Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nature

I love watching birds in all seasons, but it's especially fun in summer when I can sit on the deck with my cup of coffee only a few feet away from the feeders. Reminded me of this beautiful Impression Obsession stamp, Nest Collage, so made one more card for the IO challenge, Summer Fun.  I began with a piece of watercolor paper & the smooching technique using pink, green & gold Gelatos--love the soft effect.  I also added some splatters with the gold.  I stamped with Adirondack Meadow Green. The sentiment is also IO, C5171, & is stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia. Colored some pearls with a Copic, mounted my layers & finished just in time as the challenge is about to close.  
CCCB Inspiration
I'm also entering at City Crafter Challenge Blog where Smooching & Splattering are 2 of the choices. I used scraps for everything but the actual card, so will enter at Pixies Snippets Playground.  I won't be in the prize draw as it's the wonderful Spellbinder I just bought & used for THIS card. Thanks for stopping by.

33 comments:

  1. I see a lot of the inspiration photo in this card and I love the sentiment too. It is beautiful!

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  2. I love your soft background and it goes so well with this pretty stamp, Greta! Gorgeous design!

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  3. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at IO Stamps challenge

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  4. What a pretty card...I just love the colours you created in the BG...sweet birds and foliage...love the verse!! great card.

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  5. What a pretty and elegant card!!! Thank you so much for joining CCCB this week!
    Samra DT

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  6. LOVING this BEAUTIFUL Card Greta!! You and I were both Inspired by the Outdoors!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  7. So pretty Greta! The soft color palette looks fabulous!

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  8. Beautiful image and beautiful setting for it.

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  9. The soft colors are so pretty! I really like the quote on the front you used. Beautiful...

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  10. You brought nature right into your card. The gelatos do add a soft touch and I love the sentiment.

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  11. Oh this really is so soft and gentle Greta, absolutely perfect! Gorgeous card.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  12. Beautiful soft gelatos with the nature stamping, Greta! Love the sentiment!

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  13. Hi greta your card is so beautiful and very elegant too!

    Vic x

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  14. I just hung a bird feeder about a month ago and WOW do they go thru the food! But I really enjoy them! I have a hummingbird one up also. Beautiful card! Love the image!

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  15. Smooching and splattering goed so well together and your created a stunning card. And a gorgeous way to use up some scraps. Thanks so much for being with us at CCCB this week! Always good to have you with us!

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  16. Looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  17. This is amazing, Greta! I love this nature scene and your soft background colors and splatters are perfection!

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  18. Your smooshed background behind the pretty nest and music is fabulous Greta!! What a wonderful card!!

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  19. This is a beautiful card Greta! Love that music with the nest and pretty background .

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  20. Lovely looking card - good interpretation of the inspiration photo. xxx

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  21. This is my new favorite, GG!! I just love everything about it!! Enjoy that morning time with the beautiful birds!! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. Oh my! What a Beauty indeed!
    I love everything about your card Greta!
    It's a Classic!!
    Hugs~

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  23. Oh, I do love watching the birds, too! I always smile when I see and hear the gorgeous cardinals! Your card is just lovely with the water color background and fabulous sentiment!

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  24. This is absolutely gorgeous Greta ... Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB!!

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  25. Lovely colours in the background and set the stamped image off perfectly.
    Debs x

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  26. Beautiful card, love the smooched background. Elizabeth xx

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  27. What a sweet card this is, Greta!
    I also enjoy watching birds.

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  28. What a beautiful image, Greta, and the background you've created with the gelatos couldn't be any more perfect! Sooooo pretty...
    Hugs~c

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  29. Such a serenely beautiful card Greta!

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  30. This is so soft & stunning!!
    I grew up in the city, so I've spent the last years in our little town marveling at all the different birds that come to visit - one day last week I saw 7 different species in an hour. It's like having a little bit of magic come to play :)

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