Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Thankful for Friends

Sometimes I make Christmas cards with non-traditional colors, but this time I made Thanksgiving cards not in Fall colors.  Part of my Pinkfresh gc was used to get the Delicate Wreath stamp set & dies.  I love the unique wreath & sentiments I can actually use!
The PF November Challenge colors are close to DO inks worn lipstick, wilted violet, faded jeans & cracked pistachio.  I smooshed them one at a time on a wc panel.  Then I used SSS Antique Gold embossing powder for the beautiful wreath.
The sentiment from the set was stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne.  I'm also entering WAW.
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Next is an experiment using Pixie Spray stencil adhesive.  I bought it some time ago & finally used it with the SSS Bouquet of Roses stencil.  I saw someone use rubber cement to adhere a stencil for watercoloring & thought the Pixie Spray might work.
The watercolors are Prima Confections & I may not have used a heavy enough coat of the spray.  As you can see, a little did seep under the stencil.  I'll definitely try it again, but decided this piece was worth making into a card.  Think of it as artsy--haha!  I used the same watercolors & TH brushed pewter Distress Stain for the splatters.
PTI Counting My Blessings was used for the die cut word & sentiment strip.  The word has a silver metallic shadow layer & the strip is silver embossed.  Finished off with a few black sequins.  I'm entering SSS Flickr 136, The 30 Day Coloring Challenge & Virginia's Show & Share.

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19 comments:

  1. Two pretty cards Greta! I love the gold embossed wreath with the shades of blue and lilac in the background!

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  2. two gorgeous cards Greta. The soft background with the golden wreath is lovely and just love the stenciled background. It is so pretty.

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  3. Beautiful cards! I love that DO background:)

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  4. Both are so different but both are gorgeous Greta.
    Faith x

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  5. Both are gorgeous, Greta! Lovely backgrounds!!!

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  6. Fabulous cards Greta. YOur stenciled card is gorgeous, I love the loose look of it.

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  7. lovely cards, Greta - the gold wreath is gorgeous against the smooshed background

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  8. Beautiful duo, Greta! I especially love your smooshed background. You used a good combination of DIs. Now that I have a couple of PFS sets I'll try this challenge (after the move maybe)

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  9. LOVE the artsy background and embossing! So artistic and dreamy, Greta! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s “Show & Share”! FABULOUS! Glad to see your lovely work. I appreciate your support!

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  10. Beautiful cards Greta! I love the color mixture on your first card along with the gold embossing. And your second card is so pretty with that rose stencil.

    Theresa

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  11. lovely set of cards, greta! both backgrounds are so pretty, but I really love the second one!

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  12. Both cards are artsy and fabulous but I am extra loving the first one in the non traditional colours Greta x. I am away for three weeks so I will catch up on my return x.

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  13. Wow! Both cards are fabulous, Greta! Love the gorgeous backgrounds, so interesting and pretty! I'm drawn to the first one since I love all the color and the wonderful gold embossing!

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  14. Your cards are so very gorgeous. I love that wreath design and the blue and green card is so beautiful too!

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  15. Oh Greta that wreath looks terrific!! Loving the non traditional colours! The stenciling is amazing! My fav. colours too!

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  16. Loving your cards Greta, great embossing and love the stencilling too ;) Viv xx

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  17. Stunning background and amazing textures, Greta. Thanks once again for sharing your amazing talents with us.
    Blessings,
    karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  18. Beautiful cards! LOVE the non-traditional fall colors - they are lovely! Thanks so much for joining the Pinkfresh Studio November Challenge!

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  19. Two lovely cards with gorgeous backgrounds. Love the look you achieved with the DOX. The gold wreath is splendid and I like the loose look you achieved with the Prima confections.

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