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Friday, 12 April 2013

It's E for Emeralds at Alphabet Challenge.




Hi Folks,

Its time for another letter at Alphabet Challenge and this time it's 'E' and the challenge is to use Emerald Green on your project.
Not a colour I would normally use - but  that's what challenges are for - to take us out of our comfort zones!
My image ' Madam Berth'  by Stamps Happen was coloured with Promarkers, I also stamped a LaBlanch swirl down the right-hand side with a mix of Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint DI's. The background  is an old K&Co paper and a cream embossed panel that was distressed with the same DI's, not sure what make the folder is, but they were 2 for £3.99 at GNP.  Bargain!!

We would love you to join us and show us your 'Emeralds' and if you need any inspiration, the rest of the DT have some wonderful creations to show, so please pop over here to take a look

I am entering this at
  Paper Crafting Journey - Monochromatic
  Rhedd &amp ;Rosies challenge - Monochromatic

Thats it for now, and I would just like to say 'thank you' for all the lovely positive comments I've received lately, especially as I've been such a neglectful visitor, just managed to keep up on DT comments!
We had a very positive day last Saturday,we are now organised with the 4 Bridesmaids dresses,  just wish she would make her mind up on Stationary, I think she thinks I can do it in a weekend!!

Hope you all have a good weekend.

Avril xx


22 comments:

sally said...

If only Emerald was appearing in the countryside as well as on your lovely card! This is one very stylish lady :-)

Sally

Pia S said...

What a fabulous image! I love the french inspired look of it, and lady images like this one are so decorative! Emerald - what a tricky color to work with - but you did a beautiful card using this color!

Ildiko Cseh said...

From the look of it it doesn't look like you not comfortable with the Emerald green. It is stunning, I love Vintagie look.
hugs
Ildiko

JayBe said...

Such an elegant card, Avril - love the lady in green.
Hugz, Jan xx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Avril! She looks beautiful in all green!
Hugs, Tammy

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card, great fresh green colors.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Paris, what a great vintage look with the stamps and the colours Avril!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Claire said...

This is a fab card Avril - has a real vintage feel to it and just love the colour. Hugs, Claire x

Lisa Jane said...

Green is one of my favourite colours .. so this is right up my street .. and i love that lady!
At least one more decision has been made .. i can see a trip up your way coming up so we ca all help out lol
Lisa x

Julia S-W said...

I'm not a lover of green much either but this is gorgeous Avril! It all works so beautifully.
My turn to apologise because I haven't been around much either! I think we all understand and just enjoy each other's visits as and when they come! Sounds like preparations are going well even if some things need finalising!
Have a good weekend.
Juliaxx

Christine L said...

Love your stylish vintage lady Avril.. Just your style, so,elegant! Gorgeous colour too.. Tho I'm generally not a green lover, I love the emerald!

Glad another wedding decision has been made!

Hugs
Christine x

Meggymay said...

The greens look beautiful the image is so stylish as well.
Yvonne

Katina said...

Stunning card Avril! The image is so elegant and I love the colour scheme.

I remember doing my daughter's wedding stationary .... never again!!!
xxx

Sandy said...

I am particularly fond of Emeralds -- great image to go with your choice of words! Neat card.
Sandy

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Such a stylish card and full of elegance.
Wishes
Lynne

butterfly said...

A scintillating emerald card, Avril - what a gloriously glamorous image for a gemstone theme!
Alison x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Avril, this is showstopping! Emerald is all the rage right now!

Good luck with the stationary! It sounds like it's time for you to have a "come to Jesus" meeting (as we say) with that girl so you aren't left in a stress pit at the last minute! (What do you mean, no one asked me what I thought! LOL!)

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril...I think you do green incredibly well. A terrific card!
Dot x

Valerie-Jael said...

Your emerald card is really precious, Avril! Thanks for visiting my blog, too! Hugs, Valerie

Jennifer LaVite said...

I love the pretty shades of green you used. The design is very elegant.

Terry said...

Sophistication in green and I love it! So pretty and I do love your coloring! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Hugs!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Love the fresh green.