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Sunday, March 17, 2013

It's springtime!

As a child I remember I thought the best thing about spring was that our father took out our bikes again. My mother would make us a bucket full of soapy water and give us a sponge each so that the bikes could get a good wash before use!

My inspiration for this card are the colors of the Inkspirational photo and the sketch found at Feeling Sketchy.

For the bike image I used a KaiserCraft stamp. I colored it with Promarkers and started fussy-cutting the image. Regretted my decision half-way - my fingers still feel numb - I  need to remember to put a good pair of scissors on my wish list! I mounted the bike on foam pads. For  the clouds I used a stamp from a set from Our Craft Lounge.

The green paper with spots is from Graphic45 and the brown with music notes is from Landstoken.
I machine stitched with brown thread around the edges.


This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - Photo
2) Feeling Sketchy - Sketch #50
3) Pattie's Creations - Green for St. Patrick's
4) Card Makin' Mamas - Springtime
5) QKR Stampede – Dreaming of Spring
6) Eureka Stamps - #30 Spring has sprung
7) Moving Along With The Times - Spring is in the Air
8) Allsorts - #198 As Easy as 1 2 3 (1 image+2 DPs+3 clouds for embellishment)
9) Make it Monday - Anything Goes 

38 comments:

Laine said...

Another elegant and sophisticated creation Pia. I love it. Wonderful colour palette and design.
Laine
xx

Joey said...

Very pretty! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Feeling Sketchy

Deepti Stephens said...

very sweet card!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love your little childhood story Pia, and I love your beautiful Spring card too! You must have lots of patience to cut out the detailed image, but I think it was worth the effort. (Hope your fingers recover soon)!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous!
What a FABulous design Pia...
Thank you for sharing your childhood x
Chrissyxx

Paper Profusion said...

Really pretty Pia. I love your choice of papers. Your colouring of the bike is fab and the little clouds add even more great dimension. Nicola x

sandie said...

wow that is very good fussy cutting Pia! I really love the subtle colours you have used for this card x

sandie said...

oh and thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week

karen said...

Beautiful design Pia, love that bike! hugs, Karenx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Pia, I love the papers and the cute bike and clouds..great fussy cutting, which I always start to do then regret, but have to finish too..love this card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

So beautiful Pia. I love the image and the papers and clouds look fabulous
Sue xx

catherine said...

This is great and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week
x catherine

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and to have the childhood memories with it...bike looks good, I have the bike die much easier to use...great background too..

Loz said...

Stunning Vintage card Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

downrightcrafty said...

great card love the little bike
Hugs Kate xx

Katherine said...

Very pretty! That little bike is ultra sweet! Saw you on MIM and had to pop over for a closer look.
Hugs,
Katherine xx

Gail said...

Beautiful card - I saw it on Make It Monday - thanks for sharing your lovely work! Enjoy your week!

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Pia! It has a lovely spring feeling. A beautiful design as well. hugs, Marlies

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Pia, your fussy cutting was well worth the effort - your bicycle looks fabulous and I love your great layout.
Pauline
x

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Pia! what a lovely image… you did well cutting it out… it's very intricate… but it does look good!! love the background papers and the clouds… it has a lovely fresh Spring feel to it! :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hope you have a good week
Big hugs
Sue xx

Lau W said...

Oh don't worry, your cutting the bike very well ! Your card is splendid, love it very much !
xxx

Jennifer Grissom said...

This is so cute!! Thanks for playing at MIM and for stopping by my blog!

Lisbeth K said...

Klippingen er perfekt Pia :D Herlige farger du valgte til kortet, og så koslig sykkel-stempel! Takk for at du deltar hos Inkspirational :)

Cindy Groh said...

Love your card. the bike is super cute. I saw it on MIM. Best wishes for a wonderful week full of crafting.

Naomi Whittaker said...

Great card Pia, you havee used the sketch really well.
Thanks for joining us @ Feeling Sketchy this week :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous sweetie. Love the little scene you have created.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Nikki Stalker said...

Great card Pia. Love that image and you have fussy cut it beautifully. Thanks for playing along at Inkspirational this week.

Mynnette said...

This is beautiful, Pia! LOVE the music background and your soft colors are wonderful and springlike! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Debs said...

Gorgeous card - love the design and fabulous image.
Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

scrappymo! said...

Stunning. You have captured a memory from all our paosts...your card has a lovely hint of a vintage feel.

SiskiyouSue said...

I'm so glad I saw your card on Make it Monday! It really evokes the feeling of springtime and good memories. I especially love the musical paper background.

creatingwithpaper said...

Another beautiful card, Pia! What a great bike stamp and I like the stitching detail. Thanks for joining us again at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Mian said...

Vilket underbart kort Pia! Vackra papper och stämpel är underbar!

Tack så mycket för att du deltar i våran utmaning denna vecka hos QKR Stampede. Lycka till och välkommen åter!

Mian
QKR Stampede Design Team Member
http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

Asha said...

Oh WOW!!! Love this Pia. Love everything about it. Your fussy-cutting skills are amazing! Thanks for taking the time to leave me a sweet comment. I have to apologise for my tardiness. Having a mare of a time with the move from GReader to Bloglovin. I'm not ignoring you…I'm just technologically retarded! LOL
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Ellen said...

What an awesome job fussy cutting that bike! It is just amazing! Love the background paper and the clouds too. Your story reminded me of hot summer days spent washing Dad's car! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational this week!

Sherryn said...

stunning, your cutting is amazing saw it on MIM xx

Skye said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The effort of cutting the image was worth it, it's beautiful. Great design and colouring

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Your fingers may be numb but the fussy cutting paid off. Awesome card.

Lisa