Thursday, 15 March 2012

Celebrate Green

Blimey it is certainly Spring here in the UK, a glorious week-end and a week of damp misty mornings.  Being back in an office I'm glad of the longer daylight hours and getting to see daylight at each end of the day.

The last couple of evenings I've been bring the season indoors and enjoying green.   I do love the cool colours especially green in all it's many magnificent shades.   So this Watercolour board (A4 size) is a celebration of it.   13 or so years ago at a gardeners show there was some amazing art on display a garden or part of a garden from an insects point of view.  Completely blew me away I spent ages just looking at this painting and admiring everything about it.

This is a pale attempt at a similar idea just looking in at all the life in variety with more out of focus than in.   Nick Bantock inks used on the board first and then Glimmer mists.  Lots and Lots of die cutting TH and Marinne finally some paper flowers also sprayed with GM.   Had intended to do some stamping but in the end decided it was un-necessary on this.

I would like to share some green with
Allsorts - Say it with flowers
Suger Creek Hollow - Monochrome Green
The Hybrid Chick - Lucky Green
Scrapper's Delights - Luck of the Irish
Pile it on - St Patrick's and/or Shades of Green
Kaboodle Doodles - Show us some Green
Use it Tuesday - Green (from my older supplies Green Vellum, Green Glitter, Green Card, Glimmer Mists, in fact only the Marianne die and a couple of the paper flowers are less than 6 months old)
Paint time Tuesday's - Monochrome
Whimsical Wednesday's - Green

38 comments:

  1. Zoe this is so pretty. Love the background. I feel like I'm in a beautiful garden when I look at this. Thanks for entering your project in the "Show us some green" challenge at Kaboodle Doodles.

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  2. Beautiful creation here. Loving the green background and the butterfly is gorgeous.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  3. Love how the color varigates so beautifully! Thanks for sharing with us at SCH this week!

    Holly SCH DT

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  4. Beautiful work, love the greens! Since yesterday the sun is with us here, just watching the sun rise as I write! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. You certainly captured the season here Zoe, lovely zingy fresh piece of work.

    B x

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  6. Lovely pale colours here, Zoe - beautiful greens. Yes, it's definitely on its way but not quite up here, although the birds seem to think it's been here a while!

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  7. A wonderful creation Zoe. Love the butterfly and the gorgeous background.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. Just stunning. The touch of blue at the top adds to the Spring feel of the piece.

    xxx

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  9. Hi Zoe,
    We have been cold under a layer of grey cloud and fog all week!!! Hope the sun comes out soon. It's raining today :(
    I love your creation here. Green is my fav colour at the moment. Love all the layers.

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  10. Beautiful work Zoe. It ooozes tranquility.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Regards Florence xx

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  11. This is beautiful Zoe :)
    Von x♥x

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  12. wonderful work Zoe! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

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  13. I love this Zoe, such beautiful colours x

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  14. looks fabulous Zoe,
    so beautiful,
    happy weekend;-))m

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  15. Gorgeous Zoe! it is so fresh and the stamping is perfect, I love the peep of blue at the top. Hugs Sandra X

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  16. Oh even more impressed now I just re-read and saw no stamping. Gorgeous. X

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  17. This is gorgeous Zoe I love the lovely fresh greens

    Jackie x

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  18. Fabulous project Zoe, love the cool, zingy colours you've used. I'm with you, so glad that it's light at both ends of the day now ! Sue C x

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  19. Gorgeous card! Love all the different shades of green. Thanks so much for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

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  20. Wow, so pretty. I love all the flowers and the great background. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  21. Wow, Zoe! That is gorgeous!

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  22. Love this! You don't often see vellum being used anymore but I do have a fair bit stashed away somewhere so should really pull it out and use it! Thanks for the reminder and encouragement! Thanks for joining us at UIT this week and I hope to see you again soon! :)

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  23. Zoe, so happy you did find time to join us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. This reminds me of an impressionist painting with the variations of greens and blue...such a pretty piece of art.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Patti SCH/DT

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  24. this is absolutely stunning. there are so many greens on here but you somehow made it look homogenous. LOVE it! thanks for playing with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

    Cely
    PTT DT

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  25. Very pretty!! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

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  26. That is a beautiful celebration of Spring, daylight savings and warmer weather, Zoe. So glad you could join us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow and share your lovely card for our 'green' challenge.

    I had to chuckle at the 'blimey' in your post.. my DH is from London and his father says that all the time.. Peggy

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  27. oh just love this Hun adore all those shades of green which work perfectly,just love it hugs Cherylx

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  28. Beautiful card! Love the green.

    Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delight this week!

    Chrizette
    DT Member
    Celestial Things

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  29. Gorgeous card! I love all the green. Thank you for joining us at The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan.

    Happy Crafting!
    Jen (JLJ Designs)
    My Blog

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  30. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  31. This is a stunning spring creation Zoe! Perfect as it is, the different shades of green are really beautiful.

    Maria x

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  32. Zoe this is a wonderful project to celebrate Spring. I just love your ink and glimmer mist background you created. Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week for our monochromatic challenge and sharing your beautiful art.

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  33. Beautiful card!....
    thanks so much for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!
    hugz
    irini

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  34. Your card is WONDERFUL!!!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO last week!! Have a GREAT day!

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  35. Sensational !!! So fresh, reminds me of summer cocktails in the garden or in my case on the balcony. Think I will go and make on.... thanks ( a cocktail not a balcony )

    Marie

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