Monday, October 6, 2014

"Special Guest Star"

CCCB Inspiration Photo
I got a surprise e-mail from Kirsty--she wanted me to be the "Special Guest Star" at the City Crafter Challenge Blog for the month of October!  I accepted, of course--truly an honor.  The theme this week is Leaves.  I don't know why they're so appealing--maybe because of all the shapes, sizes & colors.  My alcohol inks are mostly ignored as I'm never happy with the backgrounds I've tried to make.  
Bonnie reminded me you can often use them for die cutting, so I made another piece with that in mind.  The inks are lettuce, wild plum & caramel.  MFT Thankful Leaves are die cut & then sponged with Delicata Golden Glitz.  They really are beautiful in real life.  The sentiment by Impression Obsession is stamped in Distress Ink walnut stain & the embossing folder is by Darice. Hope you'll play along in the challenge. I really do appreciate your comments.





35 comments:

Charlene said...

SO HAPPY to have you this month!! I LOVE your card, and those leaves are spectacular!!

Karren said...

These leaves look fabulous, Greta! Great job with the alcohol inks!

Martha said...

WOW...Greta! What a BEAUTY this is!
Your leaves are simply gorgeous!
I love your design!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card, such lovely leaves.
luv
Debby

Dawn Turley said...

Congrats on your guest spot.. This is one of my favourite challenge sites. Your card is beautiful. The alcohol inks make a fabulous autumn colour scheme.

Sue said...

So much good news this week Greta. The Leaves are fantastic and make for a gorgeous card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Ros Crawford said...

This is gorgeous!! I love your leaves! Thanks so much for joining us this month at CCCB!!

joy said...

Well, you certainly picked the most beautiful colors for these beautiful leaves, Greta! Congrats on you guest spot and, again, congrats on your win at SSS Flickr challenge!!

Becca Cruger said...

They certainly picked a talented designer to guest for them! I bet the shimmer on those leaves is gorgeous!

Colleen said...

Stunning card, Greta! I think we have such beautiful leaves here in the PNW, so much color and so very many shapes!

Lisa said...

BIG congrats Greta, so very happy for you!! Your debut card as a guest is simply amazing...those leaves!!!!!

Stella said...

This is beautiful. And spot on our theme. It;s wonderful to have you as our GD in October here at CCCB!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It like dejavu all over again with my comment from yesterday, Greta!! Look at you soar! I'm so happy for you; this is sooooo well-deserved!! Your beautiful fall leaf card made using the perfect alcohol ink colors is just scrummilicious! I love that technique and appreciate the inspiration to try a fall-colored palette! Hugs, Darnell

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so happy you went back to the alcohol inks again. This is beautiful. The plum color looks just like the leaves from one of our trees. Stunning card!

Trinh said...

Those leaves are spectacular! And a big congrats on the guest DT!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful creation Greta, love the colors and the pretty embossed background too, I am so glad you accepted my invitation, so happy that you are our special guest star this month at CCCB!

walchowDesign said...

You are on the roll, Greta! Congrats with the special spot! Gorgeous colouring of the leaves!

~Tammy~ said...

Yay Greta! Congrats! Your card is so beautiful, and I love those beautiful leaves!

Jessi Fogan said...

The golden glitz is the perfect touch! Congrats on the GD spot - we're going to be able to say we knew you when :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Congratulations Greta! So well deserved! Your card is beautiful! Love the pretty fall foliage and gorgeous background!

Kim Heggins said...

Greta...congrats to you and so exciting! Your card is just beautiful and I love your amazing leaves.

Sue from Oregon said...

Congrats! This is an elegant creation!

cm said...

LOVE your card, Greta...stunning, amazing, realistic leaves! So excited that you're the GD at CCCB - well-deserved - and a chance for us to see your marvelous creativity showcased! We need you on more design teams. I'll start scouting....By the way, how's Fritz?
Hugs~c

Maria said...

Congrats on your GD spot, Greta! Your card is so lovely with the gorgeous leaves! Love the embossed background, too!

Pysselfröken said...

Beautiful Autumn Card! Great design. Congratulations to your GDT spot.
And I´m so happy to be your DT-friend at PBSC.
Hugs Frida

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Congrats - I love this card and it pairs well with the inspiration photo. The leaves are very beautiful too!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your well deserved 'Special Guest Star' spot, Greta! I love how your leaves turned out with all those gorgeous colors, and your CAS design is perfection! Stunning card!

Sid said...

What a fab card and congratulations to you !! I have also become your latest blog follower !

Rosemary said...

stunning card, greta... the leaves are so beautiful!! congrats on your guest designer spot, my friend!!

Bonnie said...

Wonderful Fall leaves, Greta! I love the swirl embossed background that makes me think of the leaves blowing in the air! Thanks for the shout out. I'm glad I inspired you to get those inks out again. Aren't they fun?

alexandra s.m. said...

What a gorgeous card Greta!
I especially love the combo dry embossing with the stamped leaves!
Thank You~

Nat said...

perfect for fall, this is beautiful Great!! :)

Susan Joyce said...

Delightful fall card, love every design element. Congrat's on you gig as a DT Member for October.

Deepti said...

Those leaves look so real!!! Fab design

Cat Craig said...

Greta, what wonderful color play you achieved for your leaves. Beautiful card my friend!