Friday, May 22, 2020

Dragonfly Vine

I bought a big jar of acrylic white gesso quite a few years ago & it's barely been used.  When I saw the current CAS Mix Up challenge of Gesso Resist, I was intrigued.  One of the listed videos used Dylusions Spray Inks.  I have 2 of the Dylusions & a huge collection of Tattered Angels Spray Mists.  Loved the results in the video & it looked so easy.  I pulled out a bunch of scraps & a couple stamps.  After the images stamped in Gesso were dry, I started spritzing.
I hadn't thought about kraft cardstock not being a great choice.  However, I somehow managed to get one good panel using a red & a copper spray.  The pinkish look is actually from the copper & wish you could see the beautiful TA shimmer.
I cut the panel into 3 strips & mounted them to a red die cut rectangle.  The Altenew Painted Greetings sentiment was stamped in Versafine Pinecone.  My first time using the Stampendous Dragonfly Vine stamp which I've had for years, so I'm also entering NBUS.
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Next is a card made from one of the vanilla cardstock panels onto which I stamped the dragonfly in Gesso.  I used blue & green Tattered Angels mists.  I also spritzed lightly with water & blotted with a paper towel, as I had seen in the video.  Unfortunately, the image was kind of a blob without definition.  The shimmery colors are so beautiful I couldn't bring myself to throw it away.  I used my old fashioned stamp positioner so I could stamp the image over the Gesso in Versamark & emboss in Antique Gold ep.
I added a kraft frame & used a light green textured cardstock for the mat.  When I bought the Elizabeth Craft Thanks die, I didn't realize how small it was.
For this card it was just what I needed.  I used the same ep for the top layer & added a couple cut from vanilla cardstock stacked together for a slightly offset shadow.  I'm entering FMS.

Finally is another entry for Poppystamps May Challenge, Winged Things.  Once again I used Freida Curve inked with Brilliance Pearlescent Jade.  I attached it to a white card spritzed with shimmer spray.  The beautiful big butterfly is Poppystamps Dream Butterfly which I die cut twice & attached just in the center.  I sponged on a little Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue & added glitter.  The PTI Wildflower Garden sentiment was stamped in Versafine Clair Morning Mist.
Glad to say my friend loves her card.  I'm also entering Time Out as butterflies are certainly free!
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37 comments:

  1. Wow Greta, what wonderful designs and colors.

    Hugs Diane

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  2. Beautiful trio of cards and fabulous techniques. The gesso resist is interesting and it's a great one as you see in your fab result here. xx

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  3. Gorgeous cards Greta! Great work with gesso resist! I LOVE your first card with the tan, red and copper. Cutting the image into three is awesome! Your second card is so pretty with the soft blue and green over the dragonfly. Overstamping and heat embossing really brought the details to life. And your third card is gorgeous with the beautiful layered butterflies. Thanks for sharing your gesso card with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  4. Super set of cards Greta and I love the beautiful design of the Time Out card. It is the extra touches I especially like-the touch of blue on the butterfly and the added sparkle and that lovely base. Thanks for joining Time Out x

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  5. What a great set of cards! Just love that dragonfly! The gesso resist is such a fun technique! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  6. 3 beautiful and very different cards, but I like them all. It was a very good idea to cut the first panel into 3 as it adds something special to the card. On your second card I was wondering if you had clear gesso because it looked like the kraft card was showing through but it was embossing which created a very clever effect. Your last card is just so delicate and pretty, wonderful xx

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  7. beautiful array of cards, Greta - those dragonfly ones are gorgeous and the last one is happily on display in my craft room.

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  8. Oh Greta, you did a great job with the gesso. I love both cards and the design of the first one is so pretty. That butterfly is gorgeous!

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  9. Love this dragonfly stamp and the results of gesso on the kraft with the sprays! Great results! Love it with the aqua background too! Such a sweet butterfly card with the soft blue! Thanks so much, Greta, for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  10. Three beautiful cards and I've learned yet another technique by visiting your blog. Thank you. Love the dragonfly stamp; especially the one you over embossed. As for the butterfly! What can I say? It's delightful.

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  11. Totally amazing cards Greta. The first two techniques are awesome. Great save on the second one. And I'm loving your butterfly card.

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  12. OH! Gosh, these are so very beautiful, I love the result of each one, the colours, the techniques, the awesome results. I should come for lessons LOL
    Take care
    Faith x

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  13. Three gorgeous cards Greta, great results with the Gesso! Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up this month.

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  14. Gorgeous cards. Great results from the gesso resist. thank you for playiung along with the CAS Mix Up challenge xx

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  15. you are so good at using different techniques, greta and your gesso resist cards are beautiful examples of your skill! the final card is so soft and delicate!

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  16. Beautiful cards Greta, that dragon fly is fabulous. Loving too your third card...such calming colors.

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  17. Beautiful cards! I absolutely adore the softness of the Butterfly card. Thanks for joining us at Poppystamps!

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  18. Ooh, came to comment on your Time Out card, and got treated to so much more. Lovely cards, all of them. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

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  19. I like the artsy look of your first card and the colours... the texture you achieved on your second card is fabulous and clever to stamp over and emboss that dragonfly... Loving your butterfly card, soft and so elegant. Sending hugs your way

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  20. Three wonderful cards. I love the technique and the effect on the first two and what a beautiful birthday card x.

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  21. Wowza Greta, your dragonfly cards are striking, so beautifully done! And I just love your delicate butterfly card. It's ever so pretty!

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  22. Gorgeous cards, Greta, with such depth and dimension! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  23. Another great collections of cards, Greta. I love all of them but my favorite is the last one with the beautiful butterfly.
    I am OK,my friend, Greece is doing well with the virus (until now-let's hope it will not get worse in the future). We are not in lockdown any more and since June everything will be back to a "new normal situation".
    But I see in tv what happens in US. Please take care of yourself and stay safe.
    Hugs, my dear friend.

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  24. Oh, Greta! That dragonfly vine stamp totally has my heart! Your cards with it are beautiful. I always love kraft and red together, plus the 3 panels. Been thinking about buying gesso, but not so sure. The green and gold is beautiful, too. Another favorite combo. Finally, your last card... the butterfly with the sponged center, sigh... I just now bought the Frieda curve and Frieda leaf after loving them for so long. Ohhhh, the colors on that card are soooo gorgeous!

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  25. Another selection of beautiful cards. The last one does it for me though. Hugs Mrs A.

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  26. Beautiful cards! Must say I'm drawn to the butterflycard; it looks so earry! Glad you entered that one! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

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  27. Such pretty cards with the dragonfly in different colors! And, wonderful delicate butterfly with beautiful border on your last card! Great cards, Greta!!

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  28. You rocked things with wings with these beauties, Greta! Such gorgeous cards! I love how you did the save on your second dragonfly. It's stunning and I love the soft coloring of your pretty butterfly design! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

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  29. Oops, forgot to thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS!

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  30. Great mix of card designs Greta! Love the clean and elegant look of your butterfly card, so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Poppystamps!

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  31. Stunning card you shared over on our blog Greta.
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog

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  32. Beautiful designs Greta! I love that big beautiful butterfly on the soft background!

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  33. Congratulations with the top pick Greta over at CAS Mix Up...a stunner of a card x.

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  34. Hi Greta. Congrats on your win at CAS MixUp. Can you please contact me re guest design. I cant see your email address. thanks, Jenny:)
    jen.a.martin59@gmail.com

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  35. How I adore your butterfly card. CAS and with just enough color to make a statement. Thank you for joining us at Popystamps. Tina

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