Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September Guest Designer

I am so thrilled to be the ODBD Guest Designer for the month of September. Hopefully you'll find some inspiration in my cards & maybe check out the wonderful products at ODBD.  I love soft, elegant cards & decided to give Mixed Media another try.  I applied Gesso to a piece of ODBD printed paper from the Heart And Soul Collection. I added some Spun Sugar Distress Paint & stamped the flourish butterfly image from ODBD Friendship set using Memento Olive Grove. The panel was partially embossed with a Cuttlebug folder using a small hammer.  I just kept adding Gesso & paint until I liked it & also sponged on a bit of Distress Ink Worn Lipstick. The sentiment from the same set was stamped in StazOn Jet Black & I used my gloved finger to swipe on Distress Stain Brushed Pewter. I backed the panel with cardstock to make it firmer & rounded 2 corners. I love velvet ribbon & these pink Mark Richards Mosaic Crystal Stickers, so was glad to be able to use them both.  I made the tulle flowers by just gathering a strip folded in half with a running stitch & covering the centers with iridescent pearl stickers I picked up long ago in a close-out at Michaels.  The panel is popped up on a green card.  
I'm so grateful to ODBD for giving me this opportunity & as always, your comments make my day! I'll be back next Wednesday with card number 2.
The printed paper lets me add this card to the challenge at Virginia's View & my stamping qualifies for SSS Wed.

32 comments:

laurie said...

I love your mixed media card..it is so soft and pretty!

Becky said...

Gorgeous design and colors. Congrates on being guest designer this month.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Greta, I LOVE your card!! I saw it on ODBD, and congratulations on being this month's Guest Designer!! You are so gifted, and I love all your cards!! Just love the mixed media technique you've used and how you've really brought this stamp set to a whole new level. Love the beautiful elements of the tulle flowers, the mosaic crystals and soft velvet ribbon! It's gorgeous!! Hugs, sweet friend! Looking forward to next week!

Colleen said...

Love your card and the beautiful colors!

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello my Friend!
You've been so productive once again, I have missed a few beauties which I'm eager to admire
I love this card, great mixed of mixed media background and sheer elegance!
Thank You~

Lisa Elton said...

Happy dancing for you Greta, what great news!! Your pretty in pink card is simply fabulous. Love the velvet ribbon and the fonts in the sentiment. By the way...you ALWAYS inspire me ;)

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Love that pretty background!! Just lovely!

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

hugs...
Melissa

walchowDesign said...

CONGRATs with your GD post, Greta! Oh! this piece of mixed media is absolutely beautiful with all the texture, Greta! Love it!

TLady said...

Lovely Creation Greta! :) And Congrats on being featured over on ODB! :)

joy said...

Congratulations, Greta! I love this beautiful mixed media card you have created. The colors are so soft and pretty and I love those tulle flowers. Gorgeous!!!!

Rosemary said...

congratulations, my friend! ODBD could not have picked a better person as guest designer... your card is just beautiful!!

Martha said...

Congratulations, Greta, on the ODBD guest design! SO happy for you!
Love how you created this gorgeous mixed-media card!
Gesso is always so much fun to play with.
You've added so many lovely details to admire!
Beautifully done!

Nancy said...

Congratulations on being the September designer. I love ODBD. Your card is just amazing. It is a work of art, for sure. I loved hearing how it was created too. Just a gorgeous finished product!

Unknown said...

This is beautiful! I love your paper choice, and those little tulle embellishments are to die for :)

Have a fabulous and crafty day!
Amber
Staying Crafty
Stampin On Stuff

cm said...

I am totally blown-away by how amazing your card is, Greta! No matter what you touch, magic results, and this mixed media card is no exception. I'm in awe! I can't even fathom where to begin with creating a card like this (I do have gesso on my 'must get' list), but yours has given me plenty of incentive to figure it out. Absolutely show-stopping stunning! Congrats on your GD role - well-deserved and you are definitely on the 'dazzle and delight' path!!
Hugs~c

Loly Borda said...

Congrats on your GD spot Greta, and congrats on your beautiful card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love, love, love it. Your work always makes me smile!!!!! Congrats!!!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Congrats! Lovely card.

Dawn T said...

Well done on your guest spot Greta. Such a beautiful card. Love it

Nat said...

so beautiful, love your creation Greta!! :)

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Greta,
Congratulations on being the Guest designer this month, the card and the mixed media looks terrific; soft and feminine, I am pleased you keep working on this genre as you will always learn through experimenting.
Smiles:)
Sue

Anonymous said...

My comment didn't show up, so here we go again! Congrats on your GDT Greta!! I love your card!!

Kim Heggins said...

Congrats on being the GD....this is a real beauty! The colors are just gorgeous and what a wonderful sentiment.

Brenda in IN said...

This is beautiful. It has so much detail and texture. Congratulations on being guest designer. I love the sentiment and I feel like that with all my blogging friends.

Mary Ann said...

WOW!!!Beautiful card,love the colors,they have beautiful stamps,I have a few of them,doing find everything went well,back walking just cannot run yet,lolTrying my best to get everthing going so I can start posting again,You have a Blessed week!!!

Maria said...

Wow! Huge congrats on being guest designer! Your card is so gorgeous, Greta! Love the texture and color of the background! Wonderful touch with the flowers and the velvet trim! Well done...love it! Have a great weekend, hugs!

Linda Carson said...

Congratulations Greta! How exciting to have you as our guest designer! Your card is beautiful! Love the creative background, velvet ribbon and flowers! I need to get that ODBD set. Thanks for the inspiration!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your Guest DT spot at ODBD, Greta! I love all the texture on this card and how you layered your stamping...you have a real knack for that! I also love your tulle flowers and lovely sentiment...Stunning card!!!

Deepti said...

Congrats on ur GD spot :) ur card is sooooo pretty n elegant :) I am glad I am catching up on ur blog, I would have missed a lot !!

Jessi Fogan said...

Congratulations on your GD!! They are lucky to have you :) This is a beauty - so much texture & dimension, and it sounds like you just plain had fun while you were making it :)

~amy~ said...

super pretty, love the pink paper and the tulle!
Thanks for playing with us at Virginia's View Challenge!

Virginia L. said...

Love your use of pattern paper and tulle, Greta! It's so pretty and festive. So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Pattern Paper Challenge!