying (from CL48 Greetings Galore clear set)..  To finish the card, I stamped the leaves and branches (Silhouette 18 E5568) in Memento Luxe Olive Grove and Olympia Green Versafine ink.

Need more green inspiration?  Be sure to check out the other designer blogs:
Laura Fulcher - you are here
 

9 comments:

Becky said...

This is just lovely!

Becky said...

This is just lovely!

Linda Knox said...

I really like the diagonal weave image. Great card.

Ellen Taylor said...

Beautifully done Laura!

Holly M said...

Oh yeah...love this card.

Pattie J. said...

Clean and simply perfect thank you. love the texture contrast.

kReN said...

What a beautiful card! Love those images and your layout. Very pretty!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!
kReN
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Rachel B. said...

Very pretty! Great masking technique!

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