Friday, August 14, 2015

PTI Release Week Challenge

Create-along-with-us-headingThe PTI release week challenge is to case one of the designers' cards. It's hard to narrow down the choices so I made 2 cards & will enter one.  I loved all the cards using the new Brushed Off stamps which made me want to pull out Watercolor Wonder.  I used these cards by Maile & Amy for inspiration. 

My PTI inks are Spring Moss, Melon Berry & Summer Sunrise.  Then I overstamped several times with Delicata Golden Glitz.  I decided to keep it a little simpler, so didn't add any leaves. The PTI word die is from Counting My Blessings & the sentiment is done with brown stickers.
I also love wreaths, so the new Twig Wreath is likely to get added to my collection.  I need a sympathy card & thought  a simple wreath might make a nice one.  This card by Heather provided my inspiration, along with Kelly's technique using a branch stamp.
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I used PTI Lovely Leaves with Hero Arts Cup O' Joe & PTI Classic Kraft.  My flower dies were all too big, so I used these sweet little flowers--gifts from a couple friends--& added some blue gems. The stripes on the blue scrap were made with Watermark ink & an image from PTI Watercolor Wonder.  Texture on the card front is from PTI Linen & Canvas Impression Plate which I sponged lightly with Kraft ink.  The sentiment from PTI Through the Trees was trimmed into a flag, matted & attached with foam tape.
I'm also entering the Make Your Mark challenge at Addicted to Stamps. I'm so glad you came by--your visits make my day!
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23 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Oh my gosh! That painterly side panel card is deeeeevine! I might have to CASE that! And I agree that the wreath makes you perfect low-key sympathy card. Gorgeous work as usual!

Ros Crawford said...

I loved your muses too an you did a wonderful take on them ... And that wreath is amazing!!

Dotty Jo x said...

Gorgeous cards! Jo x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

I agree gorgeous cards, the background inks are fabulous and the wreath you created very beautiful. Cheers, Shirleyxx

Barb said...

Two beautiful cards Greta. I think the wreath is absolutely perfect. Barbxx

Barb Ghig said...

Two beautiful cards, Greta! I love the brush strokes on the first one and your wreath is so pretty! Great job CASEing the team :)
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous cards, Greta! I love the way you inked the brush backgrounds!

Mrs A. said...

I really like your second card with those very dainty flower sprays. Love the colour combination as well. Hugs Mrs A.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! Love how you were inspired by the cards this week, especially loving your brushed off take!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such clever ways to used old products and make wonders out of them, well done Greta!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous cases, love using owned stuff to create newer looks.

Lisa said...

These are both so pretty Greta!! Wonderful CASEs all around!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love your take on these inspiration cards!

Maria said...

Wow! Such beautiful cards, Greta! Love the first card with all the pretty colors and sentiment! And, second card is so pretty with the wreath!

Rosemary said...

fantastic set of cards, greta!! love your take on maile and amy's cards... always love what you do with watercolor wonder!

Brenda in IN said...

Those are five fantastic cards. The three inspiration and your two cards. I love your take on them and the soft, pretty colors you used. Enjoy your weekend.

Linda said...

Great takes on both cards. Fabulous cards.

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous cards Greta
Hugs Sylvie xx

Martha said...

WOW, both cards are simply beautiful.
Love the "Blessed" against the brushstrokes.
And the 2nd card is so beautifully designed.

Kim Heggins said...

WOW...two amazing cards Greta...just amazing. I love them both, so beautiful and creative.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great cards! You've captured the essence of the cards you were CASing very well. I really like that repeating interesting strip technique.

Kelly Griglione said...

Greta, eek, I LOVE your wreath card!! So neat that you found a branch in your stash and adapted it to make the wreath. Great job, it turned out just right!!

cm said...

Two beautiful cards that showcase your style and flair! The swooshes on the first and darling wreath on the second...marvelous!
Hugs~c