Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring Card and Babies!

Here's my card for the Impression Obsession Springtime Fun challenge.  Spring means flowers adding color again to the world.  I used Five Roses, J2441 for the first time & tried out a new technique.  I love watercolor so started by inking the stamp with Memento Grape Jelly, Sweet Plum, Lilac Posies, Pistachio & PTI Simply Chartreuse, then spritzed & stamped on watercolor paper.  Next I over-stamped slightly off the image & embossed in white.  Using a brush, I colored the blossoms with the inks using a circular motion & not trying to stay in the lines.  I also added color for the stems & leaves--again, not staying in the lines.  The panel was cut into 3 pieces, matted, wrapped with ribbon & mounted with foam tape to the card.  I punched a MS butterfly from some printed paper in the same colors, inked the edges & added pearls.  Hope you like it.
Last month hubby's oldest granddaughter had her first child & Sunday we got to meet Declan.  They live in Texas so we hadn't expected to see him for quite awhile.  Unfortunately they were here because of an illness in one of her relatives, but we were happy there was a good side to it.  We weren't the only ones seeing him for the first time.  With grandma, auntie & great grandma taking turns holding him, doubt he will want to sleep in his bed for a month!  We also met the other new baby at the house, Harvey--10 wk old puppy.  It was such a fun day!  Thought you might enjoy a few pictures.  Thanks for stopping by.  ETA: I'm entering this card in the Moxie Fab World Wonder of Watercolor Challenge.
Momma & Declan
Gr Grandma Greta (GGG) & Declan
Four Generations
Granddaughter & Harvey




  

23 comments:

  1. Wow, a great grandchild - how exciting, Greta! Congratulations! He is so beautiful and I love his Irish name! Love your awesome card too - the technique you used gives such fabulous depth! Beautiful colors too!

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  2. what an awesome card and congrats to the family... Imagine being a Great Grandma... Loved seeing the photos.

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  3. What a sweet baby! I'm glad there was a positive side to their visit - and I'm sure everyone was happy to meet that little peanut! What a cutie!
    Your card is gorgeous - the offset stamping is fabulous & the watercolouring gives it so much movement. I can see the breeze ruffling the petals!

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  4. Gorgeous card...such pretty Spring flowers!!! And what a cutie little guy the new baby is!!! We have a new great grandson as well!!

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  5. First of all CONGRATS for being a GGG, Greta! The cutie is so precious!

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  6. I love this pretty spring card Greta, you did a beautiful job with it.

    Also, congratulations on the great grandson, he's adorable!

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  7. Congratulations on your new handsome and adorable addition! Your card is just gorgeous and beyond. I love the technique you used for the roses. Lovey! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

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  8. There are so many cool elements happening with your card! The colors are gorgeous, I love how you offset the embossed flowers and the way you matted it too! Excellent work!

    Congrats on your new grandson! New babies are so precious :)

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  9. Congrats on your new grandson! Beautiful card!

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  10. Great your card is just dreamy, very pretty and feminine! But OH MY GOODNESS little sweetie pie Declan wins the prize here...what a pumpkin! Harvey's not too bad either ;)

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  11. Gorgeous ! You must be so proud... but enough about the baby, your card shows a fantastic technique and from the photo the effect is of the embossed flowers floating over the rest of the panel, it fools the eye completely (well mine anyway). Very well done.

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  12. I want one too! First my kids have to date, tho...
    Very nice Spring card. The purple ribbon tie all three rectangles together. Cute little butterfly too.
    PH

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  13. Gorgeous card and beautiful family photos, Greta!!

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  14. Wow! You got the most amazing shadow effect, it's gorgeous!

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  15. Beautiful spring card! Great photos. Glad you got to enjoy some family time.

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  16. This is beautiful! I love the watercolor effect and white embossing...that butterfly is beyond gorgeous!

    I'm crushing big time on the puppy :) The baby's cute too!

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  17. i don't just like your card, I love it!! absolutely stunning, greta!! the watercoloring is fabulous! your new little great-grandson is a total cutie!!

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  18. Love this card, really beautiful! Such an awesome effect with the flowers. Thank you for explaining how you did this! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  19. wonderful to see these photos. super sweet little cutie! :)

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  20. Hi Greta, sorry I'm late getting to take a look at your IO card. It's gorgeous and I love the technique you used. Thanks for the explanation, I have to give it a try! Congratulations on the arrive of your Gr Grandchild! Beautiful baby and you look WAY too young :) :) :) Shirleyx

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  21. Congratulations Greta, such special family pictures!!

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  22. Hey Greta! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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