Thursday, August 4, 2011

Created ByHand Challenge - Peridot/Shades of Green

I learned a new word today.  Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color, an olive green.  It also is August birthstone, and I since I have a long time friend whose birthday is in August, I should have known what Peridot means.  However, now I know, and it is indeed a a very beautiful colored gem.  

Thank you to Created by hand Challenge/Quietfire Creations for their Peridot/Shades of Green challenge which had expanded my mind and creativity today.  I woke up early thinking about what I was going to do with this challenge and I was very eager to get started.  But first, there was work (I work from home part time) and then I needed to get the children off to school.  I knew that I wanted to use my Tim Holtz Regal Flourish textured folder and I wanted to try an Adirondack Dabber (Celery) with Pearl Dabber.  I also knew that I wanted to use it as a frame so I took my Spellbinders Custom Design Die Template Elegant Ovals (Our Daily Bread and put it through my Cuddlebug so I would have an opening in the middle for me to decorate.  I then used my Tim Holtz blending tool and alcohol ink applicator tools and various Distress Inks:  Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive and Pine Forest.  I stamped my floral background (Stampin' Up) in Crushed Olive and the bird (Stampin' Up) I stamped off once with Pine Forest.  I then used stamps from Our Daily Bread Eternity stamp set.  I finished it off with 3 brads from Stampin' Up.

Thank you for looking.  I was on a bit of a roll today.  I used several of my Adirondack Dabbers and hope to show those off tomorrow.



Wanda H said...

This is beautiful, Linda!!!

Robyn said...

Glad the challenge inspired you.
Lovely dramatic card.
thanks for sharing with Created Byhand

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Very Pretty....left you a message in FB....have a great day(peridot)!

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