The inks are Pigment Craft Co Eucalyptus, Aloe & Balsam with Altenew Dusty Rose for the berries from Rustic Wreath & the sentiment from Floral Vines. I haven't entered The Male Room in a very long time, so happy to see the current theme is Nature.
PTI Birthday Sweet challenge. I only have 1 PTI stamp set that fits the theme & it's called Your Beautiful Birthday. Such a unique, fun set I should pull out more often. SSS Monday Frame It challenge & Time Out 9th BD challenge.
Altenew February Inspiration Challenge. The photo this month is of a strikingly beautiful sky. I decided to see if I could use the colors for my neglected Fantasy Floral dies. I have tons of white cardstock scraps, so I just die cut a bunch of the flower layers & leaves. After going through all my ink pads & markers, I finally decided on Copics R81, RV04 & RV19 for the flowers & C3 for the leaves. After trying out all the layers in each color, I chose this one as my favorite.
Some of the practice diecuts may still end up as flowers by using different colors for the other layers. I splattered white gouache on the flowers & leaves which really does make a difference in the look. Before putting the card together, I took time to do some foiling. I couldn't wait to see if the new Poly Glaze sheets really do completely foil without missing areas which often happens with the toner sheet designs--at least in my experience. Oh boy--what a game changer for those of us without foiling machines! I did 2 of the designs & both came out perfectly. As I was looking at the pink one, I realized it would be a great background for my roses.
The beautiful Altenew Fancy Hello was die cut from white & silver metallic cardstock scraps so I could stack it 3 high. When I first put the roses together, I wasn't sure that I liked them. But now that the card is finished, I actually love it! I'm also entering The Snippets Playground & TTTC 197 using the diagonal row of word die/pink/flowers.
Three fantastic cards, Greta! I like the CAS designs of the first two and those pretty pink roses are so you!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards Greta. Love the pink foiling on the last one. And those fabulous roses. I must get mine out again. And love the colours on your first one. And how delightful is the blue cake card. All are just awesome and inspiring.ReplyDelete
Very soft muted stamping on the first Greta, moving to tone on tone blues on the second then that lovely bright pop of pinks on the third, three real beauties. I hope your recovery is going well.ReplyDelete
Three lovely cards, Greta! I especially love that birthday cake in soft blues, but the bright pink roses are a great offering at the Altenew Challenge. Your first card reminds me that I need to put some Pigment Co. inks on my wish list--I do love the colors on that card as well.ReplyDelete
Stunning cards Greta, love each for their uniqueness, design and colours. I'm here with 2 hats for your first leafy design so will say - Thank you so much for joining us in our Nature challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous creations Greta, the roses on the pink foiled background are fab.ReplyDelete
Such a pretty soft colored stamped background! Thanks for joining in at TMRReplyDelete
Three cards that are just beautiful. The first card is my favorite with those soft colors and nature theme.ReplyDelete
A wonderful trio of cards Greta.ReplyDelete
The leafy Uniko one looks fab, as does the impressionistic cake card. The pretty flowers on the third card as SO pretty too.
Thanks for coming to play in the SNIPPETS PLAYGROUND. Once you’ve finished playing on the swings, meet me and Di up in the Treehouse for a nice mug of hot chocolate! xxx
You have surpassed yourself with these 3 Greta. They are all amazing. there is no way I can choose a favourite xxReplyDelete
Three beautiful cards Greta - all gorgeous! So lovely to see you happy and playing - hope the healing journey is going well.ReplyDelete
Love and hugs
You really did a nice job and all 3 cards are so pretty! Loving the blue birthday cake with all the sprinkles and those layered flowers are just lovely! Wishing you continued success with your therapy and healing. I'm sure you're doing a great job with that.ReplyDelete
all three card are just gorgeous, greta! but if i had to pick a favorite i think it would be the first one. love it!ReplyDelete
what an elegant cards selection there, I love the simplicity of the first one but yet not so simple! Thank you for submitting you card with us at The Mail Room.ReplyDelete
Such a lovely group of cards! I love the background you created on the first one - I find those hard to do because I always end up with too much clustered in one area and open space in another - yours if gorgeous! And that cake is so sweet - love it in the soft blues.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous trio, Greta - especially got a smile from the blue cake but the other cards are delightful too!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards...thanks for joining the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.ReplyDelete
Greta, what a lovely masculine birthday card! I like your use of soft colors for the leaves. Welcome back to The Male Room for our "Nature" challenge!!! -DonnaReplyDelete
Hello Lovely... Beautiful creations as always. I'm so happy to hear my card arrived and that you are doing okay. Sending hugsReplyDelete
love all three, Greta - but the pink flowers are gorgeous - and love the background - I haven't even tried out my Poly Glaze yet!ReplyDelete
Greta... Beautiful card and great win over at Tic Tac Toe. We love seeing you in the gallery.ReplyDelete
A lovely CAS feel to this card - thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room challenge - hope to see you again next monthReplyDelete
Beautiful card Greta. I especially like your Uniko card, the colours look fantastic with the Natures Treasure stamp set. Thanks for joining in with Uniko’s 11th birthday celebrations. XReplyDelete
More gorgeous creations, Greta. Love the subtle shades on your Uniko card, one of my favourite stamp sets! Thanks so much for linking up again at Uniko, Anita xReplyDelete
Love those subtle colours you've used here, thanks for sharing at Uniko. :)ReplyDelete
Fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room.. GogaReplyDelete