Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sparkle & Texture

The current SSS Flickr challenge is about to close & being a lover of sparkle I was not about to miss it!  I die cut SSS Bella Bloom & Clustered Leaves. The color combo is thanks to Deborah's March Card Exchange. Peach & yellow are not colors I tend to use, but the combination with the lavender is so Springy & pretty--think I'll use them for some Easter cards.  My inks are Vivid Peach (over 10 yrs old & truly peach--not orange, in spite of the look in the picture), Distress Ink shaded lilac & Memento Dandelion.  Rock Candy Distress Glitter was attached to all the die cuts using spray adhesive. You can see a bit of it in the photo--beautiful in real life.
I wanted a subtle background so finally opened my jar of translucent gel medium & spread it over a Heidi Swapp stencil.  The layout is from Freshly Made Sketches & I'll enter the texture challenge at SSS Wednesday.  I so appreciate your stopping by.
Simon Wednesday Challenge BlogSo Sparkly! by Simon.Says.Stamp

19 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous stenciled background, Greta! The subtle depth and textures from the gel medium are awesome! Love the bright orange in this. I miss Spring!! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Add A Little Texture” Challenge!

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Gorgeous card, Greta! LOVE the stencil background and the pop of orange from the flower. And the card has just the perfect amount of glitterly shine! PERFECT and oh so BEAUTIFUL!

Jessi Fogan said...

I definitely need to get some transparent paste! It looks awesome.

Dawn T said...

lovely and sparkly Greta. Such a pretty card.

Lisa Elton said...

Your beautifully stenciled background and the pop of orange from that bloom make for one FABULOUS card Greta!!

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie, I just love this creation so much :0))) hugs pops x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful, love the sparkle and the vibrant flower against the white background. Have a great day, Shirleyxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty added sparkle!

Maria said...

Beautiful texture and lovely shine! And, the bold flowers is so pretty!

Cat Craig said...

SO lovely Greta, the shine and subtle sparkle are wonderful. (Can sparkle by subtle??? I say yes!)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

That is so pretty Greta! Love the texture and sparkle! Hazel x

Rosemary said...

beautiful and clever take on the sketch, greta!! love that bold, sparkly flower!!

cm said...

Smitten with this splendid, sparkly card, Greta. The bold orange bloom...happy sighhhh!
Hugs~c

Kim Heggins said...

Greta, this is just so beautiful. Love your background, and your flower, simply stunning. Such a beautiful and elegant look you have created.

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous card and well done to you for catching that glitter in your photo ... It's so hard to do!

Karren said...

Love your take on the sketch, Greta! The sparkly leaves as the diagonal element are so clever and that flower is so bright and beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Sally said...

Gorgeous flower and design, Greta! I'm not into peach and yellow either, but after seeing your design, I may need to give those colors a try. Love all the shimmer and sparkle!

Kim S said...

What a beautiful and creative use of the sketch. Those sparkly leaves across the card are lovely particularly with the bright pop of the flower. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

It is a beautifully crafted card!