It's time for a new challenge at Less is More. This week Chrissie and Mandi have given us a color challenge, which is to use at least three different shades of green on a card. I had a little free time this afternoon, so I got my cards finished in record time!
Last week was so hectic that I didn't get my cards posted until Thursday, so I'm really early this week!
For my first card, I stamped leaves from SU French Foliage collection in two shades of green (peeled paint and shabby shutters DI) on a piece of light green card stock. Then I backed it with a dark green card stock. The tag was stamped (on the same light green as the leaves) with a PTI sentiment in peeled paint and then cut out with a Spellbinder die. I punched a hole in the tag and wrapped the ribbon around the two layers of green and brought both ends up through the hole and tied a knot. I really like how this turned out.
Chrissie and Mandi, you might think that this next card is not CAS enough, but I kind of like how it turned out. I used a MB window and window box die. The siding is just strips of green card stock that I inked the edges and then overlapped the edges like siding on a house. The flowers are also MB dies. I colored the window box with Copics as well as the flowers. The curtains were made by gathering a piece of ribbon for the top and then making some of the ribbon swag down the sides of the window. Window box is pop dotted as is the window. The sentiment is from Flourishes and is stamped in peeled paint.
This next card was made by masking off a section with post it notes and inking with peeled paint distress ink. The grass is a PTI stamp as is the sentiment. The butterfly is a Spellbinder die that is layered. The body of the butterfly is part of the MB die set. I also added some green stickles to the butterfly.
This last card was just an afterthought, and I'm not sure I should have posted it. I used a Paper Smooches chevron stamp to stamp in peeled paint, then used my Copics to color in the different greens. Sentiment is from PTI. Super quick and simple card.
I also finished a layout last night, and thought I'd share it tool
Photo of my dgc, Allen, Helen Grace, and Pierce. My son took this photo with his cell phone and I think it's a great pic of the three of them. I used Echo Park - This and That for this layout. The butterfly is a Memory Box die. The "stars" were printed and cut out with the Cameo, then I colored them with Copics and added some glitter to the edges. The banner is just strips of the patterned paper. I punched the "v" out of each end with a square punch. I made the photo corner by cutting several of the same corners and layering them for dimension. The banner on the bottom was cut in one long strip, then I folded it on each end to make it have more dimension. I did quite a bit of faux stitching with a pen, and the stitching on the banner tags was done by piercing the paper and connecting the holes with a black pen. The little diamond strip under the photo was cut from the patterned paper using a circle punch ...super simple! I added a few dots of liquid pearls. Title word is some Thickers from my stash. Journaling is tucked behind the photo and reads:
In March 2012, your Mama had just started her new job . For the first several months of her job, she had to travel each week to a different city to complete her training. She would usually fly out on Sunday and fly home every Friday. Your Daddy spent the week working and taking care of you all (and Uncle Thomas came over sometimes during the week to help out). On Fridays, your Daddy would pick you up from daycare so that all of you could go to the airport to welcome your Mama home. One Friday, you were a little early getting to the airport, so your Daddy took you to the park to let you play for a little while. While he was there, he snapped this picture of the three of you with his cell phone, and sent me a copy of the photo. This is such a great picture of the three of you! Just look at those happy faces!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Maybe this week will be calmer and I can get around to visit all the other fab entries in this challenge! I truly appreciate your comments...just what I need to brighten my day! Until next time...