Friday, March 2, 2018

PTI MIM & Transformation Tuesday

Hope you're staying safe with all the terrible weather.  We have some wind & rain, but nothing dangerous.  Our mountains are finally getting quite a bit of snow, but it's too late for some of the resorts that have already closed.
On to some cards I made the last couple days.  In all honesty, when I saw the PTI MIM theme, Mask & Stack, I said to myself, "Oh no!"  I almost never mask images.  However, after watching Betsy's video, I decided to give it a try with a PTI butterfly.  But then I remembered the Heart-2-Heart stamp & die with cute little balloons. 
Took three tries as I messed up my first two panels trying to add some shimmer.  I don't seem to be able to photograph blues very well.  The colors are actually grayer than they look here: Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky & Spring Rain.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I added a single PPP Sparkling Clear sequin--something I learned from my friend, Stella.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday & The House that Stamps Built.
Edited to add: Also entering Uniko 6th BD Linky Party.
Repeat Impressions logo6th Birthday Linky Party
PTI has added a new challenge: Transformation Tuesday.  I had no problem finding a card I wanted to re-do as I was never really happy with this one--my November Blog Hop card. 
My Card for the Nov '17 Blog Hop
I still wanted to use Harvest Berries leaf dies & Mix & Mat Flourishes die.  Instead of Distress Ink smooshing, this time I made a watercolor panel using Prima Confections & a bit of Gansai Tambi gold. 
Transformed Card 
The leaves were die cut from the panel & this time I also used the coordinating stamps with my new Prairie Grass ink pad.  Oh what a difference! 

I die cut the panel from Ripe Avocado cardstock & added the die cut holes from another die in the set.  I stamped the same sentiment from Lovely Layers using the Prairie Grass ink.  The top leaves were attached with foam this time, for a bit more dimension.  The card is Vintage Cream & again sequins were used for embellishment, but just 3 small gold ones.  Now I have a card I can actually mail--yah!  I'm also entering SSS Work it Wednesday, SSS Wednesday & WAW.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

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31 comments:

  1. Both cards are so Pretty Greta! I love the blues and the balloons and wow.. the transformation card is just stunning!!! Hope you have a great Weekend!

    Theresa

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  2. Hi Greta wow your cards are amazing ,well done my friend and hope you are keeping warm xx

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  3. Gorgeous cards Greta, I love the ombre effect of the balloons on the first one and the 2nd one is beautiful, such pretty dies and the touch of gold on the flowers really make them pop, I also like the one you did for the hop! All are fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. Your masking came out great. I'm glad you kept at it even after three tries! The transformed card is simply lovely. I do like the second one but your original is fine. lots of severe storms all over the country. Flooding is terrible. Glad you are safe and warm.

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  5. love your take on the MIM technique, greta!! your bouquet of balloon is fabulous!! and your remake is simply stunning!!

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  6. Lovely cards Greta, the last of the three is my favorite, the touches of gold just add some wonderful texture and highlights.

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  7. What a delightful post today! Your masking technique is one of the best on the MIM challenge. I like your blog hop card. Its gold glamour makes an elegant thank you card. The remake is beautiful with the gold touches, the texture of the punched dots outline and rounded corners mimicking the frames curves.

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  8. This is a fabulous suite of cards! Your MIM is super cute!

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  9. Two beautiful cards Greta! The bouquet of balloons is fabulous, and I love the colors on your remake!

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  10. Greta, you did a great job on your masking. Fun card.

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  11. two wonderful cards, Greta - love the ombre balloons - the single sequin is a fantastic touch - and love the remake of the card in green - so much more stunning!!

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  12. I absolutely love your balloon card, as blue is my favorite color. The Prairie Grass green is also so pretty; I'll have to get some.

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  13. beautiful as always, and wow, amazing transformation, sounds like a fun challenge, I only wish I have time to join in the fun!

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  14. Great masking and fun layout on your first card and what an amazing transformation on the second...love it x

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  15. You did a fabulous job with the masking and I love those pretty blue balloons! Wonderful transforamtion card too, You know I love blues and greens right? Thanks so much for your lovely card my friend... I'm ok and I'll email you in a few days ... Just too cold to sit here for long. Sending hugs and love

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  16. I am drooling over your balloon card. It took my breath away...And your transformation card is a gem too!

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  17. Both are awesome cards! The balloons are so fun and the leaves so elegant!

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  18. A couple of gorgeous cards, Greta! Love the pretty blue balloons for your first card! And, your transformed card is super gorgeous with all the pretty green leaves! Hope you are doing well, hugs!!

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  19. Great job with the masking -- I'm glad someone besides me takes more than one try to create sometimes! So happy you linked this up to The House That Stamps Built!

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  20. I love what you did with the balloons and your transformation is beautiful

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  21. Your balloon card is adorable Greta and the single sequin is a sweet unexpected surprise! I really like your transformation card. The mossy greens really pop on the crisp white, so beautiful!

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  22. Love the fun and festive card with all the balloons Greta! Your transformation card is beautiful as ever! Both versions are fantastic!

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  23. Your cluster of balloons look fun and celebratory! And the remade card is fabulous! Love the shimmery leaves!

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  24. Oh I always love your "tone on tone" cards dear Greta!
    xx

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  25. Some very beautiful creations here. I LOVE the green one, it looks so pretty with the gold tones in the leafs.
    We had some lovely snow here but it didn't last long and the rain soon washed it all away :( xxx

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  26. Beautiful!! Such a lovely design! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  27. Two great cards! I love the blues on the first and your masking worked perfectly! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  28. Such pretty cards, Greta! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

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  29. Wonderful stamping, masking & stacking in such beautiful shades of blue. Lovely to see you in the Uniko 6th Birthday gallery too. Thanks for joining in on the fun. Hugs Bev x

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  30. This is such a fun card! Thanks so much for joining in with Uniko's 6th Birthday party. Deborah, DT.

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  31. This Card is really beautiful! Your detailing and layer are awesome. Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

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