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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ruby Red and Earthly Colors

Inspired by summer and vacation time I chose to make this card with the Penny Black Venice stamp and lots of flowers. I colored the whole image with Promarkers. I used different shades of browns, burnt sienna and greys for the background, as well as blue colors for the windows and the water. I gave the woman a ruby red dress with yellow accessories.
I also used a postcard stamp from Prima to give the card a feel of travel and holiday, and I thought the "sending you birthday wishes" stamp from the Whimsy Stamps "Film Strip Sentiments" set would fit the theme as well.
I've got plenty of flowers, pearls and gems in my stash, so I picked some that I felt would coordinate nicely with the colors of the scene and the DP.  I've machine stitched around the edges of the card with white thread.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Crafting When We Can - #49 Floral
2) That Craft Place - It's a Girl Thing
3) Pollycraft Challenges - #3 Ruby Red
4) ABC Challenge - R for Roses are Red
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

35 comments:

Deepti Stephens said...

Oh wow! Pia! this is stunning!!

chrissy xx said...

JUst GORgeous! What a lovely scene you have here Pia..LOving your colours too.
Chrissyxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Pia. Such a fabulous image, beautifully coloured. I love the flowers and postcard stamp too.
Sue xx

karen said...

Wonderful card Pia, love the colour co-ordination, hugs, Karenx

karen said...

Wonderful card Pia, love the colour co-ordination, hugs, Karenx

scrappymo! said...

You have made a lovely scene here...the postcard idea was spot on...it looks great.

The image is so elegant and your colour choice has made it fresh and summery.
Great card Pia.

Well, I am Pow Wowed out...not usre if you saw the colourful pow wow post but it was so hot...I nearly melted!!! We were at the lodge you saw first...
Today we went to see a old restored village...it was very quaint and lovely...all run by volunteers and there they were, smiling so nicely in the blazing heat!

It seems this is our week to sighsee in our area!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Pia, just gorgeous..love the beautiful image and the colours are perfection, love the background...and your flowers are beautiful..fabulous card..

Luv CHRISSYxx [pssst..check out my POTW at make it monday..whoo hoo.]

Loz said...

Stunning card and scene Pia. Came over from MIM for a closer look..Loz

Lori Aragon said...

Hi Pia! This is gorgeous! Makes me want to go on vacation :) I saw this card at MIM today!

Monika Reeck said...

she is adorable and your color choice is totally lovely...love this and love all stamp you put behind her...really great card Pia..love this..

I see your card on MIM hope you like to see back to my Blog...hugs, Monika

Laine said...

Fabulous detail and design Pia. Love the images and stunning colours.
Laine
xx

Elena said...

wow! It's so cute! I love the colors!

Doris said...

Wow so beautiful coloured.
Fun stamps fun colors.
Beautifully done Pia!
Greetings Doris

aussie aNNie said...

Fab stamp again Pia and would love to get it myself, on the search. It makes an awesome and feminine card lots of style and elegant features on this card. love annie xx

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Pia...love the image and wonderful detail. hugs, Pat K x

Robin said...

So gorgeous! I love the postcard you added. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can and good luck! Hugs, Robin

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Pia! A perfect summer card and so very elegant. Fab colouring and the red dress realy stands out. hugs, Marlies

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is an awesome pretty card sweetie. I adore the colours you have used and the image is great. The flowers really make it pop.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Paper Profusion said...

C'est Chic! Très chic! Nicola x

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous hun and great colours
Hugs Kate xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh, Pia, I love this card so much. The lady image is pretty and the color scheme is awesome! Thank you for sharing. :)

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Pia, such a gorgeous image and lovely warm colours.
Pauline
x

Lisa S. said...

Fantastic image Pia which you've done an amazing job coloring. :) Love this card!

Patty Sue 2 said...

Love this card! Thank you for ABC CHALLENGE. Good luck! I hope we will see more of your lovely work in our next challenge.

Shelby said...

What a wonderfully chic and elegant card! I love the pop of red you've used with her...looks fantastic.

Shelby

Danielle Vincent said...

Stunning card Pia. Such wonderful attention to detail in creating you scene. I Love her red dress.

Danielle Vincent said...

Stunning card Pia. Such wonderful attention to detail in creating you scene. I Love her red dress.

sandie said...

What a dreamy scene. I love that background and the vibrant red of the dress is stunning against this.

Asha said...

The ultimate in chic-ness, Pia! WOW! Love that image - what a stunning dress and the the background is so perfect. The perfect haute couture postcard!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

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 #3, #4, #98, #152, and #154.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark… and become a follower.

Hugs,

Julia

Sandy said...

She's stunning. A beautiful card, Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
Hugs,
Sandy

Pami said...

Gorgeous card, what a fabulous image! Thanks for sharing with us at Pollycraft this week, good luck! Pami x

Amanda said...

Lovely Card and thankyou for sharing with us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again. Hugs Amanda

Sandy said...

I love this card - such class!
sandy

Skye said...

Wow this if terrific. This has a real holiday feel to it. Love the colours and the flowers