Saturday, April 7, 2012

Less Is More ,,, 3 shades of green :-)

Good morning/afternoon/evening all, depending on where you live :-) I hope you’re all enjoying the Easter weekend and are planning a big family get together over a yummy Sunday lunch :-)

My kids are grown ups now so no easter eggs ,, instead we have HUGE bars of my fave chocolate ,,, Cadbury’s ,,, YUM ! !

I am trying to join in with the lovely Limettes over on the less Is More Challenges as often as possible and when I saw the challenge this morning an idea immediately sprang to mind using my fab Pear stamp !! Could I find it !!!! NOOOO !! so onto plan ‘B’ :-


I have had this gorgeous Hero Arts Wildflower garden stamp for ages and it has never been inked !! shame eh !! So I thought I would try to make a watercolour look alike ,,, being useless at actually watercolouring !! :-)




I inked the stamp using the 3 green pens in a foliage markers pack, spritzed the stamp with pearl glimmer mist and stamped onto watercolour paper. I then topped up the colours here and there with a waterbrush. I added some vintage tape, a punched butterfly and a few Hero Hues green pearls to finish. The sentiment is from a Unity stamps set.

I then thought, as I was on an inky adventure ,, to get out my distress inks too and make a tag using the other stamp in the set ( I had used this one before ,,, once ,, :-))

I stamped the flower using versamark ink and embossed with white EP. I then used Shabby Shutters, Forrest Moss and Pine Needles inks to colour the background. I then stamped a couple of flourishes, sprayed the whole thing with pearl glimmer mist and then used a TH butterflies stamp and the sentiment stamp. To finish I used some fab flowery ribbon, some of the vintage tape and some black twine :-)

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

Challenges :

Less Is More ,,, 3 shades of green

Crafty Ribbons ,, Black/White + one colour

Crafty Catz ,,, CAS

Samuel Taylors ,,,,, Green .

This months fabulous prize is a pot of Indigo Blu "Yorkshire Dales" mega flakes, a tub of Flitter Glu and a sponge which allows you to apply your flakes effectively. Being a Yorkshire Lass I will be keeping my fingers crossed for this one Smile








42 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

oh pretty, pretty pretty, love the shades of green and the pretty pearls on the flowers just gorgeous
been in the garden and killed myself off don't you just hate large gardens :) so off for a snooze before crafting enjoy your weekend
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have been given a chocolate shoe it is ace !!!! don't want to eat it as it is so fab :)

Dot said...

This is for sure eye candy, lovely green cards/tag, Lols.
hugs Dorte

Carissa said...

Wow, that card is gorgeous. Love the pretty shades of green.
Hugs, Carissa

Crystal said...

OOOOO So beautiful Lorraine, I LOVE LOVE your shades of green!!!!

Bea said...

love how dainty this is

Scrapmate said...

A lovely delicate card. Very pretty.

Chrissie said...

I'm rather glad you couldn't find your pear stamp or I would never have seen this fabulous one... another on the wish list for me!
This is absolutely fabulous Lols... what delicate colouring... cleverly achieved!
Thank you so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Helen said...

Beautiful card Lols...have just added that stamp to my 'wishlist'!
Gorgeous tag too...love the shades of green!
Helen x

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Lols...and such a pretty layout too hun :O)

big hugs Vicky xx

Gillian said...

Beautiful card

katy said...

Ooooooo Love the clean fresh look to your projects...thank you for joining our challenge this month at ST blog...Good luck Lorraine
Katy x

Anna said...

I love the tag, so cute.

Riet said...

So gorgeous card and tag Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Lorraine these are gorgeous, you sure you don't do watercolour! love the stamps so pretty, Happy Easter! hugs Liz xx ps save me some chocolate lol, hugs Liz xx

Catherine said...

This is beautiful, love it....

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Lols
A gorgeous and beautiful card and love the tag to match thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this card and tag are amazing, Love them hope you enjoy your easter Chocolate. Im good and buy my boys DVDs instead! Love Hxx

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card and tag, lovely set,love it! Jo xxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Very pretty light and fresh and lovely XOXO Zoe

Yvette said...

This is so beautiful! Love the pretty shades of green!

Loli said...

Hola Lorraine, i'm glad to see you in my blog:D
Beautiful, beautiful card and tag, fantastic watercolour and i love the flowery ribbon, great job!.
An Easter hug from Palma de Mallorca

Carole said...

I love this Lorraine, both the card and tag are wonderful.

Mandi said...

Fabulous card Lols
Thanks for the giggle yesterday morning..well at my expense LOL My fingers were alight trying to let the LIMettes know I was on it and to be on Inlinkz....the gin helped lol
I thought i had this stamp, you have reminded me!!
Enjoy your Sunday lunch
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More

carol said...

Hello....oh so pretty, love the colour,thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

pinky said...

Gorgeous project Lorraine. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
Pinky

Sandi said...

beautiful and delicate, love them both. hugs

Alyce said...

Lorraine these are just stunning...I love the beautiful colours and all of the details :)

Kathyk said...

Your card and tag are both beautiful and I hope you find your pear stamp

Happy Easter

Kathyk

Viv said...

Great card and tag Lols, well done agin :) Viv xx

Sally H said...

Oh wow! Both are really beautiful - so elegant. Love the tag - gorgeous stamps

Samantha said...

Gorgeous Lorraine STUNNING in fact and Ohhh you have the TH butterfly stamp that is TOP of my wish list after I have the distress markers that is!! still saving hard :0)

Great work hunny xx LOVE it all! xx

Victoria said...

Stunning stunning stunning! The distressed edges, the gorgeous ribbon, the beautiful colouring of the stamp.... an amazing card.

nnalorac said...

Beautiful card and tag. Carolxx

Jill said...

ohh Lols as soon as i saw this I loved it, love the soft green tones and the flower image on the card is gorgeous, beautiful tag too hugs Jill xx

Lorraine said...

Oh I love the greens! Your card is beautiful and your tag totally rocks! Love love the mix of ink colors with the stamping & embossing!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

hey girl! it's been a while! hope all is well! your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!

hope you had a great easter!

things are really good with me.

hugs :)

talha said...

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Katina said...

Stunning makes!
xx

Laura said...

What a pretty card, lovely. And a fab tag too.

Susan said...

Lorraine, your card is gorgeous! I love the image stamp (might have to go shopping for that one!) and the pale green butterfly is just perfect with the flowers! That tag is gorgeous! I just took the TH online class and your tag reminds me of some of his...I LOVE them!! I can't do it very well, but this is very well done!!

Linda said...

Love, love, love these. Your card is so pretty and delicate. The tag is stunning, one of my fav things to do - I love tags. xx

kingstonmama said...

Just beautiful! I love how you've used your shades of green. Ann Y.