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:

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

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

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

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  4. Beautiful card, such lovely leaves.
    luv
    Debby

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  5. 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.

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

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

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  8. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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!

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

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  16. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  22. Congrats! This is an elegant creation!

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  23. 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

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

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

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

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  27. 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!

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

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

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  30. 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?

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

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

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

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  34. Those leaves look so real!!! Fab design

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

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