Monday, March 9, 2015

Warm Wishes

As you can see, Mr. Fritz is thoroughly enjoying our unusual winter weather!  Loves laying on the deck in the morning sun.  Rain is predicted & we certainly need some, so he may have to go back to wearing his raincoat soon.
The current SSS Flickr challenge is to make a CAS card & it must be 1 layer.  I made my card from heavy weight ivory cardstock.  Then I scribbled on a long, narrow acrylic block with Distress Markers tumbled glass, scattered straw & bundled sage, spritzed with water & pressed it onto the card front.  The flowers & sentiment from SSS Warm Wishes is stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black.  I recently found that clear stamps love that black ink!  I added some splotches of the black with a wet paintbrush.  
Simple card once I finally figured out what to do for the look I wanted.  This could be a pretty set with different colors & sentiments.  I'm also entering the Sprinkle challenge at Inkspirational (splotches for sprinkles!) & Addicted to CAS code word: Distress (Distress markers). Thanks so much for stopping by.

29 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Greta, this is elegance personified... it is so pretty

Colleen said...

Fun card and great way to bring in the color...love it!

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutely Gorgeous sweetie :0) huggles Pops x x

Lisa said...

Awwww look at Fritzy, he looks perfectly content!! Love this card Greta! Such a simple design yet packs a punch with that bit of color. I like the little flecks too, nice touch!

Brenda in IN said...

I love that look you got with the ink on the block and spritzed. It really sets off the black flower image. Fritz looks so content with the world.

Ros Crawford said...

Can't decide what I like best ... your fantastic one layered card or Mr Fritz all chilled out!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Mr Fritz looks so sweet and your card is gorgeous :) Cheers, Shirleyxx

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful card, and I would agree with Mr FItz...sunshine spots are excellent for napping.

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Greta!
This picture cracks me up!
Mr F sure lives a a nice life ;)
Love your card and it's edgy, arsty look.
Thanks!

Mona Pendleton said...

Awe Greta, Mr. Fritz look so beautiful! Just ran into my friend and his two mini Schnauzer's at the vets office yesterday :) So cuuute! Your card is beautiful too!

Maria said...

A very pretty CAS card and such a sweet photo of Fritz enjoying the nice weather!:-)

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE THIS! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

Rosemary said...

absolutely perfect one layer card, greta!! fabulous take on all the challenges! fritz definitely looks happy laying there in the sunshine!

Jen Mitchell said...

Oh, I love the flower silhouette against the spotchy background!

Carol L said...

This is simply stunning! I love the small amount of color with the silhouette florals! Gorgeous! Thanks for letting me know about the PB challenge - I did link up my card there :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

That is one happy pooch! Your card is a fantastic OLC, Greta!! I love everything about it! I think your lovely dots look more like sprinkles than splotches and they add a ton of interest to this pretty card!! Hugs, Darnell

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Beautiful sillhouette, love the colors you used.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Isn't that just the sweetest scene? Papi love taking his sun bath every morning too!
Pretty card, love that silhouette stamp!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Simple, yet VERY effective Greta! Hazel xx

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love this! Will be CASING!

walchowDesign said...

This is one of my fav, Greta! Beautiful silhouette on the splotches bg - very eye catching! Might CASE this!

Hettie said...

Ahhh the sun on a doggy's belly...such joy! Mine was doing the same yesterday.
Gorgeous card Greta. Love the colours.
Hugs
xx

Deepti said...

This is so pretty and so elegant, thank you for sharing with ATCAS

Kim Heggins said...

Greta...this is just so pretty. Love the clean and elegant look you created. Just so beautiful. Love your photo of Fritz too, so sweet.

Bonnie said...

This is really pretty, Greta! I wish I could get my splotches to look like these sprinkles. I always get a glob somewhere.

Martha said...

Hi, Greta! OH, the sweet photo of Fritz made me smile!

OH MY...your one-layer card is simply BEAUTIFUL!
It's one of my favorites by you.
I love every detail. Fabulous design!
You've inspired me.

Jessi Fogan said...

Fritz is purely adorable! And I'm drooling because OMG green grass? We just got another two feet of snow yesterday. Love the simplicity of your card with the colour blocking!

Yvonne Garner said...

Beautiful design work! Perfect for our challenge at Inkspirational. Thanks for sharing.

cm said...

Your sun-tanning Fritz is simply toooo adorable! I want to give him a big hug! Your card: gorgeous...simple, clean, lovely!
Hugs~c