Monday, August 8, 2016

New Beginning

The MFT Color Challenge is beautiful & I just happen to have Blu Raspberry & Sno Cone felt.  
I began by smooshing Distress Inks salty ocean, tumbled glass & shabby shutters on 140 pound watercolor paper--drying between each layer of color. MFT Fancy Flourish is cut from cardstock sponged with shabby shutters. The felt flowers are MFT Prima Donna Petals with a gray enamel dot for the center.  Using my Mini MISTI I was able to ink the sentiment from MFT Spring in Memento Gray Flannel onto the textured gray cardstock.  As you can see, the MFT Sketch Challenge provided my layout.  I'm also entering the Flickr Love Group (sentiment of encouragement), ATSMRetro Rubber (stamp at least 5 yrs old) & SSS Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
RRCB 44Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog  

39 comments:

MaryH said...

Cool, chic, and just gorgeous. Love the smooshing, perfect colors together, and also love the pretty felt flowers. TFS & Hugs

Martha said...

Greta, what a lovely card this is.
You used the pretty colors and sketch so beautifully.

Mac Mable said...

Great that you managed to incorporate the challenges so beautifully. Such a gorgeous card. Love the background and the texture in the pretty felt flower x

Lori said...

Gorgeous - love the green and blue background and the sweet felt flower! Have a happy week!

LaVon Hall said...

Wonderful colors and great watercolor work, Greta!

brenda said...

I always love blue and green together Greta and add a nice inky background and a stunning creation.

B x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your layered blue felt flower, Greta - so perfect with the watercolored frame!!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Greta: I love when several challenges can be combine with one card and you did this so beautifully with yours. That felt flower is so lovely with those delicate flourishes in lime green. The color wash back ground is simply stunning, the way you combine this colors and then, added some water splashes is simply fantastic.
Thank you for sharing your card with us at Retro Rubber color challenge, we hope you join us again soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ah, such pretty and soothing colors. Love those felt flowers as always.

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful..love your gorgeous background and those colors are so pretty.

Susanne Vargas said...

That background you created is spectacular as is the whole card! Love it!

Lisa Elton said...

Ahhh, more of your pretty felt flowers!! And just look at your gorgeous background. This is creative and ever so pretty Greta!!

Cat Craig said...

gorgeous panel watercoloring you've used it well in your design.

Maria said...

Gorgeous water colored background, Greta! Love the pretty felt flowers, too! Fab card...love it!!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Gorgeous! Love the background!

aussie aNNie said...

Amazing creation and those colours are perfect.xx {aNNie}

Jan Clothier said...

I think your smooshed background is wonderful but the felt flowers are show-stealers! So fabulous!

Dawn T said...

Saw this over at Flickr, Greta. It is a stunner. Love the felt flowers.

Ros Crawford said...

This is absolutely stunning!! My favourite colours too! Brilliant work my friend

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous, that flower really pops against the beautiful background
Jane GDT at Retro Rubber

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Another beauty, I love the gorgeous background and the flower and flourish are a perfectly pretty finish :) Take care xx

Brenda in IN said...

These colors are so gorgeous together and your card is lovely. I love the felt flowers.

Betty said...

beautiful card Greta - love the grey with the blues and greens

Caryn said...

Beautiful card, the flower is the perfect embellishment.
Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
Big hugs,
Caryn xxx

Stella said...

This is one of my favorte coloour palettes and your design is gorgeous. I love backgrounds with distress ink; subtle and always lovely to see. That flower is - in one word - FAB!

EdenLand Designs said...

Oh, this is lovely!! Your background is divine and the colors....absolutely gorgeous :) Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week!!
Susan - DT

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! I love your background!

Christine said...

Beautiful background! Love the felt flowers, too!

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Greta! What a fabulous and beautiful card! I love how you were able to combine these challenges perfectly! And your results = stunning! Your smooshing is delightful - I just think that is so fun to do!! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

Monika Reeck said...

oh dear Greta
so many lovely challenge on a card
you rock girl
and I love your BG
adorable flower choice too
this will be a winner on those some challenge
great made Great
many thanks to joining us at ATSM this time
hugs
Monika (ATSM DT)

Gibmiss said...

Stunning card Greta... Love the background... Fabulous
Hugs Sylvie x

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous background and a perfect match for the pretty felt flower!

Katy McGloin said...

Wonderful watercolor technique, Greta! I always have such a hard time waiting for the drying between colors. It really does make a difference! Love the flower and flourish details. Thanks so much for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week. Annie & Libby send hello to Fritz... :)

Claire Grantham said...

Love this Greta, great minds think alike with smooshing our backgrounds. I love all the details and the beautiful felt flower. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

creative lady said...

Beautiful love the watercolor background. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

Gingin said...

Beautiful Greta!!! Love the watercolored background. The flourish and felt flower were awesome accents to your card! Thank you so much for joining us at Retro Rubber:)

Rosemary said...

wow!! that background is just amazing, greta!! and you always make the prettiest flowers from felt!

cm said...

Oh my, the salty ocean, tumbled glass & shabby shutters combination is striking! Great stage for those sweet felt flowers...
Hugs~c