Monday, February 20, 2017

Running Out of Time

Challenge deadlines are coming right up, so I have 4 cards to show you. Feel free to just look at the pictures--tried to write less, but still a long post.
First is a card I made yesterday for the Hero Arts Flickr Scramble.  
I brayered a piece of glossy photo paper with HA red to pink ombre ink pad & then stamped the 2009 Large Dot Flourish in Brilliance Graphite Black.  The HA sentiment from 1996 is stamped in Delicata Silvery Shimmer.  I'm entering a2zRetro Rubber & Word Art Wednesday.
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The next 3 cards are for the PTI challenges which have given me so much inspiration to use the sets I currently own!  The first one is for Celebrating 2008 & Nichole's Out on a Limb card inspired me to use one of my earliest purchases--Lovely Leaves.  
I've used this sentiment but never took time to figure out how to stamp the leaves on the branch.  Need more practice, but still love how it turned out.  The leaves are stamped in Green Parakeet & then watercolored with the same ink using a tiny brush.  The berries & mat are Berry Sorbet while the branches & card front are Classic Kraft.  The dotted leaves were stamped in Classic Kraft on the card front.  
The berries are so tiny I decided to add shimmer to the leaves instead & it's really pretty in real life.
2008Outonalimb_nheady
My card for Celebrating 2009 uses Guide Lines--a stamp set I bought from a blogger doing a purge several years ago & I'd never used it.  As soon as I saw Nichole's card using Giga Guidelines I thought maybe I could use a small image stamped multiple times for the same idea--& it worked!  
I used Lavender Moon for the image & mat & Brilliance Starlite Black for the sentiment from Splits: Just a Note. Clearly my taste runs to simple, as this is one of my favorite cards.  I want to try the other images & various color combos--could make a nice gift set.  I'm also entering ATSM & The Playground.
2009Giga Guidelines - NicholeSnippets Playground Badge
Last is my card for Celebrating 2014 inspired by Dawn's card. I usually stamp black, brown or white on kraft, but really love the look of these colors that Dawn used: New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse & Pinefeather.  
The stamp sets are Meadow Greens & Twig Wreath.  I used AJVD Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop Dies.  I'm also entering Dies R Us.  Thanks so much for making it through this long post--I appreciate every one of you!
2014Leave It Be - Dawn

36 comments:

  1. OMG - all your cards are stunning. I really love them all. So pretty

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  2. I'm so glad you showed some retro love to that fabulous dotty flourish! It's a beauty! It looks great on your vibrant ombre background. Thanks so much for joining us at Retro Rubber for our birthday themed challenge - I'm so pleased you made the deadline.

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  3. Wow!! You are definitely on a roll ... What a gorgeous array of cards Greta!! Love the effect of your brayering!

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  4. All are just beautiful Greta! Love how you've used these rectangle dies! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Think Spring’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  5. Very pretty cards, Greta!! Each one so unique and lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us with your wonderful card with stitched frames and pretty flowers!

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  6. I love the idea of past, present, future. A great way to go back and rethink some of your stamps and techniques. You did a great job of using your stamps and adding the leaves looks fine to me. I do love that red HA card. Perfect for any time.

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  7. What a delight seeing all your hard work. Must get my brayer out again...Thank you for the inspiration x

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  8. A lovely selection of cards Greta. I really love the rich colour of your brayered card. Barbxx

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  9. Love all your cards! That red is stunning! Thanks for joining the fun at a2z!

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  10. All of your cards are wonderful, Greta! You've been very creative!

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  11. All of these cards are just gorgeous. Love the shimmer of #1's bright reds (love that ink pad too!) And I think you did great with your leaf placement on the branch cards. Looks perfect to me, and love the colors. Especially liking the leaf arrangement & colors over the kraft on the last card, and the way you've added in the sentiment. That is quite striking! TFS

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  12. Beautiful work on all these cards Greta. I'd have no idea how to go about stamping as you have done on the "Kindness" stamp and it looks stunning. The crisp look on the pink card speaks to my C&S heart and the vibrancy of the Happy Birthday card is full of Joy. My absolute fave is the Friendship card, with it's tender green leaves and beautiful sentiment. Sooo much inspiration here. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. SO much prettiness all in one post Greta!! I have always loved the leaves in the Meadow Greens set and what you've done with them here is very inspiring! Marvelous work...as always!!

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  14. seriously amazing set of cards, greta!!! each and everyone of them is a little masterpiece!!

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  15. I am still not in great mood for crafting but I sure enjoy browsing your wonderful, fun creation!

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  16. So many beautiful cards Miss Greta...You are on a roll my friend. I love that soft pretty pink with the wee dots the best, an adorable card.

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  17. A post filled to the brim with handmade beauties. Greta you are definitely in a productive flow and each card turned out gorgeous!

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  18. Lots of lovely cards here Greta. xxx

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  19. all such wonderful cards, Greta - and all so different in design!

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  20. You might be running out of time but you got some great cards made in a rush.

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  21. Greta, I love your scramble card, it is so elegant. Your PTI cards all show your deft hand with color and design. Lovely.

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  22. Four beauties, Greta - especially love the red and pink with the swirls on card one!!

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  23. Alas, I’ve again fallen soooo behind in commenting (work, travel, 'stuff', repeat, sighhhh), and as much as I’d love to dive into each missed post and leave love, I’d wind up even further behind (not to mention cluttering up your mailbox *grin*). As it is, you know that *gorgeous, fabulous, amazing, stellar* are my responses to your exponential creativity (need to figure out a new vocabulary…) so please consider those added to your gallery, as of this minute! Right now, focusing on the cards in front of me that are…well, see the previous list! Love the vibrant reds/pink of the first; the delicate leafy airiness of the second; the lavender elegance of the third (that image..oh my! So pretty!); and the fantastic florals stamped onto kraft! Eye-catching and inspiring, all!
    hugs~c

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  24. Hi Great! All your cards are beautiful! Love the last one especially! Thank you for sharing your art with us at Word Art Wednesday! Ginny M, DT

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  25. Love all these cards Greta! So pretty and each one is perfection too.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  26. Wow you've creative and productive!! The red card looks scrumptious!! Thanks for joining in the fun at a2z.

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  27. I don't know how you do it all Greta but your cards are amazing!!
    Hugs~

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  28. Wow, all of your cards are adorable! Thank you so much for playing along with Retro Rubber and a2z Scrapbooking.

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  29. Great cards. Love all the colors.

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  30. All your cards are GREAT; you've been B-U-S-Y!!

    Thank you for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!! ~Michele, DT

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  31. Your cards are wonderful! So glad you entered the RR challenge!❤️

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  32. WOW... really beautiful cards!! You have been busy! I love the different styles and love that CAS look! Thanks for joining us in our "Think Spring" challenge at Dies R Us! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs,
    Jo-DT
    ♥ Dies R Us Challenges ♥
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  33. Very pretty set of cards. I like the details but the simplicity of your entry for RR. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber challenge, come again soon!

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  34. I remember that HA stamp. Love the card. Bold and beautiful. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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  35. What a wonderful collection of cards; so beautiful.Thanks for joining us at a2z.

    sue n.

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  36. Fabulous CAS with shade of red.
    Thank You for playing along with a2z Scrapbooking February Challenge.

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