Friday, 3 April 2015

Merry Monday #152 - Lime, turquoise and white

The current challenge over at Merry Monday is 'lime, turquoise and white' - what a fabulous combination! This is the inspiration photo:
 
 And this is my entry:
Needless to say, it was quite sunny when I took the photo, as a consequence the colours look quite faded - they're much more vivid in real life. I tried again later when the sun had disappeared, not any better so you'll have to take my word for it :(

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- lime green backing card topped with a slightly smaller layer of turquoise - both are Core-dinations card

- the Memory Box 'Flowering Christmas Tree' die and lime green Core-dinations card - which I'd cut out of the large square of lime before starting any layering. Then I cut another tree using the same die and white card stock, snipped off the flowers and popped them on top of the green tree

- the corner was die cut using a lovely corner die which came free with 'Papercraft Essentials' magazine, I added the flower in white to pick up the white flowers on the tree

- sentiment is stamped using Funstamps 'Small Merry Christmas' and SU's 'Tempting Turquoise' ink before being punched out using SU's 'Small oval' punch then popped onto a punched scalloped lime green oval

- added little lime green sparkly gems to the large flowers plus one in the centre of the corner flower

- final touch, as it looked a bit bare in parts, a sprinkling of lime green gems here and there on the background

There was a lot of sticking involved in the making of this card - so I'm also taking it over to Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #222 (stick it any which way you like) as well as Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for April, where it's always 'anything goes'. Three challenges with one card - wahoo!

Di
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19 comments:

  1. Most elegant . Those colours are rather lush together. Internet is still playing up big time and I'm running out of units on my iPad. Good job I cook with electric.!! Hugs Me.

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  2. A great card Di - I love the tree and the gems are the finishing touch.
    Kath x

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  3. Interesting and lovely colour combo and a very pretty festive make here Di.

    Happy Easter to you.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  4. Gorgeous card, Di! Love the colour combo and the gems are fab too.

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  5. I love the colour combination and the tree and corner go beautifully together and such pretty gem embellishments too. x

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  6. So pretty, Di! Those die cuts are so delicate. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  7. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  8. Your tree is just beautiful with the white flowers and pretty bling! I always have distorted colors when taking photos of cards with green color - I think it's just a green thing ;)

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  9. Your card seems so springlike but it TOTALLY works for a non-traditional Christmas card. You rocked this challenge.

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  10. So pretty, Di! Love that diecut tree and those sparkly gems! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  11. Beautiful use of the colors, Di--love this!

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  12. This is so delicate and pretty! Love those delicate looking dies...

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  13. Such an elegant, delicate Christmas tree, Di! It's so pretty on the turquoise background! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  14. What a beautiful die! Your card is so pretty and I like the way you used our colors this week. Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

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  15. A beautiful card. Such delicate die cutting.

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  16. Lovely card beautiful dies. Thanks for joining in at CHNC Christmas extra.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  17. Wat een leuke kerstkaart, met een schitterende kerstboom stans. Super gaaf! Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate

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  18. Those dies are lovely. I really like the sprinkling of gems across the card. So very pretty.

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