Thursday, April 9, 2015

I Count Myself Lucky

With a huge SSS wishlist, can't miss entering the SSS Flickr challenge.  Turns out the prize at Virginia's View is also a gift certificate to SSS & my card works for SSS Wednesday.  Now to hope & wait--LOL!  The gorgeous cherry blossoms on our neighbor's trees provided my inspiration.
I began with a piece of watercolor paper & used the Watercolor Smooshing technique with Distress Inks picked raspberry & iced spruce. I colored the paper with 1 color at a time & dried between colors.  After die cutting SSS Clustered Leaves I dry embossed the leaves & spritzed with Tattered Angels Graphite & Pearl which gives such a gorgeous shimmer.  The blossoms are SSS Bella Bloom die cut from watercolor paper & colored with the same Distress Inks using a waterbrush.  I also spritzed them with the Tattered Angels & used the brush to edge them with Versafine Onyx Black.  The centers are die cut from black cardstock & topped with a sequin. The leaves were mounted to the card over another one die cut from black cardstock & I attached the flowers, gently lifting the petals for added dimension.  
The sentiment is from SSS Card-Exchanging Friends & is stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black. Finished off with Distress Ink splatters, 2 rounded corners & clear PPP sequins, thanks to the generosity of my IRL friend, Rosemary.  I think I need to make some more of these as the saying could not be more true.  Thank you so much for being my friends!
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26 comments:

  1. love. this. beauty. This is just exquisite, Greta. Love everything about it. Good luck in the challenges.

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  2. What a masterpiece!! I am awe-struck by this beauty :)

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  3. Absolutely beautiful, Greta! Love the pretty flowers with wonderful color! Beautiful background and great touch with the sequins! I can't wait until our cherry tree blooms. The grass is just now turning green!:-)

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  4. Noe that I see where your inspiration came from, I love this card even more! So gorgeous, Greta! Thanks so much for playing in the SSS Flickr challenge!

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  5. GASP!!! Beautiful card Great, just beautiful! The leaves look like decorative paper and I love the dimension on those sweet flowers! Hope you win one of those SSS gift certificates ;)

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  6. Wow, Greta...I Pinned this card earlier not knowing it was yours! (I say winner!!!) Just absolutely gorgeous. I have that leaf die but would never be able to do anything with it as beautiful as this!

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  7. OH. My. Goodness. I read every word of this because I love it soooooo much. It's inky and glittery and messy and tailored all at the same time. LOVELY!

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  8. Stunning Greta. It's gorgeous. It's been pinned into my craft ideas so I can view it over and over...

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  9. The neighbors tree is simply gorgeous. I love this time of year when everything is in bloom. Your card captured it beautifully. The blossoms you made are so pretty and I love the smooshing technique. The colors are perfect.

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  10. Wow! What a beautifully done card! Everything is just perfect...design...colors...embellishments...just right for this card!

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  11. Wow! Greta, this is amazing and beautifully done. I love this smooshing technique and must try it. Thanks for sharing! Oh, and I'm so sorry that I haven't comment lately, but I have been checking in when you do have new posts. Hope you know that you're not forgotten! Have a wonderful weekend, Greta!!

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  12. Oh my....this is some card! So beautiful and those flowers are so nicely made too. Love it!

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  13. Becca said it best: inky, glittery, messy and tailored, which all adds up to work of stunning beauty! That Favourites list is shifting again *grin*
    Hugs~c

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  14. this is just amazing greta... love how you achieved all the dimension with the embossing and watercoloring!!

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  15. This is soooo gorgeous, Greta! I had to pin it! Such amazing watercoloring!

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  16. Wowzers! This is one stunning card!!! Love how you were inspired by those gorgeous cherry blossoms!

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  17. OH! This is just utterly gorgeous, Greta! I just got this set & the sentiments in it are beautiful :)

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  18. Oh. Em. Gee. So gorgeous it bings tears to my eyes. Amazing dimension, beautiful color choices. Perfect.

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  19. Wow! This is super pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  20. Oh this is so beautiful, love the pink and grey. Fabulous.

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  21. WOW...WOW...this is simply beautiful, Greta!
    What a lovely photo you've shared.

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  22. So inventive and stunning, Greta! I am loving this SO much! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “Layers and Dimensions” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!

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