Friday, 13 April 2012

Three Shades of Green

This week the Less is More challenge is:

This week we have another Colour challenge for you and to give it a slightly different twist we would like to see 
Three Shades of Green.
For this you could use one ink but use it in different ways to create different shades, for example direct stamping, then secondary stamping, dusting, stencilling, maybe inking directly from the inkpad. This would create different shades of the same colour or you could simply use three different greens.

I had a couple of ideas for a card & finally settled on this one...

I used a stamp for the tree image (stamped in Brown) and coloured the leaves with 3 different greens, using my ProMarkers.  The stamped image was then cut & embossed using a 'Label' die (but I can't remember which one) and the edges coloured with Antique Linen distress ink.  I also used my Memory Box Leaf die to cut out leaves in 3 shades of green and added them to the bottom of the card.

With the leaves I did want to create the effect that they had fallen from the tree and were lying in a pile along the bottom of the card - however I could not get the 'random' effect to look natural.  I in the end I decided to just line them up to create a border decreasing in size.


  1. How original

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

  2. Very neat pile of leaves Helen!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"