Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Final PTI Challenge Cards


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Hello from rainy Oregon!  I'm not complaining--no big snowstorm like the east coast & a great day for crafting!  I worked yesterday, so today I finished up projects for 3 of the PTI Anniversary challenges.
First is my entry for Day 2--use multiples of a single shape.  My first thought was Happy Hexagons, so that's what I went with.
Fun to also use some of the printed paper I got in the big sale. To be honest, it took me forever to decide on how to arrange the hexagons. I've got quite a few left over, so hopefully they'll end up on a card, too. The sentiment from Boutique Borders: Birthday is stamped in Autumn Rose & the mat is Scarlet Jewel.  I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes With Dies.

The challenge on Day 3 is to use your favorite floral set. Meadow Greens has only 1 flower & maybe it's not my all-time favorite floral set, but I haven't used it much & I do love it.  
My first idea was a flop, but I was able to turn the watercolor panel over & start again.  Ended up with a card I like--yah! The Distress Inks are scattered straw, wild honey, peeled paint & shabby shutters.  I used a water brush to blend & then splattered some wild honey & peeled paint. Scattered straw Stickles was added to the flower center & I distressed the edges. The card front & sentiment strip are Classic Kraft & the sentiment from Through the Trees is stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia. I'm also entering Stamping Sensations.
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Last is the project I've been thinking about for days & finally made today. It's for the packaging challenge inspired by Rebecca's eye candy.  I was the designated gift wrapper for our family.  My folks put the recipient's name on the outside of the box & I did the wrapping--even for my own gifts! Beautiful papers & ribbons have always appealed to me.  
These days I seldom give wrapped presents, so my project is a gift card holder.  I used the Monthly Moments: Journal Card Pocket #1 die.  I used the eraser end of a pencil to make the gold dots & the sentiment from Lovely Layers was stamped in Brilliance Starlite Black.  Fun to actually use some of my Washi tape & a little clothespin.  I'm also entering Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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26 comments:

  1. You've done so well with these challenges at PTI. Great layout with the hexagons and such a pretty flower on the second card. Creative and fun idea for your third project x I love wrappings, ribbons etc too x

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  2. These are all fabulous cards Greta! Meadow Greens is one of my favorite PTI sets too and I love your card! Cute little gift card bag too. The doily looks pretty on it!

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  3. all three are absolutely fabulous, greta!! you really rocked the pti challenges my friend!!

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  4. three wonderful cards Greta - of course the flower is my absolute favorite - love that stamp set and don't use it enough.

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  5. Love all 3 of your projects! It's fun to dress up envelopes for gift giving -- I had all but forgotten the eraser dipped in ink technique!

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  6. You make so amazing projects there!

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  7. Gorgeous cards Greta. Love the tag. The gold dots are inspoiring

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  8. A beautifully bright and welcoming floral creation Greta, the yellows are spot on for Springtime, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  9. Some great makes Greta and all very different. I really like the design of the first card. Barbxx

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  10. Wow you have been busy Greta! Great projects...love the hexagons!

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  11. That's a great design with the hexagons. The Meadow Greens card is beautiful. Soft colors and a pretty flower. Whoo hoo, you used some of your washi tape and a clothepin on that cute packaging! Good for you. I love that you had to wrap your own gifts. I'm betting you shook them!

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  12. Looks like you've been having a lot of fun in the craft room lately! The polka dotty hexagons are oh-so-sweet and your big ol' dandelion has me hankering for spring. :)

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  13. Three great projects, Greta - especially love your gift card holder!

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  14. Wonderful projects, Greta. Really especially love the hexagon one....no, actually really love the flower more....oh, no, I can't decide. Love them all. Thanks for reminding me how beautiful Meadow Greens is. I often use the leaves, but always forget about the flowers.

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  15. Fantastic projects Greta, the yellow bloom is awesome and those hexies will make a great guy card. Your gift card holder is sure to bring a smile to the recipient's face.

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  16. All three projects look wonderful to me. The bold shapes and colours of the hexagons, the soft, subtle hues of the flower (I had a little smile about you flipping the paper over and starting again!) That something that happens frequently in my craft room. Then the sweet little tag to round out a trio of loveliness. TFS

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  17. Wow....just beautiful. So many wonderful projects Miss Greta!

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  18. Wonderful projects! Love the fun colorful hexagons! The yellow flower is so pretty! And sweet tag with doily!

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  19. OH! Beautiful my Friend!
    You can do all styles with such dexterity!
    Hugs~

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  20. A beautifully delicate floral design, and lovely spring colours! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  21. Catching up a little here and what a delight to see your pretty creations ... Glad you are ok and no storms hit you ... Roll on Spring huh? Sending hugs

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  22. Not one but three superb cards. I love those eye catching hexagons and the water colour flower is so pretty. Must admit I have turned cards over and started again before now but who is to know when they are attached to a card. Your little gift card is a perfect idea for using up snippets and I adore the washi tape clothes peg. Hugs Mrs A.

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  23. Wonderful, varied projects. We can't get Papertrey here in the UK; I wish we could.

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  24. Hi Greta, I surely don't know where the hours and days go...they flash by so fast I can't believe another week has gone by. I just perused your blog to catch some eye candy and see what you have been up to. You have made wonderful cards, Greta. You did PTI proud with all your assortment for the anniversary and I think you were even a winner, right?? Great job friend! Have a wonderful weekend! PS...the picture you redid from your anniversary at a Seattle game is a great pic of the two of you!

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  25. Great job with the happy hexagons. Love the delicate flower too. I like how you often have two totally different cards on your blog. So diverse!

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