Monday, April 18, 2016

The Challenge Guest Designer--Take 3

Happy Monday!  I can say that now that I'm mostly retired & don't have to go to work--haha! My month of guest designing for The Challenge is going so fast.  I'm really honored they invited me to create with them. 
This week's inspiration has so many options with colors, quilts, hearts, stripes--whatever suits you. After considering lots of possibilities, I opted to pull out my COPIC markers to make blended stripes.  This is a technique I learned from Nicole's PTI MIM 4 years ago.  It's really simple & fun.  
Plus it makes me feel a little less guilty that I have lots of COPICS & have never learned to color--haha!  The design of the sentiments in the Penny Black set from 2009 has always appealed to me & the thank you fit perfectly in my design.  
The card is on it's way to a blogging friend & I hope she likes it.  Can't wait to see this week's gallery & hope you join in the fun.  I'm also entering AAA Cards, Curtain Call & Stamplorations sketch.  Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
Edited to add: Also entering Fusion.

37 comments:

  1. Great design, Greta!! Love CAS but it is so interesting!!

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  2. A super card Greta. Lovely rainbow colours and great design work. Barbxx

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  3. What a fabulous take on the inspiration Greta. So modern and flirty and fun. Just love this, your recipient is sure to as well.

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  4. Brilliant use of your copics! Aand I love the rainbow border; fab card!

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  5. This is so pretty, Greta! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

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  6. Awesome card, Greta, I love your colors and the stripes you made with them! Perfect for the sketch too! Wonderful sentiment! Enjoy retirement and these lovely sunny days!!

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  7. Looks to me as though you have no worries re: your copic coloring. You've done a splendid blending job on the wonderful festive stripe of the border on this beautiful CAS card! Yay for your approaching retirement. It's been great at our house. Think you'll love it. TFS & enjoy your week.

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  8. Beautiful CAS and clean card, Greta!

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  9. Fab design and love the rainbow of colors! Take care and have a great week!

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  10. I love your angle rainbow panel Greta, what a fantastic card!! You're rockin' your guesting gig!!

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  11. It's such a cool take Greta!
    I love what you have done here!!
    HUgs~

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  12. Wow, Greta! Such a great take on the inspiration! I love it!

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  13. Great idea to make a Copic border with all the colours.

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  14. I love how these colors all blend together. Really pretty card.

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  15. love your fun and CAS take on the inspiration photo, greta!!

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  16. Beautiful CAS rainbow card, Greta, love how the sentiment spans across the rainbow!

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  17. Happiness!! Thanks for linking up to STAMPlorations Monthly Challenge:)

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  18. Love your CAS card Greta, your colour are so vibrant and I love the sentiment.

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  19. Love your take on the inspiration photo. Rainbow stripes! They are so pretty.

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  20. This is simplicity at its finest! Gorgeous detailing! Thanks for playing along with the sketch at STAMPlorations!

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  21. If a lottery came my way, I'd be retired in a nanosecond and playing cards all. day. long. *grin* Another brilliant card that showcases your copics in fine rainbow-fashion, captures the inspiration photo wonderfully and fits the sketch challenge marvelously! Another Greta-favourite...
    hugs~c

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  22. this is such a great card and i received it in the mail yesterday - aren't i the luckiest!

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  23. Really beautiful take on the inspiration photo - just a wonderful CAS design! Thanks so much for playing along at AAA Cards! Jill

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  24. Love this design, Greta! Glad you're enjoying your GD.

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  25. LOVE your take on the inspiration photo, Greta! Your stripes are beautiful, and Love how you blended all the colors! I heard that the recipient loves it, too :)

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  26. Greta....this is just beautiful. Really love your take on this week's challenge, your rainbow is amazing.

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  27. Your bloggy friend is going to love this! Wow what an awesome idea and design! Love it!

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  28. Fab rainbow panel, the CAS treatment of the sketch works so well.
    Thanks for joining STAMPlorations this month. :)

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  29. I LOVE your blended Copic stripes, Greta! I've never tried that! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  30. Fabulous, colorful CAS card! Love how the stripes blend together!

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  31. What a beautiful CAS card, Greta.
    Love how you used the pretty colors.
    Fabulous design!

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  32. Fabulous CAS design! Love the rainbow array of blended stripes along the bottom edge of the panel.

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  33. wow! love that rainbow border you created with copics. what an eye catching card. thanks for linking up with curtain call.

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  34. This is one of my faves! Love the simple and sweet, but packed full of color! Hugs!

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