Monday, July 25, 2016

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge...& final SAF cards

Perfect timing for all the fun at PTI as I didn't have to hunt for inspiration to get back into stamping after my trip.  
Blog Hop Inspiration
Love that the monthly PTI Blog Hop wasn't cancelled even though the SAF deadline isn't until tomorrow morning. The more chances Mr Random has to find me, the better--haha! Fresh & clean inspiration with Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, Soft Stone & Blueberry Sky.  I still needed to try Watercolor Like a Master, so combined the challenges.  
Lots of practice needed, but I had fun using images from Garden Gild Mini Kit & a sentiment from Meadow Greens stamped in Versafine Smokey Gray. Fortunately I had a quatrefoil embossing folder which kept the panel from going into the trash.  I'm also entering SSS Monday.
Amy inspirationHubby needs a thank you for one of his male cousins.  The Masterpiece Inspiration by Matisse gave me the idea to cover much of a panel with leaves.
I used Turning a New Leaf & dots from Harvest Berries with 4 green inks: Spring Moss, Mint Julep, Simply Chartreuse & New Leaf.  The sentiment from Take Three Summer is stamped in Memento Toffee Crunch which I think goes well with the Classic Kraft card front. I'm also entering Word Art Wednesday.
I couldn't find a PTI stamp to use for Pointillism Play, but I do want to give that technique a try in the future.  
My last card is for Color Blocking.  The definition I found said you combine colors opposite each other on the color wheel.  I ended up with a fun, happy card using the stem stamp & flower die from Flower Fusion #9 with Lemon Tart, Winter Wisteria, Pink Lady, Mint Julep, Spring Rain & Summer Sunrise. The sentiment from Heart to Heart #2 is white embossed.  I'm also entering Retro Rubber as these have been in my stash for over 3 years. 

I've had a ball letting chores wait & spending all my time walking Fritz & making cards. Now I better get back to real world duties & mail some cards! Thanks so much for all the sweet comments which really make my day.

37 comments:

  1. Love the stamping and the designs!

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  2. Always good to let the chores wait, especially when you find time to make these beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing x

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  3. Beautiful cards Greta! I really like your color block card...so bright and just happy looking! Pssst...I let my housekeeping go this weekend too! I mean we do have to set our priorities, right?!!! :0)

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  4. your card for the blog hop is lovely, but my fave of the 3 is this leafy one - so pretty!!

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  5. another fabulous set of cards, greta!! love your masterpiece inspiration card!

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  6. Greta, what lovely cards you've created.

    Chores can always wait. So glad you are having fun creating.


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  7. Wonderful trio of beautiful cards Greta! So sweet and yes, chores can always wait...dog walking and crafting should always come first!

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  8. Love the embossed quatrefoil on the first card!

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  9. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! These are so pretty Greta! The embossing on the first is elegant and the stamping lovely. Turning a new leaf is one of my fave PTI sets and I like what you did with it here. Your color blocked is delightful!

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  10. Very pretty cards, Greta! Wonderful embossing and pretty flowers on the first card! Second card is just lovely with the greenery and third card is so fun with the flowers...very eye catching!:-)

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  11. Three lovely cards, Greta! I also have to catch up on household chores and yard work after spending so much time on all these PTI challenges.

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  12. What fabulous cards!! You have been busy! Sending hugs your way!

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  13. You have had fun playing here Greta. All your cards are lovely and I've just had a great time watching the PTI video's you linked.

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  14. Love these gorgeouss creation, the colours and colouring are spectacular as always.xx {aNNie}

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  15. Oh no not reality...don't let it in...savor those last few moments...Some really pretty cards Greta, so glad you are enjoying SAF, and glad you are sharing so we can see the lovely cards.

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  16. Oh, these are all lovely! Wonderful takes on the challenges!

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  17. I think you did excellent work for Stamp A Faire. Every one of your cards was so pretty. I bet the housework was still there waiting for you when you were done! That's the only thing I like about housework. It waits and waits until you are ready. Not like the craft supplies that call to us constantly and we have to go make a card or they get their feelings hurt.

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  18. Three more awesome cards! Hope you win!

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  19. These are fabulous Greta!!! Your work on the stamp affair is awesome my friend!

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  20. Three wonderful cards, Greta! Especially love card 2 with the vines!

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  21. Hello Greta: What a fabulous and beautiful trio of cards, I love the one you shared with us at Retro Rubber, love the flowers in those soft colors. I'm so glad you made your house chores wait a bit to create this beautiful cards, which is more fun than doing laundry or doing dishes, LOL!!
    Thank you for playing along with our Summer Time challenge, hope you join us again soon.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  22. Love all of the cards you have on this post, but particularly the one for Retro Rubber. These flowers just make me smile! Definitely summertime inspiration! Thanks for sharing with us at Retro Rubber. Always enjoy seeing you in our gallery. Hope you get back to your craft room and walking Fritz soon and not let everyday chores keep you away for long. My girls say hi to Fritz!!

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  23. I really like that leafy thank you card. The other cards are great too but the leafies make me happy.

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  24. Bah to house work etc. you did the right thing in making your pretty cards! I really like your "Matisse" inspired leaf card!

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  25. Lovely cards all of them, but I especially love the bright colours of your entry to Retro Rubber. Thanks for joining us this week. Claire DT

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  26. Your cards are wonderful! What a wonderful technique on your Retro Rubber card. I will have to look at doing one! Thank you for playing along with us and hope to see you in our gallery again soon.

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  27. Hi Greta! I really love the mix of stamping and texture on your top card. Beautiful work. Big hugs, Autumn

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  28. Beautiful cards Greta! I love the color blocking technique you used I need to try that one. Thank you so much for joining us at Retro Rubber:)

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  29. Hi Greta!
    Fabulous cards, and great techniques as well. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your talents with us. I'm always delighted to have you play along with us, and love seeing your wonderful creations.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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    1. I'd love to have you stop by my blog to say hello when you get an opportunity. I always love having visitors and new followers.
      Karen
      www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  30. Such fun layers and texture! I love the color combo too. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  31. Lovely job with the color blocking! I didn't do that challenge because it kind of scared me! LOL! But it didn't you! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!

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  32. Gorgeous set of cards, Greta! Beautiful watercoloring on the first one, and I love how you included the Quatrefoil background! Love them all!

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  33. three great cards! great take on color blocking your flowers with complementary colors!!

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  34. Time with Fritz and crafting: you've got your priorities straight *grin* Chores can wait (I'm hoping the 'chores elves' will make an appearance!). Another round of fantastic SAF entries...you've aced the challenges!
    Hugs~c

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