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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Saturday Rewind - Challenge #45 - It IS Easy Being Green

Wow, ladies, seriously WOW! You have submitted some absolutely adorable projects that run the gamut of all things green - some inspired by green living, others by the color, some by St. Patrick's Day, and seriously...really really cool!
So, without further adieu (and in no particular order) here's a recap of your projects! Thanks so much for playing with us here at Opus Gluei. I've tried to link your blogs over on our blog roll - so if you get a chance, stop by and see what each other is up to. You're going to be so inspired by all the cool projects! I'll try to remember to welcome you to our blog but please forgive me if I forget.


Oh Diane, I am sorry that I neglected to include your adorable little digi image frog (oh, sparkling frog legs, oh my) in our roundup. My apologies! (bad naughty poobah)

A new arrival to our blog is this great card submitted by Li-Bee-Ti. This has beautiful paper piecing, stamping, and a feel of nature and green from both the color and lifestyle perspective.

Teresa, who I believe is new to the Opus Gluei (welcome!) made an exquisite card using her Copics and a Fiskars border punch that I must now have - I see so many things that could be done with it! Lovely!

Next here is Smilyn Stef (that makes me smile just typing it!) made this absolutely swoonable (you know how much I love girly and vintage and romantic and oops...swooned there - lol) card! Oh my gosh, this is so lush and romantic!

Our dear Kristen made a beautiful card using one of her adorable digital images and a vintage corsage pin! Isn't it just such a thoughtful and warm card?

Katie made not just one but two great green inspired cards. here we have a very happy St. Patrick's image with lots of love and bling and good cheer!

and take a look at this little beauty! Again, look at all the lovely touches that just make the card pop!

The minute I went to Joan's blog and saw this card I was just blown away, it is so cute and happy and fun! I want to cardlift it for a birthday card I need to make and the design is just so cheerful!

Ivolina also was a crafty lady and submitted two cards for this challenge (she and Katie must be having serious energy surges - please send some my way - LOL). First is this happy and warm card with lots of sumptuous green shades, and I know there are lots of green color lovers out there!(including my fellow poobah, JANA)and then she submitted this beautiful, romantic and soft springy card that makes me think of soft green grass, Easter dresses, and warm weather! Gloria made and submitted a card that is so much fun, check it out and take a look at all the little touches that make it irresistible. The bee, the flowers (so bright and happy), and check out the cool stems (the stamping, the ribbon). What a clever card! (Definitely inspiring some ideas for future cards)

Gerry (who I believe is also new - WELCOME) submitted a colorful and exuberant St. Patrick's day card! This is lovely and has such a friendly vibe.

Check out this chic lady and her elegant card submitted by For Fun Challenges, great image - fantastic coloring - and a sweet friendship card! you think Electra is a live wire? You bet! Check out her high energy layout here - you just have to smile to see this kind of fun!

Look at the lovely lady submitted on this card by our new friend, Beautiful Greetings! This has a soft, natural feel and look at the stitching going on here as well as that beautifully colored image.

Now, this is being inspired on all sorts of levels. This layout is from Artish and my gosh, we love the Queen of Recycling! She doesn't just go green, she lives green - very inspiring to keep our environment clean! We encourage you to go and read her blog post about this and see that she not only talks the talk but walks the walk!

Ah, beautiful vintage image (check), lovely retro inspired flowers and lacey touches (check), a cool technique (crackled finish - check check) - all adds up to an inspired and pretty pretty pretty card by Susan.

Now going in a decidely modern and high energy direction is this definitely boy powered Birthday card submitted by Risa! The beautiful results so many of you have with these markers is incredible; each unique and really cool.

Maria made a lovely card as well, she has this beautifully colored image and the warm green touches that make the card so pleasing. Really pretty work, she does so many great projects.

This next card comes to us from Deena and it's so gentle and beautiful. Sympathy cards are not easy to make and this one has such soft elements that it's so soothing and would be of such comfort to the recipients. Beautiful!Blackdragon's submittal is moody and wonderfully artistic in its composition - the tones of green, the stamps and coloring draw you in. Very sophisticated and evocative. Another two-project contributor to this challenge is our dear friend Jess (who's obsessed and we like it because we get to see the fruits of her labor!). Check out this bright, fun, and just darling image! Again, these markers and what you are able to create with them are so inspiring! She's gorgeous!

then look at the completely different direction Jess took with her second card - cool huh? She went with a clean, simple, and clean-green living theme for this one - really nicely done!

Since St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, it seems appropriate to end our recap with this fun card submitted to the challenge by Le (welcome to our blog). Her joyful leprechaun is happily spreading cheer and a little bit of gold along the way! Lovely!

So, thank you all again for your projects - please let me know ASAP if I've missed one. I've tried to be extra careful and make sure everyone gets included in the recap, but I'm human (no, really, I am - hee hee) and I may have missed one. So let me know and I'll make sure it is added! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another fun challenge to pique your curiosity and get you playing in with your crafty goodies!


Teresa Jenkins said...

Thanks for the welcome! I love playing along with challenges... gives me a reason to get crafty!

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Ooh, I love the recap! Thanks for your kind words. :)


Kristen H said...

WOW what an awesome turnout! LOVE IT! thank you everyone for sharing your great ideas with all of the rest of us!
Thanks Jana and Rosemary!!! You are loved!

God bless you and have a wonderful week!

Kristen H said...

PS... you forget Diane (1Cardcreator) hurry up and go post her card before she notices!!!

1CardCreator said...

Thanks Kristen, but it's too late, I am here now and I did notice, ha ha! That's OK, you do a great job here ladies and I do appreciate it. My card is here. Thanks, ~Diane

Risa said...

What a fabulous recap of the challenge submissions. Thanks for the inspiration and the challenge!