This is my entry for the Michael Strong Sketch 52 for March and also for his Green Challenge.
Mike ‘challenged’ us: “You may make any kind of card you want as long as the predominant colour is green. To add to the “green-ness”, you must also include some recycled element“.
From my stash I unearthed this postcard I’d picked up from somewhere because I liked the image of the dark forest on the front. I die-cut a scalloped oval from that and then stamped the small hearts with versamark ink. I dusted them with moonglow powder and then set that with a blast of hair spray.
I had intended to use this as a Christmas Card last year but didn’t need it in the end so I’ve re-cycled it here as the base for my card. The front half of the card has been embossed with a folder and coloured with various green inks. Then I found a demonstration card I’d made for the W.I. when I showed them how to do Encaustic Art. This is mainly green so I decided it would make a good layer. It is adhered to a magazine page which is a dark green hillside image. I trimmed this down using my Perfect Layers to make a nice border.
I had saved this birthday card thinking I might use the floral image sometime – instead I used a couple of strips of the green to make the band. I’ve stamped the small heart along both pieces, coloured the edges with a ProMarker and also used the same pen to colour the narrow band. I dug out my ‘green’ box (I have all my embellishments sorted by colour – took me forever to do but worth it now!) and chose the square snaps. I didn’t quite like the colour so I used a dark green ProMarker to tone it down a bit.