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Monday, July 15, 2013

No Ladybugs...

OK - the ladybug thing didn't quite work for me... Those ladybugs have been haunting me for half a week, and I know I didn't have to use ladybugs for the Inkspirational challenge, but I just couldn't get them out of my head...  I got completely stuck, I've made several cards since Wednesday, but I wasn't happy with how they turned out, so I made this card today, with a little help from Eclectic Ellapau's flower theme.
And yes, the background DP has a pink tint to it  - I'd like to call it "raspberry red". It has got spots, like the ladybugs. I made the sentiment the focal point of this card - it translates "wishing you a day filled with smiles and laughter". I  heat embossed the sentiment in white on black background and added a cardboard frame. The paper flowers came free with a magazine - I attached them to flowers of red organza and used brads from my stash. I've used a Basic Grey Chipboard leaf sticker, a Spellbinder die cut leaf, and a butterfly of wood - I HAD to add a bug of some sort after all! The card base is cut with Spellbinders dies Label 28.


I enter this card into these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - # Photo
2) Eclectic Ellapu - Flowers
3) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

26 comments:

Laine said...

A fabulous creation. Love the colours and the dies. Its funny how an idea takes route in your head and you can't see past it.
Laine
xx





Lau W said...

Hello !! Oh wow, this is a superb card, how much i love pink (or rasperry red ;-)). This card is very elegant !
xxx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love the shape and your fabulous flowers.
Pauline
x

scrappindede said...

Love your card. The colors caught my eye on Make It Monday. And I love that you used the die cuts for the shape of the card.
Deanna

scrappymo! said...

Love it...love the shpae and the pretty pink colours. Layering the paper flowers over the organza looks wonderful.

Asha said...

Love that raspberry red, Pia, Very striking colour combo and shape is fab. The flowers are such a sweet addition too.
xxx Asha

sandie said...

Well done for getting there with this! I know how hard it is when you get focused on one element of a card! This is a gorgeous card, the shape is a real stunner and I love your colour choice. The flowers are a perfect match and what fabulous brads. I so love all your embellishments-I think I probably say that all the time to you! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational x

Meighan Wheller said...

I so can understand what you mean about something in a photo inspiration that you want to use but just cannot find the right way. But I love what you have come up with Pia, I can see the spots in the flowers and love the layout of the card. Love the sentiment! Wonderful work as always my friend. We are so glad you joined us again at Inkspirational and hope you will be back next challenge. Meighan

Kylie said...

You have done a wonderful job. Thats why photo inspiration challenges are so great. I love how you incorporated the elements you really like. Thanks so much for playing along at Inkspirational xx

Skye said...

A terrific card. Great design I love your dies and the flowers are lovely.
Yes I know what you mean about the Ladybirds. I had the same problem.

Ellen said...

Pia what a beauty! The shape and the polka dot paper make such a great backdrop for the beautiful sentiment and flowers! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Sue B said...

Oh this is beautiful Pia… what a lovely shape and gorgeous colour combo! I love the sentiment in frame and the pretty flowers and butterfly… it's a fab card hun!
Hope you have a lovely week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Mynnette said...

LOVE those layered flowers! The tulle is a great touch! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Ruth M said...

Gorgeous card Pia, so elegant - and you've made another shaped card! I think you've done a fabulous job with interpreting the photo, you certainly didn't need to use ladybirds - it's always a good thing to add a butterfly though! So glad you made it into this week's Inkspirational challenge & I look forward to seeing you next week! Ruth x

Wishcraft said...

Fab design and colours Pia, this is lovely :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Shelby said...

Very cool card! I hear ya on getting stuck in an idea...happens to all of us. Love the flowers you've used and the use of the frame looks so cool

Shelby

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful card, Pia. The shape and layers are fabulous! :)

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous shaped card Pia, love the sentiment and flowers,very elegant..I would in my glory with ladybugs,I love them.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Elena said...

wow! It's so cute! Love the flowers!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous sweetie. Love the gorgeous colours what ever you call it. Lol!!! Gorgeous shapes throughout this lovely creation.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Valou ALLARD said...

Very beautiful card! so elelgant! Thanks for playing with "Eclectic Ellapu challenge" this week. Good luck!

Deepti Stephens said...

Pretty card umm not pretty, It's beautiful Pia! and I love the lady bug thing a lot.. haha..

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and colors Pia. I stopped by from MIM for a closer look..Loz

Wendy McCarthy said...

Spotted this great card on MIM, loving the shape! xx

Laurian said...

What a gorgeous project!
Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu and I hope we see you again soon!

Hugz

Laurian

Lisa S. said...

Love your card Pia! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.