Monday, April 28, 2014

Outside the Box

Last week Stampendous & Dreamweavers collaborated & the results were really incredible! Most of the projects were completely out of my league, but I loved seeing them.  
I was inspired to make my failed water splats piece using watercolor paper into a card.  I began by spraying it with Delusions Turquoise & Tattered Angels Green. Then I dry embossed it & die cut the Memory Box poppies.  I inlaid the poppies I die cut from gold cardstock.  The background is made with a Dreamweavers stencil, modeling paste & gold embossing powder on a scrap of black textured cardstock.  I mounted the poppies panel with foam tape before wrapping with 2 gold ribbons. Finished off with Authentique letter stickers. May be hard to tell, but Wendy's card did 
Wendy's Card
inspire me.  My first time to enter a Dreamweavers challenge.  I'm also linking up at Pixies Snippets Playground. Sometimes it's good to try something you're not so sure about.  This isn't something I'd do every day, but I am pleased with how it turned out. Thanks so much for all the encouragement--it means a lot to me.
  

28 comments:

  1. This is so fab, Grata!! Love all of the layers with that awesome color scheme!

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  2. Wonderful mix of texture and pretty colors Greta, well done!!

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  3. Gorgeous Greta! I can see the link to Wendy's card right away. You made a real beauty here!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  4. Wow! Like Di I could see the link to Wendy's card straightaway! Both are incredibly elegant!! Kudos for trying something outside your zone- you rocked it!!!

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  5. You did a wonderful job on your card, love that paste embossed background! Be sure to visit my blog for a little surprise :)

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  6. Wonderful Greta, your card is amazing, I LOVE the vibrant colours and beautiful poppys. The embossed background looks so regal and elegant. Well done for trying somthing new.
    luvirene
    xxxx

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  7. OH! Wow! Love how the gold embossing turned out on the black, Greta! Beautiful attempt on this card and might give a try on this one - thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Sumptuous colours Greta, and I love that inlaid poppy. I must give this technique a try. There seem to be so many different techniques that I want to experiment with right now - perhaps I could give up sleeping so I have more time! Jo x

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  9. Love it Greta, I admire you for trying different techniques. This card turned out beautiful, love the gold!!!

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  10. So glad you saved you "failed" piece because it looks fabulous on this gorgeous card!

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  11. wow Greta!! These colours are so rich and elegant. The poppies pop against the background. Truly beautiful!! Hope you are doing well :) Hugs, Nat

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  12. What a STRIKING card, Greta! Love the texture!

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  13. Greta,
    You have definitely captured the essence of the original card here
    Your card is truly a gem, elegant and unique!
    Bravo!!

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  14. your peacock card is amazing!!!

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  15. Hello...gorgeous card Greta! Your paper is just beautiful, such a vibrant color too and your inlaid poppy...just perfect! Sorry to be so far behind in commenting, feedburner does not seem to be working these days I made sure I have your blog on my feedly list to be sure to keep up. Enjoy your week!

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  16. Your card is very beautiful, I love the teal blue and all the texture you've created and included in your layers. I hope your new fur family member is doing well. Shirleyx

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  17. Beautiful! Fabulous texture and lovely shimmer and glimmer.
    You may have felt stretched making it, but it was well worth it!

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  18. so striking and elegant, greta!! can definitely see how your were inspired by wendy's card!

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  19. Oh, Greta, this is gorgeous! I love it, sweet friend! Hugs!

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  20. I love all the beautiful gold on your card, so fabulous!!

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  21. So beautiful Greta! Love the beautiful embossed background and gorgeous golden detail!

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  22. I'm surprised you think it's a failed attempt with your water color splats, because I think your panel is gorgeous! In fact, your card is really stunning, Greta! Beautiful color combo, and I love the poppies!

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  23. oh my gorgeousness! Love the richness of the inked piece, and the inlaid gold is perfection!

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  24. This is so elegant, Greta. The repetition of colours and motifs makes it all work beautifully.
    Heather T

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  25. This is amazing, Greta! So elegant! Not your usual, but I so glad you tried it and hope you'll try it again!

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  26. Greta!! I'm hear, waving wildly! Work and "other things *grin* have been taking up my commenting time, but I'm catching up with your right now! Your card is lovely...teal, gold, black...such a striking combination! The inlaid flower is stunning. Let's just say your 'supposed' failed splats are a resounding success here. Gorgeous!! Hugs~c

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