Monday, February 1, 2016

Floral Valentine

JanuarypinsightsI absolutely love the Ellen Hutson Pin Sights Challenge inspiration board but today I realized the challenge is closing & I still haven't made a card. That resulted in Monday's chores being moved to Tuesday--a shock, I know--haha! This card drew inspiration from the bouquets with deep red, pink & green plus the stunning garnet & diamond ring.  EH Bold Blossoms were cut from watercolor paper. The flowers are watercolored with Adirondack Cranberry & for the second time I used my new Zig markers to color the leaves.  My newest EH purchase, the Merry and Bright dies, are great since the "happy" is for year round.  I cut 3 from black cardstock & clear embossed the top one.  "Happy" was masked off so I could heat emboss the rest of the old A Muse sentiment.  3 PPP Sparkling Clear Sequins provide embellishment representing the diamonds & the panels are cut with Lil' Inker stitched rectangles.  
I'm also entering these challenges: Pixie's Snippets Playground, SSS Work it Wednesday (word die & Zigs are new), Time Out (inspired by the floral focal point with sequins & a sentiment), SSS Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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28 comments:

  1. so very pretty, greta... love the way you positioned the die cut above the sentiment. (so funny that we both used the same bold blossom dies for our EH cards!! great minds...)

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  2. Wonderful card Greta, your flowers are so pretty!!

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  3. Yay for putting off chores and making a stunning card. Love this beauty. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

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  4. Gosh I really love the rich colours here, the card base is the perfect backdrop for these gorgeous water coloured flowers. Fab to see you at TO x

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  5. You really have interpreted the inspiration beautifully into your work Greta, love the Roses which have a real Macintosh feel to them.

    B x

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  6. A really beautiful card Greta. Your rose and leaf look gorgeous. Love the colours you've used. Barbxx

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  7. beautiful take on the inspiration photos.

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  8. Fabulous Greta! Love the rose and leaf - as Brenda says, they so remind me of Charles Rennie Macintosh's work. A really beautiful card.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  9. I'm so glad you have learned your priorities since you have retired. Cards first, chores second. That's the beauty of retirement. Your card is very classy and I love the V in the Valentine sentiment.

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  10. Such a lovely card, I love that mood board too, wish I have more time to play!

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  11. Love the garnet color and the flower is gorgeous, especially with the sequins. I can't believe v-day is almost here!

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  12. Gorgeous card Greta....love the CAS look...Joolsx

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  13. I love your take on the moodboard; the blossoms a stunning focal point. The subtle coloring is perfect. Lovely card Greta!

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  14. Beautiful card Greta!
    I love the colors and the way you did your sentiment!!
    xx

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  15. The colours are stunning, Greta... especially that rich port-wine red card. And the die cut blossoms are so sophisticated.
    x Asha

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  16. What a fabulous card. I really like the shininess of the HAPPY on the greeting.

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  17. Been hankering over this die set - it really is beautiful and your card is so pretty.

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  18. So very pretty Greta! Love how you colored the die cuts!

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  19. those are the best flower dies aren't they. So much fun.

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  20. Such a beautiful card! Love that open rose! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

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  21. So pretty Greta... Love the bold black against the red

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  22. Gorgeous design with a fantastic die cut flower :) I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

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  23. Hello wonderful Greta! Hanging my head in shame at being so behind in commenting; life’s been supremely hectic, what with work, travel (which involved work…crazy amounts - I was marking Provincial English exams for 10 days!), DT commitments (which I’ve fallen behind in, too) and a plethora of other stuff! I hope that my ‘thought bubbles of love’ for all your cards have reached you, because I send them frequently! Starting with a fresh slate with a goal to staying caught up. Crushing all over your pretty scribbly flowers; charming for a Valentine's Day card!
    Hugs~c

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  24. wow, this is soooo pretty, I adore that die...luv! so glad you played along with simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  25. What a beautiful card, Greta.
    Love the pretty flowers, fabulous design & layering.

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  26. Love this!
    I bet those chores were still there for you the next day, patiently waiting...

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