Friday, October 30, 2015

Thankful

Getting in under the wire for some challenges & both cards have a thankful theme so I'm putting them in one post.
39aff1644896b5eca06e9864ccdf2c2fFirst up is my card for the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights challenge.  The Classroom has tons of tutorials & the latest one showing a background done with Alcohol Inks mesmerized me! I have at least 9 bottles of the inks so picked out Lettuce, Butterscotch & Cranberry to use for Fall colors inspired by the photo.  Once again, no luck getting a usable background, but knew it'd work to die cut the EH Bold Blossoms--the only EH product I own right now.  
I used my Versamark pen & clear embossing powder for the uneven lines on the card front which I thought would work with the design of the flowers.  The bottom of the panel was cut at an angle & splattered with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate resulting in dots with shimmer.  Not sure if other company stamps are allowed, so I used Cosmo Cricket stickers for the sentiment. The panel is mounted with foam tape & tiny brown pearls are the embellishment. I'm also entering SSS Monday Throwback (Nov. 11, 2013 Got Ink?), SSS Wednesday Anything Goes & The Kraft Journal CAS Thanksgiving (this card is going to a blogging friend at Thanksgiving with the inside message being that I'm thankful for their friendship). Long post--thanks for sticking with me.  
My other card is for several challenges: Twofers--Blue, Green & Yellow, Muse--inspired by the layout & CAS-ual Fridays--Tic Tac Toe bottom horizontal row--too late to link up, unfortunately & SSS Work It Wednesday--use a stamp. I'm seriously in love with using Perfect Pearls on a blended ink panel so that's what I did again. The gorgeous wheat image is CAS-ual Fridays & I heat embossed it with Zing! Mustard powder. Distress Inks weathered wood, broken china, bundled sage & peeled paint were used for the blended panel. Sparkle is subtle as I used Distress Stickles Scattered Straw on the wheat & a single gem. The sentiment from PTI Take Three Fall is stamped in broken china.  
I have to work this weekend, so hopefully the wind & rain calms down while I'm driving.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
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28 comments:

Mona Pendleton said...

Such pretty cards Greta! Hope you have a great weekend!

Rosemary said...

not one, but two lovely fall inspired cards, greta!!

Christi Conley said...

So pretty! I adore how you "saved" your background by making the flowers! And the card made with the wheat is gorgeous! Thank you for entering our challenge at Twofers! Christi :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love both of these designs Greta! Especially the first one with those gorgeous bold blooms! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

Lisa said...

You are on a roll my friend, cranking out one Fabulous card after another!! These are both so pretty, love the colors on the second!

Martha said...

Greta, what lovely fall cards.

Ardyth said...

Love your autumn cards - that wheat is lovely against the blue 'sky'! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Greta!

alexandra s.m. said...

Autumn really do inspire you my Friend!
I love your cards and the second one is so serene and majestic ;)
xx

Karren said...

Your alcohol ink flowers are gorgeous, Greta!

Nancy said...

Two lovely cards, Greta! So simple, artsy and elegant!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You have two lovely cards here!

Jane Willis said...

I love both your cards - using a "failed" background for die cutting is a great tip and has worked beautifully, and your blue, green and yellow card is so CAS and elegant. Thank you for joining us at Twofers
Jane

Tracey McNeely said...

Greta two beautiful cards. Both lovely fall interpretations. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Muse!

Jenni's Jems said...

Two gorgeous cards but the Muse card will be having my vote simply beautiful and so elegant!x

Cat Craig said...

great cards Greta, I do lean towards the wheat, those colors are fabulous and the design is amazing. Gotta pin this one and sketch out the design!

Barb said...

Two very beautiful cards Greta. Both absolutely perfect for autumn and yet they are both so different. Barbxx

~amy~ said...

wonderful fall inspired cards!
Thanks for joining us for the Essentials by Ellen October Pin-Sights Challenge!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Lovely cards and so refreshing to read how someone worked to follow the challenge rules. I love your Blue, Green, Yellow card beautiful CAS design and wonderful stamping. Thank you for joining us at Twofers, hope we see you again soon. XOXO Zoe

Bonnie said...

Two lovely cards, Greta! Love the pattern of the alcohol inked die cuts! Love it on the kraft background! And your wheat is so pretty against the shimmery panel!

MaryH said...

Two very lovely & well designed CAS. Really liked the distressed effects of #1 against the kraft background. #2 is equally pretty with the golden wheat sheaves against the the blue ombre stripe border and the crisp white. TFS

Colleen said...

Oh, Greta, I have been missing here on the blog and just perused your cards, wow, I love the MIM using the sponging and pearling the strip...and those trees, perfect background! And your wheat is so pretty and I love that sentiment, so simple, I must pull my set out and use it! Nasty day, I know, hope it was clear enough for you to drive to and from work!!

Kim S said...

LOVE them both! The colors on your flowers absolutely glow- particularly on the natural background. And the wheat is lovely on that blended blue and green.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a wonderful card duo you've created! I am so impressed at the variety in looks you created, yet they both have that wonderful theme of gratitude. I adore those gorgeous swirls on your first card and how you paired it with the squares of text. Looks fantastic! And I also loved the peaceful sophisticated tone of the second card. Love that subtle ombre effect from blue to green! Both of these are striking and I appreciated how you reminded me to express my thanks to all the people I love in my life. Thank you so much for sharing these with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Barb Ghig said...

Two awesome cards, Greta! I love how you created your own striped pattern on the first one, and your CAS design on the 2nd card is gorgeous!

Loli said...

Hola Greta, thank you for your comment.
Gorgeous card, i love the blended panel fantastic colouring! perfect the wheat symbol for give thanks.
Hugs from Palma de Mallorca Spain

debby4000 said...

Love both of your beautiful cards.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Kim Heggins said...

Two beautiful cards Greta...love that first one with your sweet posies.

cm said...

Your scribbly flowers are lovely in their pretty colours, and the sheaf of wheat in the second truly captures my heart. Memories of time spent on the farm as a kid sparked...
Hugs~c