Sunday, 4 December 2011

Green (and grey....)

Green is the colour challenge over at Less Is More this week.... grey is the colour of the sky outside!
Another really horrible day here - it hasn't stopped raining in the last 24 hours but I'm hoping that Ive managed to ward off the chill that was threatening me last night.
Am just off out for an hour but thought I'd post this, my first entry into the LIM challenge.
It isn't very inspiring I'm afraid - my brain has the fuzzies!!
So - white cardstock layered onto green. I cut out a small square piece of foam with deckle edge scissors to make the background stamp and used shabby shutters distress ink. The idea was to make it look like a brick wall!

I inked the holly flourish stamp with peeled paint distress ink and stamped round the edge of the card. I cut out a couple of tiny leaves stamped with the same ink and then added these to the sentiment which I mounted onto the same green card. Finished with some red stickles for the berries and a red flat backed pearl on the leaves under the greeting.

As I still have a few more cards to make I doubt whether this will be my only entry into this week's challenge!

Catch up with everyone later - off to brave the rain (again!).

Challenges -
Less Is More - Green
Daring Cardmakers - Holly
Gingerloft Challenge - Christmas
Inkurable Stampers - Holly


Lee said...

Hi Viv,do hope all ok with you hun.Love your card so elegant,great colours n image.hugs xxxx

Netty said...

Beautiful LIM card Viv and loving the background. Annette x

Viv said...

Another beautiful card my namesake, love the holly :O) Viv xx

Gillian R said...

Great card Viv, love the brick background

Squirrel said...

So pretty! The brick effect works really well.
Happy LIMing!
Rosey x

Mandi said...

Hi viv
Love that holly. I used a very similar one in a couple of posst back
Love the wall effect
thank you, look forward to the next entries!
mandi LIM

Carole Campanile said...

Beautiful card Viv. I love the holly vine stamp; and the touch of red to the berries.
Well done.


Chrissie said...

The holly has made a great border!
Super card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

I love the brick effect background Viv. Gorgeous holly stamp too.
Lynne xxx

Margaret said...

Very pretty Viv, love the effect of the background
Margaret x

Jules said...

Hi Viv

This looks gorgeous! Love what you have done here.

I love the holly and the touches of red!

Love Jules xx

Carole said...

Your card is fantastic. It does resemble a brick wall. Nice job. Cheer up...don't let the rain get you down. Be well Carole

Lynn said...

Love the background - it really does resemble a brick wall. The red holly berries give it a great lift - a lovely card

Jackie said...

Brilliant card, I love your background idea :o)
Jackie xx

Kathyk said...

This is loely - your brick background an inspiration


Aileen said...

Love your holly growing up the wall! x

GinaA said...

Great background, it's amazing what you can do with a piece of foam and ink.

Rosemary said...

beautiful card... the background is fantastic!

Sherry said...

At least we haven't got snow Viv (not yet anyway!)

I think your card is great, the background stamp is perfect, it really does look like brickwork x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Fabulous card, and I just love the brick wall idea. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

Karen said...

Viv - wow love this! Very clever way to make the background, may have to try that after Xmas, and your stamping is glorious Karen x

Monica said...

How clever to make your own background. Brilliant idea. And the holly leaves look so nice specially the one that have been cut by hand. Very sweet card.

xxx Monica

Marrigje said...

What a great design. Really special. I love it!

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful card. Your holly and berries look gorgeous.x

Rossylalah said...

Great card Viv. Doesn't the deckled edge look good. Never thought of using the scissors to do that. Love the clean colours.

Robyn Wood said...

A beautiful card Viv! I love the brick wall.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful card! Love the brickwall and the 3D effect with the red spots.