Monday, May 2, 2016

..And I Didn't Think I Liked Orange!

Interesting color combo for the MFT Color Challenge.  I always say orange is my least favorite color, but I discovered sometimes it's beautiful! The MFT Sketch provided my layout.  Lately I've been loving white embossed graphic images with watercoloring.  I used MFT Geometric Grid BG for the first time--just love it!  
My smooshing was done with PTI Orange Zest, Limeade Ice & Winter Wisteria.  You get shades with watercolor, so hopefully that counts for light & dark purple. The glitter strips were done with Score Tape & Elizabeth Craft Cool Highlight.  I wasn't happy with the look because it's so transparent.  Starting over wasn't really an option, so I grabbed the Champagne Stickles & started putting it over the other glitter.  It kind of globbed so I tried to wipe it off, which made it spread & I loved the look--happy accident!  The sentiment is from MFT Totally Happy & I stamped on the same watercolor paper so it would match.  When I checked my felt supply I discovered that I have Orange Fizz which I bought to use for pumpkins. Cut it with the gorgeous MFT Rolled Gardenia & oh wow--can't say I don't like orange anymore--haha! Found a piece of cream vellum I got in a close-out & had never cut--perfect for the MFT Layered Leaves.  I tried several colors for the card front & finally decided to use splatters of the same 3 inks on a watercolor panel.  Always good to try something new & fun to see colors in a new light. Pink is still my favorite, but that felt no longer has to wait for pumpkin season!  Speaking of pink, here are 2 more of my pink roses.
Just wish they'd last forever!  I'm also entering SSS WednesdayCropStop & Word Art Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by my blog.
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30 comments:

  1. So pretty Greta! Love the beautiful felt blossom! Thanks for inspiring me to pull my stash out that I've managed to hoard! :) LOL

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  2. Your inky panels look great Greta, Orange is a colour I enjoy working with as it blends with so many other colours. Your Roses are beautiful and so far ahead of our over here in the UK.

    B x

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  3. WOW ... am loving this colour combo, Greta. You have used it perfectly. LOVE the white embossed background with the smooshed watercolours --- very pretty! And LOVE that orange felt flower. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  4. really pretty Greta - and that is such a pretty shade of orange

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  5. I love that color combo and I like orange. The flower is perfect with that and my favorite is the glitter strips.

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  6. Orange is pretty perfect on that card. The flower is so cute.

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  7. Orange can be beautiful, as you've shown here, Greta! Love that embossed background stamp. I believe I have that in my NBUS box. It's beautiful with the watercolor and the glittered strips! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  8. Your piece of artwork smooshed me away, Greta! The colours mix beautifully on the white embossed. Orange is the national colour of Holland and we will be flooded with orange on King's Day and in the football matches!

    Your roses are so pretty!

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  9. I can;t pick a favorite photo so: I LOVE your card and your roses! BOTH are gorgeous!

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  10. I adore that color combo and you used it beautifully, Greta!!

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  11. A gorgeous card Greta, a lovely design with super embossed background and super with the sentiment panel and beautiful flower!!

    hugs
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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  12. That is a pretty one, great take on the sketch!

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  13. LOVE the geometric grid you created! Such pretty colors - gorgeous card!

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  14. Oh, your card is so gorgeous, Greta! Awesome geometric grid, background, and pretty sparkle! And, your roses are stunning...just lovely!

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  15. Super cute BD card! -thank you for dropping this off at WAW this week - best wishes on the win! Blessings - Gail DT WAW John 3:16

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  16. What a happy accident this turned out to be. I love the colours and the texture is gorgeous. Barbxx

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  17. Oh what a pretty background for your sweet felt bloom!! You know I love it when you bring out the felt!! Your pink roses are so pretty. One year we bought my mom two rose bushes for Mother's Day. She named them after her mom and my dad's!!

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  18. Oh this is so pretty Greta!
    I too, adore the color combo ;)
    Hugs~

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  19. This is gorgeous, Greta! Love the background you created and that felt flower!
    Your roses are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  20. WHAT!!!!! You don't like ORANGE! It is the best color in the rainbow. Your card is simply fabulous, just love your use of this amazing color.

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  21. what a cool background... fabulous take on the MFT sketch, greta!!

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  22. Beautiful card. Love the background and your orange felt flower.

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  23. Oh my oh my oh my...in love! Now I really, really want that background stamp *grin*
    Hugs~c

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  24. Greta, what a beautiful card & fun post. I love the pretty felt flower & the fabulous background. The description of your thoughts made me smile.

    Also, love your pink roses.

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  25. WOWeeeeee Greta! I laughed, I don't care for yellow or Orange, but I'm beginning to also! Your card really pops! Beautiful!

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  26. This is really cool. I like those glittery stripes. They add a little something but don't overwhelm the delicacy of your card. Good job on discovering your love of orange (or at least not dislike).

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  27. I love orange its a bold inlove yellow! Gorgeous card Greta...my top 10 of your cards is getting overcrowded. Your roses are gorgeous.

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  28. What a beautiful card!! I've a lot of catching up to do!

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