Green Celebrations (RRR135)

GreenCelebration1 copy

GreenCelebration2The class I teach at the local Senior Center is always a challenge for new ideas.  Not that I don’t have lots of ideas and inspiration from the many blogs I subscribe to but finding things that can be done in a classroom setting, far from my craft room, and with limited time means that I am looking for specific types of projects. And I want to be giving the ladies a learning experience not just a kit they can glue together following a set diagram.

When I come up with an idea for a technique I want to share, my next challenge is color.  Since we are fast approaching March and St. Paddy’s Day, I thought green would be appropriate for any type of card we might do.  Having just purchased a set of “Celebration” stamps with balloons and stars, again I thought I might have a winner.  (I have been obsessed with finding balloon stamps for awhile and was so happy to find them at a recent Rubber Stamp and Crafting Show in our area.)

A friend lent me her recent copy of Card Maker magazine a few days ago and it was chock full of techniques that were right up my alley.  The one I chose to do is one that uses embossing as a mask on watercolor paper and various watercolor applications over the masks.  My personal choice always defaults to my Distress Reinkers for watercolor effects.

GreenCelebration3

I used Versamark on my stamps for the smaller section and then used Versamark with a brayer over the textured watercolor background paper to get a random effect. White embossing powder was then applied and heated with my heat gun.  Mowed Lawn Reinker mixed with a little water and some Perfect Pearls in various spots finished it all nicely.

The very day I was putting together my sample card and kits for the group, I saw that Really Reasonable Ribbon was having a card challenge  with “Celebrate” as their theme.  Click on the link below to see all the entries.

(RRR135)  http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/2016/02/rrr-challenge-135-celebrate-theme-with.html

I haven’t done a challenge is such a long time and really missed doing them.  So, with a few slight changes (yellow ribbon rather than white and Tim Holtz stars rather than silver paper punched stars), I duplicated the basic card we had done in class.  I hope my ladies will see this and be inspired to check out some challenges of their own!  And I hope folks will comment on my creation ’cause I love to hear from subscribers!

Blessings and Hugs, y’all..!

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About Charlotte Zweigoron

Married, retired. One of my most prized possessions is my very own craft room! Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been living in Georgia for over thirty years after a four year stint in Chicago. Crafting, reading and playing Mah Jongg are my favorite activities right after spending time with my four grandchildren. One grandson & his wife have recently made me a great-grandmother; The other grandson joined the Navy in December, 2011 at the ripe old age of 23! He is now a chef out on the seas!
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8 Responses to Green Celebrations (RRR135)

  1. Karen Letchworth says:

    I always LOVE your wonderful creations, and Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I hope you will join us again soon with more of your creatvity and art.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen Letchworth
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  2. beautiful! Miss u my friend!..=)

  3. M Linda Cangelose says:

    I enjoy your blog very much. Cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent. lc

  4. Karen Letchworth says:

    Charlotte:
    I had to stop by to take another peek. This is SO pretty. I’d like to invite you to also share your lovely cards with us at these fun challenges. I’d be so blessed and honored to have you play along here as well:
    Word Art Wednesday – http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
    Always Anything Goes

    CropStop – http://www.cropstop.com/blog
    Always Anything Goes

  5. jenscull says:

    what a wonderful card to share at the senior center! I’m sure they appreciate you coming by to share your talents with everyone there. 🙂

    Thank you so much for joining our “Celebrate with Ribbon or Trim” challenge at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog! 🙂

  6. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  7. dschleue says:

    Very pretty!

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