Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Friday, August 24, 2012

I'm dreaming of a GREEN Christmas.

In an earlier post I said I would be making a set of cards using each of the stamps on a new Chocolate Baroque plate, so here is the first one.
I'm not sure why I chose to make it green. Maybe I was getting withdrawal symptoms. There is very little green out here right now, after an exceptionally hot, dry summer. Or maybe it is excitement about a long awaited holiday in Ireland in October, where I am expecting to see the renowned 'Forty shades of green'.
I am a bit of a realist and I tend to colour things in the 'right' colour, but I felt a poinsettia all in green wasn't too unrealistic, and I actually rather like the way it turned out. I stamped the image complete in Memento olive ink, and used Adirondak juniper and a water brush to add a pale tint to the sky. (Memento is not waterproof so I had to be careful with this). I then cut all around the outside leaving a very narrow white border, and added some stickles for sparkle on the trees, church and ground. I stamped the flower again and coloured it with copics, and then cut it out and snipped between the petals so I could layer it on different levels without adding too much bulk. The base card is a very old, pearlescent olive one from my stash, and the backing paper is from a Crafters Companions CD.
There is a very tiny church in the image so I am entering this in:
And also in:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Monochromatic Christmas.


Saskia said...

Wonderful card, I love the green poinsetta!

Jean Straw said...

Beautiful card Kate, I would never have thought of doing it in green but I love the way it turned out.Jean x

Hazel said...

Beautiful card - the green is so calm and peaceful - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 86 - hope to see you again soon - new challenge tomorrow morning x

MaxineD said...

kate this is a stunner - love the green theme, and you have coloured the poinsettia beautifully.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

A beautifully done green card for Christmas. I like the poinsettia in green. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I think the monochromatic card is fabulous Kate.


Meighan Wheller said...

Wow, lovely card Kate. Looks great in Green, a colour I never have thought of. The poinsettia in green is definately eye catching,looks great. This is a great card for our Monochromatic challenge at Holly Jolly, thanks for sharing with us. Regards Meighan

Paige said...

Beautiful card! The green poinsettia is stunning! So happy you joined us this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges!

Judy McKay said...

Stunning card. Great design. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

Angy B said...

Gorgeous card Kate. A very traditional feel about it. Angy B