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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Never give up

For this card I've used 3 different patterned papers, all in purple and brownish tones. I distressed the papers and added walnut DI to the edges.
For the large butterfly I used a die that came free with a magazine and for the smaller ones I used a punch. The tree branch is made with a Memory Box die.
The stamped sentiment is made with a cling stamp from Prima. I heat embossed it using a dark purple embossing powder. The oval is a leftover from a cardboard frame.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #37
2) Crafty Bloggers Network - Things with Wings
3) Eclectic Ellapu - Inspired by a song ("You are Loved - Don't give up" by Josh Groban)
4) Make it Monday - Anything Goes



Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the butterfly perching on the twig.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

chrissy xx said...

GORgeous! What FABulous colours..
What a FABulous design.
LOve it.

Paper Profusion said...

Really gorgeous Pia - love the soft colours - so apt for sentiment. Nicola x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia, such beautiful colour tones and a fabulous layout.
Thanks so much for all the kind comments you leave for me on my blog, it really means so much.
Sue xx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Pia, fabulous design and lovely muted colours.

scrappymo! said...

Great colours!
This is a perfect card to showcasd that great sentiment.

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!! Just beautiful! Sorry have not been around, still have a lot to do. Leaving Wednesday in the early morning. Love the music notes paper and the softness of the feel of your card. It would also be a special sympathy card (not that I want one) but the theme of the card and layout is perfect.
Hugs, Pat

loz said...

Beautiful vintage looking card Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Wendy said...

Lovely card Pia, the whole feel of the card and the sentiment is calming and beautiful. Spotted it on MIM today! xx

Margaret said...

This is beautiful Pia. Love the colour.
Saw this on MIM.
Margaret M

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really gorgeous sweetie. Such beautiful colours and awesome layout.


Radhika Kapur said...

such a gorgeous card pia, love all those colors! Spotted u on MIM

sandie said...

I love your take on the inkspirational photo-great you have gone with the brown look and not bright-unique and love the distressing. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Antonella said...

Pia, love your beautiful card and the lovely browns. That butterfly is great, I wish I had purchased that magazine, lol.
I linked over from the MIM Link Party where I am participating with my Spooky Halloween and Free Subway Art I would love it if you'd stop by.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Jacquel said...

You make your style of stamping look so easy Pia! I do enjoy seeing what you've been up to & commenting on your gorgeous work! This is so very lovely & I do like the colors you used! TFS!!!

Unknown said...

A very pretty card Pia and I love the butterfly die. :) Hugs

Unknown said...

Pia this is a beautiful take on the inspiration photo! The butterfly is so pretty and I love how you used that tree branch! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Meihsia Liu said...

How lovely! Pia. This card is so beautiful with those gorgeous dimensional butterflies. I love the sentiment, too. Very Cheerful! Thank you for sharing. :)

Lau W said...

Oh love this card ! Love the butterfly on the branch, superb design !

Marlies said...

A beautiful card! An elegant design and a beautiful butterfly die. Marlies

Sue B said...

Wow! this is beautiful Pia… I would never think to put brown and purple together but it works so well here… I love the whole design… the branch with the butterflies is perfect with the sentiment! :-))
Hope you have a lovely week
Big hugs
Sue xx

karen said...

Such a creative design Pia, beautiful make, hugs, Karenx

Heather said...

A stunning card Pia, I love the design and muted colous - lovely embellishments!!


Mynn xx said...

Just gorgeous, Pia! LOVE the sentiment with the branch and butterfly--beautiful imagery! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Ruth M said...

Oh, this is beautiful Pia, so serene and soothing - perfect for getting the 'never give up' message across! A gentle, meaningful card sure to lighten the spirits of a downhearted person! So lovely to have you playing along with us again at Inkspirational! Ruth x

Sandy said...

Beautiful card, love the diecut branch and butterflies and the encouraging sentiment.

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Pia, I love the colours and the butterflies and dimension are fabulous.


Tammy said...

WOW Pia, this is gorgeous!! I love all of the papers and your beautiful distressing!
Hugs, Tammy

Peanut said...

This is such an elegant card. Love everything about it. Thank you so much for sharing.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Yvonne Garner said...

Beautifully crafted. thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!

Unknown said...

Wow this is a beautiful card, thank you for sharing over at MIM. Good luck, hugs Kerry xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Pia, just been catching up - You've been making some beautiful creations, love the layout and colours of this.
Avril xx