Thursday, August 13, 2015

Just be Happy

The 3rd session of MFT Summer School is about to end.  Here's my first card combining repetition, symmetry & saturation.  Would you believe, I ruined my first version attaching a vellum overlay?!  I really did have fun masking & sponging inks on this beautiful MFT stencil (thank you sweet blogging friend!) so I just started over without getting upset.  The Distress Inks are ripe persimmon, festive berries, dusty concord, salty ocean & mowed lawn.  The MFT sentiment is black embossed & mounted with foam tape.  I used my Embellishment Coloring Markers (you may know them as Copics--LOL) to get matching little pearls.  I love vellum, but have to say, I like the card without it.  I'm also entering Make Your Mark at Addicted to Stamps. Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
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23 comments:

Rosemary said...

fabulous take on the techniques, greta!!

Lisa said...

Don't you hate it when the last thing you add ruins the whole card!! Your second version is fabulous Greta. The little matching pearls are the icon gone the cake!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the sentiment and the colors!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well done, Greta! This is a beautiful creation! You are an inspiration for keeping calm and carrying on!! Hugs, Darnell

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful indeed Greta!
It looks beautiful!
xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh, I Love those bright colors! Wonderful card! And I need to post mine too : )

Barb said...

This is beautiful Greta. Barbxx

Michelle said...

Beautiful card! Love the sentiment Greta!

walchowDesign said...

OMG! this is so beautiful,Greta! Love the colourful bg stenciling with the matching pearls!

Colleen said...

Stunning card, Greta !

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous colors and perfect stamping Greta!

Brenda in IN said...

I love this sentiment. Sometimes we forget in our daily lives to just remember we need to enjoy our lives and be happy. It's easy to get caught up in "stuff" and forget to be. I love this colorful card and the pearls are so pretty. I would love to meet you when you come here. Just say the word and I'm there!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful repeat stamping, and the Christmas card in the previous post is also beautiful. Take care, Shirleyxx

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a fun and colorful card Greta! Love the stenciled background! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Beautiful work, Greta! Love the colorful stencil work and that sentiment is such a great reminder!

Maria said...

A wonderful card, Greta! Lots of pretty colors with awesome stamping! And, of course, the sentiment is just perfect! Have a great weekend, hugs!:-)

Monika Reeck said...

Adorable background Greta
you did it so well
and how you managed the dots under the sentiment with the same color
is clever
love your card
many thanks for joining with us at ATSM this week
see you again next week
hugs, Monika (DT Member)

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Greta...just love your wonderful and colorful background. Looks wonderful with that sentiment.

Ros Crawford said...

Simply beautiful!! Perfectly executed!

Miriam Prantner said...

Way to combine the challenges! I love how you used the stencil!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow how pretty!! :) I really love your colorful background here!! Really creative! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Martha said...

Greta, this is so pretty.
I love the inked background.

cm said...

A+++ on your repetition, symmetry & saturation assignment, my friend! That background is perfect for the star-of-the-show sentiment! Gorgeous!
Hugs~c