Monday, September 3, 2012

Shimmery Watercolor Look

I keep missing the PDCC, but finally got a card done in time!  I was intrigued with this week's colors, as I would never have put the 2 shades of green together.  Decided it was time to pull out my neglected Penny Black flower amongst flowers stamp which I  embossed with black ink & clear ep on white cardstock.  Then I pulled out 3 Distress Inks that were close to the challenge colors: evergreen bough, worn lipstick & crushed olive.  When the inking was done, I sprayed the piece with my favorite glimmer--Tsukineko's Sheer Shimmer Spritz Frost--& let it dry.  Then I cut the image into 4 equal sections, matted each with black cardstock & mounted them with foam tape to a mat cut from gray shimmer cardstock.  That was mounted to the black card with foam tape.  I added Glossy Accents to the centers of the big flowers & tiny black pearls to small flowers.  I love seeing all the various design styles in our craft, but my eye still loves clean, uncluttered, symmetry.  Hope you do, too.  I won't have my computer for a few days so it'll be a little while before I catch up with all of you.  Please know how much I appreciate your encouragement & sweet comments.  Have a great week!

13 comments:

  1. Love the way you used these colors and the window design!

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  2. beautiful!!!! thanks for playing with us at the PDCC!!!

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  3. Hello Greta
    I am surprised when you state that you would not put those two shades of Green together.... There is never any clashing of Greens, it can be used much the same as a neutral colour.
    Your Window/Tile card is very beautiful, it has perfect composition and design, along with texture and wonderful movement.
    I really like it.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  4. I really love your window design Greta!!! Along with your misted bg it reminds me of looking out a window into a rain misted flower garden! Really lovely!

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  5. Oooo, your background is so beautiful, Greta! Love the window design too!

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  6. Greta this is just stunning. I love this background and the silhouette stamp is completely perfect. I think that you nailed this color scheme!

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  7. This is gorgeous, Greta! Great technique & design!

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  8. What a wonderful technique and I love your design! Great take on the color story this week and I'm so glad you could play along with us at PDCC!

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  9. Fabulous colors and composition Greta! The piece is enhanced with the matted tile sections which emphasize the beauty of the distressing and shimmer.

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  10. Greta, I'm happy you were able to play along with us this week! Your card is stunning!! Thank you for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  11. Aww... this is fabulous, Greta! Love the panels and the bg distressing!

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  12. Hi, Greta,
    So glad so see your blog and your fabulous card. It is gorgeous, and I love everything about it! Good luck in the contest!

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  13. gorgeous, gorgeous card, greta!! the watercolor effect is beautiful!

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