Thursday, February 23, 2012

Giving it all the Green I've Got!

Today is the last "Green" Challenge for the Dreameaver Design Team so I thought I'd go out with a bang and put as much green as I could onto one little card. Not sure if it all works but at least its green! (I dedicate this card to Kristi, my fellow Dreamer, who does artsy and complex way better than I do!)


The Dreamweaver balloon was first pasted with embossing paste (green, of course) and then colored with Metallic F/X (Ivy Garden and Kiwi, of course). The background paper is Graphic 45.

So...I wasn't really happy with "Take 1" so I did a re-do. As much as I fight it (and for those of you who have known me for a long time, this will come as no surprise), I really am a "clean-and-simple" kinda gal. I dress that way, I cook that way, I basically live that way, except for my hoarding of craft supplies! So...I did a "re-do of this card, much more aligned with my natural CAS style. Is it too simple?


Same paper (Graphic 45) and same stencil (Dreamweaver). Also paste embossed, but this time with original matte paste and then colored with Metallic F/X (Ivy Garden, Kiwi and Gold Dust).
Now before you head off to create your "green creation", go check out the other Dreamweaver Design Team blogs (links on right). Remember, you only have until midnight on the 29th to get your submission in for this month's challenge. And there aren't many entries so you stand a really, really good chance of winning a stencil or two!!!

8 comments:

Liz Martin said...

Yep. . . it is green, but there's so much going on it's really fun. I like it!

Lee Kellogg said...

Two very different cards! I like them both but I always go for the CAS versions first. You did good with the green too!

Scrappychick said...

Both balloon cards are just gorgeous!

Louise said...

Both cards are wonderful! It's always good to try things out of our comfort zone to show us what we can create!

Pam Hornschu said...

I think that both are wonderful, and I love the sentiment that you created with it, but I have to lean towards the CAS one. Probably because I struggle with it.

kristi said...

These are all GREAT and thanks for the shout out. LOL I love everything NOT CAS! LOL Beautiful!!

Laura Drahozal said...

I love what you did with the balloons. I especially love the second one. (And HOW PERFECT is that saying with the balloon and the color green?) Wonderful.

Evelyn S. said...

Darn, Cherylynn...wish you were still around here so you could teach me to use embossing paste and stencils! That balloon is really something---in both versions!