As paper crafters, we all have that single colorful shade of cardstock, patterned paper, and embellishments that we tend to favor. For me, that color is the magnificent shade of brown. I love the warmth and velvety shade of brown and it works well with so many other hues found on the color wheel. However, no matter what color you flock to, why not let the most popular shade of March inspire you…green?!
Green is defined as the color of life. Green signifies abundance, growth, health, and renewal. It is the national color of Ireland and perfect for any crafting project. Notice how the artists below have exercised their green thumb and add that extra emerald pop into their projects. I for one am green with envy at the magnitude of their creativity.
Unknown Roots by Sarah Mullanix
Paper, Alphabet Stickers, Die Cuts, Stickers: Momenta, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Ink: Stampabilities, Markers: ZIG Memory System (Kuretake), EK Success. Other: dark blue flowers, lace, ribbon.
Design Notes: I used a real dark blue
crochet doily on this layout as a part of the background behind
the photos of my grandma to give this layout a more vintage feel
to coordinate with the old black and white photos.
My grandma, who passed away about 1 ½ years ago, and who I am determined to
learn more about her roots.
Thinking of You by Carol Fretwell
Supplies: Paper: My Mind’s Eye, Cardstock, Brads: The Paper Studio, Ribbon: Offray, Ink: ColorBox (Clearsnap),
Other: wooden branch. Tools: Punch: EK Success, Electronic Cutter, Cartridges: Cricut (Provo Craft), Stamp: Studio G.
Design Notes: I created the flowers by
stacking die cuts for the flower and pulling twigs from my
garden to act as stems. I tied ribbon to the twigs to act as
Happy Birthday by Irina Blount
Supplies: Paper: My Mind’s Eye, Best Creations, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Bling: Mark Richards, Ink: Memento (Tsukineko), Markers: Copic.
Tools: Punch: EK Success, Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts, Stamp: La-La Land Crafts.
Design Notes: I created the garden
scenery by layering various punched out elements-flowers,
leaves, and swirls.