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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Blue and White Vintage Card

I started out making the background according to the Sweet Stop Sketch. Went for blue DPs as I rarely use blue (New Year's Resolution - try something new). Felt it lacked something, so added stitching (love stitching). Then it got tougher... I can spend hours and hours on one card! I paper pieced an image - changed my mind. Heat embossed a male silhouette image - changed my mind again. An hour of thinking - went for vintage. What image should I use... Another hour of thinking. Went for an angel with wings. OK so now for embellishments. I won't tell you that story, but ended up with cheese cloth (love playing with that stuff!), die cut elements of kraft (another favorite of mine), using a new set of Spellbinders dies and a butterfly punch, 3 flowers and some pearls. Phew!!!

This card is for these challenges:
1) Sweet Stop - SKETCH #195
2) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge -Tic Tac Toe (Blue+Circle+Flowers)
3) My Time to Craft - #206 Things with Wings
4) Southern Girls - #61 Get Krafty
5) Crafts and Me - #117 Vintage
6) LEJ Designs - #37 Stitching Real Or Faux 
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

40 comments:

Laine said...

This is so beautiful Pia. Love the image and your card design.
Laine
xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Definitely worth all your thinking time Pia, the end result is stunning. I love the vintage image, the gorgeous colours and fabulous layout and detailing.
Sue xx

Paper Profusion said...

This is really a very beautiful card Pia - love your design and all the wonderful contributing elements. Nicola x

chrissy xx said...

JUst GORgeous! FABulous colours. FABulous design Pia..
Well worth the time it took...LOve it.
Chrissyxx

Carol said...

Perfect Pia, just Perfect!! The hours you put into this paid off!!! I love all the detailing and the design, really gorgeous!!
Carol x

Skye said...

The time and effort was well worth it, this card is gorgeous. I like the combination of design paper, they work so well together and the little butterflies are a lovely addition.
Your process sounds very much like mine

cotnob said...

It was worth all of the time and effort Pia, such a gorgeous card - I love the vintage image and your cheese cloth is perfect for the vintage look.
Pauline
x

aussie aNNie said...

End result is WOW and don't stick to your new years resolution, the blue is gorgeous. Vintage pic is beautiful and yes, the cheese cloth is fab addition. I love the end result..xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Very beautiful vintage card, well worth all the effort it took. I have been in that zone many times when nothing seems to work and this can go on for what seems like forever and then voila it all comes together. So glad you persevered! Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a beautiful card Pia. Love the sweet angel image, the colors... the cheese cloth looks great! Glad you didn't give up! Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

Ivory Moon said...

Such a beautiful card ... the stitching really sets the card off ... lovely



Thanks for joining in the LEJ Designs Challenge

Tina xxx DT

Lisa S. said...

Well your finished card is absolutely wonderful Pia. I love the design, vintage image and the cheesecloth is a fab touch. Very, very pretty!!!

Lau W said...

Oh wow Pia, this is a fab vintage card, i'm spechless !!
For you prize at Teddy Bo, you can write here to Gayle :
http://www.teddybo.com/contactus.html
In the subject, you put : blog hop digi image winner,
and you says to Gayle what is your choice ;-)
Hugs and kisses

Mrs A. said...

Wow. You got there in the end. This is perfect. I had the same problems last week trying to do a 10 min craft dash!. Spotted your card this week on MIM and came for a closer look. Hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

So lovely! This card has such a peaceful look! The colours are great together and that image is delightful!
Love the stitching...want to get into that more this year. It is fun to make "goals" for crafting for the new year.

Sue said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Pia! what a wonderful vintage image… and I love the pretty papers and layout! the embellishments are perfect.. it's a really beautiful card! :-)
Hope you have a good week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Marlena Peduzzi said...

A beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop!

Shelby said...

Gorgeous vintage creation! That image is set off just beautifully with the fantastic papers and layout you've used.

Shelby

Jackie C said...

Saw this yummy gorgeousness at MIM, it's wonderful xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Pia, I saw your work over at Make it Monday.. and then reading your post had me smiling.. as so often a card goes like this .. or creation of any sort!! thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Hello Pia. Popped by from MIM to see your Beautiful Vintage card. Faye

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

This is wonderful pia, love love love it

Ali x

Amanda said...

Definitely worth sticking with its great. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week
Love Amanda

Deepti Stephens said...

lovely card..:)

Jean Straw said...

Lovely card, the little vintage angel is just perfect for your paper pieced background. Well worth the thinking time. I am good at changing my mind half way through as well. I saw this at MIM. Jean x

Wishcraft said...

Oh I'm the same Pia - I often sit staring at a half finished card for ages, just trying to decide what flower, ribbon, die or whatever to use... Glad it's not just me!

Your card is absolutely beautiful. Love the papers and image, it's all just perfect :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sue U said...

Fab card Pia , love the image, so whimsical!

Thanks for joing us at Southern Girls for our Get Krafty challenge
Sue xx

Joan said...

A beautiful card, love the vintage look with the little angel.Spotted this on MIM

Joan

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love your stitching and design.

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Pia, this is such a gorgeous card! Love the beautiful layout and vintage image. Your stitching is perfect. :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- love the image- such a pretty touch with the gauze and butterflies. Love MIM- so fun to find so many 'new to me' Papercrafters out there in Blogland! I am #65 : )

Desire Fourie said...

What a gorgeous vintage creation. Love the flower spray.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Faye said...

Pia, I think this Is beautiful and has a lovely vintage feel. A gorgeous creation. Nice to see you at The Sweet Stop too. X

Karal Schuknecht said...

This is such a great card, I love the vintage feel. I found this card on MIM and had to come have a closer look. Karal #11

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Pia, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the vintage angel image, and the embellishments and colours are fabulous.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Pia, This is gorgeous, love the image and a lovely layout.
I'm always popping in here, so now I have become a follower.
Avril xx

Wedgie said...

Very elegant card.
Thanks for sharing at My Time to Craft this week, Wedgie xxx

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Oh, wow! Very beautiful! Wonderful work! Thanks for joining the Get Krafty Challenge at Southern Girls!

Kathleen
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Shirley-anne said...

And for all your hard work you now have this stunning creation worthy of being called a beautiful card ! hugs Shirley-Anne

Rose said...

Pia, your beautifully tinted vintage photo looks fabulous surrounded by the soft layers of fabrics and other wonderful supporting accents too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "vintage" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose