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5 Mar 2016

You're quite wonderful...

This is going to be an exciting month for me - because it is all about the GREEN!! My favourite colour in the whole. wide. world!

My creation today focuses on green -yay- and a few up and running challenges. The Card Concept and the Fusion Card Challenge both have challenges relating to green, St. Patrick's Day, or just being a lucky guy!




And the fabulous Betsy Veldman has an interesting technique for the Make It Monday challenge - Ombre Stenciled Backgrounds - so I am going to give it a shot.

I am using both the sketch and the inspiration for Fusion - albeit, I turned the sketch around - my crafty prerogative!


Make it Monday has so many techniques available - some you have probably already heard about or actually used - but this one is so easy and quick - I had to try.

I began by sponging Limeade Ice ink onto my cardstock panel and working my way up, using Simply Chartruese and finishing with Bright Buttercup.  For some unknown crazy reason - this sponging does not come easy to me argghh!!!

And now for the stencilling! - lay your stencil on top of your finished sponging and RE-sponge your same colour of inks - lightly - onto the stencil- such a pretty finished product!

I die cut the Branching Out die in white cardstock and then again in vellum and adhered it to my ombre stencilling.



The bottom of the card is a piece of patterned paper from the Winter Woods Collection.  The design actually runs along the side of the paper, but I cut it to size and adhered it to the back of my stencilling.

The sentiment is from Sentiment Splits Stamp Set, and is stamped onto a sliver of Soft Stone cardstock.

So there you have it - and there are a lot of challenges out there - always one to fit your style!


19 comments:

  1. Layering those leaves is so lovely, wonderful card!

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  2. this is so pretty! I love the layered branches!

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  3. Great take on the sketch and fab background. I adore your layered leaves. So good to see you at Fusion and the Card Concept x

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

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  5. Beautiful card! Love your colors and the layered leaves!

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  6. Lovely, the stencil sponging is bright and well done! I like that you placed so many leaves, in two papers, over the top.

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  7. Oh!! Just GORGEOUS!!! LOVE your background and how you layered the leaves with vellum.
    Just lovely!!
    Thank you so much for joining us over at The Card Concept!

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  8. This is gorgeous Bonnie! Love your ombre background and the layered leaves are perfect!

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  9. Gorgeous background and I love the layers of leaves! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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  10. Beautiful card!!

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  11. what great dimension with the layered stems - love that affirming sentimtent and your lovely design! thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge Bonnie!

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  12. Yay for green, indeed!! This card is a total celebration of that gorgeous color - LOve the vellum leaves -a slip of vellum is always the perfect addition in my mind - and grey!!!
    =]

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  13. This is a gorgeous interpretation!

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  14. Bonnie, this is gorgeous!! Love the stenciled background with the layered leaves and touch of gray at the bottom :-) Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept!

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  15. Beautiful Vellum layers:) Thanks for playing at The Card Concept!

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  16. Wow! Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion.

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