Saturday, March 12, 2016

Flower & Holly

Decided to give the PTI MIM challenge one more try as nothing had worked for me so far.  This time I used PTI Rosie Posie & Background Basics: Text with PTI inks Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Autumn Rose, Sweet Blush, Classic Kraft & Fine Linen.  I did stamp with one color & sponge with another, but nothing like Dawn's project.  I just went with the sort of artsy look & actually ended up liking it.  The stitching die is from Paper Smooches. I'm also entering SSS Wednesday, Stamping Sensations & Twofers. I'm also playing along with ScrapRDV Geometric Patterns.
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Easter cards are pretty much done, so I got back to Christmas with my one layer card using old Hero Arts holly stamps & an Impression Obsession sentiment.  
I inked the solid holly with Distress Ink mowed lawn, spritzed & stamped on the watercolor card. The outline image is done in Delicata Golden Glitz.  I splattered the green ink & added 3 tiny Hero Arts buttons I've had for many years. Simple & really fun to make!  I'm entering Merry Monday, One Layer Christmas Card Challenge, CAS Mix Up & ChouxChoux.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

41 comments:

  1. I love the artsy feel of the first, it looks soft as if view through some sort of milky glass. Your second card is perfect for mailing...I love that when it comes to Christmas cards, and its perfect for the challenges.

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  2. Greta, fabulous little red buttons for your holly berries! Thank you for joining us at the Merry Monday Christmas card Challenge!! My friend leaves tomorrow to head home! We had a great time playing and we bought some Inca Gold and had fun playing with that!!

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  3. Very pretty card I love your design
    Thank you for your inspiration Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
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  4. Lovely CAS card Greta. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  5. I like the bit of splotchiness on all of the leaves Greta! These are both lovely!!

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  6. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday and OLCCC this week Greta, love your gorgeous CAS design, very artistic.

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  7. Wonderfull Cards!!! I love the flower and the holly card is one of my favorites!!

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  8. Oh I love them both Greta!
    Your combo flower + geo patterns is brilliant!
    Thank you so much for your participation ;)
    Hugs~

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  9. Beautiful all around, Greta! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “A Bit O’ Green” Challenge!

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  10. Gorgeous cards Greta, the first one has a lovely shabby chic feeling and the Christmas card is so festive. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  11. Two more beauties Greta, loving the bold flower and delicately distressed feel to the first.

    Hope you have a good Sunday.

    B x

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  12. Me again Greta, totally forgot to thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge, lovely to see you there this month,

    B x

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  13. Beautiful cards! Love the watercolor holly with the little splatters!

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  14. Lovely cards, especially the holly card with the tiny buttons.
    Kath x

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  15. Two fantastic cards Greta. Especially love the Christmas card. The holly is so pretty done with the green and outlined in gold. The splatters add lots of fun to the background. Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  16. Though I came to see the terrific Merry Monday entry, was lucky to find more goodness to enjoy. Both cards are fantastic...love your CAS vibe.

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  17. Fabulous CAS card, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  18. Your pretty Holly card also fits the MCV challenge: http://musechristmasvisions.blogspot.ca/2016/03/muse-christmasvisions-35.html
    Like your first card, too!

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  19. Two beautiful cards especially the X'mas card! Love the double stamping in two different colours!

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  20. Love this holly, Greta, and how you've added the gold shadow! Sweet buttons! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  21. Two wonderful cards, Greta! Love the Rosie Posie bloom for this sponging technique, which I am not sure I captured properly and may need to re-do a card to post for this week's MIM? :-O
    PS: Please stop by my blog to read about a fun new challenge starting soon! http://handmadecardsbyhelen.blogspot.com

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  22. Oops. I left my CAS Mix Up hat off earlier! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us there too!

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  23. Fabulous flower and a lovely distressed look to your card

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

    Joan

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  24. Darling flower card, Greta, and I love your holly with button berries!!

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  25. Gorgeous cards, Greta! I just love the sketchy look of the holly.

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  26. Your ivy card is amazing. It looks so 3D. Love the colour combo on the top card and the border of hexies is fab. Hugs Mrs A.

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  27. Beautiful floral card using Rosie Posie, Greta! Yay for creating a Christmas card in March - love your distressed holly and cute little buttons.

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  28. Both cards are so pretty Greta! Love the pretty flower and the wonderful Christmas card!

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  29. Love the vintage look of the first and how CAS the second is!

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  30. Such lovely cards, Greta! Love the pretty flowers and wonderful holly leaves with buttons!

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  31. Greta, both of these are fantastic! Love the artsy look of the first one and the way you layered the holly on the second. Great designs!

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  32. Two very pretty cards Greta! Love that Christmas card!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

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  33. Two more beautiful cards! Love the simplicity of the holly one!

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  34. These challenges give me so many ideas! Your holly card is beautiful with the touch of gold outlining and the berry buttons!

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  35. I love the sponging on your first card. It really shows depth and contrast. Your Christmas card is very pretty. I love the gold outline on the holly. Both are great.

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  36. Both cards are wonderful - love the holly in gold and green! So happy you linked to my St. Pat's Day/Green Challenge!

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  37. Two gorgeous cards Greta...just love that wonderful holly card, so festive.

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  38. Rosie Posie perfect for the first, Greta! Your holly on the second: love that artsy look!
    Hugs~c

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  39. Very beautiful cards. Love the stamping and inking on the first one. Thank you for sharing your wonderful Flower card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

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