Friday, September 30, 2016

Looking Like Fall!

Yesterday was probably the last day to walk Fritz wearing shorts & sandals, but that's OK with me.  I snapped a few pictures of changing leaves & giant pumpkins on our street. 
I have 3 cards for challenges about to end.  First is my entry for Winnie & Walter Re-Run #14.  I did finally spend my gift certificate, so goodies will be here soon. Shay's card with blue leaves inspired me--so unexpected.  
I did kind of the opposite using a Verve blossom on green patterned paper. My embossing powder is Zing Leaf & I sponged the centers with Distress Ink bundled sage.  The same ink was used to stamp the tiny flower, also from Verve Simply Amazing.  My favorite W&W Hello die was cut from the same patterned paper, clear embossed & mounted with a black shadow.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday & CropStop.
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Next is my entry for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, SSS Monday & SSS Work it Wednesday using Stampendous Shared Coffee embossed in detail copper powder.  
Then I smooshed the panel with Distress Inks scattered straw, wild honey, ripe persimmon & fired brick. Scattered Straw Stickles was added to the steam & "F" & finished off with Dew Drops.  I used a Tim Holtz stencil with Distress Ink gathered twigs on the kraft card.
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Last, but not least is my card for the Altenew September Inspiration Challenge.  I won the last Papercrafts monthly prize before they closed. Included was the Altenew Simple Shapes stamp set.  The last time I tried to use it everything ended up in the trash.  
This time I was able to make a fun card using Memento Dandelion & Love Letter along with Hero Arts Soft Pool. Have to admit, I did stamp 4 samples on scratch paper before settling on this arrangement of the colors.  The Mini MISTI made it possible to get a good inking.  I used a sentiment from my new set, Painted Greetings.  

Finished off with PPP Marshmallow sequins & spritzed with Perfect Pearls. I'm also going to add my card to the Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop & Word Art Wednesday. Happy to have cards ready to mail to some blogging friends. Thanks for making it through this long post.  I love reading your comments. 
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33 comments:

  1. All three of your cards are awesome!

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  2. three wonderful cards, Greta - love the green with the black and white stripe - very effective - today was our last day in the outdoor pool for water aerobics - boo hoo!

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  3. Three very different cards Greta, like your use of the hexagons but it has to be the middle one with the lush Autumnal colours that pips it to the post for me today.

    B x

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  4. Lovely cards. I particularly like the ink smooshed background on the coffee card. Love the autumn colors.

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  5. Gorgeous cards! Your coffee card is yummy & looks like it smells delicious. lol

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    1. Wish I knew where to find your cards--I'd leave you a comment.

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  6. Three super cards Greta. I love your inky backgrounds but I think the last is my absolute favourite. Barbxx

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  7. Fabulous fall coffee, love the background

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  8. Greta, you have been busy. Each card is perfection, I love that tone on tone,and the shine on your diecut is fab. Your coffee card has some beautiful inking! And your colors on the last are so lovely together.

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  9. Love the photos of those giant pumpkins and the leaves changing--swoon! Three awesome cards all wonderful designs!

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  10. Wonderful collection of cards, Greta!! And, fall looks lovely in your area! It certainly found it's way her with cooler temps. The leaves are just starting to turn here. Have a great weekend!:)

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  11. Gorgeous trio of cards, Greta! Especially love the backgrounds on cards 1 & 2, and the colorful hexagons look amazing on card 3!!

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  12. What a fabulous card, Greta. I love your color choices, too. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us. I appreciate it so much, and hope that you'll stop by to join us again soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  13. The border of striped paper on the fresh green card is perfect! Your background on the coffee card is warm and inviting! And last but not least, love the colors on your Altenew card!! Fantastic work Greta!

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  14. fabulous set of cards, greta!! each so unique and inspiring... love the clean, graphic design of the last one!

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  15. some absolutely amazing cards Greta. Just love the green one. Such a lovely shade of green.

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  16. What a wide array of cards that truly show your talent.

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  17. My favorite of the bunch is the green on green Hello card. I love green. Because of the striped edge I thought at first that was a mini spiral notebook. I'm easy to fool.

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  18. All cards are very beautiful! Love the stamps you've used in your yellow card! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!Barbara

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  19. so many pretty projects! Really love the one for the Fall Coffee Lovers hop...awesome inky goodness.

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  20. Great arrangement of shapes and colors!

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  21. Whops, thought the others were on a different post. Love the wonderful colors of the sponged background and the subtle stamping on the hello card! Three great cards, Greta!

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  22. WOW, you've been so productive. What lovely cards you've created. The green hello card is my favorite. I love how the black/white makes the pretty color pop.

    Love the photos you've shared. Enjoy your lovely weather.

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  23. Beautiful photos of your surroundings...I miss traveling to Oregon! Your cards: each one is marvelous! I'm especially taken with your shimmery W&W hello!
    Hugs~c

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  24. Gorgeous cards Greta! They are all equally wonderful but I especially love how you have "smoosed" your background on your middle card, it looks fabulous :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  25. Awesome cards, Greta! I feel honored you chose my card as your inspiration for your card for the Rerun Challenge. Thank you so much for joining in on the Rerun Challenge. :-)

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