Friday, March 14, 2014

Another Spring Card

Finished one last card before we get our puppy. May be awhile before I make another one--LOL! 
The challenge at ODBD is to use amethyst & since that's my birthstone I had to play along.  I white embossed the blooms from Sweet William-Small on watercolor paper, die cut them with the matching Spellbinders & then brushed on Tattered Angels mists in 3 shades of purple. The leaves are die cut with PTI Turning A New Leaf.  I added sparkle to the blooms & leaves with my Wink of Stella pen--so pretty in real life.  The sentiment is by Stampendous & is stamped in Memento Gray Flannel & clear embossed. The piece is punched with a Fiskars border punch & the vellum flag is die cut with MFT Fishtail Flags.  I attached a piece of newspaper to the card front using Gesso--wanted it muted & must have used too much on top as you can't see the newsprint at all now.  It's spritzed with the same Tattered Angels  & I dropped on some splotches. I haven't done the challenge at 
Case This Sketch in a long time, but Joni's sketch inspired me. The background may be too much to count as CAS, but I'll enter & let them decide.
I'll post puppy pictures as soon as I can & hope you understand if I get a little behind checking blogs.  Enjoy your weekend.  

23 comments:

  1. Oh so pretty in purple! I love that layered bloom and your gorgeous spritzed background. Lovely creation :-)

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  2. your shades of lilac and the crisp white are so pretty together Greta! This is just beautiful. ENJOY all the time you need getting to know your new furry baby boy!!! We'll be here when you get back ;)

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  3. Love how you did the bg spritzing and your lilac bloom is beautiful, Greta! Can't wait to see your new puppy!

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  4. Greta - a beautiful, eye-catching, oh-so-pretty card! The shades of lilac/purple paired with the white: striking!! So excited to see puppy photos...perhaps you can create cards with puppy nestled on your lap (and likely 'helping' to create, oh...tattered edges?). Cuteness to the nth degree about to enter you home...yayyyyyy!!!! Hugs~c

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  5. Really gorgeous card, Greta! Your flower is so elegant, and the colors are perfect for spring (if it ever gets here)!

    Good luck with the puppy! I'm sure it's going to be great fun...and work, of course! Please post some pics for us when you have a chance...thanks!

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  6. BE-U-T-FULL, Greta! I love this gorgeous amethyst color.

    Enjoy your new little guy - can't wait to see pictures.

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  7. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous Greta!!!!

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  8. Greta,this is beautiful. Sorry I have not been around much.

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  9. Such a gorgeous flower Greta, love the splotched background too!!!

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  10. I am generally not a purple fan, but this card could convert me. Gorgeous embossing and coloring Greta! Wonderful construction and design. Enjoy time with your new pup...pictures please!

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  11. what a lovely take on both challenges, greta!!

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  12. what a beautiful card Greta. Love the purple colours.

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  13. Gorgeous Greta!! I love the colors in your sweet williams and your beautiful background!!Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!!
    Hugs,
    Chris

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  14. Oh, Greta, this is gorgeous!! I just love these Sweet Williams (and guess I need to be sure to add to my wish list!), and the beautiful sketch! Your colors are luscious, my sweet friend, and I'm so glad you've joined us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Enjoy your new puppy...and I hope you stamp again soon!! Warm hugs, precious friend!!

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  15. A very gorgeous CAS! Love the Sweet William, use of vellum and that beautiful background! Thanks for joining us again this week Greta at ODBD!

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  16. Greta - this turned out lovely! Wonderful CAS card.

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  17. I love this monotone card and the gorgeous flower. Hugs Mrs A.

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  18. Gorgeous! I'm not a purple fan but your card makes me want to go make something with those colors.

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  19. Quite a nifty card. I like the splattered and splotched background.

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  20. Wowzers! This is a jaw dropper Greta!! Your bg is really cool and that layered flower is gorgeous!!! I'm wondering how different that Wink of Stella is to the Gelly roll pens??? I have some Gelly rolls and am considering the Wink:)

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  21. Oh, this is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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  22. Wow, Greta, that layered flower is gorgeous and I love the spattered background! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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  23. Amethyst is my birthstone too! I really like how you did the flower, the BG you chose and the white leave with the tag is just spectacular to show it off! A really lovely card!!

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