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Monday, March 10, 2014

Green is not my color....

Don't get me wrong, I like green, I even love green - as long as it's not on any of my cards... This card has more green on it than I usually use, and I'm very unsure of how I feel about this card...
To compensate for my mixed feelings about all the green I added lots of texture - cheesecloth,  corrugated paper and a linen textured ribbon. Even the background DP has a textured look.
This sweet image lives over at Meljen's Designs. I did have a little mishap coloring the background with inks (I usually fussy cut my images to avoid this), so I needed to cover up the mess by using crackle paint.
I made the sentiment using green letter stickers, and I added a die cut note (Dienamics). And of course, there's some stitching too, I used a white thread this time.
I'll leave this card as it is for now, but I might alter it some time in the future:)

This card is for these challenges:
1) Meljens Designs - #200 Celebrations
2) Come and Get It Challenges - Ribbons & Bows
3) Open-Minded Challenges - #5 Use Something Green
4) Pattie's Creations - #87 Green for St. Patrick's Day
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes (their last challenge)

39 comments:

Bunny said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Your green is great. I like the musical note that you added to your card. Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny- DT

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Pia, I'm not great for green either but I really like your card - it looks fabulous and the green works very well. Love all the texture and I can't see any trace of whatever mishap there was. You could also enter it at a new challenge where it would fit the theme http://craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/2014/03/march-challenge-something-green.html Nicola x

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "GREEN for St. Patrick's Day!" Challenge #87!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Sue said...

Hi Pia, I think I feel the same as you about using green but honestly your card is gorgeous. I love the cute image, any problems you may have had certainly don't show. All the textures add so much interest to your design.
sue xx

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Oh! Such a pretty design and card. Love all your embellishments. I'm just a friendly craft blogger passing through enjoying your creative works. Big Hugs, Antoinette T

Jackie said...

Green may not be your color Pia, but you make it look good girl! Love all the texture on this beauty.....awesome, awesome work!!!!!

Pat K said...

...oh green is not my fav either but your card is gorgeous. Great texture and save with the crackle paint. hugs, Pat K x

lalkygirl said...

I am not a fan of green either but I love what you have created here....fab design and wonderful textures
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and color Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Marina said...

I think the green looks very fresh and calming. I can't see any mishaps on the background but it's good you added the crackle paint. I often spend a lot of effort colouring an image and then wonder what to do with the big expanse of white around it. The texture on this card is lovely and the musical note embellishment is perfect.

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful
Hugs Kate xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Your green is my yellow! But this looks really good, love the crackled backround, beautiful card;-))m

Laine said...

I think your card is lovely. So much pretty detail.
Laine
xx

Lau W said...

You don't love green very much, but your card is WOW !! Superb embellshments, nice details. And you know what ? I love the addition of the music note, I seem to hear the bird singing :-)))
xxx

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hello Pia .No mistakes in card making , only opportunities for embellishing .
Wonderful card just love all the added texture
hugs Shirley-Anne

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love all of the texture and your pretty image, green is not my colour either but you have chosen a pretty shade.
Pauline
x

Marlies said...

A beautiful green card with lots of lovely texture. The image looks great and I like how you did the sentiment. hugs, Marlies

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww Pia, love your green card,,,and you can believe me,,,, this color works fine in your card, my friend,,and your layering is great.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is very pretty Pia and it doesn't look too green to me, it looks gorgeous.
Hugs
Cathy
Xxxxx

chrissy xx said...

GORgeous! LOving your design and image..The ribbon is so pretty and you know I LOve your stitching.
Chrissyxx
p.s. I LOve your green too!!

Heather said...

A stunning card Pia, a gorgeous design and perfect for green, even if you don't like it!!! I love all the fabulous layers and fabulous texture.....your image is delightful!!

hugs
Heather xx

Sharla said...

This is just gorgeous, even if you don't like working with green, you made green work! I love all the extra embellishments and layers for dimension, the crackle paint adds the perfect touch!! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!!
sharla~dt :)

Judy McKay said...

Cute card. Wonderful details.
Thank you for joining us at Come and get It this week. Hope to see you back here soon. Judy DT.

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

I do so love this card and the green is just lovely. Nice to hear you turned a boo-boo into a creative opportunity to use some crackle paint. Thanks for playing along with us at Meljen's this week for the 200th Challenge, and good luck.

Lynn, Guest Designer, Meljen's Designs

sandie said...

I feel the same about green. I wear the colour but don't get on so well with it crafting! I do adore the way you use cheesecloth, so creative and it always just looks right but I wouldn't know what to do with it!!

Alisonscraftybitzandbobs.blogspot.com said...

Such a pretty card and the green works well with the design, Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun,Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison x

Susan Kennedy said...

This is so cute!!! LOVE that image you used :) Love the the corrugated and the cheesecloth!! Fantastic!! And the stitching!! LOL LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Meljen's Designs!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

- Susan, Senior DT Member @ Meljen's Designs
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Susan Kennedy said...

Oh!! Making my rounds tonight.. so again.. GORGEOUS!! LOL LOVE IT!!! Love Meljen's images.. they are great aren't they!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Susan Kennedy said...

LOL I have to tell you.. I laughed at your green comment.. thats not a ton of green either!! LOL I LOVE green!! You could have used so much more ;) LOL But I get it!! I feel that way about yellow! LOL I hardly ever use yellow.. just not my favorite color LOL!

Barb said...

This is a very sweet card. I love all the texture and dimension. Your coloring is lovely and the musical note is the perfect finishing touch for this cheerful card. Thank you for joining our 200 Blog Post Celebration Challenge at MelJen's Designs.

~Barb,
Senior DT Member @ MelJen's Designs

aussie aNNie said...

I'm with you there on green but lately have taken a fancy to it combined like you have here is awesome...this is great with the added natural colour combo.x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love te way you used the green, the fabric and the beautiful corrugated paper.So glad I disocvered your blog
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Larelyn said...

Lovely card. I especially love all the textures. Thanks for sharing at OMCF.
Hugs,
Larelyn

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Totally awesome card! love the great textures you have added to it! So many layers!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Asha said...

Not a big fan of green either, esp on cards but this really works. You've got so much texture and dimension on this card, I just want to reach out and touch it. Fab work, Pia... as always!
xxx Asha

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Pia...lovely texture and love the main Image, GREAT card as always..tell me dear, how can be a card get so much love...I want to have it too...now MIM will be closed...do you have any idea...do you commenting to all participant...give me a tip dear Pia ...I always love looking at your cards...thats why your Blog name stay on my left side of my Blog also I easy to klick it if I want to visit you..if I am not come in means much work in the office and much to do with the kids...LOL..keep in touch my dear friend...hugs, Monika

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful, earthy textures and a quick save with the crackle paint...it looks great by the way...

Deepti Stephens said...

Wohoo.. This one is really catchy.. :)

Skye said...

Gorgeous card. Love the texture and layering. Great use of neutral colours with the green.