Friday, May 18, 2018

Penny Black, SSS & PTI

I have 3 cards to share today.  Recently I watched another Jill Foster video for PB.  Even though my card looks nothing like her work, she did inspire me. 
I stamped the gorgeous PB First Blush image in Versafine Smokey Gray on watercolor paper.  Then I painted Distress Inks peacock feathers, evergreen bough & pumice stone using a water brush.  I also added some peacock feathers splatters.  After it dried I overstamped with PB Music Background, lightly sponged the edges & stamped the Flourishes sentiment.  This one was already mailed to a friend celebrating her 25th anniversary.  I'm entering ATSM, PB&MPBSC & Stamping Sensations.
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I had Distress Ink left over from painting the previous card, so grabbed a scrap of watercolor paper & covered it using the smooshing technique. 
The SSS Flickr challenge is to use a stencil, so I applied Delicata Silvery Shimmer over the beautiful SSS Heart Mandala stencil with a sponge dauber.  I remembered THIS card made by my friend, Ros.  Love the idea of a beautiful background with a sentiment, so I just added SSS Painted Hugs die cut. 
The top layer is sponged with the silver ink & I attached it so there's a white shadow.  The frame was made with Lil' Inker stitched rectangles & I added HA ombre sequins.  I'm also entering CropStop & HLS Anything Goes with Dies.
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Last is my entry for PTI CAWU.  There's always lots of inspiration from the DT, but this time it was an easy choice for me.  When I saw Dawn's Cover Up: Hexagons card colored with Zigs, I knew I wanted to do something similar using my Cover Up: Diamonds. 
I used gold embossing & a combo of Zigs that's unusual for me: Orange, Pink Flamingo & Yellow.  The sentiment from Corner Adorner: February was attached with foam tape.  I used Summer Sunrise for the mat & finished off with clear gems.  Can't wait to use the diamonds stamp again!  I'm also entering Fusion just using the sketch.  At least I hope this is close enough.  
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32 comments:

  1. What a delicate and pretty first card and love the over stamping of the background. Very artsy and such a great effect on the second. Crisp and clean third card and so very effective x

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  2. all three cards are pretty darn amazing, greta, but I really love the first one! it is stunning!!

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  3. All your cards are wonderful.

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  4. Well I don't know what her cards looked like, but yours are FABulous!! I love the elegant simplicity of the first one!

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  5. Beautiful collection of cards

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  6. You are rolling with wonderful ideas, Greta! I absolutely love that first branch of flowers, especially the soft colors. Isn't if fun to create a similar design for the CAWU? You really nailed it!

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  7. Hi Greta wow what pretty cards xx

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  8. three fabulous cards Greta. All of them are so beautiful

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  9. Wonderful cards! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
    x Daniela (DT)

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  10. Lovely cards. I really like the branch with the music script. Thanks for sharing your makes with us at Stamping Sensations!

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  11. I love the beautiful stenciled card you linked up to Cropstop - great color combo! So happy you have you join us this month!

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  12. three lovely cards, Greta - difficult to choose a favorite, but love the flowers and the background on the second one is so pretty!

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  13. These are beautiful, Greta. I especially love the smooshed one. Great job. Enjoy your weekend.

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  14. Greta, this is a beautiful display of your creativity ~ Love each of your colorful card designs!

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  15. A beautiful set of wonderful cards.

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  16. Beautiful colour palette, and such gorgeous cards , but your first card has to be my favourite just love the flowers and the colour, thank you for sharing with us at PBSC, hope you will join us next time.
    Hugs Babs DT x

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  17. All lovely, the influences have come up tops for you, love the cards.
    Faith
    x

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  18. Beautiful! Love the stenciled one.

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  19. Beautiful cards Greta. The stenciled card is so lovely and delicate. YOur second card is fabulous - I love gold embossing with zigs.

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  20. Three beauties, Greta! My fave is the one with the music stamped over - so subtle and effective!!

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  21. Three gorgeous cards, Greta. I especially love the first one because the stamp is super! Kisses, my friend.

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  22. Lovely cards, Greta! Gorgeous color and design! I’m drawn to the aqua colored cards... so pretty!

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  23. All three cards are gorgeous, Greta, and especially like your smooshed with silver ink one. Great CAWU card using diamonds and Zigs! I’m going to try that concept, too, when I have more time.

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  24. A really beautifully stamped floral card Greta, the others are beautiful as well. Many thanks for joining in with our May challenge at Penny Black and More.

    B x

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  25. Gorgeus creations Greta!! Beautiful colours and sparkle. I haven't been able to play for ages... Other than club work...sigh Have a great week

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  26. What BEAUTIFUL cards Greta!!! I LOVE the first one with the cherry blossom design and the colors on all of them are awesome!

    Theresa

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  27. Absolutely adore the flowering branch with the subtle musical background! Your stenciled card also looks fabulous and the partly colored diamonds are beautiful!

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  28. Hi Greta
    Fabulous card... love the script background... stunning card...
    Thanks for joining us at PBSC
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  29. Greta, I really can't say which one I love more! They are all so beautiful and unique! I love the simplicity of the first card, and I adore the stencil work on your second and the selective coloring on your third is so, so lovely! Beautiful cards!!

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  30. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  31. Very beautiful is the first card. So pretty soft detail on the background.
    Also your other cards looks very nice.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

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  32. Three inspiration cards Greta. I especially love the cherry blossom one and the others are fabulous too. The teal and grey one appeals because of the MM and the third one, because of the clean graphic lines. TFS

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