Thursday, August 25, 2016

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge


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Funny start to the day when I took Fritz out on the deck.  He immediately got his hackles up & started barking--very unusual for him.  I couldn't see anything in the yard & then I saw him looking at the sky.  I looked up to see a hot air balloon!  
August Blog Hop
Onto my card which I started last night for the PTI Blog Hop.  Such a gorgeous inspiration photo this month, although I always have trouble determining colors looking at pictures on the computer.  My friend, Rosemary, saw coral, dark yellow & navy--her card is stunning!  I saw shades of white, pink, brown & black, so my paints are Distress spun sugar & picket fence; Black acrylic; Brown watercolor.
When I first saw the inspiration it reminded me of this paintingthis background technique so that's what I did.  The sentiment is from PTI Meadow Greens & is stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black.  I've had that ink pad for many years & it still works great.  In fact, I used my Mini MISTI, but the sentiment looked perfect with 1 stamping.  My blogging friend, Stella, gave me a package of wonderful buttons including this one which I threaded with some twine.  I planned to add some stamping to the background this morning, but wasn't convinced it would look as good as leaving it plain. Stella is the queen of using a single embellishment--something I never do.  In fact, I had 3 different buttons laid out at first, but hope I made Stella proud using just one--haha!  Very simple card & not my usual, but I thoroughly enjoyed making it & do like how it came out.  We're supposed to be back near 100 degrees today & I'm good at putting off housework so will be catching up on your blogs.  I'm also entering CropStop. Thanks so much for stopping by.
  

38 comments:

  1. what a wonderful 'artsy' card design!

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  2. What a super card design! Love it.

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  3. Fabulous take on the challenge. Love the background and the technique you've used. Gorgeous colours and your card is fabulous! x

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  4. Funny how we all interpret differently. Nichole mentioned soft pastels, earthy oranges with a pop of navy so that helped me narrow it down. Love your card though and I'm sure you did Stella proud using that cute button. Great card, Greta, and try to stay cool!

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  5. Will have to try this technique...nice card

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  6. Great artsy take on the challenge, Greta

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  7. This is so cool Greta! Absolutely love how you did that background and using just the one button! If it wasn't a birthday card, I'd say frame it! Very creative card!! :0)

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  8. So beautiful, Greta! Very artsy with awesome star! Great take on the challenge!

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  9. wow... what a gorgeous, artsy design, greta!! love it!

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  10. So far there are 50 entries posted for the Blog Hop. Your card is the one that pops out of the gallery for me. Strong, bold and very decisive - I love it!

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  11. What a unique mini work of art - so fun to see!

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  12. Isn't it fun to step out of our comfort zone? You did, and this card turned out wonderful! (By the way, I didn't see navy in the inspiration photo either!)

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  13. I like all of the artsy brushstrokes Greta, this is fantastic!! My mom had a little dog that was afraid of hot air balloons. Poor little thing. I think it was the burner noise that scared her. They would fly over their house a lot during the summer and Patches would run for cover!!

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  14. Wow, Greta you really nailed this one, great take on the color challenge! And I love the one button, good job!!

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  15. Definitely framable! Love the technique you used, and love that it could be a masculine as well as feminine birthday card!

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  16. You did an amazing job with this one my friend!

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  17. Gorgeous as always, Greta! Love the modern twist to the challenge!!

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  18. WOW...WOW...Greta! This is one FABulous work-of-art! I could see this framed. You ROCKED the inspiration photo! I love it!

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  19. So very striking Greta, lovely creation.

    B x

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  20. Stunning Greta. I think you made the right decision on to do any further stamping on the background. It is perfect as it is!

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  21. Oh it's wonderful!! I love the artistic look! Fabulous card!

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  22. Super cool card Greta. Love the artsy look... perfect take on the photo.

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  23. Beautiful card Greta! So creative and artistic! Great take on the inspiration photo!

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  24. This is so different and a treat for the eyes. Bad storm with lots of wind on north side where your family is this morning about 8:45. Hope they are good. TV just said trees down but that's all I've heard.

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  25. Whoa Greta! Coolio! Had to look twice when I saw your name under this beaut. What a cool interpretation. And geez - another technique to check out!

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  26. Very original and absolutely beautiful! You'll have to do more of this and frame it next time~

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  27. It's very original and so creative, and I love these subtle color blocks. Also LOVE the single button and adding the twine threaded through the button holes, brilliant idea. Looks very artsy, and should be framed for display! TFS & Hugs

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  28. An artsy, innovative, gorgeous translation of the inspiration photo! Intriguing how we interpret the 'same' image differently. I agree with Mary: frame this!
    Hugs~c

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  29. Fabulous card Greta and great take on the inspiration. Love the great technique you used for the background.

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  30. I don't see coral, dark yellow and navy in that photo either. I think you've got it spot on. I love how your card came out. It isn't your usual fare is right but it is fabulous.

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  31. I think your card is brilliant Greta! so artistic!
    BRAVO!!

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  32. Oh this is such a cool interpretation of this month's photo, Greta. Love the colors and textures created beautifully on your card.

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  33. Thanks for the heads up on this technique Greta, I will have to give it a go. Love, Love, Love your awesome card.

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  34. A very dramatic card Greta. I love this. The star button looks perfect. Barbxx

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  35. WOW! You did an amazing job on this card, Greta! You've really captured the artistic features on the inspiration photo and the colors are just beautiful!

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  36. Oh my gosh...this is a stunner Greta!

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