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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

With Thanks

For this card I picked inspiration from the sketch over at House of Cards, and I went with a monochromatic color scheme with shades of silver and greys and some white.
I've been a good girl and used only old supplies for this card. The wooden DP is from Authentique and the one with stripes is from a Maja Designs Christmas collection.
I've used Spellbinder dies for the oval. I cut out the oval twice for a framed look, I heat embossed the background with silver embossing powder, using a small sized stamp from Prima. The bird heat embossed in white is made with a stamp from a 7gypsies set. The sentiment came free with a magazine. The flower ribbon, lace and gems are from my stash, and I machine stitched around the edges.

This is for these challenges:
1) House of Cards - Sketch + Cute/Fun or Shabby/Vintage
2) Incy Wincy Designs - Add Texture
3) Make My Monday - Birds
4) Allsorts - #241 Use Ribbon no Bows
5) Fussy and Fancy - #105 Monochromatic
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

47 comments:

Avril Ann said...

Stunning, Pia, utterly gorgeous, xxx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful take on the sketch Pia and love the mono colours...gorgeous..just gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

brenda said...

Wow Pai, this is lovely and the soft greys works so well with the bird and rose border.

Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Jo Rice said...

Beautiful work and such lovely tones...perfect for our challenge.Thank you for joining us with the latest Fussy and Fancy Friday Blog Challenge...good luck...Jo. X

Laine said...

Wonderful muted shades and fabulous design detail Pia.
Laine
x

Sue said...

Stunning card Pia. I love the colours and gorgeous bird.
Sue xx

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Pia! Love the grey tones you used & that sketch...your creation is wonderfully put together!!!

Lau W said...

Oh love what you made with th oval die ! Love the ribbon lace ! Another wonderful card made with old things :oh yes, you're a good girl ! :-)))
xxx

Daen'Ys said...

Superb grey tones Pia! I love all on your gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing along with House Of Cards.
Rosi x

Sue B said...

Oh this is gorgeous Pia!! I love how you've kept it monochrome… the papers are fab and I really like the pretty rose lace and the silver embossing on the oval… it's a stunning design! :-))
Hope you have a good week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Cornelia W said...

Hi Pia, I love how you interpreted the HOC sketch! The frame is simply gorgeous and the monochromatic color scheme is just beautiful! Thanks for playing at HOC and I hope to see you there again soon!
Hugs, Cornelia HOC-DT

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Pia!! An elegant design and colours! hugs, Marlies

2amscrapper said...

Here from MIM--beautiful card, Pia! I've been to your blog twice so now I'm a follower!

Mynnette said...

Pia, this is beautiful! LOVE the gorgeous monochrome and I adore that bird image! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! :) HUGS and have a great week! Mynn xx

sandie said...

Hi Pia, love the striped paper with the wood paper, cool combo and one I wouldn't have thought of but it really works. I do love the silver embossed background on the oval die. I like the monochrome cards that you make and well done for only using old stash!!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This a real lovely design sweetie. Gorgeous colours and details.
Hugs
Cathy
Xxxx

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! I'm LOving this Pia..
What a FABulous scene and I do so LOve your colours.
Chrissyxx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Pia, I love your wood grain paper and fabulous monochrome scheme. Your oval frame is a perfect background for your lovely bird.
Pauline
x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh Pia! I absolutely love, love, love, LOVE this card. So pretty, so much texture and depth. Just gorgeous x

sue t. said...

Love your monochromatic take on our sketch! Thanks for playing along at HOC!

Jacqueline said...

A lovely card, looks beautiful in monochrome - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Wishcraft said...

Super stylish card Pia, so gorgeous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Hi Pia !! This is sooooooo trendy & cool w. The little frame !! I love it !! :))
You rocked the monochromatic look --- which I always struggle with !!!
Xo

Lisa S. said...

Beautiful card Pia, this bird is gorgeous and I love the colors. :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a PERFECT taken on that sketch, Pia! I like the monochrome colors you've used for your pretty design!! Hugs, Darnell

Rocio De Alba said...

Pia this is another wonderful creation! Such a great take on the sketch. Love the monochromatic feature. Thanks for sharing it with us at Make it Monday.

Hugs,
Rocio -DT

Daen'Ys said...

Great work! Saw it at MIM!
Rosi x

downrightcrafty said...

love the design of this and the die cut oval fancy is beautiful along with the pretty roses gorgeous
Hugs Kate xx

Asha said...

Enchanting with a hint of ructic, shabby and Victorian elegance. Stunning card, Pia.
xxx

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Love the papers Pia , and the flower strip .

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colours and layout Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful as always Pia! Love that pretty bird and your soft colours. Xx

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week Tracy x

Ang said...

This is just lovely. Love all the texture.
Thanks for joining us at HOC.
Ang

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous and classy , love the wood effect. janex

Fandhmum said...

A stunning card, thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week
Rosie x

aussie aNNie said...

Love this pia, the awesome background, bird and the row of flowers...gorgeous.xx

Deepti Stephens said...

Oh! this is so beautiful Pia, Loved every detail.. :)

Vannessa said...

This is gorgeous Pia - love the colours you used! Thanks for joining in our first challenge this year at House of Cards.

hugs, Vannessa
HOC DT

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful. Love the peaceful feeling of this monochromatic card.

Danielle Vincent said...

Absolutely gorgeous. LOVE the strip of flowers.

Suze said...

This is lovely Pia with some beautiful embellishments. Thanks for joining in the texture challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week.

Jules Bettinson said...

Stunning card! Jules Thanks for joining us at HOC

inkedx2 said...

Lovely card! Lots of detail which makes it interesting. So glad you played along with us at HOC!

Robbie

Tammy said...

Stunning card Pia, such gorgeous colors and I love the row of flower ribbon! Thanks for joining us at HOC!
Tammy x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful and stylish card, love this;-))m

DOBROSŁAWA said...

Congratulation