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:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Gorgeous colors

Barb said...

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

Stella said...

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

Irish Cherokee said...

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

Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Greta! Love the beautiful, shimmery detail!

Maria said...

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!:-)

Rosemary said...

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

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply delightful!

Dawn Turley said...

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

Manuela said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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

Mandy said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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

Kim Heggins said...

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

Cat Craig said...

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

cm said...

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