Tuesday, October 18, 2016

PTI and W&W

I try not to miss PTI MIM & Melissa's cards are stunning as usual!  Most of my PTI dies are solid so I used my masks for the focal point instead of the background.  
I cut the tree from Floral Foliage out of copy paper & saved the positive & negative. I began by taping the negative over the panel & sponged Spring Moss & Classic Kraft for the tree. The image of 3 blossoms from the set was stamped in Autumn Rose. With the mask in place I inked the tree with Versamark so I could clear emboss it. Magenta Stickles was added to each flower & I managed to brush it with my hand a couple times--hate waiting for Stickles to dry--haha!  I used the positive mask over the tree to color the background by smooshing Spring Rain & Fine Linen & then both colors were sponged.  The smooshing just adds some texture for a different look.  The sentiment from Wonderful Words Hello was stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate & the panel was spritzed with gold Shimmer Spritz. I grounded the tree with thin brown ribbon & Hero Arts cream lace I've had forever.  The panel is mounted to an Autumn Rose mat with fun foam.
 
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Made by Keren
Next is my card for Winnie & Walter Rerun #15.  I don't have It's a Wonderful Pennant, but fortunately you can also use inspiration from the DT with other sets.  I fell in love with Keren's flower & decided to make a Fall card.  My favorite trees are the ones that go from green to red, so I pulled out brown, green & red scraps.  

Each of them was stamped repeatedly with the little leaf image from Big, Bold, Seasons using a matching dye ink.  I used a ruler & pencil so I could cut each piece into pennants.  I assembled them in threes--one of each color with the red one in the center & shorter. The center is made with a punched kraft circle & the sun die from Big, Bold, Seasons cut from a scrap of soft gold paper.  The same paper was used for the autumn die cut & the word from the set was stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent chocolate. The card front was stamped in Versamark.  I added scattered straw Stickles to the flower center & the word.  Everything was already attached & I didn't want to start over, but the red & green looked too much like Christmas.  I sponged on Distress Ink vintage photo, which helped some, & then added vintage photo Stickles.  Now, of course, you can't see the leaf stamping, but at least it has a bit more Autumn feel.  Hopefully it will brighten someone's day.  I'm also entering Dies R Us, SSS Work it Wednesday & The Playground.  Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
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26 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

These are both wonderfully creative Greta! I like the trees that turn to a brilliant blazing red too!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic cards Greta! What a fun tree and fancy flower!

Rosemary said...

WOW!!! your card for the W&W challenge is absolutely amazing, greta!! great take on the MIM technique, too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Cute cards!

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely card Greta ... That tree is so sweet and I like your take on Keren's card!

Barb said...

Two lovely cards Greta. The little scene on the first is really pretty. Great masking which looks lovely. I like the depth of the second and what a good way to use up pretty scraps. Barbxx

brenda said...

Super work as always, it's always a please to see your creations.

B x

Birgit said...

These are both so adorable! I am always getting my fingers into wet stickles too! I can totally relate to the waiting part. ;0)

Stella said...

Your tree turned out beautiful and just like Ros I love your take on Kerens'card!

Darlene said...

BEAUTIFUL creations Greta! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘FALL including Halloween’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

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Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous collection of cards.

sue xx

Marybeth said...

Two very beautiful and creative cards Greta! Love the sweet background you created on the first card!

Nancy Penir said...

Beautiful soft bg on your tree card. And the tree in autumn colors is lovely. You nailed you case of the floral card. How clever!

Jill Norwood said...

Incredible cards my dear! So creative and beautiful!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Two absolutely fabulous cards Greta....just love your autumn leaves!

Helen F. said...

Oh how creative you are, Greta! Love the pretty tree and sponged background~so scenic!

paperkicks said...

Beautiful cards, Greta!! Great idea using a solid die for the focal point for MIM!

Maria said...

Beautiful flowers on the tree on your first card, Greta!! And, the second card has fabulous dimension and wonderful stamping...so pretty!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love that tree card! I love how that lace ribbon mimics a fence. A very sweet card, like a day in the park.

Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful cards Greta...really like your tree one!! :0)

laurie said...

All are so pretty Greta! Awesome designs, I love the autumn one!

Di said...

Great cards Greta! The snippets flower is fabulous. And I learned the hard way that if I use Glossy Accents or Stickles then the card has to be put in another room altogether until it dries! :)

Hugs

Di xx

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Awesome! Love them both Greta.

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful cards Greta!

Martha said...

Greta, your cards are simply lovely.

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Greta these cards are fabulous! I absolutely love how you used those pennants! Thanks so much for playing in our "Fall" challenge at Dies R Us.
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