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:

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

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  2. This is stunning Greta, I love it! Jo x

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  3. Lovely design. Such a beautiful sparkles on those snowflakes.

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

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. Love that effect Greta!
    Beautiful card!

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  8. Fun technique Greta, love your design.

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  9. Beautiful Greta~! I love the colors!

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

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  11. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  28. 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

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

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

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