Sunday, March 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge


Hurrah--It's PTI Blog Hop Day & the photo inspiration is gorgeous for this month!  I used the twig basket & softly colored flowers as the basis for my card.  So fun not to worry about how thick it was  going to be, since I made it in time to hand deliver when I met my blogging friend, Vikki
The basket immediately made me think of the Twig Wreath, so that's what I used.  Hadn't used my felt in quite awhile & was reminded how much I love it for flowers.  Added a bit of yellow Stickles to the yellow felt centers.  I used the linen impression plate on the brown cardstock mat & tied on some matching ribbons for a Melissa junk bow.  The sentiment is Stampendous.  I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies, ModSquad, SSS Wednesday, SSS National Craft Month & Stamplorations.
Modsquad Challenge
PTI has started a new challenge this year--Transformation Tuesday.  I was really happy with the new version I made for the last challenge.  That gave me the courage to pick a card from 2016 that I really don't like.
Original Card
Took a few days of staring at it to come up with what I thought would help.  I started by die cutting the tree from Floral Frenzy, rather than stamping & heat embossing.  It was colored with a variety of Zigs--mixing colors. 
New Version
Really like how it turned out, so then I focused on the background.  Decided to keep it soft, so used stencil brushes & Distress Inks peeled paint & faded jeans.  One thing I did like from the original card was the ribbon & trim that reminds me of landscaping fence, so I carefully pulled it off & reattached it to my new card.  The sentiment is from Through the Trees.  I touched the end of a wet brush, rather than spritzing, as I wanted more control of the splotches.  The panel was matted with classic kraft & PPP sequins finish it off.  To me, this card is more modern & pleasing, so I will actually send it.  I'm also entering SSS National Craft Month & WAW.  Thanks so much for stopping by & enjoy the hop!

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44 comments:

  1. really lovely set of cards, greta! the felt flowers on the hop card are so pretty!! the re-do of the second card is really beautiful!!

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  2. Very sweet card! I've never used felt, but I see I need to give it a try. Your flowers are lovely as is your twig wreath. Beautiful card!

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  3. Fantastic suite of cards, Greta! Lovely designs and details! Especially love the wonderful hop card! Lovely designs!

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  4. So happy to be the recipient of this pretty card!! You are so good at applying interesting elements to your designs, a lesson to learn for me. I vow to find my box of PTI felt rolls and use them. Your redo is an improvement and I can see why you hesitated to send it initially. The new version “looks” more Greta like!! Cheers and keep crafting

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  5. Your twig wreath with the felt flowers is SOOOO pretty Greta...LOVE it! Your re-do card turned out fabulous too! So glad to hear you got to meet up with Vicki...isn't that just the best to finally meet??!! :0)

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  6. You are braver than I am, the ones I don't like don't hang around long. Either tossed or torn up and tossed. Your redo is fabulous and that ribbon is so cool. Your first card is a darling card, the felt and stickles flower combo adds such wonderful texture.

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  7. Both cards are fabulous! The Hop card - I love the circle panel for the wreath - the felt flowers and ribbon around it make me think an embroidery hoop..beautiful! The transformation card - love the soft blended background and I love that you kept the lace grass - such a nice touch!

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  8. Great cards and awesome inspiration:)

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  9. Love how your die cut the wreath with a larger circle, your flowers are beautiful on it!

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  10. Love all your cards! The wreath on the circle panel and the flowers are very pretty!

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  11. The basket made me think of the twig wreath too. You sure made a pretty Easter card with it!

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  12. Beautiful Spring/Easter wreath, Greta.

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  13. What a pretty wreath card Greta and the felt flowers are gorgeous. I think both tree cards are lovely and the trim on the first certainly is pretty, Barbxx

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  14. Hi Greta lovely cards my friend,well done xx

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  15. Wonderful cards. I do really love the twig wreath design a lot as it is so well done and pretty with those colors.

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  16. I love your wreath and those felt flowers!

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  17. the felt flowers are perfect for you twig wreath - and the makeover is wonderful - must give that challenge a go.

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  18. Wow! I love the felt flowers on your card. So glad you inspired me to use felt more on cards. Such a rich look! Love your 'transformed' card too. So often I look back and think, 'wish I'd that or this'. Oh for more time!

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  19. Lovely felt flowers on your first card along with the pretty ribbons! I’m sure Vikki appreciated receiving this gorgeous card! Second card as the redo is just as beautiful with the soft inked background, detailed tree, and pretty sequins!

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  20. What a lovely Easter card Greta! The sheer ribbon and twig wreath look wonderful with your felt blooms. I like your transformed tree card too.That little tree is delightful!

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  21. Beautiful cards Greta! Love the pretty wreath and lovely tree! Great take on both the challenges! Happy hopping :)

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  22. Lovely cards, I really like how you transformed the second one.

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  23. Your cards turned out fantastic! I really like the transformation on your card, although the original one was really nice already! :)

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  24. Your first card is so pretty, love the flowers on the wreath shape.
    Isn't it funny how we are so judgemental of our own work? I actually love both of your tree cards.
    Faith
    x

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  25. Hey my lovely, i hope you had a great weekend ?
    Both cards are gorgeous and i love how you have made that transformation, the bit of dimension the tree makes such a difference. lots of love and hugs x

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  26. Hi, Greta! Your card for the PTI Hop is fantastic! I love the pink with the brown and kraft. The colors are so pretty together and the design is lovely. How fun to remake a card. But, seriously, they're both pretty!

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  27. I love both of your cards. So pretty! And, it was fun to see your picture up on Vicki's blog, right before I popped over here. How fun to meet a crafty friend.

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  28. Two great cards, Greta! Just love your twig wreath with the felt flowers!! Your makeover card looks amazing too!

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  29. totally awesome Greta. Love the twig wreath and pretty flowers. Plus the makeover card is fabulous.

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  30. Your wreath is so pretty with the felt flowers. Every time you use felt I'm reminded I want to try that but then I forget! That's the trouble with being old. I really like the makeover on your second card. That is beautiful trim and so cool on a card.

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  31. Your cards are beautiful Greta! Love the simple wreath for the Easter card ...so pretty!

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  32. Beautiful cards my Friend and thank you so much for the Easter Beauty found in my mailbox ;-))

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  33. The wreath was a wonderful idea, what a sweet card!

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  34. beautiful cards :) Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  35. Your twig wreath card with the felt flowers looks so sweet and springlike! Love it!
    And your tree cards are pretty, too! That ribbon looks like a little fence - fun! I like this idea of remaking a card. I should try this some time...

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  36. Love both of your beautiful cards...your twig wreath is adorable.

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  37. beautiufl, I have never used felt for my flowers for my cards - must try some time
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

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  38. So pretty! Thanks so much for linking up at Mod Squad Challenge and HLS ATG w/ dies!

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  39. Gorgeous Easter card Greta. Lovely colours and a really nice treatment of the 2 ribbons. Thanks for sharing at HLS for our AG with Dies Challenge.

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  40. Super set of cards!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Susan
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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