Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Splash of Emerald

I'm one of the many people who love the splash of color challenges.  This week's PDCC splash is Emerald Green.  It just so happens that I have 8 jars of Lumiere Metallic Acrylic paints including Pearl Emerald.  I've had them for over 10 years & they just sit in my craft closet.  I've admired some backgrounds done with paints & decided this was the time to give it a try.  I used a foam brush to swipe it onto a scrap of white cardstock & let it dry over night.  It has a gorgeous shimmer you can't really see in the photo unfortunately.  Then I stamped & embossed the fun sentiment from Hero Arts Find Joy clear set.  I wasn't happy with the plain white card front, so I stamped the Hero Arts Fabulous Flourish (admired it forever & finally just broke my "no more woodblock stamps" rule--LOL--won't be the last time either!) in Memento Tuxedo black in 2 corners.  Took me a long time to decide whether to add the strip of ribbon & if so, which one.  In the end I chose this simple stitched grograin & was happy with the result.  Finished off with clear gems & attached the focal point with foam tape.  Since this is my first card using paint & the Flourish stamp, I'm also entering this month's Hero Arts challenge.  Thanks so much for taking a look at my work & letting me know what you think.

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! Love your "splash" of emerald! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

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  2. What an awesome card, Greta! Wonderful idea for your splash of green! LOVE this fun and beautiful design! :)

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  3. Wow, what a COOL card Greta! That splash of green is so fun, great card!!!

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  4. I love the splash of green - definitely makes me think emeralds. This card is beautiful!

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  5. holey WOW, greta!! your card is FABULOUS!!! love how you created your "splash" of color!!

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  6. Wow, this is gorgeous, Greta! Really love the swipe of green. Really gives it a nice artsy touch to your card :)

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  7. So artistic......Just beautiful !
    hugs
    Chris Richards
    http://ellascraftcreations.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. By the way, I am a schnauzer fan......
    Mine's called 'Max' !!
    hugs
    Chris Richards
    xxxxx

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  9. Very "splashy" card, Greta! Love how you swiped the green, very beautifully done!

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  10. This is fabulous Greta!!! Doesn't it feel good to use unloved products:). I love how you sprinkled the gems- so perfect with that sentiment!!

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  11. Hello Greta
    The splash of Emerald adds drama and excitement to this card, which is unexpected, you have made an ordinary card extra-ordinary. Great design my friend.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  12. Excellent job on this one, Greta! That splash of Emerald Green is gorgeous and artistic!! Love the placement of gems, too! I can't wait to see your "latest" card :)

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  13. WOW Greta. This is totally stunning. What a great card.

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  14. Greta, I think this is the first time I have visited your blog. It will not be the last!

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  15. Wow Greta....this is amazing. I love the splash....really and truly is a splash of color and it works just wonderful with your overall layout. the flourish stamp is a great little corner detail!

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  16. Greta this is a fabulous interpretation of a splash of emerald!

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