Saturday, March 5, 2016

Easter/Spring

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The theme this month for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge is Easter.
I white embossed this old Penny Black stamp & then watercolored with Zig markers.  The mat was cut from another watercolored piece & I embellished with tiny gems. Easter is early this year, so why not check out the wonderful DT projects & add yours to the gallery? Be sure to add GDT after your name if you'd like to be considered for a guest design spot with us.

I also made another card with Betsy's PTI MIM technique, but this time I left the white area at the bottom, like my friend Char did for her card. Again I used the MFT stencil, but the inks are Distress Ink shabby shutters & squeezed lemonade. Thought it'd be fun to use the Penny Black balloon dies for something other than a birthday card.  
I sponged them with the green ink & covered them in Star Dust Stickles.  Had just the right shade of green floss for the strings & they're mounted them with foam tape.  The sentiment stamp is by Stampendous & some yellow gems finish it off. I'm entering these challenges: Chouxchoux, SSS Wednesday, Time Out & Die Cut Divas. Enjoy your weekend!
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27 comments:

  1. beautiful Greta. I have a really cute PB Easter stamp. Will have to pull it out and make a card.

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  2. Two beautiful cards Greta. I like the look of white embossing and the balloons card is a particularly wow card. Barbxx

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  3. Gorgeous cards Greta! You may want to enter the green one at Double D Challenge!

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  4. Two lovely cards in pretty Spring colours Greta.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    B x

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  5. These are both so pretty! Love the delicate colours on your first card!
    Helen x

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  6. your penny black card is so pretty, greta... love the watercoloring! so fun to use balloons for a spring card!

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  7. Well you certainly have been busy Greta! Love the white embossed card with the pretty pastel colors...Very pretty indeed! ♥ Sue Kment

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  8. Fab cards, love the sparkle balloons and the white section at the bottom really looks good. Thanks for joining TO

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  9. So pretty!! I especially love your MIM entry! yellow and sparkle!! what could be better : )

    Patti

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  10. I'm enjoying your Spring cards so much Greta!
    Love your use of the PB products ;)
    Hugs~

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  11. I was enjoying looking at the first card and then I scrolled down to leave a comment and found your second card. Wow Greta this is just gorgeous. I love the sherbet colours and the balloons are fabulous.

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  12. You are rockin' the techniques lately Greta!! These are both fantastic. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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  13. Such a sweet card Greta...love the incredible backgrounds you created!

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  14. Oh spring colors are so sweet, I love your spring cards very much!

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  15. Love both cards, but I especially love the glittery balloons and the yellow background on the second card!

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  16. Love your ombre shading with all the white space. The sparkly balloons are a great touch.

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  17. Just submitted my card for the same challenge for MIM! Beautiful ombre shading and love the glittered balloons, Greta!

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  18. Lovely watercolouring, Greta ... and gorgeous ombré with those shimmery balloons! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Time Out! Anita :)

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  19. Great to see balloons being used for soemthing different. Wonderful Ombre shading and the glitter sets it all off beautifully.

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  20. So full of spring and so very pretty, Greta! Hope you have a great week!:-)

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  21. Greta your cards are gorgeous! I love the Easter card; fab use of embossing and your coloring is subtle and lovely. And your second take on the MIM challenge is another jawdropper!

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  22. Pretty, pretty cards! Love the four up design for the Easter eggs and the white at the bottom of the balloon card is perfect! So happy you linked to my St. Pat's/Green challenge!

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  23. Love both your cards, but do love the sparkle on the second ones balloons.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  24. So pretty! Love how you made the balloons! Just awesome!

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  25. Lovely cards. I think the balloons are so much fun and I like yellow, even though I'm not usually fond of the color.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  26. Wonderful water-colouring on the first; the spring palette is lovely. Thank you for a second helping of your marvelous ombre technique! As delicious as the first!
    Hugs~c

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  27. This is so pretty and love how you blended the yellow down into the white. Thanks for joining our spring challenge over at Diecut Divas this month. Cathie DT

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