Saturday, 29 March 2014

Going Green with "Thanks" ...for Dynamic Duos #96

Good morning, everyone.
Woke up to rain, here in Canada's capital.  Messy, but a welcome change in the weather!
Maybe it'll help things GREEN up around here.

Dynamic Duos' challenge this week will do just that:
It's the FIFTH Saturday of the month, so YOU get to choose the second colour.

For my card, I stuck with yellow-based colours, and chose a warm gold to compliment the green.
The card design was inspired by this card, found on Pinterest.
I've been loving all the water-colouring going on out there, and inked up my leaves and flowers stamps (from Paper Smooches--see links below) with Distress Markers adding a little spritz of water before stamping.
I felt the focal image needed a little more visual weight against that strong dotty background, so added the buttons to "stage" the vase. It also qualifies it for Simon Says Stamps' Wednesday challenge, Anything Goes with Buttons. And for House of Cards' challenge "add a button" (thanks, Cornelia!). I'm also linking to Paper Smooches' Anything Goes Sparks Challenge.

Time to check out what my fellow Design Team members have chosen to pair with their Gumball Green:

Hope you'll be inspired to play along with us this week at the Dynamic Duos. We LOVE seeing your creations!
Happy crafting,
Caroline

Supplies:
Cardstock: Close to My Heart--New England Ivy, Goldrush; 
                 Stampin' Up--Old Olive; 
                 Paper Wishes--Rosemary & Thyme 6x6 paper pack.
Buttons:   Close to My Heart and Paper Wishes
Ink:          Versamark with White Detail embossing powder
                Wink of Stella glitter pen
Ribbon:    green mesh from the bargain bin at Michael's


11 comments:

  1. Love your card - really beautiful - you should link this up with the HOC challenge if you want to - its add a button - hopefully you'll read this in time....
    http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/2014/03/march-challenge-2-cas-andor-classic.html
    Hugs, Cornelia

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  2. This is really lovely! I love the distress paint colored flowers/leaves!

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  3. Beautiful card! Love the vase of flowers and how you added the buttons to stage the vase! Thanks for linking up at House of Cards and hope to see you there again soon!

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  4. Love the bold polka dots.
    Thanks for playing along at HOC.
    Ang HOC DTove this, just perfect!

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  5. darling! Love that green polka panel!

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  6. Such happy and fun colors and perfect use of buttons. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the ANYTHING GOES with buttons challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

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  7. LOVE the bold colors and the bold patterns! This looks AMAZING! Thanks for joining us at HOC! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

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  8. Love the contrast of the background with the soft water colour... it (the water colouring) really holds its own and I think you are right it is because the button colours somehow provide a visual counterweight. Seriously gorgeous and that wee bit of green mesh... sigh you are rivaling Corina for details!!

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  9. Trendy and graphic gorgeousness, Caroline. LOVE! TFS. The buttons are so cute.

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  10. love the two tone flowers! Gorgeous!

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  11. Love the polka dots with your beautiful flowers and buttons- so fun!!

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Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts!