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.