Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Distressed Flowers

Decided to try something a little different for this card that I'm entering into the DeNami Addict theme Challenge-Gardens HERE.  I'm combining distressed/muted spring colors with white embossing, glitter, pearls & gems.  Usually I would have done the whole thing bright.  However, I like trying new twists & the pumice stone Distress Ink is a new favorite, so that's what I sponged on all the edges.  The main colors are Distress Ink tumbled glass, shabby shutters & tattered rose.  I really like this DeNami flower stamp (from my friend, Rosemary--thanks again!) that can work for many types of cards.  The Stickles on the blossoms & the new DeNami butterfly is Star Dust.  All the layers are mounted with foam tape.  I'd love to hear what you think.  Thanks for coming by.

15 comments:

  1. Wow Greta....this is a stunning background! Just a beautiful card".

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  2. And I love the bits of glitter on the flowers....

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  3. so pretty, greta! i'm so happy you are enjoying the stamps!! :)

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  4. Hello Greta
    You have made the distress inks which are usually muted, become fanciful; like a tub of Neapolitan ice-cream,(do you have that in the States?)your pot-pourri of colour commands attention, your contrast of White of the image is PERFECT, and adding your dimensional butterfly creates interest and movement along with the bling leading towards your sentiment.
    A lovely card.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  5. Oh, Greta, these colors are so soft and pretty! What a lovely card!

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  6. fabulous colours Greta. Love the muted colour scheme and the Stickles look awesome on the flowers and butterfly.

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  7. love the distressing! great colors.

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  8. I think the darker distressing gives your stamped panel good depth Greta!! It's almost like looking at an impressionist painting of a misty garden:) And I really like how you added the bit of sparkle to the flowers and butterfly!

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  9. Ohh Greta, this is so soft and pretty! Those distressed muted colors really let the white embossing and pearls stand out nicely.

    Thanks so much for joining us here at DeNami Addicts for our first challenge!!

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  10. I'm back. lol. I forgot to tell you, that since you are proudly displaying our little DeNami Addict badge on your blog, I have featured your blog as one of our friends...just click on the "DeNami Addicts" tab at the top of our page :) Thanks so much for your support!!!

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  11. Wonderful ethereal effect with the soft colors and contrasting white embossing!

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  12. I think your card is so pretty! I love how you only rounded the lower right edge ~ it is very elegant!

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  13. Gorgeous! You did a fabulous job combining so many pretty elements together!

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  14. Oh pretty! Love the soft colors and touch of pearly shimmery blingy accents!

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  15. I love the pastels. The white and bling really POP. Beautiful card!

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