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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Shades of Green

Oh boy... Green colors... Not my strong side! I don't have much green stash and I don't manage to color with greens, so this was a real challenge for me! I've been playing with this card during most of my spare time since Wednesday! I've colored numerous images that ended up in the trash, so I decided to have a change of plan and go with die cuts instead.

For the the set of cup and saucer I've used a Marianne Craftables die. The tag is made with a Go Kreate die. The decorative corners are made using a Spellbinders die, and I added a pearl to each die cut. I used a doily as a table cloth to avoid the cup and saucer hanging in midair. I also added a metal spoon, a treat I got myself last weekend! I added a piece of twine to the tag.

The DPs are from Maja Design. I used a Storyteller stamp with a sentiment written in Norwegian, meaning "May your day be filled with smiles and laughter". I like the sentiment because it can be used for any occasion, like birthdays, or for a "just to say hi" type of card. I used white embossing powder for the sentiment.

I've got mixed feelings about  this card, but I'm really proud I managed to finish it considering the struggle I had making it. So I'll enter this card into these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #10 Shades of Green
2) Card Makin' Mamas - Green
3) Creative Corner - Go Green
4) Simply Create Too - St Patricks day or use mostly green
5) Clearly Inspired - Die Cuts
6) Shelly's Images - Roll 'em (6 Embossing+ 2 Twine + 1 Die)
7) Southern Girls - #64 Tag
8) Make it Monday - Anything Goes 


Laine said...

Wow Pia you should be proud of your efforts. This is fabulous. Love how you have worked with the colour palette and brought all of the elements together.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love your papers and the way you have added patterned paper for your saucer and the inside of the tea cup. You should be proud, your time and effort have produced a lovely card.

Pat K said...

WOW, this is fabulous Pia. I love the cup and saucer on the doily...very creative and the spoon is a it all. Pat K xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really lovely Pia, looks stunning.

Have a good weekend.


Deepti Stephens said...

Oh wow!! killing project.. :)

Unknown said...

wow factor Pia, love the paper piecing and different shades of green. Wonderful creation.xx

Lisbeth K said...

WOW, du klarte det Pia! Nydelig kort i herlige duse grønnfarger, man kan bare elske Maja-arkene i denne serien <3 Og du skal være SUPERFORNØYD med dette kortet altså! Herlig bruk av dies også (har Marianne-diesen selv, men den ligger enn så lenge ubrukt..), skikkelig stilig med paperpiecing! Jeg brukte det blomstrete arket til en tekopp jeg lagde til min søster i fjor (om du sjekker bloggen min så ble den postet 4.oktober). Tusen takk for nok et FANTASTISK kort til oss i Inkspirational :)

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! This is STUnning! What a FABulous scene Pia...
LOve all these shades of Green....

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Pia Your card is wonderful--your struggles were worth this great card--it's perfect.

Thank you for joining in our St. Patrick's [or Green} Challenge at Simply Create Too.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia. The soft shade of green is beautiful. I love the cup and saucer, wonderful spoon and such a useful sentiment to have.
Sue xx

Paper Profusion said...

Pia this is fabulous! I don't know why you are doubting it. Yet again I love your choice in dies! The folded doily is brilliant and I adore the spoon - now that is a treat!

I don't enjoy working with green much either (or yellow) but I hope to generate a green card this week, but like you I'm a little apprehensive about getting it underway.

Have a lovely weeekend. Nicola x

Chrissy said...

We are all so different Pia, I love colouring in green, but cannot colour in red...this is a gorgeous card, love the cup and saucer with the doily,and cute little spoon, and the papers are fabulous, love the sentiment too, so versatile..great card.

Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Amanda said...

You have no trouble with green! Love your card. thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

hugs Amanda
Shelly's Images DT

Wishcraft said...

I love green! Love the soft shades you've used and fab design, very pretty :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

You may not like working with them but you did an incredible job with this card. I love the gingham border and the floral background together. You really have it looking like we are sitting in someone's kitchen. The doily does exactly the trick you wanted it to and the metal spoon just adds that special touch. An incredible job Pia. I'm not sure if you are around right now to enter but there is another 'shades of green' challenge going on over at . However, it is only open for another six hours and change.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... Pia, what a fantastic creation! I love the cute little tag and the spoon embellishment. The color scheme is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend! ^_^

Mynn xx said...

This is absolutely amazing, Pia! LOVE that spoon and your other elements are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Marlies said...

A beautiful card, very elegant. Beautiful papers in a lovely colour green. hugs, Marlies

sandie said...

LOVE it, s much about this I love! Great idea to use the daily for the table cloth and that spoon is divine, such a treat! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, Sorry you had so much trouble with your card but it sure turned out just stunning. You know I love green... I just LOVE the green you chose it is awesome an you paper is stunning, love the dies and your layout. The sentiment is wonderful and your added spoon is so creative. You creative a stunning card.
Hugs, Patricia

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #211, #213, #229, and #235.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul.



Sue B said...

Ooh this is a fab design Pia!! I absolutely love it!! :-))) the teacup and saucer look so good with the paper piecing… it's a beautiful design and layout… love the papers and the gorgeous embossed tag! and the wonderful spoon… everything is just perfect!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Corinna said...

Oh, your card looks really great! I like the datails and format!

Stamping Shanni said...

Pia this is stunning! I love the cup and spoon and the use of the paper doily is fantastic. Popped over from MIM this week.
Stamping Shanni x

Peanut said...

Doesn't look like you struggled at all. A lovely card, Pia. Very soft and feminine.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Ruth M said...

A gorgeous creation Pia, so glad you persevered, all that effort was so worth it! I love the teacup and the spoon is totally adorable! The sentiment tag is great - what a lovely saying!
So nice to have you playing along with us at Inkspirational again, come back soon! Ruth x

Penny said...

Thanks for playing in our green challenge this week at Card Makin Mamas

Tammy L said...

this turned out really great. I love the look of the card.
Thanks for joining our Go Green challenge at Creative Corner Challenges this week. Hope to see you again.
Tammy DT said...

gorgeous color, great tag and sentiment-love how crisp it looks! Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenge.
Carolyn, DT

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the colors used and all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Shelly's Images!

Sue U said...

Love your green card, really beautiful! thank you for joining us this time at Southern Girls for our Tag You're It! Challenge
Sue xx

Skye said...

A gorgeous card. I love the your teacup and saucer and the pretty design paper. A lovely scene