Sunday, March 15, 2015

PTI One Layer Christmas Card

I've done watercolor backgrounds, but never thought to use that technique for just a section of the card like Betsy shows for this week's PTI MIM   Watercolor Smooshing challenge. Decided to use one of my favorite PTI sets, Snowflake Flurries.  I used PTI Royal Velvet & Enchanted Evening for the background & to stamp the snowflakes.  A wet paintbrush dipped in the left over inks was used to add splotches before the sentiment from the same set was stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black.  
Stickles provide a bit of bling & I still have a flat card for mailing & to enter the One Layer Christmas Card Challenge. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I'll catch up on your blogs soon. 

Edited to add: Thanks to Jessi I'm also entering the Splatters challenge at Just Us Girls.

33 comments:

Dawn T said...

very pretty Greta. Just having the watercolour in the one corner is lovely

Dotty Jo said...

This is stunning Greta, I love it! Jo x

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Lovely design. Such a beautiful sparkles on those snowflakes.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love this bg!

Kristii said...

Wow! What a pretty card! Love the bold splash of color and the sparkles in the snowflakes are the perfect touch!

Jessi Fogan said...

JUGs is having a 'splatters' challenge this week too! I thought of you as soon as I saw it posted :) Absolutely stunning colour blending!

Stacy said...

Hi Greta! This card is truly stunning and the water coloring and sparkling snowflakes are perfect together! Hope you have a great week ahead of you.

alexandra s.m. said...

Love that effect Greta!
Beautiful card!

Cat Craig said...

Fun technique Greta, love your design.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Greta~! I love the colors!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty!

Marybeth said...

This is a gorgeous one layer Christmas card! Loving the sparkles! I loved last weeks MIM and will be doing it often.

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Greta,
Isn't it a good feeling when the simple designs with just a touch of colour create such magic.
The card is just gorgeous.
Smiles:)
Sue

Maria said...

Beautiful card using the smooch technique, Greta! Great touch with the glitter, too!

Rosemary said...

fantastic card, greta... love the smooshing and the splatters!

Robin K. said...

The smooshed watercolor corner adds just the right amount of interest to your design!

Lisa Elton said...

This turned out great, the blues are so pretty and soothing!! Terrific card Greta!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous water coloring background, love the images you used with it.

Nat said...

gorgeous!!! Love how this turned out!! :) Sending you smiles :) :)

Stella said...

It amde me think of graphic design; lovely! And you can never go wrong with shades of blue. My favorite :)

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome Christmas card Greta, so CAS but beautiful. Thanks for joining us at OLCCC this week.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love your smooshed watercolor, very artsy! Beautiful, soft splatters. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Ros Crawford said...

I think it's beautiful!! Love the design!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Another great corner accented card. You've chosen wonderful colors too. Very joyous!

Lee-Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors! So happy you could join us at the One Layer Christmas card challenge!

Bonnie said...

Another gorgeous smoosh card! Love that it's one layer!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous one layer design, I love the inky background for the beautiful images. Take care, Shirleyxx

Chris Dring said...

Your card jumped right out at me! What a STUNNING card! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Martha said...

Greta, what a BEAUTY this is! I love the design & the stamping on the fabulously "smooshed" background! Beautifully done!

cm said...

Smooshing and stamping splendid, Greta! So incredibly pretty! I've tried the smooshing, winding up with nothing but messes! Your card gives me incentive to try again...we shall see!
Hugs~c

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous! Love the rich, blue tones on your card!
Thanks for joining us the week at Just Us Girls!

Deepti said...

Beauty yet again !

Kim Heggins said...

Another stunning card...love those colors and that smooshing, you are quite the expert from what I can see. Just so perfect.