Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Less is More 62

A quick card for the color challenge at Less is More to use three shades of green.  I read back through the directions and it didn't say to use ONLY three shades of green, so I've also added some brown in the plant pot and kraft for my card base.  Fingers crossed that I'm not in the doghouse.

I masked a narrow border around my white paper and gently sponged VersaMagic sage ink for my first shade of green.  I used  a Memory Box  button die to cut out buttons from an olive-colored shade of scrap paper.  A dark green embroidery floss is my third shade, along with the mat and sentiment.



Supplies:
Paper: PTI white, kraft, greens from scrap bin
Stamps: PTI everyday button bits
Ink: VersaMagic sage, Sahara sand, jumbo java
Other: embroidery floss, Memory Box die

18 comments:

Susan said...

Ann, I really love the greens with the Kraft! I need to remember that! LOVE this card!

Chrissie said...

You are most certainly NOT in the doghouse Ann!
This is simply fabulous!
I love this topiary tree made with buttons... what a brill idea!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Katina said...

You couldn't possibly be in the doghouse with this Ann - it's fabulous!! Love it.
xx

lostinpaper said...

Totally gorgeous! Such a fab CAS design!

Jenny said...

The brown base really sets this wonderful topiary tree off perfectly..... Great idea to use diecuts buttons...you can use the exact colour you want :0) it's a beautiful card.
Jenny x

Rosemary said...

yeah... i didn't think you would be in the doghouse, ann! another fantastic LIM entry!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is just so sweet and perfect, Ann! I don't know why almost everyone came away thinking it had to be only green and I'm glad that Chrissie confirmed it's okay. In fact, if it were up to me, I'd call this a winner! (I, too, love the kraft paper, bought 50 sheets of it, and then forget to use it. Slap me!)

onecraftymama said...

So sweet! I love the green & kraft together :)

Diane said...

Wonderful card,what a great idea to use the buttons and they look perfect with the Kraft card.
Diane

Faith A said...

This is fabulous, what a great idea, love the buttons and the thread.

Just caught up with all I have missed, beautiful cards as ever.

Chantal said...

I love your card, it's so pretty!

sarah's little snippets said...

What a great idea! I love this card Ann :) Sarah x

Bonnie said...

Just perfect!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

I have to agree with Bonnie here it's perfect, simply love it Ann, xx

Anja said...

I love these stamps from Papertrey Ink. The greens are perfect with the craft cardstock. Think I need to "copy" your Card ;o)

Mandi said...

It;s absolutwly FAB Ann


So sorry I'm so late this week
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Vicky Hayes said...

What a really gorgeous card Ann and a great use of the die cut buttons!

Jen W. said...

I love how you sponged the background and those tiny bows are so sweet!