Friday, August 22, 2014

Green, Green and More Green

Hello Everyone:

I have had some crafty friends inquire about how they can get a hold of me, so I have added a contact button on my side bar, underneath the 'About Me' blurb. If anyone wishes to contact me, feel free, I love hearing from all my crafty neighbours! :) Now on with my card...

It seems to be monochromatic month here in crafty blog land, which is fine by me, it's my favourite kind of card to make. I love the look of all the different tones of the same colour. So far this month I have done BLUE, YELLOW, PINK and BROWN. This time I decided to keep it GREEN!!



- the background layer was first painted with DecoArt White paint and then splattered with some DecoArt Lush Foliage paint. A few spritzes of Goose Bumps and then I blended some Tim Holtz distress ink Shabby Shutters and Crushed Olive. I highlighted the edges with Forest Moss.

- I use a Crafter's Workshop template Paradise and applied some home-made texture paste through it. While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled some white embossing powder here and there. When the paste dried, I heated the embossing powder and it made some shiny areas. Love the way that worked out!

- the flowers are handmade using a Joy Crafts Flower die and coloured with Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss distress inks. The butterfly was embossed with white embossing powder then coloured with some Copics. I attached it to the end of a piece of wire that I wound around a chopstick. It's really bouncy!




Look at all the pearls I hid here and there, underneath the leaves and flowers! Too fun!



I ended up putting the sentiment on the inside cover because it was too large for the front of the card. Isn't that a fantastic sentiment for a birthday? I just love it!


I am entering my card into the following wonderful challenges!

- Hobby Cutz - Challenge #61 - Your Favourite Challenge
(Can you guess what my favourite challenge is? It's monochromatic!)


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


56 comments:

  1. A beautiful, stunning and gorgeous card, love the soft green, the pearls and your sentiment...all I can say is WOW FACTOR. XX
    The Journey is the Start

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  2. What a beautiful card in fresh olive and beautiful statement of the white color!
    Great embossing and decorative accessories! Artistry!!!
    Hugs :)
    Max

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  3. First, I have to admit that I am not the biggest fan of green. However, this card still blew me away. It's super duper amazing (yes, even though it's green - you might even make me like green if you continue to make such stunning green creations!). ;) Hugs! xx

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    1. Cebelica, you are too funny! Thank you for the king words and the giggles! big hugs :)

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  4. Hi Pamellia
    this is gorgeous another stunning creation I just love seeing your creations even green ones (why does noone like green). I know I have been quiet but that my friend is your fault (yes yours) the last card I commented on really got my mojo excited and I did decide to get my texture paste out only it had been so long since I had last used it it had gone solid. So I had to make a new batch (that's fun in itself I know I'm sad) and I am taking inspiration from you in making a card for my MiL so watch this space. Have a great weekend but no doubt I will see you in blog land
    Jacki x

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    1. Jacki, there is no greater compliment than knowing you have inspired someone! Thank you so much and I really look forward to seeing your texture paste project!! Have a fab weekend, hugs :)

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  5. Key lime pie,those are the colours I see here Pamellia! Hmmm don't know why I always refer to sweet things. This is one lump of yumminess,I absolutely love it,really elegant card,beautifully created again. I swear your cards are the best in blogland and I mean that.

    Have a brilliant crafty weekend

    Extra big hugs

    Donna xxx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Donna, you are sweeter than... oh, KEY LIME PIE!! You crack me up girl! Thanks for always lifting my spirits! Fab weekend to you to, hugs :)

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  6. Oh my goodness Pamellia! You never stop amazing me with your work! I loooove every single little detail on this absolutely stunning card! I always look forward to your work! It makes my day to see such beautiful cards of yours. Have a fabulous weekend!
    Samra

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    1. Samra, you always say the nicest things! Thank you so much for always visiting me and filling my day with your sunshine! Big hugs to you! :)

