Friday, March 17, 2017

Going Green

Morning All

It's Friday again and that means a new challenge from The Daring Cardmakers, and predictably enough there's a bit of a link to the date in there this time. 
It's Lythan here today with a new challenge for you
* * * * Green with a Glimmer of Gold * * * *
Well it had to be really didn't it.
I'm sure we will not be the only challenge blog to feature green this week but when St Patrick's Day falls on a Friday what else can you do? 
So how about some cards featuring green and a dash of leprechaun's gold if you like!
The team have made some awesomely beautiful cards to get those creative juices flowing (click here to see), so why not join in this week?

Green isn't really my favourite colour to craft wit, at least not as the main colour, so that in itself provided a bit of a challenge for me.  Over the last week or so I've been playing about with a bit of a stencilled background theme, using more than one stencil and a few different inks to add depth to the design - so I thought I'd continue the theme and see what happened.
The first stencil used is Mini Mosaic Tiles (Crafters Workshop), which I inked through with 4 or 5 different green inks.  I also added a little rub of gold Alchemy Wax (Imagination Crafts)
The second stencil is my current favourite; Mini Window Screen (also Crafters Workshop).  I used gold Sparkle Medium (Imagination Crafts) to stencil this time, and I rather like how this, smaller stencil ties the two layers together

Happy with the results I now had to decide what to put onto the background - as of course I hadn't planned ahead!  
Generally speaking when I can't decide what to do I make a flower or two.
In this case one nice big flower would fill a lot of the space, and its ages and ages since I last made a gorgeous peony flower (and peony season is getting closer), so decision made,
I wasn't sure whether to make a gold one or see how a green one turned out (wasn't convinced about the green), but Lythan's challenge had Green as the main element and if I made a gold flower then my colour palette would be more gold and green.
Actually, I've quite happy with the flower, it looks ok in green

Tools and Materials
Smooth White card (PDA Woodward)
Green card for flower (Bazzill)
Mini Mosaic Tiles and Mini Window Screen (both Crafters Workshop)
Various green inks
Alchemy Wax and Sparkle Medium  (both Imagination Crafts)
Punch Bunch punch for flower petals
Medium Ball tool for shaping petals (Rainbow Sugarcraft)
Gold card for swirls with Leafy Sprigs die set (Spellbinders)
Pearl and gold wire spray for added detail

That's it for today, I hope you like what you see.  
Don't forget to head over to the DCM BLOG to see the other DT cards - the blog looks so beautiful today!

Thank you for visiting, please leave a message.....
Have a great weekend

Other Challenges:
The Moving Along with the Times   Handmade Flowers


Shabneez said...

Stunning make Kathy. Don't know how you did it from your sick bed. Hope you're feeling a little better today. Hugs, Shabneez x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your flower looks stunning against the gorgeous background
Dr Sonia

Jenny L said...

Hi Kathy,
such a wonderful card and what a wonderful background you have created.
Love that gorgeous flower, and the colour.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card I love the flower it is so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Enfys said...

Fabulous card Kathy, the background is superb, and as for that green parody, wow! X

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Kathy great design
Gr Karin

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card, lovely flower, thanks for joining in at MAWTT. xxx

Laine said...

Stunning layers and detail. Love that flower.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Love the texture and gorgeous flower. Great work

Lorre-Anne Archibald said...

Stunning card, absolutely love the flower x

Tracy Welham said...

Wow, stunning, gorgeous greens and I love the texture from the Sparkle Medium. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Cathy Clowes said...

Ooh this is fabulous Kathy, I love the Sparkle Medium. Hope you are feeling a bit better. Cathy x

Katie Lamb said...

Love this card and gorgeous green

Jan Ltc said...

This is stunning Kathy xx Jan

Angelnorth said...

The layered stencilling looks fab Kathy! The green flower reminds me of an artichoke (one of my favourite seasonal foods!)

Svenja said...

Great card, Kathy! The colours worked out wonderfully - and I really need to go and find yet some more stencils, I'm afraid......