Monday, February 22, 2016

Zig Markers 2 Ways

W&W Inspiration
I've been working on cards for the Winnie & Walter BD Bash challenges. Currently my only product is the wonderful "hello" die which was an unexpected gift from a blogging friend some time back.  I'm giving it a work out now! This card is for the final challenge: Image Inspiration with Taheerah.  I began by trying to make a watercolor background with my Zigs using pink, purple & green, but didn't really like it.  
Out came the Gesso--& I left it overnight.  I added just a touch of the colors over the Gesso & dry embossed the piece with my newest embossing folder by WRMK--super cheap at Tuesday Morning. I lightly rubbed the raised image with Memento Gray Flannel & cut it into panels. The "hello" die is stacked 3 high, covered with Diamond Glaze & mounted with foam tape. Used my new clear dots from PPP for embellishment.  I'm also entering at ATSM




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Next up is a white embossed Hero Arts background stamp (Flower Medley Bkgrd) I don't think I'd ever inked.  Isn't it beautiful?! I added color with the Zigs by brushing on small spots which I then moved with a waterbrush. The stitching is done with Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangles & I hand cut the banner for a very old sentiment by Imaginations!--no longer in business.  The panel was sprayed with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz which gives a gorgeous shimmery sparkle in real life.  I've seen some Faux Shaker cards in Blogland, so gave it a try.  Think I'll stick to shakers--easier not to deal with gluing all the sequins--haha!  I'm entering Hero Arts Fabulous Flowers, A Blog Named Hero, Word Art WednesdaySSS Wednesday & Twofers. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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29 comments:

  1. Two fabulous cards, Greta! I love the effect of the Gesso and gray flannel ink on the first one, and your flowers on the 2nd card are gorgeous! Makes me yearn for spring :) Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

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  2. Your inking on coloring on both of these is gorgeous Greta!! I'm swooning over your second card ~ WOW!!

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  3. Love your take on the W&W challenge! Your shaker card is absolutely beautiful. I love the stamping and design, Greta! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Shake It Up” Challenge!

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  4. Two wonderful cards. The first was well worth the effort of reworking the background as it looks so lovely and arty.

    The second is such a pretty card! I had not heard of faux shakers. It looks just like a shaker card!

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  5. Love that three paneled card! So glad you didn't give up on that background! Looks fabulous! And the spring card is so pretty!

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  6. Oh, Greta, both cards are soooo beautiful!

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  7. Love how the gesso turned out on the zig zag bg, Greta! Oh! your second is so sweet with those pops of colours! Great idea with the faux shaker!

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  8. I think they're two lovely cards Greta. I really like the effect of the gesso and grey on the top card. I thought your second was a shaker until I read on. Barbxx

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  9. Two stunning cards, Greta. I have a tub of gesso... scared to use it. Looking at yours, I am inspired.
    x Asha

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  10. Both cards are so pretty Greta! The watercolored backgrounds look outstanding!

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  11. Beautiful work on those backgrounds! I love all you did on the first one to achieve the look. Interesting to read about it. And your soft and pretty pastels on the second are like a breath of fresh air!

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  12. Greta, both cards are stunners. Your WW card really captures that beautiful abstract and your flower faux shaker is such a lovely spring-y card. I am equally in love with both cards.

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  13. OH, HELLO!
    What beautiful cards you've created, Greta!
    Love the fun techniques & pretty colors.
    Fabulous!

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  14. Oh Greta!! LOVE these!! I also love W&W, they are great gals and with I had time to play!

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  15. I love how the sentiment stands out on your first card and the bright colors of your flowers on your second card made me smile. Lovely cards Greta!

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  16. Looks and sounds like you have had a fabulous time with paints, love the results. The card you are sharing with us at Twofers is a real celebration of Spring, thank you. XOXO

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  17. The faux shaker is an interesting idea... but yeah why take out the best part of a shaker card--the rattling and rolling. Great cards but I really like that HELLO one. It speaks to me.

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  18. Two gorgeous cards, Greta! Love the artsy watercolors!

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  19. really fab set of cards, greta... the background you created are so fun!!

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  20. Love both cards!! The colors really caught my eye :) Thanks for joining us at ATSM for our ATG challenge :)
    Susan DT

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  21. Two really wonderful cards, packed with techniques and lovely spring colours. Thank you for sharing your Spring card at Twofers
    Jane

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  22. Nice cards, Greta. Love your messy watercoloring and your take on the WW photo is great too. I can strongly recommend more of those word dies. They are perfect for finishing a card that's all about the background.

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  23. What a fabulous cards for the challenges! I love those bright and happy colours!

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  24. Love the florals, so pretty! Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero

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  25. Your cards are beautiful...love the floral!
    Thanks for playing along with the Hero Arts Fabulous Flower Challenge!

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  26. Greta, your W&W card is one of the most most innovative and eye-catching in the gallery! I'm calling winner, winner on that inspired number! The flowers on the second: gorgeous! The faux shaker is impressive, although I agree: it's likely easier to make 'real' ones. So glad to see you in the ATSM gallery!
    hugs~c

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  27. Lovely cards, Greta! Love how you water colored you second card with different levels of color, just gorgeous!

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  28. Both cards are awesome with exceptional texture. So blessed you joined our previous Challenge and hope you join us again in our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the encouragement only the Word of God can provide in James 1:12 which tells us, "Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." Have a blessed weekend.

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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