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  7. WOW! This is such a stunning creation!! I love your elegant style and all the texture you add!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! Hope to see you again! :) Thanks for sharing! Hugs - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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  8. Hi Pamellia
    Very delicate, elegant and amazing sentiment!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  9. It's a very beautiful card Pamellia. Love the soft green tones. Now I know you can use white because it's a neutral as is black someone told me. Bautiful flowers too. Hugs xx

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  10. Amazing design with so much to look at ... love the layers and layers of goodness on this beauty. Loll xx

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  11. GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS and well GORGEOUS again Pamellia!!! You rock my friend...I love all those wonderful layers, embellies and texture!!! Absolutely STUNNING!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Thank you Beth, you always make me smile! :)

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  12. Pamellia, your colors are so very delicate and sweet... they have to reflect YOU... If I used those same colors... they would be a lot darker... I love these colors... and they are so very pretty here... this is delicate and yummie plus... I agree with all the people above... and love this card a whole lot... very pretty... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Bonnie! I love it when you visit, you bring the sunshine with you!! Big hugs :)

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  13. Pammelia, LOVE all of the layers and your colors and pearls and the butterfly and burlap peeking through! FAB card!

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  14. This is beautiful, love all the delicate shades of green used, and all the little additions of pearls and wire, so so pretty. Ruth x

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    1. Thank you so much Ruth, and welcome to My Little Craft Things! I send you a big welcome hug!! :)

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  15. A totally stunning shabby chic make, I think I am in love with green now! Anne x

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  16. Wow.Another beautiful card.Beautiful texture and I love how the white texture tones down the green.Buterfly on that springy thingie is a great touch.By the way,I checked the previous post.My email id is palssingh1105@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Pallavi! Thank you so much for your wonderful words, you warm my heart! I will email you shortly. Big crafty hugs to you :)

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  17. This is quite lovely, Pamellia! I love the shades and tones of green that you chose for this particular design. The heat embossing was a smart design decision since it gives the piece so much depth and of course texture. Kudos on your flowers; the focal grouping is engaging and keeps the eye from wandering. Thanks for accepting the challenge this week here at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT Coordinator

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    1. Wow, what a wonderful compliment Chana! Thank you so much and I welcome you to My Little Craft Things with a big huge crafty hug!! :)

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  18. This is a gorgeous card Pamellia, so many fabulous details and great texture - beautifully embellished.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Thank you so much Pauline, for the comment and for becoming my newest follower! I welcome you to My Little Craft Things with a big crafty smile! :)

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  19. wow stunning love all the green(my favourite colour)love all the beautiful embellishments,details and texture-I never thought of using paste on a card must try that
    Carol x

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    1. Thanks Carol! I'm completely addicted to the paste now, it has completely replaced embossing folders because I can control where the pattern goes!! Definitely give it a try! Hugs :)

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  20. Love love love the greens!! Beautifully done and so very gorgeous! I adore your flowers too! Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thanks Ros! Fab Sunday to you as well! :)

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  21. Gorgeous card, the layering looks amazing, love the colour tones you used.
    Yvonne

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  22. wow how beautiful, I love those delicate greens and your handmade flowers are so delicate and pretty. Hope you're having a good weekend
    Claire xx

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    1. Thank you so much Claire and welcome to My Little Craft Things! :)

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  23. Beautiful card, love all the layers and the embossing looks fabulous.
    Avril xx

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  24. This is so pretty! Green is my favourite colour so I'm especially delighted that you chose it for your monochromatic creation! Your flowers are beautiful. Such a wonderful embossing technique too!

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    1. Thank you so much Kate! I was weary of the green at first, but happy with the results! Hugs :)

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  25. Gorgeous, I love the green colour scheme! Your texture paste looks amazing and the butterfly is so beautiful.
    Rebecca.

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  26. Wow, stunning creation! I love the tones of green, beautiful embellies too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT

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  27. Hello my friend, Me again just to say this is one Beautiful Mono creation, lovely style and beauties used...thanks for joining in our challenge this time and hope to see you next challenge...
    ♥aNNie
    {Crafting For All Seasons DT Member}

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