Monday, September 26, 2016

Spring & Autumn

September 2016 Mood BoardI'm so happy to be back making cards. First is a break from Fall cards because of the beautiful mood board for Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge. I love the package with text & ribbon, but in the end I went with the beautiful bed linens. My smooshing inks are Distress Ink mowed lawn, worn lipstick, tumbled glass & squeezed lemonade.  I made mats from Spellbinders Labels 16 (first time, I think) for the EH Bold Blossoms cut from self-adhesive fun foam & covered with Rock Candy glitter--beautifully sparkly in person.  
They're attached to SSS Fog cardstock which is wrapped with white crochet thread.  The little tags & sentiment are PTI Tiny Tags. Makes me think of Spring or Easter, so I'll put it aside until then. I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies.
My next card is for Thanksgiving & SSS Flickr Challenge #54. Fall colors often include orange & yellow, but I wanted to try just using deeper shades of green & red. Penny Black's sweetness was embossed with my new favorite Stampendous PEARLuster Moonstone powder.  
It's too big a stamp for my mini MISTI, but decided splotchy is OK with the look of watercoloring.  I used Zigs Olive Green, Wine Red, Pale Rose & Distress marker fired brick. The die cut sentiment is one of my newest SSS purchases.  I embossed it with the same powder & inlaid it into the green panel. The dot over the "i" is a gem also embossed with the powder so it matches. Finished off with sequins & stars from my friend, Lisa. I'm also entering ATSM & SSS Monday. Thanks so much for stopping by.
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23 comments:

  1. They are two really pretty cards Greta. I love the lovely fresh spring colours on the first and the shimmer on the second is beautiful. Barbxx

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  2. The colors on your first pretty card are delightful!! And your second card is shimmery elegance at it's best!! Just beautiful Greta!!

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  3. two lovely cards, Greta - wonderful colors and design!

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  4. OH they are both so pretty Greta!
    Well done my Friend!
    xx

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  5. Pretty cards! Congrats on the PTI win!

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  6. Flowers all the way Greta, how very lovely ! The design of the first with the Macintosh style Roses is very pretty but it's the second that has to be my favourite with those rich colours.

    B x

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  7. two beautiful cards Greta. The first one is really so pretty in the soft colours and your second one is a perfect fall card.

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  8. Just love both cards, Greta! Gorgeous embossing with color on card 2 and I love all the sparkle on card 1!!

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  9. what a fabulous set of cards, greta!! love that you didn't go with traditional fall colors for your SSS card!

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  10. Both of your cards are wonderful but I am over the moon for the fall card. It is going on my list of favorites for the season.

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  11. Your cards are always lovely but the first one took my breath away. Fab use of these floral dies. Elelgant with a modern and colourful twist. Stunning!

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  12. You're on a roll, Greta. Both cards are gorgeous. LOVE the colours and texture on the autumn card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

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  13. Both cards are wonderful! Love the four square and the pretty colors in the first one and the elegant shimmer in the second. Fabulous!

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  14. Great two beautiful cards, great one inspired by Pin-sights and I love the greens on the second!

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  15. Two more beautiful cards today. I love that Pearluster Moonstone powder. It really makes a gorgeous shiny background and the flowers look so pretty. The tag card is lovely in those soft colors.

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  16. Wow Greta! What beautiful cards! I love the pretty color palette of the first and the beautiful pink blossoms on the second! Happy crafting :)

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  17. What beautiful cards these are, Greta.

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  18. Love the pastel colors on your first card with the die cut flowers, Greta! And, your second card is a shimmery beauty...absolutely lovely!!

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  19. Wow! You've done spring and fall just perfectly here. The subtly of the colors you got for spring is just fabulous. I wouldn't have thought it possible with the colors you used. The pearlized embossing and your coloring on the second card is just wowie zowie.

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  20. Both of your cards are beautiful, Greta! I love the soft colors and designs. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

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  21. Two very different kinds of flowers, Greta! Love the contemporary sketched flowers! They do look like Spring! And the PB card is GORGEOUS! Beautiful job of watercoloring those flowers!

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  22. Another beautiful Entry...love both the cards...Thank you so much for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies Challenge.

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