Thursday, April 24, 2014

Let It Snow--not right now--LOL!

Hope I don't bring winter weather back to those of you just finally getting Spring!  Had to play along with the PTI MIM water splats challenge. Have you seen all the great cards people have posted? I'm hoping my colors are close enough for the new Colour Me challenge.  I used Distress Inks faded jeans, broken china, salty ocean & peacock feathers.  I tried 3 different papers with a big difference in results.  My regular weight cardstock
took the ink the best, but I wasn't happy with my stamping & I thought heavier would tolerate the water better. It did, but must have a coating so the inks didn't soak in as much. However, the result was still beautiful--don't you think?  The watercolor paper didn't work well--the water spots turned into big splotches, but I can probably save it with some dry embossing & more ink.  I used Snowflake Flurries--one of my all-time favorite sets. In the close up you can see the larger
image stamped in white & the smaller one in the center is done in the Distress Ink.  The sentiment is white embossed & I added tiny dots of Stickles before tying on the white sparkle ribbon. The dies are my much loved Lil' Inkers rectangles. Good technique to use when you aren't feeling very creative--simple with really stunning results & lots of possibilities.  Your visit & comments really make my day--thank you so much.

  

24 comments:

  1. Awesome card, Greta...I love your "snowflakes" they add a nice subtle dimension to the card!

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  2. Gorgeous example of this technique!

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  3. GORGEOUS, card, Greta! Your water-colouring, snowflakes, embossing and sparkling ribbon is a show-stopping, eye-catching beauty in every way!! Wow, wow and WOW! Hugs~c

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  4. This is SO beautiful, Greta! Glad you persevered--you ended up with a magnificent result. I love how your card turned out!

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  5. PERFECTION my sweet friend!! Wow did this turn out great. Love the shimmery ribbon too, nice touch!

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  6. Hello Greta,
    I think it is fantastic, the splotches are just that, splotches. The palette is has a little warmth even though you have used the cool Blue, by adding the organza ribbon softens the effect beautifully.
    And I love the stitched die cuts.
    It is a great make.
    Smiles:)
    Sue
    Smi

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  7. I absolutely love the background you created, it looks great! So glad you joined us this week at Colour Me...!

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  8. So pretty Greta! Love the inky background and white embossed sentiment!

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  9. Beautiful card, Greta! Love the embossed sentiment for this fun technique too

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  10. I love this technique and your card design turned out beautifully Greta!!!

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  11. wonderful take on the MIM challenge and the Colour Me...! combo, greta!! so happy to see you playing along with Colour Me!!

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  12. So clever to use the water splats as snowflakes, awesome card! And thanks for your tips for me and Papi, he recovers real quick and everything looks fine now!

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  13. Oh - your very first `Christmas in April´ card :-) Very nice colors and your ribbon is the perfect accent.

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  14. I like the big splotches Greta. And the colour is beautiful. All in all a fabulous card.

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  15. Fantastic, fantastic water coloring and splatting, Great!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Greta, you used the technique SO beautifully! Love it!

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  17. Gorgeous card, Greta! Your techniques are just perfect with this color combo, and I love all the sparkle!

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  18. Gorgeous background! Love the snowflakes and beautiful ribbon, too!

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  19. Cant get enough of this technique!!! So fun!! very pretty card!

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  20. This is fabulous! I love the extra little snowflake flurries you stamped on this, it really takes it up a notch, and the sentiment looks awesome stamped in white!

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  21. Love the background and sewing, perfect for a Christmas or Winter design. I've missed a lot here, your other designs are also beautiful. I've been very busy, hard to keep up ! Take care, Shirleyx

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  22. Beautiful! I love the colors and the snow effect!

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  23. Messy imprecise techniques are a great way to get mojo going! This is awesome - and yes please, let it not snow today (there's possible snow in the forecast here...ugh!) Love the splotches!

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