Thursday, 16 March 2023

Spring Greens

Hi everyone, this week my posts seem to be coming along like buses … four days in a row, I think it must be a record!!

 This month’s Visible Image ATC swap over on FB is on the theme Spring Greens - with the emphasis on the green, so a monochromatic creation is required using only VI products. I made two ATC’s so I would have an extra one to trade, and a co-ordinating greetings card to send to my swap partner. 

Here are the the ATC's.

Firstly I cut two pieces of white stamping card and created a smooshed Distress Oxide background In shades of green, then I stamped and heat embossed the tulips. I added background script, grungy circles and blot stamping, then stamped, heat embossed and fussy cut more tulips to which I added more script stamping (this was the tricky bit as I tried to vaguely line up with the background script while using a different colour ink!!). I painted the tulip leaves with watered down Posca sparkle pen ( a mix of green and yellow inks) then watered it down much more to paint the tulip heads, which I then went over with my clear sparkle pen. Finally I edged the cut flower heads with black marker, attached to the image panel and added a stamped sentiment and some white Posca spatter before matting simply on black card stock.

Here's a closeup of one of them.

Stamps: Visible Image Sketched Tulips, Where Flowers Bloom;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Morning Mist, Verdant); Posca Sparkle pens (green, yellow); Posca pen (white); clear embossing powder.

Challenges I would like to enter:

ATC’s With a Heart - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Crafty Gals #241 - Make It Green
Double Trouble #133 - Use the Colour Green
Inspiration Station #47 - Inspiration Prompt
(I am inspired by nature and the colour green)

Make My Monday #196 - Spring Colours

Now for the co-ordinating card ...

I used exactly the same method and products on these as on the ATC's above. Here is an angled picture to show the sparkle.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Beautiful Blossoms #3 - Floral + Mood Board
Crafting Happiness #140 - Lots of Green
Daisy Chain Challenge #72 - Flowers (2nd entry)
Inkspirational #285 - Word Prompt - Numbers
Sisterhood of Crafters - The Colour Green
Mix It Up #64 - Anything Goes with option Distressing
Try It On Tuesday - Go Green 
We Love Stamping (March) - Anything Stamped with option Spring Is In the Air (2nd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #587/588 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)

I think that’s me all greened out for today! Take care and thanks for visiting.


Donna Ellis said...

Pauline, your monochromatic green tulips are really amazing! I love each depiction with the dramatic black, interesting backgrounds, and wonderful textures! Thank you for sharing your love of all things flowers at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. Looking forward to seeing more of your designs soon!
Happy Crafting Hugs,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Donna Walls said...

Lovely set of ATC's, I like the artsy and sketchy look of Visible image! Thanks for sharing with us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and playing along at the Inspiration Station too!
Donna xx
Inspiration Station Challenge
Paper Funday Challenge

Ellibelle said...

Such fabulous work with this gorgeous green! Both the ATC's and card are amazing! So great to see you at Four Seasons challenge!

Diane said...

Beautiful cards, love the monochromatic look of these!
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Four Seasons, Beautiful Blossoms and The Sisterhood!
Diane FS Co-Owner and TSH and BB DT
{Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}
{Stencil Fun}

Mrs.B said...

A lovely set of ATCs and card, the image works so well in the green shades.
Thanks for sharing at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril xx

crafty-stamper said...

Great monochrome ATCs and card,fabulous background you created and love the tulips
Carol x

Donna Walls said...

I'm popping back in to say Thanks for playing along at the Inspiration Station Challenge. We enjoy seeing everyone's lovely projects.
Donna xx
Paper Funday Challenge
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

Wow! I love this image! The way you colored it and then added the black's beautiful! Thank you for joining us this week at
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges .
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Blessings! Jeanie Ellis, DT, Crafty Gals Corner

Meggymay said...

Two fantastic ATC's and a beautiful card to match them. Thank you for linking with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

An amazing design, very detailed too. You have been very busy creating some lovely projects recently.

Sarn said...

I've some catching up on your blog to do . . . starting with this post.

Your ATCs and card designs are just lovely in the shades of green. Lovely backgrounds and stamping. xxx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous tulips Pauline, fabulous atc cards.
Thank you for sharing at We love stamping Challenge;-))m

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Loving the combination of techniques you used for your beautiful card... love tulips. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Inspiration Station.

My name is Erika. said...

These are great Pauline. I just love your style, and all the green. Thanks for sharing these with us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Sandra Wright. said...

Hi Pauline, hope you are keeping well.
I love your Atc, beautifully crafted.
Thank you so much for joining us at Atc Around the World.

KraftyKoolKat said...

I really adore your monochromatic work on these gorgeous tulip creations.
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

pinky said...

Your atc and card look equally beautiful Pauline. I love the fresh green colour!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Pauline! I adore these tulips against the green! Thanks so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

Marlena M. said...

OH MY GOODNESS these are insanely gorgeous! I love the monochro look and distinct layers! Thank you for joining us at INkspirational~

Donna Scholz said...

Pauline, what a beautiful set of ATC's you've created using a mixed media approach! I enjoyed reading how you went about making them!! Thank you for sharing your ATC's and creative talents with us at Double Trouble for our "Pinch Proof" challenge!!! -Donna

Kellianne said...

This card is so cute! The monochromatic colors work so well! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble! :)

Conny said...

Wow.. they are amazing! Love them!
Thanks for joining us at ATC around the world & ATCs mit Herz!


Melanie R said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors you selected and the textural background is outstanding. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble Challenge #133.

Bastelmichaela said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for participating in Challenge up your Life,
hugs Michaela

MaryV said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at MMMChallengeBlog.

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Wonderful creation. Thanks for entering you card at Make My Monday challenge
Das een hele mooie creatie. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Make My Monday challenge
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Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
Janis, Owner & Design Team Member

Aimeslee Winans said...

Thanks for playing in the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. Your creation is gorgeous and we hope to see you again! XOX, Aimeslee DT

Sue Jackson said...

This bright green, white, and black color combination is beautiful. I really like the way your background stamping sets off the spring stamp. Such a great set of cards! Thanks for joining my challenge at Make My Monday! Hope to see you in the gallery again, soon. Sue - DT