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Saturday, 7 April 2012

LIM # 62 - Colour Challenge

Morning all.  A hosepipe ban in place and it's rained all night, lol.  Seriously though, we are in one of the areas of the country in drought and we need soooooo much rain to put things even halfway right.  Bring on the wet!

Mind you, it is lovely and sunny this morning, so far.

Today at LESS IS MORE the ladies have a Colour Challenge for us and it is Three Shades of Green.  I'll be honest - since being forced to wear a bottle green school uniform for five years, I developed an allergy to green, but it is getting better as I'm getting older and I was determined not to let my teenage prejudice get in the way of me having a go at this!


I masked and sponged the background with Distress Inks in Forest Moss and Shabby Shutters, then I inked up some card in Peeled Paint and die cut the Cheery Lynn butterflies.  Hero Arts sentiment is also stamped in Peeled Paint.  Then I added mint green pearls to the bodies of the butterflies to give a bit more dimension and texture.  Voila.

Hugs, Sxx

34 comments:

Chrissie said...

I think SQUINK is a great name Squirrel and your card is fab, those butterflies are superb!
It's a great combo of greens isn't it!
Thank you so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Gibmiss said...

Hi squirrel
Love it ......
Hugs Sylvie xxx

downrightcrafty said...

Fabulous use of the required greens and such an elegant card
Hugs and Happy Easter
Kate xx

Gillian said...

Beautiful card

Kathyk said...

I was the same with my own school colours (cherry red and grey) too! This card is lovely - glad you overcame your fear of green

Happy Easter

Kathyk

Chantal said...

lovely card! I like the butterflies very much.

Scrapmate said...

Lovely card, the BG looks so textured. I say bring on the rain too.

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your inking and those butterflies are so pretty

Anne

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie fabulous inking & I so love the butterflies, I have such a soft spot for butterflies lol.
Poor you for having to wear bottle green its no wonder you are nutty lol..... mmwah

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

kay said...

fabby CAS card,green looks good,my uniform was purple and funny enough i am not keen on that colour! have a good day,x

Angélique said...

Great card! :)

*hugs*
Angélique

Jenni's Jems said...

Green isn't my favourite colour either but this is lovely x

Julie said...

Wow,Squirrel,you've done a brilliant job this week,nothing from me as yet lol,I've a pile of ironing I'm tackling first :(
Have a great weekend,Julie x

Helen said...

Beautiful card Squirrel - love those butterflies!
Helen x

rachel said...

beautiful - really lovely xx

perfectly4med said...

Glad you got over your allergy to greens! Fabulous card :)

Christy Beans said...

It's not easy using green... having to paint things the color of your old uniform... when you think it could be happier being pink or purple or blue or some less disgusting color than green...

Ok, so Kermit the Frog is probably not happy I tweaked his lyrics.

Despite the awful trauma of using a color that turns your stomach, you did a lovely, simple card. So proud of you. Now if you could only overcome your distaste for orange jelly babies --or alternatively, learn to share-- life might be easier for you. But what would be the fun in that? ;)hee

Doreen said...

What a fabulous card,love the butterflies.xxx

Kat said...

Fabby card Squirrel. Love those butterflies.

Kat xx

Mandi said...

My school cardi was bottle green...I love very other shade!
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

Fabulous card in spite of the traumatic school uniform memory.
I bet you can`t remember bottle green school knickers though ( with a pocket)
Lynne xxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Gorgeous card love the texture effect of the background strip XOXO Zoe

coops said...

stunning card hun.love the green, my fav colours and gorgeous butterflies ;D

xx coops xx

Squirrel said...

Another bottle green school uniform wearer here. I hated it, although Mum said it suited me much better than the pinks and blues that the other kids were wearing... sigh. But it didn't put me off - I LOVE green and always have. Your card is beautiful!
P.S. have you heard of Squinkies.com? My 8-year-old niece has about a million of them. Not sure you'll want to be associated with those!
West Country Squirrel xxx

Jackie said...

Wonderful card Squirrel, and I love green :o)
Jackie xx

Zippy said...

Gorgeous elegant card hun and I love green! xxx

Viv said...

Great card, well done :) Viv xx

Sally H said...

Oh wow! That is beautiful - so elegant

Sharon said...

I love green and I love this card. I really like this way of using distress inks.

Happy Crafter said...

Great card i love it :)
Hugzz Val xx

Linda said...

Great card. I love the sponged background. xx

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous card! Love the butterflies.

I sympathise about the bottle green uniform. Me too! Still (after 40 years!) can't bring myself to wear that colour, but I do like most other shades of green now!

Lynne x

lin_ka1 said...

Butterflies in such quantity and of such greens? It can tell you that I see in spring. Gracious card

DoodleSuze said...

Beautiful! Love those Butterflies!

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