Saturday, July 7, 2018

PTI for Fall

Mr Random PTI seems to have lost my name--haha!  Regardless, I love the PTI challenges & here are my latest entries.  Not sure why, but I ended up making cards to mail for Thanksgiving.  Not that I'm tired of summer already, but I do love Fall! 
First is my entry for MIM: Ombre Watercolor Backgrounds.  Betsy's technique & cards completely captivated me--simple with gorgeous results! 
Be sure to watch her video if you haven't.  I have 3 other ideas in my head which I can't wait to make.  For this card I used Terracotta Tile, Canyon Clay & Summer Sunrise.  The leaves are from my well-loved Turning a New Leaf & the sentiment is from Counting My Blessings. 
The word was die cut from Canyon Clay cardstock & Terracotta Tile--the latter being the shadow.  It was pretty with everything matte, but in the end I added Wink of Stella & Nuvo Glaze.  I'm also entering InkspirationalStamplorations Summer Theme & HLS Watercolor.
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Next is my redo for Transformation Tuesday.  I picked a card from quite awhile ago.  The images were stamped on brown cardstock in VersaMark & then brushed with gold pigment powder. 
OLD CARD
It's pretty as you turn it in the light, but kind of plain.  I used the same layout & the images from Autumn Adornments, but this time I started with Classic Kraft cardstock. 
NEW CARD
The leaves were stamped in a couple PTI greens & I used a dark yellow marker for the berries.  The sentiment was gold embossed & the berries were dotted with gold Stickles.  I'll probably send the original card, but must say, I really like the new version.  I'm also entering WAW.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

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30 comments:

  1. Well, on a beautiful summer day you created beautiful Thanksgiving cards, good for you! The MIM card glows with warmth and cheer. I love your TT change! Looks better than Hallmark!!

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  2. LOVE BOTH. Your first card has such a fabulous wow factor with that glitzed and lacquered die cut. Your redo is amazing...so fresh and still has a nice autumnal quality.

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  3. love the copper card - you captured Betsy's technique perfectly and the shiny die cut adds so much - love the lighter colors on your redo.

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  4. amazing job with this challenge. your card is so nice. Would love to make a fall card with your colors.

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  5. Love how both of these turned out Greta! Love the color layering on the ombre card and the Thanksgiving card is so elegant!

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  6. What a fabulous first card. Love the colours you've used and I did watch the video, thank you and what a fun and wonderful technique. Great transformation on the second card, so elegant and absolutely beautiful x.

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  7. Beautiful crafting, Greta! You are a winner to all of your followers! And now that you've mentioned it, Doc Random might find you!! Or I should say, Murphy's Law, cuz that's the way Murphy works! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Greta, your Thanksgiving card is so striking with the ombré in that color scheme! Great job on your Transformation Tuesday card, too. Both are lovely but your remake stands out more. Beautiful work!

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  9. Your cards are so beautiful and I was thinking of Autumn designs too. Those colors are awesome.

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  10. I really love your beautiful card and how you used those fall colors!!!!

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  11. both cards are gorgeous, greta! you absolutely nailed the MIM technique and I just love your remake... it is beautiful!

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  12. Oh, such fabulous fall cards, Greta! I absolutely LOVE the first card in gorgeous red and orange in stamped layers! I’ll have to check out that technique from Betsy! Your last card is just as lovely and very elegant! Take care and have a great week, hugs!

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  13. Thanks for sharing the link to Betsy; I've just watched the video and am going to give it a try. Your take on the technique is a standout with the bold Autumn colours and the shimmery word. Love your makeover too, although the original version looks lovely as well.

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  14. OMG.... your ombre card is stunning. I am going to have to go watch the video. And I just adore your make over card. The new one is amazing.

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  15. All Gorgeous cards Greta, love the makeover, as are the cards I have missed. I'm going to watch the video, I have so much to learn about stamping.
    Faith
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

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  16. This ombre card is stunning. I love the colors and the brush strokes. As soon as I saw your card and the link for the video, I watched it. So easy but your results are gorgeous. The makeover card is as pretty as the original.

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  17. Your ombre card is gorgeous, Greta! What beautiful rich colors you used, and I love the shiny sentiment.

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  18. Really beautiful Thanksgiving cards!!

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  19. Fab Fall cards, Greta - you are way ahead of me!! Just love your ombre card with the leaves! And what a lovely update to your leaf flourish card!!

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  20. Your cards are beautiful Greta! Gorgeous fall colors on your first card and what a great remake on your second card! Just lovely!

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  21. Stunning cards, Greta! I love your ombre card...I loved doing that MIM also...and am anxious to try other colors...your is sure striking! Heart Hugs, Col

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  22. Such beautiful cards for Thanksgiving! I love the rich colors and the glossy sentiment in your first card. Very beautiful and so unique -a card like this could be never bought in a shop! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  23. Brilliant cards, Greta. I love ombre!!!!!!! Hugs, my friend.

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  24. Came for that bright, bold beauty and stayed for that perfectly elegant kraft beauty ;) Wonderfully done.

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  25. WOW! Greta, that are gorgeous!!! Love your take on Betsy's technique, you absolutely nailed it! And such a stunning transformation! I love the first card, it has a simple elegance, and the second card really shows off that beautiful berry and leaves stamp! Your art always make me smile :) Hugs, dear crafty friend!

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  26. I love the fall too Greta. There's something so warm, cozy, family about it!! These are BEAUTIFUL cards. I especially love the first one. The depth of your color is amazing!

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  27. OMGOSH.. that 1st card is STUNNING! I will have to go watch that video.... and I LOVE your re-do the leaves in green on the kraft really POP!

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  28. All your cards are great. Very beautiful! So glad you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you'll join us again soon. I want to leave you with the inspiration of God's Word in 2 Peter 3:9 which says, "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." Have a blessed week.

    JO ANN
    https://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  29. Simply stunning watercolour card here Greta. So much depth and colour and that glazed sentiment is gorgoues. Thanks for sharing at HLS.

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  30. Beautiful ombre fall card! I will have to check out the technique you used. Thank you for sharing your cards at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.

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