Wednesday, October 31, 2018

W&W and PTI

Overcast & starting to sprinkle, so who knows how many Trick or Treaters we'll get.  Seeing the little ones dressed up is fun, but poor Fritz is not happy with people coming to the door.  
Before all the activity begins, I wanted to get a couple cards entered into challenges.  First is a Christmas card for Winnie & Walter Rerun No 35.  I was inspired by Crystal's holiday cards in red, green & gold.  My graphic borders were made by stamping images from Scenery: Stripes in Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy & Ivy along with Delicata Golden Glitz. 
The Noel die cut was inked with the gold & covered in Nuvo Glaze.  I stamped & die cut the 2 branches from In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals & added some white dots. 
Finished off with gold sequins & mounted the panel with fun foam to a card with the edges sponged in the gold ink.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.
V for Chevron - Rerun October (14 of 28)w&w_rerun_logo
Next is my entry for PTI MIM Painted Brushstroke Backgrounds.  I have a few bottles of Distress Paint--not sure any have actually been used until now!  I used Fired Brick, Abandoned Coral & Wild Honey. 
Instead of going to the other room to get my metallic watercolors, I brushed on some gold Wink of Stella I almost never use because it's such a bold, solid color.  It's really gorgeous as well as being so quick & easy.  When it dried I stamped the branch from Turning a New Leaf using Fired Brick Distress Ink.  That didn't cover very well, so I just dabbed on the paint & stamped a few times using my positioner--worked great! 
The word from Counting my Blessings was die cut from the panel & stacked several high using scraps painted with the Fired Brick for the shadow.  It keeps the word from being too hidden.  Finished off with gold Pico Embellisher for berries.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.
Edited to add: Also entering Time Out thanks to Sandie.
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19 comments:

  1. Terrific backgrounds on both elf our cards Greta, these are lovely! Poor little Fritz, Max always hightailed it upstairs and watched out the window LOL!!

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  2. Super background and great effects on both cards Greta.

    B x

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  3. Both beautiful cards, Greta. I love the background. Kisses, my friend.

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  4. Gorgeous cards Greta, love the metallic elements you included.

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  5. fabulous set of cards, greta! love your take on the MIM technique!

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  6. two simply beautiful cards Greta...love your brushstrokes, those colors are so amazing! Hope Fritz is doing better today.

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  7. Both cards are so very wonderfully done. I love them.

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  8. Super CUTE cards Greta! I love the word dies!

    Theresa

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  9. Lovely cards, Greta! Very pretty Noel sentiment covered in Nuvo Glaze. Second card is just as lovely, too! Love the brush strokes, sentiment, and wonderful color! No trick-or-treaters for us out in the country, which is probably a good thing for our dog, Shadow, lol!

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  10. Pretty design and stripes on your Noel card. I had to go watch the video for the paint stripes and I love your card. Beautiful colors and it is just striking. Oh my gosh, another thing for me to try. I need more hours in the day!

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  11. Two yummy cards, Greta! Just love all the golds and shimmer!!

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  12. What a wonderful technique and you have executed it beautifully. Wonderful fall themed card. So glad Sandie pointed you to Time Out. Thank you for joining us.

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  13. wonderful cards, Greta - the brushstroke background is gorgeous!

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  14. Such lovely cards, Greta! I really like your take on the MIM challenge ~ that card is a beauty for Autumn and every other season. :-)

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  15. I love that glossy noel... So lush! And your Thanksgiving card is wonderful in those colours! I'm glad Halloween is over but now we have fireworks ruining the peace. Some of them are like bombs going off and the poor animals hate it... I wish they were banned for personal use. Okay rant over... Have a great day!

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  16. Gorgeous cards, Greta! I LOVE the effect of the Nuvo Glaze on your Noel die cut...so elegant in gold!

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  17. Two absolutely stunning cards. Love the CAS yet elegant feel!

    Thank you so much for playing with us at Time Out!

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  18. Super pretty cards Greta and I feel for Fritz with unwanted people coming to his door. Lovely work.

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  19. Just gorgeous!!I love the colors of both these cards. So warm and inviting! The colorwash background is awesome! I will have to try and remember this technique!

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