Saturday, September 6, 2014

Masculine Fall Birthday Card





My brother's birthday is in the Fall, so that's what I had in mind for today's Hero Arts Scramble.  I didn't finish in time to enter, but I'm happy with the card which also used the colors for the challenge at Colour Me & might qualify for The Mixed Media Card Challenge.  The scramble requirement was to use book paper, so I took a page out of a very old book: Europe on $10/Day. Can only imagine the title now--LOL!  I applied Gesso to cardstock & then the torn page & some more Gesso on top.  I sponged on Distress Ink squeezed lemonade & stamped the HA leaves with VersaMagic Jumbo Java.  I used my Big Shot to emboss with the Leafy Branch Cuttlebug folder & then sponged on more squeezed lemonade to bring out the embossing. Next I flicked & brushed on Distress Stain tarnished brass.  The panel was cut into 4 squares & mounted with foam tape to a piece of yellow cardstock, also with tarnished brass splotches & brushed edges.  The HA sentiment is done the same way & is also popped up.  The only embellishments are a few yellow sticker dots.  
I hope you're enjoying the weekend.  It's boiling hot here--hope our Oregon Ducks don't pass out trying to play football!
I'm always glad to hear from you.
Edited to Add: Also entering the stamping challenge at SSS Wed & a new to me challenge called Cuttlebug Mania.
Edited again to add: Also entering the challenge at a2a Scrapbooking Supplies.

28 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

You really did an amazing job on this card, Greta! I love how you layered your stamping and Gesso, and the embossing adds so much texture to your design! Love the sentiment and masculine colors, too! I'm sure your brother is going to love it!

Kailash said...

Wow Greta, this is truly gorgeous, love all that texture you achieved, very pretty color palette too. Beautifully done!!

Chark said...

love your texture and your design!

joy said...

a wonderful autumnal card, Greta! I love the design too. Your brother will enjoy receiving this one, for sure!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great texture and design!!!!

Sue said...

Hello Greta,
You are stretching your talent wonderfully; this card has a quality that relates a subdued Autumn day; and has great texture. Now stretch further, make a canvas or wall art piece using these techniques and mixed media and enter it into the new mixed media Challenge 'The Mirror Crack'd.' The link is over on my blog. Now this is a challenge for you!
Smiles:)
Sue

Maria said...

What a gorgeous background you created! It's a perfect fall masculine birthday card! I'm sure your brother will love it! Happy Birthday to him!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love the warm tones, the design, the texture...i love it ALL!
Thanks my Friend!!

Dawn Turley said...

stunning Greta. Lots of texture with the use of your folders and the gesso. Love the way you've coloured the leaves in that wonderful brown colour.

walchowDesign said...

To be able to create such a stunning card for HA scramble is amazing, Greta! Gorgeous card with great texture and am sure your brother will love it!

LaVon Hall said...

What a great masculine card! Had pop over to how you did it. Love all depth of rich color and texture you've created. Fabulous work!

Cat Craig said...

Super masculine card Greta, I love the detail all your ministrations added to the card blocks. Thanks for giving the creation details. I really love this card, man cards can be so tough!

Rosemary said...

this card is amazing, greta... love the richness of the colors and all the texture you created! I think your brother will love this card!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Greta, this is FABULOUS! I love the techniques and the rich, wonderful colors you've used! What a stunning card, my friend!! Definitely pinned this one!! Hugs!

Hayley Kew said...

Lovely card, and nice touch to add the embossing! Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Colour Me...! We sure hope to see you back again soon!!!

Julia Altermann said...

Wow, Greta, your card is stunning! There's so much going on. I am never brave enough to try to so many techniques on a single card, but yours turned out so beautiful, I might have to challenge myself in the future to try something similar. Thanks also for sharing the process of making the card. It was super interesting to read!

Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

Julia
CMCC Design Team

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Greta! So elegant and I love how you've embossed the paper.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for Heidi's special birthday blog hop
hugs
Mandy xx

Martha said...

Greta, what a lovely card for your brother.
I'm sure he will enjoy receiving it!

Deepti said...

Oh my what a fabulous work of art! Great colors amazing design and fabulous textures!! Thank you for sharing with MMCC

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, this is soooo gorgeous! And masculine at the same time - love it!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what an amazing card Greta! I love, love your stunning background, you are just so incredibly talented...just stunning and I am sure your brother will love it.

Kimbo said...

Wow, this is just perfect

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time and hope to see you again soon x

cm said...

Holy smokes, Greta! I'm 10 days (yeesh!!) behind in commenting, and what do I discover when I arrive to catch up: this STUNNING beauty of fall splendour! To say I'm in awe is an understatement! The colours, images, techniques...wow, wow and wow! I 'finally' have a container of gesso and am absolutely clueless as to what to do with it! You've given me ideas, but I think showing anything using it, is a long ways down the road! Heading back to gaze and admire for a while longer...another modification of my Favourites by Greta list for sure!
Hugs~c

maria f. said...

Look at you go - amazing layers of goodness here on your mixed media card, Greta. I love the subdued Autumn colors you've chosen. Thanks for joining us this month at MMCC.

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so glad you decided to play along in this month's Challenge at a2z Scrapbooking, Greta! Hope you'll be back again soon!

Chark said...

love the embossing on top of the leaves, beautifully done--glad you entered this into a2z!

Terhi Koskinen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at A2Z Scrapbooking!
(btw, a giveaway going on on my blog... ;))

Donna Idlet said...

Love your autumn card. Thanks for playing along with a2z Scrapbooking!