Sunday, May 15, 2016

Nature

The current Impression Obsession challenge is Fanciful Florals.  I only have 2 IO floral stamps & I used one last time. Gave me a chance to come up with a different design using Petite Flowers 1 which I bought at my LSS sometime before it closed over 3 years ago.  I started by stamping the IO sentiment (C5171) in PTI Stormy Sea.  Then I arranged the flowers using my Mini MISTI & inked them with Memento markers as many times as needed.  Love being able to do that!  
I splattered with Stormy Sea, sprayed with Glimmer Mist spray glitter & added 3 PPP Sparkling Clear sequins. Retro Rubber Challenge provided my color palette--as close as I could get.  I'm also entering CTS--hopefully not too big a stretch.  
 RRCB 38
Speaking of flowers, have to share another picture of the roses I brought in before the rain started.
This is my favorite bouquet so far--2 Breathless & 1 Grand Masterpiece.  They're not only beautiful, but they also have a wonderful fragrance!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

30 comments:

  1. Such a beautifully stamped card Greta and beautiful rises as well, there are so few nowadays that have fragrances as those I remember as a child.

    B x

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  2. Well you rocked that challenge... Your card is gorgeous! And what stunning roses!

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  3. This is a great quote and I love how you surrounded it with the IO flowers. Thanks for sharing your roses too, how pretty! :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  4. Your card and roses are beautiful!

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  5. Just love the simplicity of your card...so lovely!

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  6. Oh, this is beautiful! I love your wonderful take on the sketch!

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  7. Just love how you framed the sentiment with the circle of flowers! And, my goodness, another beautiful bunch of roses, Greta!!

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  8. What a sweet card! Love what you came up with! And your roses are gorgeous!

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  9. wonderful and creative wreath Greta, love those colors and your roses...so pretty.

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  10. What a nice way to use this set! I'm glad to see you playing in the Retro Rubber Challenge. It's good to bring out the old stuff and show it some love. Your roses are gorgeous and flawless. I'm still waiting for my buds to open. I wonder what's taking so long?

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  11. First I have to say that those roses are the most beautiful ones I have ever seen...and you grew them in your garden!! amazing!! Love your card too Greta...don't you love the Misti and wonder how did we ever get along without it? Lots of paper in the circular file, right?

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  12. Pretty card! I love roses, especially scented ones! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  13. Hello Gretta, So glad you played along with us at Retro Rubber, your wreath of pretty and colorful flowers is just beautiful.
    Love the perfect sentiment and all your details.
    Now, this roses are flawless, I bet their aroma is amazing.
    Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, hope to see you again in the gallery soon.
    Hugs.
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  14. I love how you uased the flowers to create a wreath.It looks gorgeous! And your roses are lovely; nature's perfection!

    I am glad my card arrived and you liked the buttons. You are a dear blogfriend. Have a great day!

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  15. Great use of the stamp set! Love the different colors! Nicely done!

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  16. Absolutely beautiful card! I love your delicate stamps forming a pretty wreath around a wonderful quote. Yes, the MISTI is a fantastic tool, isn't it?! Love your roses!! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon!!

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  17. Gorgeous take on the sketch Greta!!
    Can you believe I have the MISTI but I haven't used once yet?
    What is wrong with me?
    Hugs~

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  18. Your card is very sweet and so pretty but your roses are gorgeous!!!

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  19. OH, Greta, what a fabulous take on the sketch! I love how you stamped the sweet flowers. Beautifully done! Darling card!

    AND, OH MY, the roses melt my heart. I'm sure they are even more beautiful IRL.

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  20. beautiful take on all the challenges, greta!

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  21. What a pretty little wreath, this is so sweet Greta!! Love those roses too, I can just smell them now!

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  22. Such a beautiful card, Greta!
    Like everyone, I love the way you used your floral stamps to form this pretty wreath. Nice work!
    Sweet bunch of roses. You have a green thumb!

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  23. Cool card, I really love the wreath, works so well with the sentiment. Love the pretty real roses too. Thanks for playing with us Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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  24. Greta, love the quote and the beautiful intricate flowers around it. Love the colors and the design of the card. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge.

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  25. Such a great card, Greta! Love your design (the MISTI is amazing!) and bright colors. AND, the roses are stunning. Wish I could sniff their fragrance. Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun!! My girls say "hi"....

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  26. I love the circular style and colors! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

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  27. Turning your stamps into a wreath is such a clever idea! Nice job.

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  28. Greta! This is such a great card! I love using random stamps to make a wreath! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber! Congrats on being a top pick!

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  29. I can't believe how far I have fallen behind...This is such a beautiful card, Greta! I love how you created your wreath with the blooms...so lovely!

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