Friday, December 8, 2017

W&W and PTI

Took a break for mailing cards to make a couple more for some challenges I hate to miss.
First up is my W&W card which I'm entering in Heather's Color Challenge and Rerun No 26
Shay's Rerun cards inspired me to stamp my background with some of the little words in Big, Bold, Seasons.  I brushed on some brown ink after I finished stamping.  The panel was mounted to a light gray cardstock which I also used as a shadow for the noel die cut.  The little snowflake stamped on the word in 2 shades of blue is also from Big, Bold, Seasons.  The lightest blue was brushed on after the stamping as the stark white didn't seem to go very well with my background.  Just for fun I added some silver thread under the brown panel & finished off with my newest Mocha sequins.  I'm also entering ModSquad & Word Art Wednesday.
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Next is my card for Betsy's PTI MIM Challenge to use a fan brush to make trees.  Let's just say I won't be getting rid of my tree stamps--haha!  However, it was really fun to go way out of my comfort zone & hubby was very impressed--yah!  May end up making this his Christmas card. 
I have no idea why I bought a fan brush, but now it's actually been used.  I used Prima Confections watercolor & as you can see I made a forrest of trees.  My theory was that each tree didn't have to be so good & it worked.  I wanted to keep everything pretty soft & muted, so I used white watercolor for the snow.  I used DO broken china & DI weathered wood for the background before I painted the trees.  The sentiment from Splits: 'Tis the Season was stamped in Enchanted Evening & matching cardstock was used for the mat.  I didn't want to add embellishments, but needed a little sparkle. 
Fortunately I finally remembered to use my Quickie Glue pen with prisma glitter--so easy & pretty.  Guess I better get back to sending cards.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
I'm also entering CropStop, HLS Christmas Challenge, VOSP & Word Art Wednesday.
Edited to add: Thanks to Esther for letting me know about the Repeat Impressions DCC126--Glitter challenge which I'm also entering.
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32 comments:

  1. i am constantly amazed at how many challenges you can work into two or three cards - and they're all wonderful - you've inspired me to so something with the large "noel" letters.

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  2. Greta, your card is lovely with all those trees and sparkle!

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  3. I think both cards look so pretty! I LOVE the NOEL on your first card with the snowflakes and the background - and how neat to create your own trees! I have a fan brush as well - I use it to flick color on my cards - certainly not to use it for what it's intended for! hahahaha Have a great weekend!

    Theresa

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  4. Beautiful cards Greta! Love the stunning wintery scene that you created! Great take on all the challenges!

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  5. Wonderful cards, both of them. I love the snowy scene you have created, and the die cut greeting is amazing. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at The Mod Squad!
    Judy~ Mod Squad DT and Challenge Host
    {Judy's Happy Place}

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  6. I like the milk chocolatey panel with the big Noel sentiment! This is a charming card Greta. And yes, most definitely yes, the beautiful tree card needs to go to Steve!! Maybe even in a little frame. I'm sure you like it when your in house critic is impressed just like I do when mine is LOL!!

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  7. You are soooooooooo talented, Greta! I love your cards! They are fabulous! I especially love the beautiful Christmas trees! Kisses, my friend.

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  8. Hi Greta love these cards especially the xmas trees,well done my friend xx

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  9. Wow the trees look so beautiful Greta! What beautifully crafted handmade card!

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  10. You're so clever - I love the fan brush tree, it worked so beautifully. The mocha sequins look gorgeous on your Noel card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Both cards are gorgeous, I love the Noel die cut with the snowflakes stamped on it. And your painted trees are very beautiful, that card is a miniature painting and should be framed :) thanks for your kind words at my blog. I've been MIA, life has been busy. Take good care, Shirleyxx

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  12. You are prolific and have a great eye for adding the right elements in your cards! Love the snowflakes stamped on noel. Your MIM painting is gorgeous! Bravo

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  13. You are so talented, I always feel so inspired whenever i drop by your blog.
    I hope you are well my lovely xx

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  14. The word background is clever and looks great with the Noel. I love the idea of stamping on the die cut like that. Your fan brush trees came out wonderful. The snowy scene makes me shiver (or maybe it's because it is so cold outside) but either way I love it.

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  15. Lovely, lovely cards Greta! I'm really impressed by your whole forest of trees for the MIM challenge and can see why your hubby loved it...beautiful!! :0)

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  16. so... your trees are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! you totally rocked the MIM technique, greta!!! love your take on the inspiration card, too!

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  17. Oh I LOVE the card you linked up to Cropstop!! Such a beautiful winter scene -- gorgeous trees, and love the sparkle!
    I'd love for you to also link up to The House That Stamps Built where the current challenge is to use Glitter! You can check it out here: http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/designers-choice-challenge/dcc126-glitter

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    1. Thanks for linking up to the Glitter challenge, I hope you'll join us again sometime! There's a fun, new challenge each week, and a $25 gift certificate winner each month!

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  18. They are both beautiful Greta!
    I was wondering how you had made this beautiful forest of pines.
    It is exquisite my Friend! Bravo for getting out of your comfort zone but you are a natural!!
    HUgs~

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  19. Both cards are so wonderful but my favorite is the one with the pine trees. That is so gorgeous!

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  20. Very prett6 cards, Greta! Wonderful background stamping on the first card! And, second card is super lovely with the fan brushed trees...so serene!!

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  21. Beautiful forest of trees! I love it. You did a great job.

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  22. Gorgeous cards Greta. Love the way you did on the background on your first card and love the trees on the other one.

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  23. You did an amazing job with the fan brush... I could sit for hours playing like that. Love your card and your tags in your previous post are wonderful... Sorry I can't sit long enough to comment on every post but know that I am still peeking in on you ... Sending big hugs my friend and thanks so much for your gorgeous card!

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  24. A lovely forest of pine! Such beautiful shading!!

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  25. Your pine forest is amazing!!! It looks fabulous! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  26. Beautiful cards Greta, I love the painted trees, saw Betsy's video, it was fun, really need to find some time to try it!

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  27. They are two lovely cards Greta. Your trees looks beautiful and I really like your stamped background on the first card. Barbxx

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  28. Your W&W card is absolutely wonderful! And your wintry forest came out great! You should definitely do more! I have a fan brush but have yet to use it...

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  29. Your noel card is so pretty; love the snowflakes and the warm colours. Your forest: stunning! It's calling me to bundle up and go for a wander...
    Hugs~c

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  30. Great stamping on your first card and love the mocha colours with the hint of blue...very classy. Such an artsy and pretty second card, great technique and glad you've used that brush x

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