Friday, August 31, 2018

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Having trouble getting blog posts written, so I've even used Instagram to enter a few challenges lately.  However, today I'm determined to blog my last minute entry for Winnie & Walter Rerun No 33Crystal's card inspired me to open the last W&W stamp set I got: A Tree for all Seasons. 
I stamped the tree in Versafine Onyx Black & then used a wet brush with a rainbow of Distress Inks: candied apple, carved pumpkin, fossilized amber, lucky clover, blueprint sketch & wilted violet.  I've found the black Zig is best for black splatters & this time I used a bigger brush flicking it with my finger.  Much easier to get splatters the way I like them--at least this time--haha!  My favorite W&W hello die was cut from black fun foam & brushed with Wink of Stella.  Needed something, so with bated breath I inked the little bird & stamped it on the branch.  Couldn't believe I got it just right & it's amazing the difference it made in the overall look of the card.  I send lots of friendship cards, so this one will definitely get mailed.  I'm also entering Calling All Sistahs, HLS WatercolorSSS Wednesday, Stamplorations Theme & WAW.
I'm still trying to make use of our apples.  Sure takes a lot of work for not that much applesauce, but it's delicious.  Also need to make some of our favorite zucchini apple bread & maybe one more apple crisp.  First, though, I've gotta get hubby's anniversary card done--only a few days away.  I'll catch up with your blogs, too, as soon as I can.  Thank you for taking time to stop by & enjoy the holiday if you're in the US.
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24 comments:

  1. Love the little bird on the middle tree. I agree it so makes the card come alive. hugs Mrs A.

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  2. Such a pretty layout and love the softness of the colours behind the striking silhouette trees. Well done on stamping the perfect little bird as it looks great. The makings from your apples sound delicious X

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  3. Oh well done getting that little bird to play nicely and hop on the branch! That's brave - I would have mucked it up for sure. Love the soft watercolour background and the fine splatters.

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  4. I love that design. Beautiful soft colors for the background.

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  5. This is so pretty, Greta! I love how open it is with such soft lovely colors! Hope you don't leave Blogland for IG altogether! Enjoy those apples!! I'm nuts about apple crisp so my mouth is watering!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. A beautiful creation as always Greta.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

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  7. This is a great black and white card but softened with the distress ink background. It is a wonderful clean design. The sweet little bird is so cute and it "landed" perfect on the branch. Sounds like a busy weekend for you!

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  8. Time to harvest what we sow, I am jealous, apple crisp, applesauce...yummm!! Fantastic card with just the perfet amount of distress color to draw your eyes in...have a wonderful weekend friend! Heart Hugs, Col

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  9. the soft watercolor background really pops against the black trees, greta! beautiful design!

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  10. Hi Greta great card my friend ,love it,well done xx

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  11. So Pretty! I really like the water coloring in the background.... The trees just POP!

    Theresa

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  12. A beautiful card Greta. The whole design is perfect. That W&W die is fabulous. I lost mine, but found it as a digital file so can use my Scan'n'cut to make it.

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  13. Hey my lovely, I totally get you with regards to blog posts. I hope you are all ok ?
    A fantastic card, you have been knocking the ball out of the park lately with your creations.
    Sorry for not stopping by much, We very suddenly lost one of our furbabies (one of the dogs) and I will be honest it has knocked us for six. I am getting back into commenting more now though and have missed stopping by your blog so much.

    A happy anniversary to you and your hubby, lots of love and hugs from us xxx

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  14. Beautiful design, Greta! Love the soft colors!

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  15. Another brilliant card, Greta. Kisses, my friend.

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  16. Love this fabulous card! Simple and elegant :)

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  17. Pretty trio of trees, Greta! Love the wash of colors behind!!

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  18. Really gorgeous creation, love the watercoloring! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge!

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  19. The silhouette images and the splashes of color look wonderful together, what a pretty card!

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  20. Such a beautiful card. I love the soft colors with the striking black. It's really eye catching. Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Misty

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  21. Beautiful card! Thankd for playing along with the Calling All Sistah's Encouragement Challenge.

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  22. Fabulous card with the watercolored background and the little birdie!

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  23. This is a beautiful card. I love the watercoloured background and your little splats - just perfect. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  24. Gorgeous...as always!!! Love the simplicity of the background. Thanks for playing with us at Calling All Sistahs. Hugs, :)

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