Thursday, April 21, 2016

Beautiful Friend

The current MFT Color Challenge is perfect for Spring, the one time of year I tend to reach for yellow.  Thanks to Kay Miller's card I won't be able to use MFT Party Pattern's for Darnell's next NBUS challenge!  My card began with white embossing the circles on heavy weight watercolor paper.  
I used the acrylic block technique with Memento Dandelion, but I moved the block back & forth which actually roughed up the paper. Decided to see how it looked when it was dry & I really like the unplanned texture. I did also blend some of the ink so there's a bit of variation in the intensity of the yellow.  Hard to see, but there are also yellow & white splatters.  I used up some scraps for the MFT Prima Donna Petals flower & Royal leaves. I've been making a lot of pretty flat cards for mailing, but sometimes I just want to use my dimensional flower dies.  The white embossed sentiment is from Spring--my very first MFT stamp set which I bought at the LSS, no longer in business.  I mounted it to another black strip with foam adhesive & finished off with lots of PPP Marshmallow sequins.  The current MFT Sketch provided my layout & I'm also entering CropStop, Double D, The Playground, SSS Wednesday, Stamping Sensations & Word Art Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
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30 comments:

Patti said...

How pretty!! I love the colors you've used and that circle image embossed in white is GREAT! : )

Patti

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh that is pretty Greta!
Yes, NAB is the National Association of Broadcaster convention!

brenda said...

Stunning colour palette Greta and the CAS design looks great.

B x

brenda said...

Back again Great as forgot to thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

brenda said...

So sorry Greta, spent you name wrong (as I did in the deleted comment) having bad dexterity days again and fingers and keyboard not friends.

B x

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous spring card Greta. The yellow is so pretty

Darlene said...

Oh Greta what a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card, love the colour and the circle designs. xx

Brenda in IN said...

Blue and yellow are so pretty together. I love the flower and the flower center.

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card Greta - those scribble circles make such a great background

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Greta! Wonderful take on the colour challenge and on the sketch!

Virginia Lu said...

So striking! Beautiful backgground and flower, Greta! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhh, the yellow is fabulous, and I always love it paired with blue! What a wonderful design. It almost looks like a journal. Really love those white embossed circles, and your sequins suggest raindrops. This is just beautiful Greta, and I'm glad to see it in our Double D April Showers Challenge! ps: I'm glad for the rain, too. I have to stay inside sometime!

Kathy Krug said...

Blue and yellow two of my favorite colors and beautiful together.
wonderful creative design. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see many more of your creations.

Kathy Krug
Double D Challenge Blog

Rosemary said...

lovely card, greta... the yellow background is so vibrant and fun!!

Colleen said...

Greta, I saw Kay's card with that same circle and all those flowers she did... yours is just as awesome!

Lisa said...

Oh Greta, Greta, Greta!!! This is flawless. The sunny yellow background and pretty blue flowers flow perfectly with the white circles. But that black sentiment block and the black spine of the card are what set it off perfectly!!

Di said...

Fabulous card Greta! Wonderful background with the fabulous flower - and I do so love the sentiment - white on black is perfect!

Lovely to see you in the Playground.

Hugs

Di xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Looks like you discovered a new technique to add texture! Love that sunny background for the pretty blue flower!

Cat Craig said...

Well you know I love this with all that gorgeous yellow!

Viv's Visuals said...

This is lovely! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

This is one of my favorite color combinations. The sun and sky, a wonderful duet! Your card is so beautiful thanks to this incredible energy that we have.
hugs,
BozenA

Bonnie said...

I LOVE that yellow background with the white embossed circles and pretty blue flower! Wow!

Martha said...

OH, Greta, you've used the colors & sketch so beautifully. I love the pretty flower against the striking background. AND, what a sweet sentiment.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful texture to the background and love the dimension on the flower!

Barb Ghig said...

Well, this is one really fabulous card, Greta! I love the sunny yellow watercoloring with the circles, and your flower is just beautiful!

Dora said...

Beautiful card, and great mixing of colours.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

cm said...

Oh, that yellow/embossed background is so eye-catching; a perfect canvas for your incredibly pretty pop-of--blue flower. Lucky friend receiving this beauty...
Hugs~c

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my it's a gorgeous card!! I love the design and the paint with the embossing is beautiful!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Such a crisp and beautiful card. Love the layout and the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)