Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring Wishes

Boy did I enjoy making my card for Winnie & Walter Rerun No. 18 & Heather's April Color Combo.  My last color combo card was actually picked as a favorite--such a wonderful surprise!  I don't have The Big, The Bold & Extras, so I made a card with In Bloom : Addie's Garden & Big, Bold, Seasons inspired by Lydia's card.  
This is my first time using the daisy image which I white embossed on Bristol paper so I could use my Zigs.  I decided to use the coral & purple to make 2 tone flowers & really love the look.  I colored the Zigs onto an acrylic block & diluted & picked up the color with my waterbrush--just for a bit more control.  Think this is the first time I've been successful watercoloring the background around my images--yah!  It's actually 2 different greens with the darker one also used for splatters.  
The panel is heavily spritzed with Perfect Pearls before die cutting with Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangle.  I really didn't want to cover up my panel, so decided to do the camouflaged die technique for the sentiment. I covered the die cut with Crystal Laquer to help it stand out just a bit. The word is stamped in Versafine Smokey Gray & lightly watercolored with the greens. I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies, Inkspirational & SSS Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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30 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

so pretty, Greta - love the soft colored background!

Janis said...

It's lovely Greta!! I really like the flowers embossed in white and watercolored. The camouflaged die cut technique is just perfect for your wonderful card. So very springy and pretty!!!
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Esther Asbury said...

I love the way your sentiment fits into the rest of your card! What a clever and beautiful idea!

Stella said...

Greta I love this soft colour palette en the way you placed/added the sentiment. It adds a special touch to your gorgeous card!

Rosemary said...

beautiful spring card, greta!! your watercoloring is fantastic!

Maria said...

Beautiful flowers! Wonderful water colored background! Love the pretty sentiment, too!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh Greta, this is lovely! The soft spring colors are so welcoming. Fabulous spring card!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous floral background, Greta! Perfect with the layered diecut sentiment!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations on being a favorite over at W&W!
Your softly colored spring card looks lovely!

cm said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Your blooms, your colours, your die-cut...everything is just sensational! LOVE this!
Hugs`c

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Greta! Such a beautiful card! Love the embossed flowers along with the pretty water coloring! Hope you and your family have a Happy Easter!

sandie said...

This is stunning Greta, the background is gorgeous, lovely colours and perfect for a Spring card. Thanks for joining Ink and hls X

Helen Wallace said...

A delightfully pretty spring card, love the white embossing and the water colour effect. I learn something new every time I visit your blog. Now to find the time to practice! Happy Easter.

Aileen Ryan said...

Greta what a wonderful card, the colour caught my eye instantly as I was flicking through Feedly. So beautiful

Ros Crawford said...

It's lovely! Love the pretty colours of Spring!

Dawn Turley said...

What a wonderful card Greta. Beautifully watercoloured

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful spring card. I'm glad you continued to try to watercolor around the images. This came out so pretty. Great job!

Mac Mable said...

Such pretty colours. You've done a great job with the two different colours of green on the background. Not easy to achieve and no bleeding etc. (even with embossing). Loving the loose water colouring of those fabulous flowers. Loving this card x

Team Clark said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful is this! What a neat effect the pop out sentiment has! So clever. Happy Easter, Autumn

Marina said...

A wonderfully pretty spring card.

Darnell said...

Your card truly personifies springtime, Greta!! I love this one and I sure think it's a winner in these challenges!! Have a Happy Easter weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Nonni said...

What a pretty car, so full of spring-feel! Great coloring too. I really love the way you used the sentiment die cut. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous spring card Miss Greta! I love the soft sweet colors and your beautiful background, so beautiful. Happy Easter!

Martha said...

OH, Greta, this is so adorably sweet.
I love it. Beautifully done!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Greta! I love your water colour background & your whole card is so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Cat Craig said...

Wonderfully spring like Greta, the colors are such lovely soft pastels.

Amy Seigler said...

Gorgeous Card Greta! The coloring is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

cm said...

I'm back for second helpings of gazing at and admiring your beautiful card, as well as to say 'thank you' for sharing this in the INK gallery! Spring spectacular!
Hugs~c

Daria Z. said...

Lovely spring card, Greta!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whoa! So cool looking!!!