It’s time for a new challenge at Anything but a card blog: Green, isn’t that the most beautiful colour of the spring. After the long winter that we could see only white, or grey it is a great pleasure to the eye to discover some other shades. Nature is dressing in different tints of greens, exactly like trees, flowers and the grass would envy the colour from each other. So for a warm welcome of the spring I created this home decor piece.

I used a wooden flower shape that first I covers with a layer of gesso, then I sanded it.

Then using France’s Romantic text from Stampotique I added some texture with archival ink.

I wanted some dimensional texture as well, so I used texture paste. Then I coloured it to green.

I cut a heart shape and painted to light green. On a scrap paper I stamped “green” and distressed the edges. I added a four-leaf clover embellishment to my heart.

I layered a piece of paper dolly, some thread and cambric under my heart.

I wanted to add some flowers, these ones I coloured with purple lake and light green for a distressed effect. I used a stick of cinnamon for some smell.

Finally I found a green butterfly, butterflies give me the feeling of transformation of the nature after winter going into spring.

So how do you like the green shades of spring?

Here are some details for you:

So why don’t you join our challenge at Anything but a card blog and show us your tints of green!


About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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20 Responses to Green

  1. Lisette says:

    The more I look, the more details I see and that’s my favourite type of project. Love all the layers, textures and embellishments and what a fabulous shape to begin with.

  2. Shel C says:

    So many fun layers and textures Ruth..the yummiest kind 🙂 It is interesting how so much of our color choices are influenced by what colors are in nature at the time. I signed up for a class that was remastered for 30 days of journal pages…couldn’t do it at all because she started with harvest and wasn’t the right season for that! Orange and gold in the Winter? No way!

  3. heather says:

    Lovely Shades of Green home décor project- I especially like the cinnamon stick detail.

  4. toni says:

    Ruth I love the transformation of your flower plaque… so many wonderful layers and all the different shades of green make me smile. Brings a little sunshine here with me on this rainy gloomy day. Beautiful job !

  5. Julie Short says:

    Hi Ruth is raining gently here this morning as I look at all the lovely layers of green both out in the garden and on your pretty project. The idea of the cinnamon to add another dimension is terrific.

    • lerusho says:

      Julie, thanks, actually this morning the sun is out, it is still cool, but hopefully, soon we are going to see a bit of a green in the nature, I miss it so much 🙂

  6. windinn says:

    So lovely, and light-heartedly spring in feeling, Ruth – it’s such a promise!

  7. Kay Wallace says:

    With all the white (snow) I have outside my windows these days, I am delighted to see your green, Ruth! A delightful combination of elements here yielding a promise of things to come! Well done, my friend!

  8. kampysgirl says:

    I love how you described Nature dressing in her shades of green- lovely visual!
    Your greens are beautiful and make me yearn even more for the sight of green grass again! Well done ,my friend!

  9. Really lovely piece you created dear Ruth.
    I always think of green as the universal color.
    Still lots of white here in Virginia…but Spring promise is quietly sleeping under its blanket of white.
    Thank you for your visit to my Magpie’s Nest and for your very nice comments.
    Happy March ♥

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