Green bird and an Irish Blessing

Happy St Patrick’s Day! There are consequently quite a few green challenges around at the moment. I have a St Patrick’s Day set, but it’s unmounted rubber and of course I have run out of mounting foam and accidentally bought cut-and-dry foam so the stamps aren’t stamping very well…

So this is a watercoloured background, blending three colours of my Caran d’Ache watercolour paints, with bird,  blossom and sentiment stamps from a magazine.  I painted over the flowers with dilute white gouache just to pick them out a bit.  It’s also very green – not turquoise as it looks in the photo!

I am entering this one in:

Cards in Envy: Green Things

Simply Create Too #136: Use Green

The Card Concept #88 Monochromatic Green. I was inspired by the many different shades of green in the picture to create this Clean and Layered card.

My second card is one-layer, created by masking off a square and colouring it in virtually every green ink I have:  Docrafts green dye ink, Lime Pastel and Olive Pastel chalk ink, Distress Cracked Pistachio and Distress Oxide Peeled Paint. Then spattered with water. Amazing it has worked!  Stamped trees and birds from Inkadinkadoo Delicate Branches and an Irish Blessing from my St Patrick’s Day set (very old Club Scrap?).

It isn’t as skewed as it looks in the photo!  (Snowing hard when I was taking the photos so not easy to get right!)

CAS-ual Fridays: Going green

Stamplorations: Spring and Faith. a nice fresh spring green with a St Patrick’s Day blessing – nothing more spring than that!

Addicted to CAS #132 – Birds

And the Haiku for today:

It’s snowing again!
Spring blossom nearly popped out
But we’ll have to wait…

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sherry H
    Mar 18, 2018 @ 02:30:48

    Hello and thanks for joining in the “Green Things” challenge at Cards In Envy!

  2. Greta H
    Mar 18, 2018 @ 03:01:56

    What a lovely St Pat’s Day card–great design!

  3. Julie
    Mar 20, 2018 @ 02:05:25

    Love both of your cards! The bird looks so pretty with that fabulous background and your second card is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept! Hugs and we hope you can join us again soon 🙂

  4. Mackie
    Mar 20, 2018 @ 02:19:54

    Beautiful background! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

  5. irit shalom
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 11:40:16

    Great card! Perfect colors! Thanks for playing with our CAS-ual Fridays challenge and good luck!

  6. Ellenor Emilsson
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 14:21:23

    Both of your cards are so sweet!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS – Ellenor

  7. Lisa Mensing
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 14:28:28

    Such a pretty background to showcase those birds and great sentiment. Thanks for playing along with Casual Fridays Going Green Challenge. Lisa

  8. Christina Panetsou
    Mar 30, 2018 @ 19:39:50

    So lovely!
    Thank you for playing with us at Simply Create Too!!