Monday, 20 May 2013

Spring Green And Yellow

Hello everyone, I hope you've all had a good weekend. Mine was rather busy as I had to dash up to Kingston on Saturday to help my daughter as she was struggling to finish off all her bits and pieces of her final collection with the hand in today! I spent much of the day running around fetching things so was very tired yesterday (guess who's not used to spending all day on her feet!).
I'm here today to tell you about our new challenge over at Make My Monday and this week the theme is a colour one - Green and Yellow - perfect for some Spring creations. I've made another nature themed card which is actually a sample from the workshop I'm teaching this morning and has a very easy to make background using Distress Stains so a tutorial will follow as soon as I have the time to get it together!


The background uses Distress Stains in shades of green and yellow - Shabby Shutters, Squeezed Lemonade and Crushed Olive and I then stamped on the fabulous Inkylicious worn paint background - I can see lots of use for this one - with Peeled Paint Distress ink.
I then stamped the gorgeous vintage bird collage image (also Inkylicious) with VersaFine Olympia Green ink and took a bit of a liberty by turning the birds into greenfinches. I painted them with Distress Stains and then inked the edges with Crushed Olive Distress ink.
I added the image panel to a green die cut (Papermania) and attached this to the card with the background panel. I decorated the card with paper flowers, some painted with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stain and punched leaves and finished off with a Dovecraft sentiment.

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Cards In Envy - Make Your Own Background
Smudgy Antics - Feathers And/Or Fur

120 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful cad, great image and wonderful coloring.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card, very reminiscent of spring! It's freezing here again, I am sitting watching the rain! Hugs, Valerie

Deborah said...

That's a fab colour combo, Fliss, and a lovely card.

Matney said...

Cool background and love all the little details you added.

Fandhmum said...

I love this background, beautiful,
Rosie x

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful! I love the different shades of your background! The flowers and butterflies are lovely too! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Cazro said...

A beautiful card, coloured so well. thanks Fliss. Take care. Caz

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

The background is perfect. Great job on the card. Thanks for playing at Cards in Envy.

inkypinkycraft said...

What a beautiful card, gorgeous colors and great detail! Trace x hugs x

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Fliss, This is fabulous - wonderfully fresh and springlike. Nicola x

Sandie said...

A stunning card,I really like the colour too,its grabs your attention.Love the image of the birds...just delightful.

Thank you for joining in with the challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu.

Hugs
Sandie DT.

Sally H said...

That is gorgeous Fliss! Love the Bird stamp - have been playing with that one myself recently... ;)

Rose said...

Hi Fliss, gorgeous card, I love the background and the bright spring colours.

Rose x

butterfly said...

How lovely... the earthy, natural colour palette is wonderful, and perfect for those fabulous birds!
Alison x

Mynnette said...

Loving that beautiful textured background and your bird image is gorgeous! HUGS and hope you have a great week!

Anna Lilja said...

A lovely card. Like the distress you've used and the colors are fab! You can really feel springtime just by looking at your creation!
Thanks for joining us at Smudgy Antics challenge!

Hugs Anna

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful spring themed card Fliss, I hope the workshop went well.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Jacqueline said...

A beautiful card Fliss - as always your background is stunning - Jacqueline xx

Patricia said...

Beautiful monotone card. Thanks for joining at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun,this is amazing,so missed your creations,brilliant bless you for popping over to my blog hun,love hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Beautiful background technique! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Beautiful project. Thank you for sharing with us Eclectics this week. Hope to see you in future challenges
Elaine aka Ellapu

~Lady B~ said...

An absolutely gorgeous card! The layout is wonderful and i love how you've coloured the birds! The flower and gem bits add the perfect touch. We never specified using real feathers in the challenge so you are still in the running. Thank you so much for sharing with Smudgy Antics and I hope to see you back next fortnight :)

I Don't Do Straight said...

Great card! The colours give it a really spring feel and the distressed background is FAB. Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics :)

Ally White Cat said...

I love your distress coloring very nice..as is the image . Beautiful work. Thank you for playing with us at smudgy antics this challenge.
susan s

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Really beautiful, love the colours and the details! Thanks for playing with us at Smudgy Antics!

KC said...

what a beautiful card! that image is amazing and the background is awesome! I just love it!!! thank you for joining us at Smudgy Antics

happy crafter shell said...

Thank you for entering this piece in our challenge at Smudgy Antics, I really love the background you have created and that stamp is lovely!

Kristina said...

What a very lovely card! Love those birds! Great job. Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics!
Peace,
Kristy
(SA DT)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

What a wonderful card with so much interest. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics

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