Thursday, February 25, 2016

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

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PTI Blog Hop Inspiration
Time for the PTI Blog Hop challenge & this month the inspiration is truly swoon worthy!  I immediately thought of PTI Meadow Greens.  The other day I mopped up leftover Distress Ink picked raspberry onto watercolor paper.  The last piece was the lightest & turned out really pretty, so wanted to use it for my background.
I started by randomly stamping the butterfly from Quilled Elegance in white pigment ink.  I didn't want to emboss, so just used my heat gun. Surprisingly, the images became light pink--a happy accident! Hard to see in the photo, but one is in the upper, left corner. Then I stamped the ferns in VersaMagic Aloe Vera & the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black.  I started to do some black splatters, but chickened out & used Perfect Pearls instead. 
Maile's Card
Thought about cutting some strips at the bottom, so browsed Maile Belles' blog & instead was inspired by this card. Finished off with some Rainstones--a gift from a blogging friend.  I'm also entering at SSS Wednesday.  Always lots of inspiration, so enjoy the hop!  I'm headed out to prune roses as we're having another lovely day.  
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Greta...and that black piece cut at an angle with the twine really adds so much to the card! Soft and stunning!!

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  2. hello Greta! what an amazing background...WOW...stunning! so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  3. Your background is fabulous Greta, this is a gorgeous card!!

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  4. Love that beautifully watercolored and stamped background! Lovely card!

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  5. Oh Greta! Your card is stunning I just love all of the water coloring!!! wow!

    Patti

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  6. So very soft and pretty, Greta! I took care of my roses on Valentines cuz they were really ready! Enjoy your spring!

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  7. beautiful card, greta!! love the look you created with the watercolor background and all the soft stamping!! the addition of the black cardstock really makes everything pop!

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  8. So beautiful and classy, Greta! Love the pink background and black panel at an angle for interest! Super card...love it!

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  9. Pretty card! Love the background! :)

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  10. This is just lovely! I enlarged the photo and was able to see the lovely little butterflies all over this card...so, so pretty!! :0)

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  11. Very pretty! I love the angle and the colors are perfect!

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  12. Simply gorgeous...love the soft muted background...and the raindrops!

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  13. Greta, what a beautiful card. I love the pretty background.
    And, the black panel & twine are the perfect finishing touches.

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  14. Super stunning watercolour mopping, Greta! LOVE it.
    x Asha

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  15. Beautiful card, Greta. I love your background.

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  16. Greta your card is gorgeous, the background is so cool.

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  17. You've got a beautiful effect there Greta and the piece at the bottom works really well. Barbxx

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  18. So pretty Greta! The background looks fabulous!

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  19. Oh, this is gorgeous, Great! I love it!

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  20. So lovely. You created a beautiful card!

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful card! So soft and lovely!

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  22. Oh Greta, this is just lovely. That bit of black slant at the bottom really sets it all off.

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  23. Very cool background, Greta! Your card is gorgeous and love how you finished the bottom Maile-style.

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  24. What a beautiful card, Greta! Love that "mopped" background and the subtle stamping on it! So pretty with the black accents!

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  25. Beautiful soft and dreamy card with so many stamped layers. The black accents tie in beautifully with the sentiment.

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  26. Love your touch of Maile on your dreamy card, Greta.

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  27. Those subtle butterflies in the background are perfect. I think you were right to nix the black splatters. It is so elegant this way.

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