Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WWC59 - Bev's Colour Challenge in Green

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It's Wednesday and that means it's Watercooler Wednesday Challenge day! And this week, we're all about green, thank's to Bev who put together this palette:
I have to say I did find this to really be a challenge. The four shades of green are so different from each other. And I had just received an order with a new stamp set and co-ordinating Framelits that I wanted to use. Seeing that it was the Botanical Gardens Suite, I didn't think it would be too difficult.

After doing a LOT of what I call "research" on Pinterest, I came across a card done by Helen Read - who has given me lots of inspiration with other projects as well! And this is what I did:
I cut the flowers and leaves from Watercolour Paper and using my Aquapainter, coloured them with all the different shades of green. Then I arranged them on a piece of the Mint Macaron DSP from the Perfectly Artistic DSP in the Sale-a-Bration collection - which does look very blue in this photo! - and backed it with Thick Whisper White for the card base. Of course, a little bit of bling was needed to finish off the flowers.

As I pulled out the Framelits and looked at all the elements arranged on the sheet, I thought "Oh, dear, I'll never be able to figure out how to fit them all back on there!" I do keep my Framelits and Thinlets in the plastic envelopes they come in.

Thank goodness the light bulb came on and I had this brilliant idea:
I used the Project Life Journaling Pen, which has a nice, fine tip, to outline each of the elements. Now it's easy to put them all back and I also know if I'm missing one of them - some of the pieces are quite small and would be really easy to overlook.

Have to say I just love this whole Suite - the stamps, the Framelits and the DSP. It is available until May 31, so if you love it - get it now!

Click here to see what the other Watercooler Artists have done with this Green Palettte. And then, get your green inks and cardstock and give it a whirl!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Gail, love your card and the tip for keeping the framelits in order. You're right about those little tiny framelits being easy to misplace. The whole Suite - the stamps, the framelits and the DSP are available until the end of May. That's what it states on the back of the Occasions catalogue.

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    1. Oooops! Thanks for the correction Heidi! I keep getting confused with SAB.

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