Monday, May 12, 2014

The Whole World is a Garden

I signed up for the Random Acts of Kindness on my friend Joy's blog here.  I already received my gift from Joy--the beautiful Graphic 45 paper pad called Secret Garden.  I've opened & admired the pages several times, but hadn't cut anything until now.  I wanted to play along in another World Cardmaking Day challenge at 4EnScrap.  This time we have a beautiful photo 

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14 day badge scrapbookingfor inspiration & it made me think of my 4EnScrap dies: Feuillage & jardinage.  I began by cutting out & matting the quote from one of the papers. Then I did the die-cutting using an off-white scrap cut into 3 squares.  I stamped the negatives with Impression Obsession C-A-C Spatter using Memento Pistachio & sponged the edges with Distress Ink old paper. The beautiful purple paper was dry embossed & then sponged with Distress Ink old paper before attaching the squares. I used just the corner of one of the green printed papers to die cut the leaves which were attached to the quote panel before it was mounted with foam tape. The card front was stamped in Memento Peanut Brittle with an old SU script stamp & the edges were sponged with Distress Ink old paper.  
The pretty little violets on the quote panel mean I can also enter the challenge at SSS Wednesday: Spring Flowers.  It really wasn't too painful to cut into these beautiful papers--of course, I still have a lot left I can continue to admire--LOL!  The card, squares & kraft mat were scraps, so I'll also enter at Pixies Snippets Playground. I really appreciate your comments--thank you for taking time to leave them for me.

20 comments:

  1. What a beautiful picture for insperation Greta, and you have done it proud, I love the embossed background The punched gardening tools are a brilliant idea, and the quote panel is the perfect final touch.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. Lovely work there Greta, that sweet, soft colors, my favorite shade!

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  3. The first cuts are the hardest! Glad you dove in, because this is absolutely beautiful :)

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  4. Your card immediately makes me think of quilting. I love the subtle colours. hug Mrs A.

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  5. Beautiful paper and beautiful card ! Have a wonderful week, Shirleyx

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  6. I like the soft lilac color Greta and those SWEET little polka dot leaves draped over your sentiment frame!!

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  7. so soft and beautiful, greta... love the little detail of having the leaves hang over the sentiment panel!

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  8. Greta, I love the embossed patterned paper and the negatives of the garden tools are so cute! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Spring Flowers!

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  9. So very pretty Greta! Love the embossed background and the soft color palette! Happy belated Mother's Day and Nurses Week ;)

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  10. your card reminds me of the sense of enjoyment I feel when gardening. love the lavender and textured background.

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  11. Gorgeous card - your embossed background looks so pretty xx

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  12. Such a pretty card Greta! Soft and very soothing to look at too.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  13. Oh wow Greta! Brilliant use of the dies!
    Your beautiful card gets me so excited!
    Thank YOu so much for playing along too!
    Fabulous work my Friend ♥♥♥

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  14. Such a pretty photo to draw inspiration from, and the details you've chosen to highlight are wonderful! Love your garden images, the colours, the wonderful sentiment. Lovely!! Hugs~c

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  15. Lovely lilac colour and love how your put the sentiment with the leaves hanging over it, Greta!

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  16. So beautiful, Greta! Love the soft colors and the negative die shapes.

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  17. Gorgeous! This card is just perfect with garden theme...love it!!!

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  18. I love every wonderful detail~ How lovely. The cut out tiles down the left side are beautiful against the BG you created. The leaves and beautiful tiny flowers to the left are wonderful with the sentiment too!

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  19. This is so pretty, Greta!
    I love the texture & the pretty colors!

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Thank you so much for taking time to let me know what you think!