Saturday, September 3, 2016

Ombre Cluster Leaves & Rose with Mists


Happy Labor Day Weekend to all my U.S. friends. Kind of a mixed bag as I started today by attending a memorial service for the mother of childhood friends & tomorrow we celebrate our 37th anniversary.  
Another great PTI MIM video by Dawn.  The technique is Ombre Cluster Stamping.  Easy technique that works with lots of different images.
Maybe our change in the weather & helping hubby with the first leaf raking of the season has something to do with my choice to use images from Turning a New Leaf with these inks: Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold & Versafine Vintage Sepia. Love the mixed font of this sentiment from Autumn Adornments & the faux stitching from Lil' Inker.  
I misted with gold Shimmer Spritz, added 3 PPP gold sequins & matted the panel to Canyon Clay cardstock. I love to send Thanksgiving cards & now I'm inspired to make some more!  I'm also entering SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday, Die Cut Divas, Time Out, Word Art Wednesday & Flickr Love Group.  
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Here's a redo of the sympathy card I made for my friends using Stamplorations rose, a sentiment from PTI Through the Trees & a very old script stamp.  I stamped the rose in Versafine Vintage Sepia & then spritzed with Tattered Angels Wheatfield, Cork & Gold.  Next I sprayed a bit of mist in the caps so I could add color to the image with a paintbrush.  I lightly stamped the script in Distress Ink vintage photo after attaching the torn panel to the kraft card.  All the edges are sponged with vintage photo.  I'm entering Stamplorations Theme & SketchStamplorations Anything Goes & CropStop.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

36 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the ombre leaves! Beautiful card.

Cindy Beach said...

Your ombre stamping is just beautiful, Greta! I love the shades you used and the way the sentiment takes center stage. Happy anniversary!

Rosemary said...

oh that first card is a real jaw-dropper, greta!! the stamping is absolute perfection!! love the vintage feel that the second card has!

brenda said...

Two more real stunners and full of beautiful detail Greta, I especially like the first as I have a bit of a things for trees and leaves.

B x

Imke said...

Greta, your ombre cluster card looks so beautiful ! Great take with the Challenge.

Imke ~ My Crafty Place

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards Greta! Your ombre stamping looks fantastic and that rose is beautiful! Hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

creationsnz said...

Lovely colours and beautiful stamping. So glad you joined the Die Cut Divas, CarolG

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant colours here, just stunning work. xx

Greta. Fabulous colours and gorgeous designs...xx

{aNNie}

Ros Crawford said...

Happy Anniversary sweetie!! Have a beautiful day! Gorgeous cards I love those pretty leaves!

Joyously Noelle said...

Wow, what a great stamp to use for a lovely ombré effect! Drooling over your card.

Brenda in IN said...

Both of these are just lovely. I love fall cards because those colors are so pretty. Happy Anniversary to you both. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, Greta gorgeous Gard loving the ombré look. Mind you still don't quite get why they call it ombré. One day might invest in some new stamp pads as love your colours too.
BTW I've welcome you on my NBUS post today, 4 th, I've a DT post scheduled for 5 th so if it's popped up when you peek, just scroll down one. Hopefully my scheduling has worked. Blogger was tad crazy when I was working on it, thanks for sharing your inspiration and most of all for joining my blog. Not sure why but am in real lull at moment. Seems to happen.
Hugs,
Shaz in Oz.

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful cards, Greta! I especially love those ombre leaves!!! Gorgeous representation of Fall and a fun technique! I need to watch Dawn's video.

Linda said...

Two beautiful cards, Greta. Those leaves look so pretty in the ombre tones. And that vintage rose is gorgeous.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both cards, Greta - shimmer on the thanksgiving card looks amazing and I love how you colored the rose on the sympathy card! Happy anniversary!!

LaVon Hall said...

Just receiving such a beautiful card would be a reason to be thankful. Your sympathy card is very elegant with the tone on tone coloring.

Wishing a Happy Anniversary!

Liz said...

Two beautiful cards.

Happy 37th Anniversary. Hope you have a lovely day. xx

paperkicks said...

Love your take on Dawn's challenge! I thought about using Turning a New Leaf, but changed my mind. Now I know I need to CASe your card! So beautiful...both cards are!!

Maura said...

Greta, happy anniversary, and condolences. I recently went through a very similar time, the ups and downs of life. Your ombre card is beautiful and looks wonderful against the colored card! Love the stitching around the edge! Thanks so much for joining us this week for our Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp! xx Maura

Nat said...

love both designs, gorgeous cards :) enjoy your labour day! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Ahhh... so pretty!

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous stamping Greta and what a yummy choice of colors. Hope you get some smile time this weekend.

Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful ombre cluster of leaves Greta, and LOVE the sparkly look of the gold sparkle shimmer...a perfect thanksgiving card!! And your vintage rose card is SO pretty...love it!! Also, a very happy anniversary to you and your hubby...congrats!! :0)

Susanne Vargas said...

Great take on the MIM and the sympathy card is really beautiful!
Happy anniversary to you and your husband!

Kathy Mc said...

Oh, Greta, I love the color combo for your TANL cluster. Have to remember this one as it would also work as a sympathy card. Speaking of which, your vintage rose sympathy card is beautiful. Happy Anniversary!

Cindy C. said...

So beautifully done! Thanks for joining in the fun at Die Cut Diva's.

Maria said...

Both cards are so lovely, Greta! First card is so pretty with the orange and yellow leaves! And, the second card is very pretty with the rose! Happy 37th Anniversary to you and your husband!!

Patti said...

Beautiful cards Greta!! I especially LOVE your Ombre leaves. I guess the "Fall bug" has bitten me cuz I can't seem to get enough of these yummy colors!

Patti

Lisa Elton said...

What a pretty Thanksgiving card, love the colors!! Happy anniversary wishes to you and Steve!! Your sympathy card is lovely, very peaceful. So sorry to hear of your friend's loss. I'm sure they know the love that one onto your card.

Lisa Elton said...

That should read, the love that went into your card! Sorry about that ;)

Martha said...

Greta, Happy Anniversary! Hope you had a lovely weekend.
Both cards are simply lovely!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lovely fall feeling cards!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Greta! It's so elegant and beautifully stamped.
I hope you had a wonderful anniversary & congratulations, 37 years married is amazing :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Arlene said...

A simple design with great colors. Lovely - absolutely lovely.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

cm said...

The leaves on your first card: absolutely gorgeous! The rose on the sympathy: soft, delicate, touching! Belated Happy 37 Anniversary!
Hugs~c

Wei Wei said...

Both cards are elegant! Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations.