My first ever entry for a C&S challenge. People who know me will appreciate just how difficult this was for me. I just don't do white spaces! However I do love many of the weekly entries in the Less is More challenge and have often thought I would like to have a go.
This week I was again playing with my flowers pressed through a cuttlebug (You can see my original post about this here). I couldn't find any suitable flowers this week, but I did come across two 'weeds', one on the campo and one in my garden, both with pretty leaves so I thought I'd give them a go. I preferred the flower background papers that I made when I sprayed the page with a mica mist before pressing it, so I found a sour apple perfect pearls mist and used this. Unfortunately the spray was so strong that it blew my leaves away and I had to reposition them, but when I passed the sandwich (A plate, C plate, card, flowers, card, B plate) through my cuttlebug I was very pleased with the result. The little heart shaped leaves left a lovely impression in a blue-green, and the silvery fern leaf made an olive green impression, and the mica spray gave a bright green sheen to it all.
I wanted to make use of this pretty paper and I remembered my igoogle reader showing a challenge to use three shades of green, so I went back for another look and found it was the Less is More challenge. So I hand cut six simple flower shapes and edged them with peeled paint distress ink to define their outline. Then I combined them in pairs using two tiny jewel brads and a larger pearl one which I made more green with a copic marker. With a Marianne die I cut two sets of leaves, divided one into two pieces, and tried out a few arrangements with them on a 15cm square card, until I found one I was happy with. I finished this of with a simple greeting from a Butterfly kisses stamp, highlighting the capital letters with an Artquest pearl paint.
So there you have it, my very first C&S card. Now I know it is not quite as difficult as I expected, I will probably try again one day.(PS any hints on how to photograph a white card would be appreciated. On this one the greens look washed out. They are actually very pretty. On the other one I took, the white background is pink!).
As I have just discovered that Samuel Taylor's April challenge is also to use green, I shall enter this card there as well. He is offering a fabulous prize of a pot of Indigo Blu 'Yorkshire dales' mega flakes, a tub of Flitter glu and a scoochy sponge to apply it with.