Monday, June 28, 2010

Shades of Green & Sketch 70 Challenge Card

The challenge today over at 365 Cards (day 120) is to create something using three shades of green. Mmmm do I love greens (most shades anyway)! I remembered that Jeanette Lynton had posted a Color Me Monday combo with greens in it, and I found this gorgeous inspiration: Ponderosa Pine, Topiary, Sweet Leaf, and Colonial White.

When I saw this week's sketch (Sketch 70) over at Card Patterns, I knew that I had to make something with it, so I combined these two challenges. The great part was that I used up several scraps, plus tried out a new (to me at least) technique, homemade glimmer mist. Here's a close-up of what I created:
The shimmery mist was easy to make. Fill any small spray bottle (I bought Mist-It Ultra Fine Mist Sprayers) about 75%-90% full of ispopryl rubbing alcohol. Then add Create-A-Shade Pearl Paint and shake well. Finally, mist this gorgeous spray onto your projects. (You can also add reinker to color your spray. Ooh la la!)

CTMH Supplies: D1306 Treasure Life stamp set; Ponderosa Pine & Colonial White card stock; Stardust paper pack scraps (Topiary polka dots); Emporium paper pack scraps (Sweet Leaf floral pattern); Ponderosa Pine, Topiary, and Sweet Leaf inks; Create-A-Shade Pearl Paint (for shimmery mist); Basic craft buttons; Sweet Leaf designer ribbon rounds; Z1094 embroidery floss (Topiary)
P.S. I forgot to mention that I cut the background scalloped matte with my Pazzles.

11 comments:

Joy said...

Love this card! But I was trying to figure out what you'd stamped across the bottom of the inside, when I realized (duh) that it was your copyright info, not stamping! :-)
Remind me to ask you Friday about that paint...

Scrappingamma said...

Gorgeous card! Treasure Life is one of my favorite stamp sets. I love the color combo. Great job!

This and that said...

This is a beautiful card, love the colors!

Joy said...

By the way, I ordered some of the CTMH sale items yesterday - debated about the watercolor pencils - decided I really didn't NEED them (as if I NEEDED the other things - well, yes, I needed the page protectors...) so of course, the pencils were the jackpot item! Oh well. I like the $2.97 shipping for the order, and the sale prices, so I should not complain. But, darn it, I was really close to ordering those pencils...

dstandard said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

Sandy B said...

Oh, I love this one. Will have to learn this technique...

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I just love the stamping you did!! Great job with CardPatterns 70!

♥♥♥Lea

Sharanda said...

You've made me love green even more (it's my fave color)! Terrific card...TFS! :o)

Gloria Stengel said...

This is so pretty! Love the watercolor look! Thanks for playing at 365 Cards!

Pam said...

So pretty - nice stamp job!

Carolyn V said...

Gorgeous card!! Congrats on your top 3 spot on 365 Cards - totally deserved! :D

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