Thursday, March 7, 2013

Continuing through the rainbow.....GREEN

Green seems to be the theme for the month - with Spring being right around the corner, St. Patrick's Day next week, the snow melting to reveal grass again....  So tonight when I was choosing which color to make for the Rainbow Swap...it just had to be green!

The stamp set I chose to use was a received in a swap last year or the year before.  It's an Inkadoo set.  I've never used it before and since I'm trying to ink all my stamps this year - it had to be used sometime right?  I stamped the image in black and then decided to chalk the edges.  When I started chalking, I really liked the look so I went further in than just the very edge - and next thing I knew I had a soft green effect over the black image.  The paper is from a paper pad that has been in the stash for probably 3 or 4 years.  I wanted to add a ribbon but didn't quite know where so I embossed a smaller piece of green cardstock so the ribbon could be tied onto it.


 
 
I'm entering this card in several challenges...the first of which is Inkspirational Challenges who has a color challenge this week:

 
 
 
The other challenges are as follows:
 
Inky Impressions Challenges - Going Green or St. Patrick's Day
Twisted Tuesdays - Spring into Green
Chalk N Stock - Anything Goes
DL.Art - Anything Goes
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!


18 comments:

Vickie Y said...

The image you used certainly reminds me of spring! Cute card. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Mynnette said...

Your silhouette image is fabulous with all the green around it! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Kylie said...

Wonderful use of green and that bow is gorgeous! Fabulous finishing touch. Thanks so much for playing along at Inkspirational xx

Tammy said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous background!

sandie said...

The chalking really does look good, great choice. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Very pretty green card. Nicely done!

Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh my favorite color!! Squealing with delight! This is fabby, Zella - love the sweet little birdie - what a charming, cheerful card :)

Lynn McAuley said...

Green is my favorite color, Zella, so I am certainly lovin' this!! Beautiful spring design!!

Becky said...

What beautiful green and beautiful card.

Olivia said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Athina said...

I love all the greens and what a perfect card for this time of year. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

DIANA L. said...

This is so wonderful. I love it, all my favorite colors green!
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party
DIANA L.
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Lisbeth K said...

Beautiful silhouette and I love your ribbon! The chalking looks really good:) Thank you for joining us at Inkspiratinal this week:)

Tracie said...

I love your card. That image is very cute. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Vicky said...

A gorgeous green card, thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Dawn Mercedes said...

I have long admired that nestie shape. Mostly b/c years ago, I was trying to decide between that one and a different shape. I didn't chose the one you used...and have always regretted it!

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful card and I love that image :o) Thank you for joining us at Chalk N Stock for our march challenge and good luck. Hugs

NIKKI DT

Carrie Robinson said...

what a pretty card - Thanks for sharing at Inky Impressions xx