Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nature

I love watching birds in all seasons, but it's especially fun in summer when I can sit on the deck with my cup of coffee only a few feet away from the feeders. Reminded me of this beautiful Impression Obsession stamp, Nest Collage, so made one more card for the IO challenge, Summer Fun.  I began with a piece of watercolor paper & the smooching technique using pink, green & gold Gelatos--love the soft effect.  I also added some splatters with the gold.  I stamped with Adirondack Meadow Green. The sentiment is also IO, C5171, & is stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia. Colored some pearls with a Copic, mounted my layers & finished just in time as the challenge is about to close.  
CCCB Inspiration
I'm also entering at City Crafter Challenge Blog where Smooching & Splattering are 2 of the choices. I used scraps for everything but the actual card, so will enter at Pixies Snippets Playground.  I won't be in the prize draw as it's the wonderful Spellbinder I just bought & used for THIS card. Thanks for stopping by.

33 comments:

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I see a lot of the inspiration photo in this card and I love the sentiment too. It is beautiful!

Lin said...

I love your soft background and it goes so well with this pretty stamp, Greta! Gorgeous design!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Lovely!

Vicki G said...

Very nice! Thanks for joining us at IO Stamps challenge

Cards By Jan said...

What a pretty card...I just love the colours you created in the BG...sweet birds and foliage...love the verse!! great card.

Samra Leshinski said...

What a pretty and elegant card!!! Thank you so much for joining CCCB this week!
Samra DT

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVING this BEAUTIFUL Card Greta!! You and I were both Inspired by the Outdoors!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Greta! The soft color palette looks fabulous!

Karren said...

Beautiful image and beautiful setting for it.

Dawn Turley said...

simply beautiful Greta.

~Tammy~ said...

The soft colors are so pretty! I really like the quote on the front you used. Beautiful...

Brenda in IN said...

You brought nature right into your card. The gelatos do add a soft touch and I love the sentiment.

Di said...

Oh this really is so soft and gentle Greta, absolutely perfect! Gorgeous card.

Hugs

Di xx

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful soft gelatos with the nature stamping, Greta! Love the sentiment!

vic said...

Hi greta your card is so beautiful and very elegant too!

Vic x

Charlene said...

I just hung a bird feeder about a month ago and WOW do they go thru the food! But I really enjoy them! I have a hummingbird one up also. Beautiful card! Love the image!

Stella said...

Smooching and splattering goed so well together and your created a stunning card. And a gorgeous way to use up some scraps. Thanks so much for being with us at CCCB this week! Always good to have you with us!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Greta! I love this nature scene and your soft background colors and splatters are perfection!

Lisa said...

Your smooshed background behind the pretty nest and music is fabulous Greta!! What a wonderful card!!

Marybeth said...

This is a beautiful card Greta! Love that music with the nest and pretty background .

SARN said...

Lovely looking card - good interpretation of the inspiration photo. xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is my new favorite, GG!! I just love everything about it!! Enjoy that morning time with the beautiful birds!! Hugs, Darnell

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh my! What a Beauty indeed!
I love everything about your card Greta!
It's a Classic!!
Hugs~

Maria said...

Oh, I do love watching the birds, too! I always smile when I see and hear the gorgeous cardinals! Your card is just lovely with the water color background and fabulous sentiment!

Ros Crawford said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Greta ... Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB!!

Debs Willis said...

Lovely colours in the background and set the stamped image off perfectly.
Debs x

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card, love the smooched background. Elizabeth xx

Martha said...

What a sweet card this is, Greta!
I also enjoy watching birds.

cm said...

What a beautiful image, Greta, and the background you've created with the gelatos couldn't be any more perfect! Sooooo pretty...
Hugs~c

Nalo Souleyman said...

Very nice work !!

Cat Craig said...

Such a serenely beautiful card Greta!

Jessi Fogan said...

This is so soft & stunning!!
I grew up in the city, so I've spent the last years in our little town marveling at all the different birds that come to visit - one day last week I saw 7 different species in an hour. It's like having a little bit of magic come to play :)