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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Outlawz Twisted Thursday's Birthday Twist

For my DT card over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday  I used an image from our sponsor for the month of September - Nicecrane designs. This week's theme - or twist - is birthdays.
This image makes me think of a TV series I enjoyed as a child - "Little House on the Prairie", and I read the books as well. I colored up the image having autumn colors in mind. A made a frame around the image using a wood patterned DP and an inner frame of kraft distressed with Walnut DI. The DP I used as background came free with a magazine. I cut close to the lines of the image, added a 3D butterfly for dimension (and to cover up my poor coloring of the butterfly that is part of the image). I used letter stickers to make the sentiment.

This card is entered into these challenges:
1) Through the Purple Haze - Inspired by a Song / Book / Film / Cartoon
2) Lexi's Creations - Autumn Colors
3) Come and Get It Challenges - Birthday Theme
4) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Judy McKay said...

Lovely birthday card. Great colours. Thank you for joining us at Come and get It this week. Judy

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Pia. I love the image, wonderful colouring and the wooden frame you have created looks so effective
Sue xx

Chrissy said...

So adorable Pia, gorgeous colouring and love the frame..I used to watch that program and cried nearly every week..fabulous card.


Leikkaan Mervi said...

beautiful card Pia, love the sweet old image, lovely window scene.
saw this at mim too;-))m

Jackie said...

Another gorgeous card Pia! I love the soft muted colors you used & your coloring is awesome as usual!!! Nice work my friend & TFS!!!!!

Basslady said...

so adorable and cute!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Pia. Gorgeous image and colouring and fantastic layout. I use to watch that programme too but as I am years older than you, you must have watched it when it did the rounds on T.V. again. Lol!!!


Paper Profusion said...

You've captured Laura Ingalls Wilder to a tee!!! Do you remember the credits ... rolling down the hill, running into Charles' arms - Oh I think I've gone loop the loop! Gret card Pia! Nicola x

Lau W said...

Oh yess, like the little house on the prairie ! Loved this serie !
Your card is splendid, so cute image, and the design is great !

Sandy said...

That was one of my favourite shows too! and yes, this image is very reminiscent of that era. Love your wonderful colouring and the fab woodgrain frame you created with your patterned DP.

Sandy said...

Oops, lol! It's getting late and I forgot to thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday. So.... thanks Pia!!!

Sue B said...

Aww this is wonderful Pia… I thought immediately of Little House on the Priaire… she looks very like Laura! I bought the box sets on DVD and still love watching them. I love the way you've done the wooden frame like she is gazing out of the window… and the butterfly perched outside is ust perfect… the whole card has a fab 3D effect… I really love it! :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Darcy Schroeder said...

Hi Pia! Love your card! It reminds me, too, of Little House on the Prairie! Loved that show and I read all the books too --that takes me back awhile!! The butterfly is just perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!!


cotnob said...

This is fabulous Pia, I love your gorgeous image and brilliant frame, it looks like she is looking out of a window and having a lovely daydream.

Anita Blake said...

Hi Pia lovely image and i love the little house on the prairie my dad used to call me half pint as i was but love how you chose sucd a lovely image and programme..many thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges this week. Anita DT

Lisa M said...

Oh my word...I have the entire collection of those books in the cute little blue box!!! Love those and your card is amazing. The 3d appearance of the wooden frame is incredible. Fantastic job :)
Lisa xx

chrissy xx said...

LOving your image and colours Pia..
LOving this design too.

Nicola Crowe said...

What a cute card, love the vintage image, thanks for entering it into our challenge at Through the purple haze challenge
Nicola :) x

Denise Goeldner said...

Such a cute little box , your card is done so well love the colours thanks for joining us over at Through The Purple Haze ~ Denise DT ~

Marlies said...

A beautful card with an adorable image. I like the way you did the wooden frame around her! I also enjoyed reading all the little house on the pairie books (a long, long, time ago haha)! hugs, Marlies

becky lee said...

What a beautiful card. I loved Little House on the Prairie when I was little. I love this image and how you have made your card it is very vintage. Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze challenges. - Becky - DT

fiona henderson said...

Amazing i love it....

Fiona DT

Eithne said...

Beautiful card! I used to love "Little House on the Prairie", reminds me of so many Saturday mornings!! Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.
Eithne DT

Rene said...

SO cute!!! Love the sweet image and frame look! Good luck with those colorful papers you bought! Can't wait to see what you create with them!
Rene :D

Tammy said...

Adorable card Pia, I love how you've created the wood frame around that sweet image!
Tammy x

scrappymo! said...

I loved that show too! I will have to remember that trick about using the 3D to cover up a colour glitch! lol Brilliant idea!

Asha said...

I don't know how I missed this gorgeous creation! And you're right - it does remind me of Little House on the Prairie. I used to dream about living in a place called Walnut Grove! But I digress - that's a beautiful card, Pia!
xxx Asha Sunny Summer Crafts

Monika Reeck said...

she is a cuuutee Image and love the sentiment on that way the cute butterfly all the idea on your card...big hugs