Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Time Out Challenges Reminder

I'm back with another card as the Time Out Challenges Guest Designer.  There's still time to play along & you might win the prize from Stamplorations!  Here's another look at the inspiration photo.
There are lots of textures, colors & images to incorporate into a card.  You may remember my first card was based on the textured wall & large, dark flower in the front vase.  Today's card looks very different.  The ceramic vases made me think of ink smooshing & to get the sheen I used glossy photo paper.


The Distress Oxides I used are squeezed lemonade, cracked pistachio, candied apple, picked raspberry & broken china.  The colors look a lot softer using the oxides compared to the regular Distress Inks.  I did apply Distress Glaze which removes the somewhat cloudy look the oxides give.  I die cut SSS Painted Happy Birthday from the center of the panel & attached it to a white card.  Kind of hard to tell in the picture that the letters are cut out of the panel, not glued on top of it.  In real life using the negative space is a great change up from the usual.  For a bit more interest, I cut a couple thin strips to add above & below the focal point.  Pico Embellisher clear drops finish it off.  Here's a close up of the inspiration photo so you can see more detail.
Hope you'll check out the wonderful DT cards & add your own creation to the gallery.  I'm entering Allsorts, SSS Flickr 124 & SSS Wednesday.

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.



18 comments:

  1. I totally LOVE the colors all smooshed together... it's beautiful Greta!

    Theresa

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  2. So inspired to go for the ceramic vases as inspiration and take the colours as the base. I love you used the glossy photo paper for this to give the same look as the vases and you got the colours spot on! Fab mix of colours and I don't have any DO inks but it looks great here. To add the sentiment it white really works as it stands out so much but still allows us to see the wonderful background. And as for the graphic look of adding the strips-such a good idea as a contrast to the pretty colours. I so missed those droplets the first time I saw the card but I bet IRL they really finish off the card to perfection. It has been a delight having you as GD and thank you for always supporting Time Out-it means a lot to us x

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  3. What a gorgeous smooshy look inspired by those vases, Greta ... I went in close to check out the subtle sheen and those yummy pico dots ... so delicious! Love the crisp white sentiment ... pops beautifully against those fabulous colours! So happy to have had you Guest Designing with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

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  4. what a stunner Greta. The background is awesome and the design is really incredible.

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  5. Greta, The smooshing is fabulous. Those colors are amazing together and your post brought out those vases. They were kinda not so noticeable before. You've made a great GD for the challenge.

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  6. fantastic card, Greta - neat idea to die cut the sentiment out of your smooshed piece!

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  7. A lovely creation Great and gorgeous Oxide background, many thanks for joining in our 10th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  8. Those distress inks look fabulous and what a stunning card....so beautiful and artsy x

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  9. I love that background and you really captured those colors perfectly from the inspiration photo. Awesome card design too.

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  10. Oh, so pretty with the variety of distress oxide colors on the glossy paper! And, love the cut out of the sentiment! Your card looks just as beautiful as the vase in the photo!

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  11. Gorgeous card and perfect for our celebrations at Allsorts , xxx

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  12. So very beautiful with the beautiful colours and design of the card.
    Faith x

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  13. beautiful card, greta! that distress oxide background is amazing!

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  14. A FABULOUS card, Greta! Kisses, sweetie!

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  15. I haven't smooshed in a long time, you've inspired me with your pretty card!

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  16. Gorgeous card, love your background.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  17. Your interpretation of the mood board turned out so beautifully. The colours blend together so well and they look like marble on the glossy background. Gorgeous work.

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  18. Simply beautiful birthday card...love your sweet background with the Happy Birthday!

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