Tuesday, December 6, 2011

LIM44 - Going Green

Saturday has come and gone, and I'm just now getting my cards made for this week's challenge at Less is More.  It's the first week of the month and so once more it's a Color challenge, this week we are using the color green.


When I first read what the challenge would be...I thought...great, this will be easy.  Well,  I was wrong.  Of course, I wasn't sure if we could add other colors or if everything had to be green.  Here's my cards for this week.

This first card was just something I was playing with and wasn't really going to post it, but I think it's grown on me a bit.  I could have done the spacing better, but I wasn't really planning to use this one.


I stamped all of the "Merry Christmas"s in a light grey and then stamped it one time in bright green.  I added the bling as an afterthought, but it does perk it up a bit.


This next card was super simple.  I embossed a layer of white card stock, added a dark green border and popped it on top of the card base.  The Merry Christmas was stamped in a bright green pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I colored a few pieces of bling with a dark green Copic marker and added them to the snowflakes.  Then I touched a few areas with a Sakura silver star pen.


I think this third card is my favorite.  I used a Spellbinder ornament die on some mirrored green paper. The ornament and the ribbon on top of the die were stamped with Flourishes stamps, colored with Copics and the Sakura silver pen.  I cut out the small ornament and the ribbon and pop dotted them on the mirror ornament.  I punched a hole in the mirror ornament and threaded some gold cord through for the hanger.  The background was embossed with a new folder I got the other day (I believe it's a Sizzix) and adhered it to green mirror paper.  The sentiment is from Flourishes and is stamped in green.  I also added a touch of Sakura clear star to the word "sparkle" but it doesn't show up well here.

I also wanted to share a recent layout.  These are photos of my beautiful grandchildren, Katie, Adam, and Maggie.

The photos were taken by AmyP Photography. I fell in love with these sweet photos...who would have thought to have an outdoor tea party with a chandelier?! Too cute! For this layout, I used Quick Quote Paper "Mary's Garden"...how appropriate! The pink, blue, and green checkered background mat was cut with the Cameo, as was the chandelier. The climbing leaves on the right were cut with a Sizzix die, and the roses are Prima roses. The blue strip was punched with a Fiskars punch and layered over the checked background. I added glitter to the title letters, which are letters from a Basic Grey pack. I cut the chandelier from white card stock, then added gold accents with a gold signo pen. The candles have stickles on them, and the flame was colored with Copics. The chandelier is also pop dotted. I inked the edges of the shaped background, and added faux stitching to it as well at on the blue strip. 

Journaling is tucked behind the big photo and reads: What a precious photo of you three! Your happy faces make me smile and make me wish I could have been there at your tea party! I miss you all so much and wish we didn't live so far apart! Photos - April 2011

That's all for today! Thanks so much for popping in! I appreciate your visit and I love your comments! Until next time....

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24 comments:

snapdragon said...

I LOVE the second card- all that texture... and the bit of bling really catches the eye!

Aileen said...

Three super cards but the mirror ornament really grabs your attention. Love your scrapbooking page too. Very sweet. x

Julie said...

Wonderful cards! I love one with the mirror card ornament! Lovely!

Beryl K said...

Fabulous cards and lo Susan, I think the third card is my favourite too
Beryl x

cnelson said...

Your cards are just GORGEOUS and that lo is just DELIGHTFUL! LOVE!

Marlena M. said...

I LOVE all of your cards, Susan, they scream elegance! Your layout and beautiful grandchildren are priceless. ;)

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful cards Susan, the ornament one is stunning. Gorgeous pics too. xx

Viv said...

Three gorgeous cards, well done :O) Viv xx

Karen said...

Three lovely cards Susan, as usual, but that first one is fabulous, lovely way to make the green and message pop Karen x

Terrie said...

I totally love these cards! And since I'm thinking of making my own and have been toying with ideas, these are just fabulous inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing.

Meggymay said...

All your cards are gorgeous, love the ornament one.
Yvonne x

Meggymay said...

All your cards are gorgeous, love the ornament one.
Yvonne x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful cards Susan, Love them all although I think I have a favourite:0) The first, I do love a bit of flourishy text LOL
Great LO on your page, your Grandchildren will enjoy your scrapbooking when they are older it will mean so much, they are very lucky and cute:0) !!! Gay xx

Judy1223 said...

Susan, these are all fabulous! I love the second card best... Love the dry embossing!

Jose said...

Three great cards, but the second one is my favourite really has a classy look to it. Love your scrapbook page too.

Chrissie said...

What fabulous cards Susan, you have some gorgeous embossing folders too.
The one with the one green sentiment looks great!
Craft Stamper magazine has some rules about not blogging pictures of the cards they publish in their rag, but I could email some pics to you if you;re interested in having a look!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Doesn't look like you struggled with green lol, what a gorgeous bunch. I like the text one and the embossed card is fab too, the ornament is a real star of a card
Anne
x

Pauline said...

Simply stunning cards, and a great layout too!

Bonnie said...

HI Susan. I'm in awe of the placement of the Merry Christmases on that first card! The one in green is such a WOW! Love the embossing on the second and the ornament on the 3rd. Have fun with the grandkids this weekend.

Faith A said...

Stunning cards Susan

Mary J said...

Oh my, Susan - these are ALL gorgeous! Love your style!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

All your cards are beautiful. I particularly like the second one shown. Maybe because you say it is easy to make and I need easy with only two weeks to go before Christmas!

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Cam Grove said...

Wonderful cards! I like it.Thank you so much for sharing this.Keep posting
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