Monday, March 7, 2016
Ombre two ways
I know when challenges use a "green" theme in March, someone was thinking St. Patrick's Day, but it made me think of Christmas, so that's what I made.
I started by stamping a very old Stampin' Up Christmas tree and black-embossing it on a snippet of watercolor paper. I then used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to water color it, adding more water as I colored further down the tree to achieve an ombre look. Thanks to a big pile of green snippets (some I didn't even have to cut because they were already the right size), the tree is mounted on a light green shimmer paper, and the ombre theme is repeated in the three flags on the bottom of the mat.
The layout here is the Kraftin' Kimmie Sketch for this month, and I think it's a sketch with a lot of possibilities.
This card is for these challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie #321 -- March Sketch
Pattie's Creations -- Green
Double D Challenge -- Feeling Green
Little Tangles #66-- Ombre
Jade's sparkling butterflies/2 Crafty Girls #14 -- Monochromatic
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 271 -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Pixie's Snippet Playground #219 -- snippets
Word Art Wednesday #221 -- Anything goes