Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Friendship & Valentine

It's time to celebrate PTI's 11th anniversary and Winnie & Walter's 4th.  So far I have one card done for each, so decided I better get them posted.
First up is my card for the PTI Sketch Challenge.  I used the one by Dawn McVey, but substituted a hearts embossing folder for the stenciling. 
The white oval die cut frame was laying on my table, so figured I may as well use it.  I'm still making Valentines & went with a favorite color combo--gray, white & pink.  The card front is Smokey Shadow, the Rosie Posie original & Step 2 blooms are Lovely Lady & Hibiscus Burst, the leaves are Soft Stone with several inkings of the detail stamp.  When I don't want black, my favorite ink is Brilliance Starlite Black which I used for the Savvystamps sentiment flag.  Finished off with PPP clear solid sequins & light pink sequins.  Can't see it, but the blooms are brushed with Wink of Stella.  I'm also entering Stamping Sensations & WAW.
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Next is my entry for the W&W Repetitive stamping challenge
I stamped one of the fun images in Scenery: Stripes 2 in VersaMagic Aegean Blue, Spring Pansy & Pink Petunia to make my background.  I heavily spritzed with Perfect Pearls--never get tired of that shimmer! 
The die cut, stamped & white embossed leaves are from In Bloom: Addie's Garden.  I attached 2 of them over a silver thread nest & the 3rd one to the sentiment strip.  Speaking of sentiment--isn't that a great one?!  It's from Poppystamps Friends and Flowers stamped in Brilliance Starlite Black.  Lately I've had trouble with my Nuvo Drops, but this time the white worked perfectly.  I'm also entering CropStop.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

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21 comments:

  1. Two beauties, Greta! Just love your take on the PTI sketch & what fun colors for your repetitive stamping!!

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  2. What a pretty take on Dawn's sketch! I like the little embossed hearts. Your second card is wonderful. That little cluster of leaves and thread draw you right in!

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  3. two wonderful cards, Greta - love the rosie posie flowers on the first card - i was thinking of getting them out and using them for PTI too - and what a lovely sentiment to god with that pretty stamped background on your second card.

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  4. Rosie Posie is one of my all time favorite stamps! Beautifully done! The sparkle on the second card is just spectacular!

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  5. Hi Greta!
    SO pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Have a blessed week,
    Karen Lethworth
    Word Art Wednesday

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  6. I, too, pulled out Rosie Posie, but went with Gran's Gardens. Your card is beautiful, Greta, and what a different take on Dawn's sketch from embossing folder to oval ring.

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  7. Hi Greta i love both cards,you are very clever my friend,well done xx

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  8. Two super makes Greta, the chevrons looks very effective.

    B x

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  9. Popped back Greta as totally missed your link to Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  10. Absolutely love the colour combination on the first card and the grey card stock looks great...love it x Wonderful repeat stamping on the second card and no I can never tire of the shimmer either, looks so pretty and what a perfect sentiment x

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  11. both cards are fabulous, greta!! you absolutely rocked all the challenges, my friend!!

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  12. Two wonderful cards, Greta. I especially love the second one with all the beautiful shimmer. xx

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  13. Your cards are gorgeous. Great designs.

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  14. Gorgeous cards, Greta! Love the prett6 flowers against the dark background on the first card! And, second card is perfect with color and shine! Both are just lovely!!

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  15. They are both so Pretty! Love the flowers on the 1st card and the repeat stamping on the 2nd one in such pretty colors!

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  16. I really like the way that the beautiful flowers stand out against the black background, lovely shading too. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

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  17. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  18. Such Beautiful cards, love the first, that oval is shown off with your lovely hearts embossing and dark card. The second card is very clever stamping.
    Faith
    x

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  19. Such lovely cards! The black with the floral frame is strikingly beautiful and I like the soft colors of the second. Thanks so much for linking this up to the Cropstop blog this month!

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  20. Your Valentine's card looks so elegant with the embossed black background! And the shimmer on your striped card is amazing!

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