Sunday, September 13, 2015

Nature

I'd love to win an Ellen Hutson gift certificate so had to make a card for the September Mix It Up Challenge with Impression Obsession. My only EH product right now is Bold Blossom Stand Alone Dies.  My friend Rosemary's card is a masterpiece & she gave me the idea to use my dies to make stencils--although she ended up using her die cut as a stamp.  I simply held the die cuts while I brushed them with Gelatos Lavender or Pistachio mixed with water.  Since it's kind of an artsy look, I didn't worry about going outside the lines.  I splattered a bit of the lavender & I love the resulting panel!  The IO sentiment is stamped in Memento Gray Flannel & the cardstock is matted with vellum.  I layered lace & ribbon under the sentiment panel which is mounted with foam tape. 
The small blossom & leaf die cuts were watercolored with the same Gelatos & then covered with MFT Glitter Glaze.  Finished off with 3 white sequins.  I used the Mojo Monday sketch--inspired by seeing how DT member, Teresa used the sketch without copying it. I'm also entering SSS Wednesday, Use a Stamp. Thanks so much for stopping by.
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16 comments:

  1. It's so pretty Greta. Beautiful colours and how clever using your dies as stamps. It works really well. Barbxx

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  2. Such a brilliant idea to use these dies as a stencil. Your card is gorgeousl I love the subtle colors and design. Wow!

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  3. Love the softness of the card and colors.Beautifully done. Excellent design.

    Hugs and Blessings
    Jim

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  4. So pretty Greta! Love the beautiful, shimmery detail!

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  5. Great idea to use the die as a stencil! It makes for a very pretty background! Love all the shimmer and shine and wonderful sentiment! Take care and have a great week! Oh, btw...great game yesterday! Looks like Oregon has a great quarterback!:-)

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  6. absolutely lovely, greta... your idea to use the flower as a stencil worked out beautifully!!

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  7. WoW so pretty Greta. Just love the pretty pastel colours and glitterly goodness

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  8. very pretty , the flower looks beautiful with all the shimmer!

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  9. I love that soft and subtle background. It is the perfect match for this soft card with happy glitter!

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  10. Gorgeous card Greta! So pretty and feminine, I love the softness of the background.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous card, Greta! You deserve to win some EH goodies with this stunning and elegant design! I love it!!!

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  12. GORGEOUS!!!! Just love this Greta...and your glittered flower is so perfect!

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  13. Beautiful, Greta. Thanks for the close up beautiful flower.

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  14. Your background stenciling is subtle splendid, adding to the impact of your focal panel. The shimmery flower and leaf...oh my!
    Hugs~c

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