Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Color Challenges

Color challenges tend to be difficult for me, but I really wanted to enter the ones at MFT and Winnie & Walter.  Just in time I finally came up with my cards.
First is MFT Color Challenge 80.  The MFT Layered Rose felt flower is attached to MFT Leaf-filled Flourish. 
I bought tiny pom poms for bunny tails, but the package came multi-colored.  Thought a yellow one was perfect for the flower center.  I stamped the sentiment from MFT Peaceful Wildflowers in SSS Steel Blue & embossed the panel with an old Sizzix folder.
Next is W&W October Color Combo.  I still have a few roses blooming, so maybe that's why I used W&W Mini Scenery: Bed of Roses. 
I stamped on Bristol paper in Versafine Smokey Gray so I could use my Zigs to watercolor.  I splattered with Brilliance Starlite Black, a dark metallic gray ink.  I also spritzed heavily with Perfect Pearls for a beautiful shimmer. 
The frame was cut from a printed paper with AJVD Polka Dot Backdrop Rectangles & stacked 3 high.  I used the same gray paper for the card front & the die cut word which is from W&W In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals.  The word is clear embossed to make it stand out. The sentiment from the same set was stamped in Starlite Black on a scrap of Bristol paper.  I found 3 matching sequins in a pack that was included with one of my W&W orders, so they finished off my card.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

17 comments:

  1. Stylish and elegant cards as always Greta.

    B x

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  2. beautiful cards Greta. I too struggle with colour challenges.

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  3. Pretty, sparkly and tactile all in one post ... Beautiful creations Greta! Sending hugs

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  4. Love the idea of a pom pom for a flower centre, clever thinking :) your second card is so pretty and sparkly.
    Faith
    x

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  5. I really like the scoring on the c/s on your flower card. Just adds a touch of elegance to it. The roses are gorgeous and the shine is so pretty.

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  6. YOur felt and embossed bg card is so pretty and I love all that texture. Those W&W roses are colored beautifully.

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  7. another beautiful set of cards, greta!! your felt flower is absolutely perfect!!

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  8. Great that the enlistment stayed so crisp after you embossed the card. Love the contemporary layout and colours and what a fun idea to use the yellow pom pom. You use colour combinations so fabulously Great and this is no exception on your second card. Another two beauties today x

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  9. Two simply beautiful cards Greta...love your first card, that flower is amazing on your embossed background.

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  10. Two fabulous cards, Greta. You are great! I love the beautiful yellow pom pom and embossing background to the first card. Kisses, my friend.

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  11. Two beautiful cards Greta. You say you find the colour challenges difficult, but it's not evident in your creating. Love the felt flower with it's bright yellow centre and the watercolour roses are divine. Lovely work.

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  12. Looking at your fabulous cards, it doesn't look like color challenges are hard for you! You nailed them both!

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  13. You've outdone yourself with the lovely florals today Greta! The first has fun movement and the second is so artsy and pretty!

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  14. Both of your cards are beautiful Greta! Love the felt blossom and the pretty watercolored flowers!

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  15. They are both gorgeous Greta, I love the felt flower.
    I struggle with colour challenges too got no idea why just really do. You have rocked it though.
    Hope you are well my lovely xxx

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  16. You've aced both challenges, Greta! I'm especially taken with your bed of roses; the colours and shimmer...swoon!
    Hugs~c

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  17. Two lovely cards Greta. I do love your felt flower. Barbxx

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