Monday, 9 April 2012

Three Shades of Green

The Less is More Challenge this week is "three shades of green." I've never entered this challenge before because I don't do minimalist well but green is a fave colour so here goes.  The stamp is Cats Life Press and the background alcohol inks.


Just in case you're wondering - the "fabric" at the back is layers of threads trapped between water soluble film. This is then free machine embroidered to hold them all together.  Once that's done, the film is dissolved revealing this organic looking textile.

Go and have a look  at the challenge entries - there are some gorgeous ones.

33 comments:

Kathyk said...

What a fabulous technique, thanks for the details - super card using it too

Happy Easter

Kathyk

joanne wardle said...

ooooo love the fabric. looks like fun. great card!

Heather said...

Beautiful Carol, and I love the fabric.

Suzanne C said...

That is so cool! Love that thread touch and the image is so serene in her shades of green! :)

craftimamma said...

I've not had chance to leave a comment in ages but have kept popping by.

Love your take on the Less is More and I think you have it mastered with this gorgeous card. Your sample of fabric is beautiful and I love the colours. Green (and shades thereof) is just about my favourite colour I think.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Cath Wilson said...

One of my favourite images, tho I haven't used her for a while because I find her a bit limiting in what I'm doing at the moment but you've done a great job there. Surprised to see you using AIs, though, he, he - not! Love greens myself - might just have to have a go... x

Chris said...

Love this card, Carol. The soluble fibre background is fantastic and I love the image too.

sam21ski said...

Ooooh green is my favourite colour too Carol so I might have to have a dabble in this one too!!

Sam xxx

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Love it Carol, so fresh & green is one of my favourite colours.

Chrissie said...

Welcome to "Less is More".
Your fabric is stunning and the card itself is just terrific!
Thanks so much and we hope to see you again next time.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Netty said...

wowee Carol loving your spectacular card, you certainly rocked the challenge. Annette x

Scrapmate said...

Not sure if it's a CAS card but I love everything about it.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful and elegant and the colours are fab! Gorgeous!

Darnell J Knauss said...

WOW!

Neet said...

Love this card and free machine embroidery too - and water soluble doo dah (which I have never used).
Great colour of green you have used.
Hugs, Neet x

Shannon said...

Love it!!! It's beautiful.

Sid said...

Brilliant card Carol ! Love that home made 'material' !

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

ooooo works really well. I find its good for the soul making these LIM cards. Think it must be all the white space that frees up your mind a little.
I DO like that Dream word...a perfect finishing touch. x

Alison said...

Gorgeous colours & texture! Love it Carol! x

Hellemor said...

Gosh, this is so beautiful. Love the fabric and the colors.

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the greeens, its my favorite colour too

Mandi said...

Welcoem to Less is More
Love your card, superb fabric effect

Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Helen in the UK said...

Love the way you've used the water-sol fabric you created :)

Aileen said...

Gorgeous inky background and stamped image. Love the fabric, so dreamy! x

Bonnie said...

That stamp and piece of fabric are amazing!

Karen Ruane said...

I love that you have put that fine cloth behind this work...it adds something extra special.

Elaine said...

Great card - love the alcohol ink background and those threads at the back look brilliant. Thanks for sharing the idea!!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there Carol, This is beautiful, I have this stamp and I've been struggling to use it effectively, you've managed a brilliant card. Love the technique too:0) Gay x

Pia said...

wonderful card
hugs Pia

hazel said...

Wow Carol! This is beautiful, I love the fabric.
xxx Hazel.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The fabric brings such a dreamy feel to the card.
Beautiful.
Wishes
Lynne

Neet said...

Lovely Carol, this is a gorgeous card, love how you have used the green on it. I hope to soon get into this dissolving stuff. Now to carry on playing catch up - you've been so busy.
Hugs, Neet xx