Thursday, February 23, 2012
GO GREEN OR GO BRAGH
This is our last challenge for February and I hope some of you have been playing along. I have to say that as much as I love green and St. Patty's day I will be glad to move on to a new challenge. Next month's challenge is CAS (clean and simple) this is great for me because that's how I like to work. Any way for this last challenge I used LL345 (square knot) and LS58 (shamrock) this celtic knot was one of the first stencils I ever bought. I started out by picking a mossy colored card stock and also a piece of white smooth card stock. There are so many green ink colors out there that this gives you a starting point. I used the shamrock and two colors of green ink to do the background layer. the colors I used were Stampin Up's Mellow Moss and Tim Holtz Distress ink - Iced Spruce. I used a 1/2 inch stenciling brush to apply the color with the shamrock stencil notice I did this in a random way overlapping some of the shamrocks or only using half or trailing some off the edge. When I was done was this I used the brush and the Mellow Moss around the edge of the white card. I also did this around the edge of the mossy colored card stock although it is much more subtle. on a 3x3 piece piece of moss card stock I pasted the square knot with metallic gold paste and set it aside to dry. Around the shamrocks I used a Spica Gold Glitter Pen from Copic and I edged each card with G99 olive green. I added a ribbon which I tied in a square know then popped the square knot off with pop dots. There you go clean and simple. Now go to the Dream It UP! blog and add your creation by using Mr. Linky if you don't have a URL you and e-mail your creation to Lynell and she will get it onto the blog. It had been real hard to stay at my desk this week because the San Francisco bay area has been enjoying extremely beautiful spring like weather. I hope everyone has a great weekend and take a little time to do something creative. See you next week but don't forget to stop by and check out the blogs of my Dream Team sisters and if you have a minute leave us a little love.