Friday, 8 June 2012

Going Green!

Hello, and welcome!

I don't know about our gracious Queen, but, after all the festivities of the past week, I'm pooped!
How did she manage to endure enjoy all that sitting, standing, walking, and smiling without fallin' over with exhaustion?  The woman is an 86 year old marvel, and a wonderful example of service and commitment to duty.....long may she reign!

Okay, got that out of my system.....on with today's business.....and it's Friday (I think), so that means another fun challenge at
and we want to see your 
MONOCHROMATIC  creations, whether that be a card, altered art, sewing, long as you stay with one main colour.
We have a lovely prize of 2 digi images from 
for our random winner, so do pop over and see what you fancy!

Our Design Team came up with a rainbow of inspiration, and got to choose GREEN!

We all had the same image to play with......she's called PROM QUEEN

I stamped a scroll image onto an 8"x8" shaped card base, using dark green chalk ink, then layered 3 different design papers, dividing the bottom two with pretty lace........the third layer is flocked, and I cut a scalloped nestie shape, embossed it with a Swiss Dots folder, layered a length of glittery green ribbon......

The dress is paper-pieced, and I added green Stickles and tiny beads to the dropped waistline, and Stickles to the hairbow and flower corsage.......the image is cut out with my new X-cut shape die....pretty!  The bottom border is cut with a Memory Box die, using a 4th dp..........

I had run a border of pricked holes around the edges of the papers, and all the edges are inked with green chalk ink.  Really not sure about that flower...  Looks more like a cabbage to me....haaaaa!  Certainly isn't to be found in nature, that's for sure.......

I used a stick pin, and tied a piece of that sparkly ribbon around it, and added the teeny key charm.........and left well alone!

Monochromatic is not my fave kind of card, but ho-hum.......Pauline (our Big Boss Lady) waves a big stick, and who am I to argue?....haaaahaaa!
(Not really......she's a pussy cat, but I'm hedgin' me bets!)

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Go green!  Monochromatic  Monochromatic  Paper piecing  Use 3 or more patterned papers  Lots of layers


  1. The attention to details on this little gem is amazing. All of the elements you used are stunning. You set the bar on this one, girl! A brilliant presentation for the one colour theme!

  2. This is gorgeous,love the image and such lovely

  3. Think you and me both know a person, who will be drooling over this card, being green I mean.
    Monochromatic not your fave kind card??!! Bah Humbug!! It is smashing :o)

  4. Oh! I just looooove the colour. It turned out wonderfully. Even the "cabbage" looks like an autumnal flower to me. :)
    I agree with you, regarding the Queen, how did she do it? And with her husband taken to hospital in the middle of all the fuss, bet she will not be taking a weeks holiday after this.

  5. Green monochromatic is so hard but you've made it look easy, cabbage and all!

  6. Great card - love the paper pieced dress and all the pretty embellishments.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  7. Hi Anne-Marie,
    I'm a huge fan of the Queen too and I used to cut up magazines when I was a kid and had scrapbooks of all the Queens photos. She is an amazing role model!!!
    I love your green themed card that has a royal elegance and so much detail. I love the key you added and this amazingly beautiful lace. You have spent ages on this card and it is truly beautiful!!!!!
    Hugs Trish xxxx

  8. Lovely card! Beautiful image and colors. Thanks for joining our CropStop Monochromatic Challenge.

  9. Hello Anne-Marie
    Love this card with so many techniques used ..paperpiecing , paper piercing, monochromatic , embossing and all the diecutting as well . the charm is a nice touch .
    Hope you and yours are well .hugs Shirley-anne

  10. Ann-Marie, your creation is just lovely. There is so much texture - how fabulous!

    Happiness :)

  11. A very beautiful card, I don't normally like green but it is stunning on the prom dress, love the papers you have used too and the lace is gorgeous.

  12. Beautifully created card Anne-Marie. Thank you for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge x

  13. What a delightful, gorgeous card, Anne-Marie! As well, I agree with your assessment of Her Majesty. I missed seeing the Jubilee but from what I have heard and seen, it was amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.

  14. Just SO pretty Anne-Marie! I love those beautiful greens!!

    Thanks so much for joining us for our paper piecing challenge at the DYSU Challenge Blog!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  15. Hi Anne-Marie,
    your card is beautiful, love the paper piecing and all the wonderful little extras on your card

  16. Pardon me while I sigh and drool over your gorgeous card for a moment... Ahhh...much better now! So many beautiful things to love on this card and that paper pieced dress with the pretties is stunning! Lovely card!!

  17. Beautiful card! So mny lovely little details too!
    Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week!

  18. So beautiful, love the greens...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  19. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  20. Thanks for joining in the fun at

  21. nice monochromatic piece...thanks for sharing it with CropStop!:)

  22. Wonderful details!!! Great textures just in your image!! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!

  23. This is so gorgeous! Love it! Her dress is amazing, and I love all the little details. Congrats on winning at Crop Stop! Best, CG