Friday, 13 May 2011

bah humbug challenge

The challenge over at Bah Humbug this week was either to use something recyled or shades of green. I chose to go with shades of green. I used alcohol inks in bottle, oregano, lettace and sunshine yellow. I used the alcohol monoprint technique whereby you dribble the inks onto a craft sheet and swoosh your glossy cardstock through it. I must admit that I have tried this technique before but not being all that happy with the results. This time however, it didn`t come out too bad.The bird stamp I think is a Penny Black one. The large flourish in the corner is from Chocolate Baroques` Butterfly Dreams themeplate embossed with a moss green powder. I should really know better than to attempt such an ivory card though - I am just far too messy ! does anyone else find bits in their embossing powder when they tip it out like the backing off of those tiny foam pads or is that just me ? So there you go, shades of green but in no way a traditional Christmas card but I quite like that. I know I am too late now to submit this to the Bah Humbug blog but I tried to post this this morning but Blogger was having a hissy fit. Never mind, I still need to make my pile of Christmas cards grow. Thanks for looking x Lavinia


  1. lovely card Lavinia, it works beautifully - would make a great birthday card too! - and you are not too late for Bah humbug, deadline was extended to saturday courtesy of **** blogger! I had awful trouble this morning too, think it came back on about lunchtime eventually.

  2. Super card Lavinia.
    Regards Florence.

  3. I really like this card lavinia. As you say it's not very christmassy but your blend of colours on the background are lovely and it is a fabulous corner flourish.It would make a lovely card for any occasion.Jean x

  4. I like this green card and as the bird is in silhouette you could say it is a robin. It is good to be blogging again - missed it yesterday (sad or what??)

  5. such a lovely card. thanks for joining us @ bah! humbug!

  6. Yes blogger was very naughty yesterday ... but no matter 'cos we just Keep Calm and Carry On lol!
    I really like this effect and the colours remind me of misty winter mornings - the silhouette bird looks super against it. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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  7. Great card! Love your background!

  8. Superduper card Lavinia :) and thanks for thinking of me for the award
    Von x