Sunday, August 3, 2014

Wallpaper

When I hear "wallpaper" I can't help but think of the tiny bathroom in our first house which had truly horrible wallpaper. Neither of us had ever wallpapered, but how hard could it be to do a room the size of a closet?!  Soon I discovered why such a project is blamed for so many divorces--LOL! Fortunately, good friends of my parents were experts, came to the rescue & we'll celebrate 35 years of marriage next month!  
Anyway, had to try my hand at the diamond wallpaper stamping technique for this week's PTI MIM challenge. I don't have any stamps like the ones used in the video. The thin line from Watercolor Wonder would work, but I wanted something different. Ended up using the small "branch" from Lovely Layers along with the bird in Trendy Tree Tops & flower in Tag-It's #3. The tags & sentiment are from Tiny Tags & my inks are Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise & Aqua Mist. You know how wallpaper patterns often have coordinating patterns? That's what I was trying to do for the bottom piece. I'm always impressed with the change when Nicole adds dots to images & fortunately I thought of that since the card needed something.  Still a bit plain, but I will send it to a friend.  Also entering SSS Wed & Pixies Snippets Playground.  Thanks so much for all the support about my GD card yesterday.  I truly appreciate your kindness.


29 comments:

  1. Wow! Your 'branch' stamp make a lovely wallpaper!

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  2. Hello Greta,
    Gorgeous card, the stamp looks great with the birds. Looking forward to your case of my ' word art'.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  3. Love your wall paper story...I can remember my mom and dad trying to wall paper the kitchen and he finally sent my mom to the mall to shop just to get her out of the house! Congrats on almost 35 years of marriage too, so exciting. Now on to your card, this is just beautiful Greta and I love those sweet little birds, just so cute and perfect. Maybe you should start designing wall paper, this is fabulous.

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  4. We wallpapered a couple of times, think I'll stick to painting! Your card is so pretty, great job on the background. I know it's a branch, but at first glance it looks like bundles of wheat! Also think I forgot to give you a congrats on GDing yesterday...BIG CONGRATS and well deserved!

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  5. Had a little giggle over your wallpapering story. I loved wallpapering in its day. Used to go do it for all my girlfriends too...but I hate peeling it off so we avoid buying houses with wallpaper now!
    Your wallpapered card is a fab alternative...no wallpaper to peel off later and the beauty can be enjoyed by all.
    Lovely card, Greta

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  6. I have always loved wallpaper and had it in many of my homes. Not any more. :)

    Love the pretty pattern you created with the stamps, Greta. Your card is lovely!

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  7. Wow Greta! What a beautifully stamped card! Your wallpaper looks amazing!

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  8. Gorgeous stamping Greta! So enjoyed your story!

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  9. Another fabulous take on the MIM challenge, Greta! The stamping is amazing!

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  10. I think your take on the diamond pattern for the MIM is genius, Great!! Truly genius!! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Pretty wallpaper card. Love the bright cheery colors!!

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  12. superb Greta. Looks like the old wallpaper you used to get in old houses.

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  13. Oh wow, a really lovely card Greta! Very 'chirpy' - pardon the pun! I remember the days of wallpapering very well, sigh. Even worse was the trend for adding a border just at the top of a wall - we still have to tackle some of that here :(

    Hugs, Di xx

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  14. You are so clever to come up with your own background stamp! I think it is awesome!

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  15. Gorgeous card Greta, it really has the feel of wallpaper--in the best way possible. Love your stamp combinations. I would use this design on a wall.

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  16. awesome stamping Greta. the walpaper effect is very pleasing :)
    I just spent the past week painting the house, so much work and thank goodness no wallpapering! :)

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  17. Great stamping, Greta! It sure looks like wall paper!

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  18. Greta a beautiful cad and gorgeous stamping!

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  19. Wallpaper...oh, that brings back memories of the house I once owned, with different patterns in every room! Not to mention the "caterpillar" like carpet...in the kitchen! Eekk! Took a lot of elbow grease and hot water, but I got it off....every last inch! Oh, the good ol' days (wish I still had that house...if only I could have transported it to the town we live in now...sighhh). Anyway, your card has AWESOME wallpaper - pretty images, amazing stamping! Again, a card where your incredible 'style' shines! Hugs, hugs and hugs!
    ~c

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  20. Wow...how fabulous is this!! Love it!!

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  21. Your wallpaper story made me laugh! Home renos are definitely not for the faint of heart, and hoooo boy you sure do figure out how to push each other's buttons! I imagine most marriages have a similar story (ours was painting!) I love the wallpaper you created - and that fun trim!

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  22. hi Greta! totally cute, luv the colors and patterns! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  23. Your wallpaper story gave me a giggle!! I think wallpaper is the reason both my husband and I cringe at the thought of doing home improvements ourselves:). Very clever to use that particular stamp for this technique!

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  24. What a sweet BG, I love the colors u picked :)

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  25. Wow so well done Greta!
    Thank you for sharing that precious anecdote with us ;o)

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  26. Love this design and the colors you've used!

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  27. Hehehe at the wallpaper story! Your background is very pretty! I think you chose the perfect stamp for this technique!

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  28. Oh my goodness this is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job on this wallpaper ,and it didn't even jeopardize your marriage :)

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  29. WHAT GREAT WALL PAPER TECHNIQUE! and the whole card is just too too cute and pretty for words!!

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