Sunday, July 31, 2016

Red, White & Blue--not 4th of July

Fun inspiration for Ellen Hutson's July Pin-Sights challenge.  I was inspired by the chevrons, 2 shades of blue, the red & white polka dots & sparkle. I used MFT dies for the chevrons which I cut from 2 blue scraps.  
EH Bold Blossom was cut from printed paper & a solid red scrap--leaving all the pieces intact in the red flower. The die cut word is also EH & I used tiny alphabet stickers to spell happy.
The entire panel was sprayed heavily with Perfect Pearls mixed in water--ala Jennifer McGuire. I'm planning to use this for a birthday card.  I'm also entering The Playground & SSS Wednesday.  
Pixies Crafty Workshop
I'm not one to save & fiddle with tiny scraps, but the pieces from the polka dot flower called to me & were saved from the trash--haha!  
I cut another blossom from white cardstock & brushed on Aqua Noir sparkle--a wonderful gift from my friend, Cat. Then I attached the little pieces on top which gives a nice texture.  The outline of the leaves was also brushed, leaving the inside pieces plain--neat look in person. The chevron piece is done with left overs from the first card & a piece of silver DCWV glitter paper adds more sparkle.  
The sentiment from SSS Card-Exchanging Friends is stamped in PTI Blueberry Sky--the only one of my many blue ink pads that matched the scrap!  A few PPP clear sequins finish it off. I'm entering EH July Pin-SightsSSS Flickr Challenge No. 50 & SSS Monday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

25 comments:

  1. Your two cards captured the mood board perfectly! So glad, you picked those snippets out of the trash to make the second card!

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  2. There is just something that appeals to me about these scribble flowers, Greta, and I love your idea of cutting them from a patterned paper! I love your zig-zag elements, too!

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  3. Okay...you had me with those sweet polka dot flowers!! Add in a little sparkle and I"m swooning!!

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  4. Oh Greta, this is fabulous. I so wanted to play along but not a single idea popped into my head. I love the two different papers on that flower. Just fab my friend.

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  5. Awesome Greta. Love how you used both the parts of the flowers

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  6. Fabulous creation and colours and amazing effects.xx {aNNie}

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  7. They're gorgeous!! Beautiful designs!

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  8. I love both cards Greta! Well done on using the offcuts for your second card as well.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  9. two wonderful cards Greta - and the polka dots center on the second card flower is brilliant!

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  10. both cards are amazing greta!! red, white and blue never looked so pretty!!

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  11. I love the modern look and use of bold colors. Fab cards; especially the first with the chevron border!

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  12. Bold, vibrant and fun. What a fabulous combination of the polka dots and chevrons. Thank you for sharing x

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  13. Both of these cards are fabulous! The bold colors and the white are so striking. Love!!

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  14. Two fabulous cards, Greta! I love the chevrons with this bloom, and how you added sparkle to the leaves on the 2nd card! Such a fun way to use your alphabet stickers on the first one, too!

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  15. Ah ha! These are both lovely. I like how the dotted paper works in these designs. I wouldn't have thought it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.

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  16. Love this wonderful Bold Blossom set, and how lovely it looks with your chevrons. It's a colorful, happy, cheery card, and while yours is for a birthday, it would work terrifically for a patriotic card, with a lot of non-traditional motifs! The orientations on both cards look so pretty. TFS & have a great week.

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  17. OH, Greta, your cards are simply beautiful.
    I love the pretty colors & sparkle.

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  18. What a fun card, love the red, white and blue theme. Very pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  19. Two lovely and very striking cards Greta and I love the colours.

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  20. awesome cards :) and with little to no stamping ;) clever!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  21. Two delights...your scribbly roses make me smile!
    Hugs~c

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  22. Two great cards with fun polka dots!!!! I need to do this challenge! I wish we lived closer to craft together!

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