.... one of my favourite colours is green in all shades; vibrant, pastel, subtle, dramatic - I just love GREEN! So you can imagine how pleased I was when I saw that this week's challenge at Less Is More - LIM44 is a colour challenge, and the colour we must use is GREEN!!! Brilliant.
The card I made yesterday for CAS-ual Fridays was largely green and could almost have been submitted for Less is More, but there just wasn't enough white space. And Chrissie and Mandi really do like us to have a clean and simple card with white space, so I had another go at a green card for my Christmas collection. I think this one is okay.
In my stash I found this lovely mistletoe pattern vellum and decided to use that on my card. I coloured the back of the vellum with Prismacolour pencils (but you can't really see that on this card) and then punched the row of Christmas ornaments at the bottom. I layered the vellum onto some dark green card, added some green ribbon and then attached it all to the card. I stamped the mistletoe onto some white card and coloured it using my aquapen. I added some sparkle to the berries and leaves with a clear Sakura Stardust pen. Finally, using my stamp-a-ma-jig to get accurate positioning, I added a simple sentiment to the corner of the card. Another card done for this year.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Festive Foliage; Stampin' Up! - Contempo Christmas
Inks: Distress - Pine Needles; Memento - Cottage Ivy
Accessories: Martha Stewart - Christmas Ornament punch; Sakura Stardust Pen, Vellum and card from stash
Please excuse the quality of the picture - I've had to scan my card today. I'll try to take a decent photo later today and upload that one.
It's really windy here this morning, you can hear it howling around the house. So glad that I'll be in all day in the warm. I know it's going to be warm as I've got a busy day planned - lots and lots of ironing!! I did all the holiday washing done in the last couple of days - easy work while I was feeling jet lagged, but now that I'm back on UK time, I'd better get all the ironing done. I'll set it all up in the lounge and turn on the TV - it'll make the time pass by so much quicker! That's all for now. See you tomorrow.