Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wonderful Friend

Wanted to make one more card for the W&W Color Challenge which is about to close.  
The black embossed bloom from In Bloom: Addie's Garden was fussy cut, as I don't have the dies.  I colored with Distress Markers by mixing dried marigold & worn lipstick to make the peach and dusty concord & festive berries to make the reddish purple. Then I painted with a small wet paintbrush.  I used a golden Stickles & black gem in the flower center & heavily brushed with Wink of Stella.  
The leaves were stamped in DI lucky clover, sponged with cracked pistachio & fussy cut.  The WP9 lattice die cut was sponged with the same 2 green inks.  The sentiment is from PTI Take Three Summer & I added 2 tiny black gems.  I'm also entering Dies R Us, Die Cut Divas & SSS Work it Wednesday.
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Next is my card for PTI MIM where the theme is Watercolor Wash Backgrounds.  I love emboss resist & knew that's what I wanted to do. Decided to give it a try with my Zig markers, so I used Bristol paper.  
Quilled Elegance is a beautiful set & worked great for the technique.  I used my new Mix & Mat  Flourishes die to cut the rectangle of little holes--such a neat look!  Wonderful Words Love was die cut from self-adhesive fun foam & covered with Elizabeth Craft Cool Highlight glitter.  
The sentiment is from Counting My Blessings & clear Nuvo Drops finish it off.  I'm also entering Allsorts & CCCB.  Love how so many people are staging their cards, so thought I'd try using one of my grandmother's Haviland plates as a backdrop. Need to practice getting the angle right, but kind of fun to do something a little different. Thanks so much for stopping by.
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21 comments:

  1. Both of your pretty card fit nicely into our 'Embossing' theme Greta, I adore the stylish look of the first and the second is so soft and delicate, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  2. The four colors you chose blend together beautifully. This is so pretty. The Love die is very cool. I can barely get a good picture with my little camera let alone stage. That plate is awesome and how wonderful that you have it.

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  3. Two beautiful cards Greta! I really love your MIM card...how perfect was Quilled Elegance for the background embossing?! I don't think I've used that set in years and now I think I need to pull it out!! Thanks for the inspiration!! :0)

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  4. SUCH LOVELY CARDS, GRETA! I LOVE the pastels! ;)

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  5. Greta, fabulous cards. The second grabs my heart...and I am not usually a pastel person...I love bold colors. Maybe it's your photo staging, so pretty on that plate. Hugs.

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  6. Two beautiful cards, Greta.

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  7. Pastel day for you with your softly colored cards! Very pretty!

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  8. Such elegant cards and lovely the soft colours you've used on both of your cards. The resist technique is beautiful x

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  9. what a beautiful set of cards, greta!! the flower on the first one is amazing!!

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  10. Two amazing card Greta, sure love the colours too. The lattice die is so pretty with the stamp and I adore your second card. The 'holes' look fabulous. Did you find that stamp [hero arts].
    [aNNie]

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  11. what beautiful cards Greta. Just love the second one. The colours are so pretty

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  12. Both lovely cards! Love the watercolor wash.

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  13. These are both beautiful Greta!! I like your lattice with the pretty inking you added. Your PTI MIM card is fantastic, such a pretty design!!

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  14. Beautiful cards,Greta!Love these pastel colors :) Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
    Barbara
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT
    http://carterie-creative.blogspot.fr

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  15. Hi Greta! Just came to admire your MIM card and it is so pretty! Love the bright pastel shades you achieved with the Zig markers.

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  16. Both are very lovely! Love the sparkle detailing!

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  17. Both cards are beautiful, Greta, but I really love how you used pastel Zigs for your watercolor wash and emboss resist. The lattice background is perfect for your sparkly bloom on your first card.

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  18. Two lovely cards today. The lattice works beautifully with the fussy cut flower on the first one and I love the little holes on the second one. Gorgeous colours too with a hint of sparkle.

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  19. Greta I am drooling over this. Your cards are stunnign and I LOVE your take on our theme. That background is colourful and stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB! Always good to see you!

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  20. I love the die you used and all the beautiful sparkle on the card Greta! Thanks for joining the Die Cut Diva's challenge!

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