Monday, March 6, 2017

Going Green

Hello, Stampin' Friends,

I had a few minutes of free play and decided to do some smooshing.

March always makes me think green, so I pulled out some green inks and
 my craft mat and had a good time.

I wanted a light background so I used celery ink and blotted the piece
with a paper towel after smooshing.

I dried it with a heat tool and smooshed again, repeating the process until
I was happy with it.

The clover was cut from a piece of Yupo paper I had dropped
alcohol ink on.  I used Loll's 2nd technique here.

So I used smooshing, stamping, alcohol ink, dry embossing and die cuts
forthis month's  CAS Mix Up 
and it's a special birthday challenge!

Two of my friends, Nance (Soul Stampin') and Lori (Caffeinated Creativity)
are on the Design Team of a new to me challenge that I've been wanting to play....

4 Crafty Chicks
#340 GREEN

Curtain Call

Betty Suggests that I enter at The Card Concept
My card is CAS and it does have that one little bit of aqua.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Thinking of You (Altenew)
Ink:   Old Olive, Certainly Celery (SU), Alcohol Inks (Adirondack)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore), Solar White (Neena), Yupo
Other:  Meadow Clover Die (PS), Dew Drops (PTI), Stately EF (Craft Concepts)


Betty Keefe said...

this is oh so pretty Bonnie - love the soft colors - you should enter it the Card Concept challenge too - colors are lime and aqua.

jimlynn said...

So very pretty! I love all the greens in this and that lovely die.

Julia Aston said...

Love that clover die Bonnie with it's varying lengths of stems - it looks great against your light smooshed background! Julia xx

Loll said...

Beautiful CAS design Bonnie. Love the softly coloured, smooshed background. And your clover is so pretty with the mix of colours. xx

MaryH said...

That's a wonderful Spring green, just like what we see in the Carolinas as our brown grass starts to change in the spring. Lovely rich depth of color on the clover too. It's a beautiful design - very fresh. TFS & Hugs

Mac Mable said...

So delicate and so pretty. I never think to smoosh the background, dry it and then do it again, so thank you for the inspiration. Such a beutiful card x

Barb said...

A lovely card Bonnie. The background is such a pretty colour and I love your alcohol ink clover leaves. Barbxx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful, dleikatne smooshing background! Darker oniczyna beautifully characterized. CAS card wonderful mix.

Nance said...

Bonnie, this is so beautiful with all that smooshy, inky greenness! I love it! So glad you played with us 4 Crafty Chicks this week! Hugs!

nancy littrell said...

Your clover is so pretty die cut from your alcohol background. Love your softer green smooshed background with your clover. Such a pretty card. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Doris said...

Your smooshing is always first rate, Bonnie. Beautiful card!

Viv's Visuals said...

Fantastic card Bonnie. Like it very much!

JoAnn said...

Pretty card. Love the smooshed background and the die cut clover. The embossed framed sets it off perfectly.

Daffodil Cards said...

How VERY pretty, love the background and your dies sit very nicely in it.

OH Babs said...

Love the card Bonnie perfect for St. Pat's Day.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fab clover card, Bonnie - just love the background with your alcohol ink clover!!

Susan said...

Lovely fresh card - perfect for spring. That's a great embossing folder - adds nice interest to the border while still being CAS.

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous smooshed background, and love the colours of the clover. Your ink on yupo certainly gives a lot of texture and depth. awesome card

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's a good looking card. It definitely makes me think spring.

Karen D. said...

great bkg for your pretty flowers...that die is still one of my favs!
xx Karen

Bobby said...

I love that sweet clover die, Bonnie, and I've been lusting after that embossing folder.

Brenda said...

Oh I love this one Bonnie! I too think of green for March and I am loving your background and greenery which kinda' looks like a shamrock plant to me. Love that card base too, the embossing is fabulous and adds subtle texture. Love it! Hugs, Brenda

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Soft, pretty and classy Bonnie! LOVE that EF! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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Gramma Sarah said...

Bonnie, love the soft colors and the clovers. Perfect for spring thoughts. Sarah xx