Monday, May 30, 2016

Guesting at City Crafter Challenge Blog

I'm so honored to be the guest designer at City Crafter Challenge Blog due to being one of the winners of their birthday challenge.  This week the theme is feathers so I pulled out my Spellbinders peacock feathers.  I was excited to get them in a close-out, but they've seldom been used. 
To begin with I smooshed a panel of watercolor paper with Distress Ink picked raspberry, dusty concord & peacock feathers. The splatters are brushed pewter Distress Stain. Then I die cut 3 of the feathers from the panel.  The ends were silver embossed before I brushed on MFT Glitter Glaze. The die cuts were glued back into the panel letting the black mat show a bit.  I used Tim Holtz alphabet stickers for the greeting & embellished with black Pico Embellisher.  Finished off with silver trim.  Hope I've inspired you to join the challenge this week.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.
I'm not a photographer, so usually I just admire posts by Kirsty & Ros for Our Beautiful World. However, this week the cue word is "cup" & I have one that I treasure.  This antique (1891-1926) Belleek cup & saucer was given to me by my grandmother.  She wanted me to have it because I'm the only one in the family who visited Ireland. I included the sticky note she wrote.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

25 comments:

  1. You created a beautiful background for the feather dies Greta and it's a great take on the inspiration. And what a very special cup and saucer.

    B x

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  2. Your card is lovely with its silver tipped diecuts and beautiful colours. But you teacup steals the show. 'that Belleek teacup and saucer are such a treasure.
    I visited Ireland when I was 14. Bernadette Devlin had been taken to jail that day and buses were overturned, burning in the streets! It was a time of violence and passions ran high. A very exciting time for a young woman. I shall always remember it!
    My family is from Antrim...

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  3. Gorgeous card Greta. The background is so pretty. Love the cup and saucer photo. Such a great keepsake from your Grandmother.

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  4. Whoo Hoo! I'm so glad you are guesting with us this week and what a fantastic card!! Love it! I also love that sweet cup and the little sticky note you kept... What a treasure and thanks so much for guesting with us and linking up to OBW!!

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  5. congrats on the guest designer spot and love the colors you used in your card - and i have wanted a Beleek cup and saucer forever - i have a friend on the lookout for one for me.

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  6. What a lovely card for the challenge. Definitely fits the theme! I super love your cup too! The great thing about the Our Beautiful World challenges is that you don't have to be a stellar photographer. Just one who enjoys the theme and the process. Wonderful to include your grandmother's note!

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  7. Stunning card Greta! The background is gorgeous!! What a special tea cup...love that it has the lucky clovers on it!!

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  8. Beautiful teacup. What a great keepsake.

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  9. Those feathers are totally gorgeous - what clever techniques you've used. Thanks for being our guest at City Crafter.

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  10. Oh, I love this! I'm in love with the colors and the way you did the feathers. What a wonderful teacup - all the more special coming from your grandmother!

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  11. Greta this is such a lovely take on our theme. And I am so happy to have you as our GD at CCCB. I always enjoy your cards and this card is gorgeous! The cup you inherited from your grandmother is a precious heirloom. Love it!

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  12. Wonderful card Greta!!!! I LOVE all the depth and texture! Congrats on GD for City Crafter! A wonderful bunch of girls!!

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  13. Huge congrats on your guest design spot! Love your gorgeous card with amazing background and lovely feathers! And, what a gorgeous tea cup from your grandmother! We visited Ireland in 2004 during our British Isles cruise. We visited Waterford and Dublin. What part of Ireland did you see? Take care and have a great week, hugs!

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  14. Congrats on your GD spot! You created a fantastic card for this challenge! Very artsy!
    Thank you for sharing this lovely, delicate cup and saucer! What a special gift from your grandmother!

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  15. What a perfectly lovely and delicate card!! I love the feminine feel to it! The cup from your grandmother is wonderful, the little note, even better!!

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  16. congrats on your guest designer spot, my friend!! so very well deserved! your card for the challenge is lovely... the smooshed background is amazing!! what a lovely and special gift you received from your grandmother!

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  17. Your inspiration card is stunning for this challenge, Greta, and I also love that you cherish this beautiful cup and saucer from your grandmother! Congratulations on the win and the guest design feature!! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. Gorgeous card Greta! I love the softness of the colours, they are so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  19. Greta, what a beautiful card you've created. Congrats on your win & GD spot!

    What a special gift from your grandmother, and even more special that you still have her handwritten note.

    Have a lovely day!

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  20. How fabulous to have such a lovely keepsake from your grandmother. Your card with the partial die cuts (appears so) is amazing.

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  21. Congrats on your well deserved Guest Designer spot, Greta! Beautiful watercoloring on this card, and I love your card! These feathers add so much dimension to your design, and I love how you framed them out!
    Such a beautiful tea cup and saucer...I'm sure your grandmother also knew you would cherish this lovely keepsake...it's so pretty!

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  22. Love your silver edged feathers and what a special tea cup and saucer! Such a treasure!

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  23. Sorry I have been a bad blog friend lately, trying to catch up now that I woke up in the middle of the night feeling wide awake!
    beautiful card and thanks for being our guest this week, and I am so happy that you join in the fun this week at OBW too!

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  24. Those feathers...that background...oh my! Love the combination! A gorgeous teacup and saucer keepsake, Greta. I have three from my Grandma that I treasure. When my sister and I were kids, she'd use them to serve us hot cocoa...talk about being spoiled!
    hugs~c

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  25. That cup and saucer is so delicate and feminine. What a great treasure from your grandmother. Oh? THere was a card too? hee hee, interesting peacock feathers and done up in a fun style.

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