Thursday, 2 April 2015

50 shades of Green (well, four anyway!)

April is going to be a bit of a busy month for me in blogland, as I'm hosting two challenge blogs where I am on the DT. The first one starts today. Of course it's the turn of CAScoloursandsketches on Thursdays and I've chosen this monochromatic colour palette

Green is so spring like, and I knew I wanted to use Kinda Eclectic again, so this became a lesson (to myself of course) on how CAS can I make it. I started by using my three shades of green, Certain Celery, Lucky Limeade and a Mossy Meadow and covering a sheet of A4 with the stamp images. Then I cut it up to use as a background.

These two above are the final, most CAS versions. On the way I first made this birthday card, using a Pear Pizazz marker for the sentiment and fussy cutting out a butterfly from Papillon potpourris.
This one I'm going to enter in the Anything Goes challenge at Seize The Birthday
I was lucky enough to be picked as a runner up last week so I'm going to support them again this 
week, well, it would be rude not to!

Then I made a card with more white space and used the sentiment from KE. I figured that I could reverse the white space, using it as the focal panel rather than in the background, but it was hard covering up all that lovely  green stamping!

So, which one do you think is most clean and simple in its design? I do hope that you like green and that you will be tempted to play around with your green inks, markers and papers in much the same way as I was. My sheet of A4 did actually make 4 cards, but I'm saving that last one to show you another day.


  1. Louise - I think they are all absolutely gorgeous! I adore all shades of green, so this week's challenge made me so happy. Great cards! I think my favourite is the last one! xx

  2. Well I'm liking the first one best, your CC&S sample, of course! Looks like you enjoyed using those shades of green and I thought they were fun to work with too.

  3. What a great trio of cards you've created! I think the first one (with the "life doesn't have to be perfect" sentiment) is the most CAS, but if I had to pick a favorite among these I'd choose the last one (with the "little kindness" sentiment).


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Louise xx