Sunday, May 7, 2017

On Your Birthday

Watercolor is very popular these days & I love the various looks that can be achieved.  Decided to combine the watercolor challenge at ABNH with the sentiment focus challenge at a2z.  
I black embossed the Hero Arts sentiment from Friends are Treasures on a panel of watercolor paper.  I white embossed the solid images from HA Color Layering For You Flowers.  The Distress Inks I used are abandoned coral, candied apple, pine needles & fossilized amber.  I purposely didn't wipe the ink off the images as I liked them not being totally white.  The panel was die cut with AJVD Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop & I added black splatters & Nuvo Rosewater Jewell Drops.  The panel was matted with black textured cardstock & attached to the card front.  I'm also entering CAS-ual Fridays (6 leaves), Dies R Us, HLS WatercolorSSS Monday & the Flickr Love Handmade Cards Group. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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35 comments:

  1. Oh my Greta; this is fab! I love your colour palette ! And how the sentiment stands out; I am smitten:) It's also a perfect take on our current challenge at CCB!

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  2. totally awesome watercolouring Greta. Just fabulous. So happy you have joined us at A2Z this month.

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  3. Greta as always this is beautiful, fantastic watercoloring and such beautiful colours.
    Thank you for sharing with us at A Blog Named Hero x

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  4. Oh wow, I thought that was patterned paper at first glance! Beautifully done Greta, this is incredible!!

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  5. Just beautiful Greta! Love your choice of colors! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ 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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  6. wow... what a gorgeous background, greta!! beautiful, beautiful card!!

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  7. So lovely, Greta! Beautiful colors for the background! Love the pretty flowers and leaves, too!

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  8. Love your gorgeous card! The colors are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  9. beautiful card Greta - love the colors and the whole design.

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  10. What beautiful watercolor and stamped images! You made this card amazing, Greta! I love it! Happy Monday, Autumn

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  11. LOVE it Greta!! The colors are so very perfect! Happy Monday!

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  12. What a great effect you've achieved on your fabulous background. The resist works really well and loving the pop of black x

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  13. Love watercolors and your card is so pretty with them. The jewel drops are the perfect touch to finish it off. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cas-ual Fridays Birthday Challenge.

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  14. Gorgeous...just gorgeous Miss Greta! Love your fabulous water coloring.

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  15. Beautiful - love the colors and everything about this! Thanks for joining us at a2z!

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  16. Such pretty colours - I love the water colour look you achieved against the black and white embossing. Lovely work, thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. Gorgeous floral background, Greta! Just love all the color around the white and the sentiment really pops!!

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  18. Wonderful watercolor background for the sentiment Greta!! Thanks for joining in the fun at a2z.

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  19. Your choice of colors for the watercolor are beautiful and blend so well together. The black and white really pop on this card and it is cheerful.

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  20. Your card is so pretty, Greta! The background is beautiful. I still struggle with watercolor. Your card is gorgeous!

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  21. BEAUTIFUL! Such a gorgeous card with the white embossing and watercoloring!

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  22. Love the colors in this! This is quite a stunning make. Those colors! I'm telling ya, they speak to me.. mint and pink and warm mustard.

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  23. So beautiful. Your water-colored background is stunning. Thanks for playing along and helping us celebrate 6 years of challenges over at CAS-ual Fridays.

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  24. Greta, wow - this is a stunner. I love the resist and the colors and the spatters and that it's landscape. Just a bit different from the usual and quite an eye catcher.

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  25. Just stunning Greta, yes we are all moving to the old water colouring style and I love it.xx ♥[aNNie]

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  26. This is really beautiful Greta, love the colours and stamping, think I might have a go one day! got the products lol.
    Hugs Pam x

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  27. It's absolutely lovely... As are all the creations you've done whilst I was away!

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  28. Wonderful background colors which enhance the card and still make the focal point the sentiment. so glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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  29. Such a pretty and colorful card, Greta! Well done :) Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!

    Barbara
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT
    http://carterie-creative.blogspot.fr

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  30. It's a beautiful mix of colors and shapes!
    Love the fact that picked black to mat and for the sentiment. It just makes everything pop!!
    Hugs~

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  31. You created such a beautiful card here Greta and I love your white embossed flowers and leaves.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers, and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  32. Greta, it's a wonderful card! I love the watercolored look and how you've picked those colors! And the idea of white flowers with drops of color - love it! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays challenge! ;)

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  33. Lovely card; I like how you concentrated the fossilized amber around the sentiment, to "highlight" it. Clever. Thanks for joining us at a2z.

    sue n.

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