Friday, October 30, 2015

Thankful

Getting in under the wire for some challenges & both cards have a thankful theme so I'm putting them in one post.
39aff1644896b5eca06e9864ccdf2c2fFirst up is my card for the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights challenge.  The Classroom has tons of tutorials & the latest one showing a background done with Alcohol Inks mesmerized me! I have at least 9 bottles of the inks so picked out Lettuce, Butterscotch & Cranberry to use for Fall colors inspired by the photo.  Once again, no luck getting a usable background, but knew it'd work to die cut the EH Bold Blossoms--the only EH product I own right now.  
I used my Versamark pen & clear embossing powder for the uneven lines on the card front which I thought would work with the design of the flowers.  The bottom of the panel was cut at an angle & splattered with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate resulting in dots with shimmer.  Not sure if other company stamps are allowed, so I used Cosmo Cricket stickers for the sentiment. The panel is mounted with foam tape & tiny brown pearls are the embellishment. I'm also entering SSS Monday Throwback (Nov. 11, 2013 Got Ink?), SSS Wednesday Anything Goes & The Kraft Journal CAS Thanksgiving (this card is going to a blogging friend at Thanksgiving with the inside message being that I'm thankful for their friendship). Long post--thanks for sticking with me.  
My other card is for several challenges: Twofers--Blue, Green & Yellow, Muse--inspired by the layout & CAS-ual Fridays--Tic Tac Toe bottom horizontal row--too late to link up, unfortunately & SSS Work It Wednesday--use a stamp. I'm seriously in love with using Perfect Pearls on a blended ink panel so that's what I did again. The gorgeous wheat image is CAS-ual Fridays & I heat embossed it with Zing! Mustard powder. Distress Inks weathered wood, broken china, bundled sage & peeled paint were used for the blended panel. Sparkle is subtle as I used Distress Stickles Scattered Straw on the wheat & a single gem. The sentiment from PTI Take Three Fall is stamped in broken china.  
I have to work this weekend, so hopefully the wind & rain calms down while I'm driving.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
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28 comments:

  1. Such pretty cards Greta! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. not one, but two lovely fall inspired cards, greta!!

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  3. So pretty! I adore how you "saved" your background by making the flowers! And the card made with the wheat is gorgeous! Thank you for entering our challenge at Twofers! Christi :)

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  4. Love both of these designs Greta! Especially the first one with those gorgeous bold blooms! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

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  5. You are on a roll my friend, cranking out one Fabulous card after another!! These are both so pretty, love the colors on the second!

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  6. Greta, what lovely fall cards.

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  7. Love your autumn cards - that wheat is lovely against the blue 'sky'! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Greta!

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  8. Autumn really do inspire you my Friend!
    I love your cards and the second one is so serene and majestic ;)
    xx

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  9. Your alcohol ink flowers are gorgeous, Greta!

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  10. Two lovely cards, Greta! So simple, artsy and elegant!

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  11. I love both your cards - using a "failed" background for die cutting is a great tip and has worked beautifully, and your blue, green and yellow card is so CAS and elegant. Thank you for joining us at Twofers
    Jane

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  12. Greta two beautiful cards. Both lovely fall interpretations. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Muse!

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  13. Two gorgeous cards but the Muse card will be having my vote simply beautiful and so elegant!x

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  14. great cards Greta, I do lean towards the wheat, those colors are fabulous and the design is amazing. Gotta pin this one and sketch out the design!

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  15. Two very beautiful cards Greta. Both absolutely perfect for autumn and yet they are both so different. Barbxx

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  16. wonderful fall inspired cards!
    Thanks for joining us for the Essentials by Ellen October Pin-Sights Challenge!

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  17. Lovely cards and so refreshing to read how someone worked to follow the challenge rules. I love your Blue, Green, Yellow card beautiful CAS design and wonderful stamping. Thank you for joining us at Twofers, hope we see you again soon. XOXO Zoe

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  18. Two lovely cards, Greta! Love the pattern of the alcohol inked die cuts! Love it on the kraft background! And your wheat is so pretty against the shimmery panel!

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  19. Two very lovely & well designed CAS. Really liked the distressed effects of #1 against the kraft background. #2 is equally pretty with the golden wheat sheaves against the the blue ombre stripe border and the crisp white. TFS

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  20. Oh, Greta, I have been missing here on the blog and just perused your cards, wow, I love the MIM using the sponging and pearling the strip...and those trees, perfect background! And your wheat is so pretty and I love that sentiment, so simple, I must pull my set out and use it! Nasty day, I know, hope it was clear enough for you to drive to and from work!!

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  21. LOVE them both! The colors on your flowers absolutely glow- particularly on the natural background. And the wheat is lovely on that blended blue and green.

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  22. What a wonderful card duo you've created! I am so impressed at the variety in looks you created, yet they both have that wonderful theme of gratitude. I adore those gorgeous swirls on your first card and how you paired it with the squares of text. Looks fantastic! And I also loved the peaceful sophisticated tone of the second card. Love that subtle ombre effect from blue to green! Both of these are striking and I appreciated how you reminded me to express my thanks to all the people I love in my life. Thank you so much for sharing these with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  23. Two awesome cards, Greta! I love how you created your own striped pattern on the first one, and your CAS design on the 2nd card is gorgeous!

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  24. Hola Greta, thank you for your comment.
    Gorgeous card, i love the blended panel fantastic colouring! perfect the wheat symbol for give thanks.
    Hugs from Palma de Mallorca Spain

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  25. Love both of your beautiful cards.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  26. Two beautiful cards Greta...love that first one with your sweet posies.

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  27. Your scribbly flowers are lovely in their pretty colours, and the sheaf of wheat in the second truly captures my heart. Memories of time spent on the farm as a kid sparked...
    Hugs~c

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