Fifty (or Three) Shades of Green!

Hello Friends!

This week at Bitten by the Bug 2, the challenge is to use three different shades of GREEN!  My project is home décor that will be framed and hung in my three year old grandson’s bedroom.  His walls are aqua, so my shades of green have a hint of blue.   I used Sea Glass, Lagoon and Peacock cardstock from Close To My Heart.

I was so excited to find this cut on Design Space from Intricate Cut Quotes since it’s the words to the song “Skidamarinky Dinky Dink” that I have sung to my oldest grandson since he was an infant.  In fact, the other day this song came up on a children’s CD that was playing in the background at daycare and he immediately said, “Hey, that’s Grandma’s song!”  Made my heart melt!

When cutting this intricate cut, I was again reminded of how amazing Close To My Heart cardstock is for use with the Cricut.  The first time I cut the top layer, I used cardstock that I got from a craft store.  I liked the color just a little better than the Lagoon, so I gave it a try.  But the cuts were not clean and I would have had to spend a bunch of time trimming and clipping to make it look decent.  So I threw it away and reached for the CTMH paper which cut perfectly!!  Lesson learned–again!!

Please stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 and check out the other design team projects using shades of GREEN.  Then “think green” yourself and share your projects with us–we always love to see what you create!

Hope your week is off to an awesome start!   Laurie


7 thoughts on “Fifty (or Three) Shades of Green!

  1. What a wonderful wall art and such great memories behind It! I can see how nicely this paper cut, it is so intricate and I love these colors!

  2. My son learned this song in first grade and we just recently started started singing it again!! Love your project!!!

  3. This will be perfect in your grandson’s room. Love his reaction to hearing the song; I’m sure your heart melted.
    Will you explain how you separated the layers to cut them in different colors, or did you just use “strategic backing”? I’m such a novice. Thank you in advance. Now go hug that grandson…..

    • Ann, there is nothing difficult that I did to the layers for this project! It’s a ready to go project in Design Space. The layers all cut individually and in the correct size. The hardest part was choosing the colors to use! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

      • OK, I see what happened. I selected the single layered image with the quote to be written only. Duh! I should have chosen the other one. I changed the pen to cut and couldn’t figure out how to slip the other colors underneath in the appropriate colors. Thanks for clarifying… 🙂

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