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A Day for Green


 
With Greenery as our theme this month I once again turned to some paper off cuts from some previously used Graphic 45 and Glitz Papers along with some Gel Prints.  Nature always comes to mind but as it was a day for Green I turned to a day for Green - St Patrick's Day which is just around the corner.



One of my Graphic 45 Papers was themed with this day in mind so it was easy to find some wording and images of shamrocks.

 
 

If you are looking specifically for Green Papers then the Emerald Paper Pad by Authentique is perfect for you, you'll find it over in the Altered Pages Store.

For my project today I started by simply tearing up my paper offcuts and sticking them down randomly onto a piece of a manilla folder.  .



After this had dried I simply sprayed them lightly with some Green Ink Spray and once this was dry I cut 3 ATC backs and inked the edges with Green Ink and worked out placement of my imagery and text.

My green backgrounds are also well suited to use with nature themed collage images such as this Koala Bear in the Gum Tree.

 
 

If you are browsing over at the Altered Pages Shop be sure to check out the vintage St Patrick's Day Images, there is plenty to choose from similar to this Green Top Hat Image I have used on a previously made ATC.
 
 
 
 Here's a closer look at my third St Pat's Day ATC on my torn paper Green Background.


 
 
COLOR OF THE YEAR
 
 


 Danie xx

PS.  Don't forget if you are making lots of ATC's and need to post them or store them Altered Pages also sells Protector Pages which are perfect for keeping them safe and dust free.

Comments

  1. Wow some fabulous green cards here, Totally gorgeous
    hugs June

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  2. You're speaking to my Irish heart. Very nice!

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  3. These made me smile from my Irish ear to ear! Love the torn papers, great for using up scraps and partial collages. I also like that you used a file folder to make them stronger. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Fabulous work Danie! Love that layered background...LoVe love LOVE it!

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