Tuesday, March 31, 2015

From the Heart

Time for a new challenge at Words 2 Scrap By. We have a great theme--The Earth Has Music--in honor of Earth Day & Arbor Day. I used images & a sentiment from Penny Black's "every happiness." I began the background by adding some Gesso to kraft cardstock before partially stamping PB's music background in VersaMagic Gingerbread.  I added Distress Stains tarnished brass & antiqued bronze to the PB leaves I had die cut from green cardstock scraps. They were glued to the panel with Perfect Paper Adhesive, which I highly recommend.  After it dried I embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder & swiped on the same Distress Stains.  The image panels were stamped in PTI New Leaf on Kraft, trimmed out & swiped with the stains.  I colored some hemp with the stains & thread it through the sentiment block (stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia) which I mounted with 2 layers of foam tape. 1 layer of foam tape was used for the image blocks & the panel was attached to a kraft card.  I'd love to see you join in the challenge which ends April 21.  For more inspiration & details about our great prize, go to the W2SB Blog. You won't be disappointed--my teamies made wonderful cards. Since I used some scraps I'm entering at Pixies Snippets Playground. Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
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29 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Amazing work!

Dawn T said...

fabulous Greta A real mixed media looking card.

Ros Crawford said...

I don't think this could be more perfect for the theme! Amazing work Greta!

Brenda in IN said...

I am in awe of this card. First, I didn't know you could use Gesso on card stock. I thought it was only for canvas. Second, I kept clicking on the card for every new technique you used to see it up close. What a stunning card this is. I love the look that the stain gives too. Great card.

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous ART Greta! Love the colors and textures.

Stella said...

This is stunning; i love the way you added depth and in my opinion± this is art. Gorgeous!

Maria said...

Oh, my goodness! What amazing texture and color for this stunning card, Greta! I had to take a close look, too! It is so eye appealing and interesting...love it!:-)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Lovely texture and mixed media card!

Anonymous said...

WOW I LOVE the BG, simply gorgeous!!!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Nature is definitely singing loud in this card--so gorgeous! The texture and all those leaves. Happy botanical!

Marybeth said...

Wow, this is so amazing and what a perfect card for Earth Day! It's really beautiful!

Annie S. said...

Absolutely gorgeous and inspiring, Greta! Love all the textures! ~ Annie

Kim Heggins said...

You are just amazing! Fabulous card Greta...and this is just so perfect for Earth Day too, simply gorgeous!

BobbisTreasure said...

Your details work together beautifully! Thanks for being a part of the I-Team and sharing this with W2SB!

Lisa Elton said...

The depth, the texture, those beautiful ferns...this is fabulous Greta!!!

Rosemary said...

amazing card, greta... love all the wonderful texture! (I think Sue is rubbing off on you!)

Stacy said...

You should be so proud of this card ~ the layers, textures and colors are simply amazing!

Penny Ward said...

Holy Cow my friend...this is one of the most gorgeous cards I have seen all year. There are just not enough words to describe how much I LOVE this creation of yours. I mean WOWZERS!!!!

Di said...

Stunning work Greta! I absolutely love this - so much texture and richness.

Hugs

Di xx

walchowDesign said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is a real piece of art, Greta! Love all the mediums you used and the lovely texture!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so stunning, love the fabulous design.

Sybrina K said...

Greta, This card is stunning! I had no idea that you created this gorgeous background until I read your post... AMAZING! So happy that you are a partner-in-craft at Words 2 Scrap By!

Sarn said...

WOW this card is amazing. There's so much to look at and it looks really tactile too. Great use of that stamp set.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Susanne Vargas said...

Love what you did with the PB set "Every Happiness"! So artsy and multimedia!

Sally said...

So much to admire about this card, Greta - textures, layers, colors. I have looked at it several times and each time I see something I hadn't noticed before. This is a true work of art!

cm said...

And the Favourite Cards by Greta list undergoes yet another shift with the arrival of this stunning beauty! The colours, the images, the layers, the texture...rich in so many details to gaze at and admire! Work of art!!
Hugs~c

Jessi Fogan said...

Such amazing texture Greta! Love the perfect natural colours too. (And yes, I'm so far behind I can see my own bum, lol!)

Martha said...

Greta, what a fabulous work-of-art! Great use of techniques & layers.
Thanks, for encouraging me to play along with the W2SB challenge.

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