Saturday, August 2, 2014

Guest Designing

I have the great honor to be guest designing today at Inkspirational Challenges. The theme is to use pencils or markers & being pretty much a "non-colorer" I used one of my favorite techniques with markers. All stamps are by Penny Black.  I began by inking the music background with a Vintage Photo Distress Marker & stamped it on watercolor paper.  Then I inked the daffodil with Memento Markers Dandelion & Cantaloupe & Distress Markers Peeled Paint & Bundled Sage. Before stamping over the music, I spritzed the stamp to give a slight watercolor effect & stamped again, slightly to the right without re-inking.  Then I used the Vintage Photo marker to color around the outside edges of the image & stamped over the main image for a bit of definition. Sparkle was added with a Wink of Stella pen.  
The sentiment is also inked with the Vintage Photo marker before stamping on a scrap of vellum. Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles were used to die cut my stamped panel & to make a frame from a brown textured cardstock scrap.  3 tiny yellow pearls complete my card.  Hope you've found some inspiration from my card.  Be sure to check out the gorgeous work of the DT & enter the challenge. 
Thanks so much to Inkspirational for inviting me to guest design with them today.  I'll enter my card at SSS Wed where it's Anything Goes. Hope you have a great weekend.
Edited to Add: Also entering Virginia's View as I'm thinking this wonky rectangle isn't a traditional rectangle--up to Virginia.  
Edited again to Add: Entering PB Saturday Challenge where the theme is floral & there's a DT call as well as Anything Goes at Penny Black & More.


35 comments:

Rosemary said...

GORGEOUS card, greta!! love all the layering you created with the stamping!! congrats on your guest designer spot, my friend!! very well deserved!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful Greta...absolutely beautiful!! I used to ink with markers all the time, haven't done that in a while, thanks for the nudge! Enjoy your weekend ;)

joy said...

this card is so pretty, Greta! I love the "shadow stamping" and the sentiment looks great on the vellum. Congrats on being a guest designer.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

great card and great techniques, love PB stamps too.
bibiana

Dotty Jo x said...

This is just lovely Greta! I've never tried this technique myself but you have got it all sewn up! Jo x

sandie said...

So pleased you joined us this week as GDT and this is a gorgeous card. The way you have used the markers is inspired. I especially like the stamping off to the right, great effect.

Mona Pendleton said...

Congratulations Greta! Your card is stunning! I love the look of the beautiful image!

Lin said...

What a beauty, Greta! Love the music in the background!!

Martha said...

I absolutely LOVE this darling card, Greta! Every lovely detail caught my eye! Beautifully done! Congratulations on the guest design spot! ♥

Nonni said...

Such a stylish, beautiful card, you've put those markers to good use! Great to have you as guest designer at Inkspirational.

judkajudi said...

Greta, congratulations on the GDT!! Love your card ... such a great design.

Marina said...

What a fabulous technique you've used - it almost looks hand-painted. The card shape is unusual and really elegant and I love your choice of music as a background. Thank you so much for being a wonderful Guest Designer at Inkspirational Challenges. Marina

Sue said...

Hello Greta,
Congrats on your GD spot, you have produced a lovely card for them, the daffodil especially looks beautiful and has a great watercolour effect.
Smiles:)
Sue

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on your guest designer appointment, Great!! They are lucky to have you!! Your card is a perfect example of why every challenge should be clamoring for you to join their teams! It's breathtaking!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

cm said...

GRETA!! We're just back from the races and I'm parachuting in quickly to say WOW, WOW and WOW to your card! You are a GD extraordinaire, my sweet friend, and as I've mentioned before, your talents are limitless! Look at what you've done with your distress markers: a beautiful lily, with a lovely background that has me in a swoon usually reserved for butterflies. A sure sign that your card is ultra impressive. I haven't even 'thought' about using my distress markers as inks recently, so you've given me new inspiration. As for the Penny Black stamps: oh, how I'd love to have some (like those two) in my collection. Ever so pretty and so versatile! Looks like I'll have to do some shopping...just not sure where so as to get the best shipping prices. The music background is calling my name! Happy dancing with joy at seeing this card and my quick visit! I'll be back very soon to catch up on your gallery of 'awesome'! Hugs galore~c

Dawn Turley said...

Great card for your guest spot Greta. Congrats. Just love the beautiful look you achieved with your markers and the watercolour look.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful! Congrats on the guest spot. Will have to check it out.

creatingwithpaper said...

This is fantastic, Greta! What a perfect technique for the marker/pencils challenge. I love how the flower looks atop the music. Really beautiful! So happy to have you designing with us this week!
- Shauna

Kim M said...

Wonderful card, Greta! Love how you used the markers! Loving the shape of your card base too. :-)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Congrats on the GD spot Greta! Great card!!!!!

Cat Craig said...

Oh Greta, this one makes my top 3 of your cards definitely. Love the yellow iris and the watercolor feel of the card. Its fantastic.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a beautiful card and a big congrats to you on being a guest designer too! You hit this one out of the park as far as I am concerned, I love it and need to hear over to play along. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

alexandra s.m. said...

CONGRATS my Friend!
YOur card is magnificent!

Virginia Lu said...

Love this wonky shape card, Greta! The bg stamping and vellum details are so beautiful! Congrats on the guest design! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Shape Card Challenge!

scrappymo! said...

Love the wonky shape and love this card. The sentiment across the stems looks wonderful and the 3 little pearls the perfect finishing touch!

Jessi Fogan said...

What a creative & fun way to show off your marker skills! I love the colours & the vellum overlay. Congrats on the GD gig!!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! Love that background and pretty flower!

Congrats on the GDT!


Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Robin K. said...

Congrats on the guest designer spot! So well deserved my friend! Your card is beautiful! Love that combination of stamps!!!

Deepti said...

This is so pretty, the shimmer on the flower is just wow!!

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Greta! I love the shaped card and your watercolor flower is just perfect! Wow! Congratulations on your well deserved honor!

Maria said...

Wow! What a fabulous card, Greta! The watercolor flower is so pretty! Big congrats on your guest design assignment!

Marybeth said...

Congratulations Greta! Your card is stunning! Love the flower on music background.

Whisper said...

Simply classy.

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x

Shirley said...

Talk about a work of art! I say frame it!! Lovely

Helen said...

Beautiful card - I love that technique too!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

PS - thanks for entering the DT call too!