Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

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Back from our first camping trip of the year just in time for the PTI Blog Hop.  Gotta say, this month's inspiration is fun & beautiful.  The elements I used for my card are image repetition, soft watercoloring, splatters & gray sentiment.  I white embossed an image from Happy Hexagons across a panel of watercolor paper--not trying to line them up exactly.  Unfortunately, the cute design doesn't show up very well.  
I used my Zig wc brush markers in pastel shades to color & for splatters. Wonderful Words: Love die was cut from gray cardstock with a shadow of the wc paper & tiny pearls outlining the heart. The white embossed sentiment is from Counting My Blessings.  I love sending cards to my blogging friends, so this one will be mailed soon.  I'm also entering at Word Art Wednesday & SSS Wednesday.
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We had great weather at the bay off the Oregon coast--actually more sun than was at home according to our neighbors.  I'll be catching up on my blog reading as soon as I can & I know the hop is full of inspiration--enjoy! 

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful take on the inspiration photo!

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  2. Hello Greta! Your background with the hexagons is stunning. Great card for the challenge. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos too. Looks like a beautiful place!

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  3. Pretty card with your soft pastel color blending behind the hexes. I like your unique take on the sentiment using the die cut Love with your stamped sentiment!

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  4. The sentiment sits really well against the soft pastel background Greta. Thanks for sharing your photos.

    B x

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  5. really pretty card Greta - and love your photos too - gorgeous sunset

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  6. I'm so jelly that you got over to that beautiful coast for a bit, Greta!! And I'm delighted that you were able to get back in time to make this stunning card for the Hop. I think it is along the same vein as mine so I get to say, "Great minds!" Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. So pretty Greta. Love the background.

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  8. Wonderful pics of you and your hubby Greta!!! I'm so glad you had good weather! Destiny and I are going over to Trinidad this weekend, I can't wait! Your card is so beautiful!!!!

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  9. Looks like a beautiful area for camping! Love your "love" card with your pretty background!

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  10. Hi Greta, your card is so pretty. I love them pastel colours. Super coastal photos. Barbxx

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  11. Very pretty Greta! Love all the white embossing and the pretty pastel inking.

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  12. The gray is very easy on the eye as are those pearls on love. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art in the #232-#233 - Anything Goes FF Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

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  13. beautiful take on the inspiration photo, greta!! adding the pearls around the heart is such a pretty detail!

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  14. Greta, what a darling card! Love the sentiment detail.

    So glad you had nice weather. Love the fabulous photos you've shared.

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  15. Gorgeous card and photos, Greta! Just love the die with the heart for an O.

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  16. Your card is great! Love that sentiment overtop of those soft colors! Nice!

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  17. Love the pictures! Your card is awesome, such a beautiful take on the inspiration piece.

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  18. Greta, very pretty and precious card for your friend! Awesome pictures from the beach!!

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  19. Great card, Greta! Love how you interpreted the inspirational photo. Isn't it fun to see the variety of cards? So glad you had great weather at the Coast.

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  20. Gorgeous card, Greta! Love the pretty pastels and die cut with the gray! And, thank you for sharing the awesome photos!

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  21. Beautiful card and your camping trip looked fun.

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  22. Your pastely background looks great paired with gray! And the sentiment is so sweet!

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  23. Oh I see your design perfectly Greta and I love it!! Also love the pearl adorned heart in the love die cut. What wonderful photos at the bay! Sure would love to walk along there with you and Fritz!!

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  24. Love that beautifully designed background, Greta! Lovely card!

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  25. Beautiful embossed & colored base for your sentiment!

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  26. Its beautiful Greta and love how you used the Zigs!

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  27. What a lovely card Greta! I love how you did that sentiment too! Fabulous photos and I'm so glad you had a good trip ... Nice to have you back though!

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  28. I think your hexagons showed up just beautifully in your background Greta and I absolutely love how you used the LOVE die with the pearls! So used to seeing that used for Valentines day, so it was great to see it used like you did...definitely going to have to remember that! :0)

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  29. How great you were able to have a little getaway and just relax and what a beautiful place to camp. Your card is so pretty. I love the colors, the die cut and the sentiment. I really love the Colts sweatshirt! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Fritz looks like he is happy to be camping too.

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  30. Don't you just love PTI's challenges?
    They come up with the most beautiful prompts and your take is just as stunning!
    I love the contrast between the soft background and the grey and I think the addition of tiny pearls is gorgeous! the perfect finishing touch for sure!
    xx

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  31. The added pearls are so pretty~such a lovely card!

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  32. Not only beautifully done, but I love the design you chose!

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  33. Your card is amazing; fab take on the inspiration photo. And it's lovely to see photos of you!

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  34. Such a pretty take on the inspiration photo. I really like how you did the sentiment.

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  35. Fabulous card Greta and lovely photos of you and Fritz!

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  36. Oh Greta your card is so perfect and beautiful!! I just love your water coloring! and use of the Happy Hexagons! brilliant : )

    And what a fun trip you enjoyed!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures : )

    Patti

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  37. Gorgeous card Greta...just so beautiful, love your sweet flowers. And your two photos are so fun!

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  38. Pretty! I love the soft watercolor with the grey sentiment block.

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  39. Beautiful, soft background! Love the technique you've used here, Greta! Someone is going to be very happy to open this!

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  40. Love your card especially your die cuts and background
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  41. Fabulous card Greta... Very stylish
    Hugs Sylvie x

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  42. Very soft and fragile feeling. Love that LOVE word die.

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