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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sunflowers and a Ladybug

THE STUDIO...Thursday means a new challenge over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week's optional twist is "add a Ladybug".  
I used an image from Oak Pond Creations, our sponsor in September. I colored it with my Promarkers and added yellow enamel dots the flowers' centers.
My ladybug element is a brad from Totally Gorjuss which I mounted onto a crocheted flower. Papers are from Doodlebug Design. I stitched with golden thread around the edges and added a die cut sentiment, made with a die from Dienamics. I also used lace from my stash.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Come and Get It - Autumn In The Garden
2) Love to Create - Flowers & Stitching

36 comments:

Janet McLaughlin said...

I love this, Pia! That lace and crocheted flower, along with the ladybug button makes this look Victorian to me! I love the soft colors you used to color it!

sandie said...

Oh I want to touch the card, so full of texture. That lace looks so perfect with the crochet flower and what a cool little ladybird brad x

scrappymo! said...

That is a beautiful card. I LOVE the Hello sentiment and that ladybug brad is the nicest i have ever seen . I keep my eye open for ladybug card things as my friend loves them. It is fun to make her a card or give her a treat with her fave item on it.

Setting the brad on that pretty crochet flower was a great idea!

Really busy here getting my house prettied up so we can list it for sale. That actually means clean the scrapbook room lol.
After 5 years of looking, we finally found a house within walking distance to my married daughter. We knew exactly the 2 floor plans we liked but houses rarely come on the market in her neighbourhood.
They are over the moon as we can walk down and watch the kiddies any evening so they can have a date night!

We get up at 5 :15 2 days a week to make them breakfast and walk them to
school. Now I can walk over in 3 minutes! (Good thing we are all good friends as well as family)...teehee

Sue B said...

Oh this is gorgeous Pia… what fab sunflowers… I love the enamel dots for centre… the lace and crochet flower are very pretty! the card has has a lovely vintage feel to it!
Hope you have a good day!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Laine said...

Another stunning creation Pia. Fabulous sunflower image, colour, design and detail.
Laine
xx

Lau W said...

Oh ! love sunflowers ! Gorgeous card, the brad is superb, and love the sentiment's die !
xxx

Jackie said...

Lovely card Pia! I love that ladybug brad...it's very pretty! Great layout & colors...that lace is gorgeous!!!!

Chrissy said...

I love sunflowers Pia..fabulous colouring and love the enamel dot centres.Beautiful lace and the ladybug brad is gorgeous.I wish I could sew that straight..

luv CHRISSYxx

Loz said...

Gorgeous sunflower card Pia. I Love the ladybug brad..Loz

Tammy said...

Oh I love that sunflower image and it's colored beautifully! That ladybug brad is so cute!
Tammy x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh, this is really nice. I like the layout and the lace and stitching combo. Very pretty indeed x

Jacee said...

Such a love card, great image and so pretty, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Regina said...

Wonderful Autumn card! The sunflower is beautiful and your coloring is fantastic! I love the use of lace!
sending greetings
Regina

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia. I love the image coloured so beautifully to match those wonderful papers and your detailing is fabulous too.
Sue xx

chrissy xx said...

Sooo pretty! I LOve your colours Pia. A GOrgeous design, image and your flower and ladybug brad are Awesome.
Chrissyxx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Pia, I love your gorgeous sunflowers and lovely warm colours - your ladybug brad is perfect nestling on the crochet flower.
Pauline
x

having a {me} day said...

I love your card! Beautiful sunny autumnal colours. LOVE the BIG lace and that cute little ladybird. The hello diecut just finishes it off nicely. Keeleyxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Gorgeous card and I love how you added your amazing ladybug and love the centers of the flowers, beautifully colored Your image is darling. Love the lave. Great layout and the paper choice is incredible.
Fabulous ideas and inspiration, your always give me.
Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
rubber stamping is my game blog

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful card, so much elegant! Fabulous sunflowers and I love the background with paper dots and lace!

Avril Ann said...

Beautiful, Pia, so very elegant, hun, hugs xxx

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my goodness Pia - how awesome is this?? I love EVERYTHING about this fabulous card. The scrolly hello is so perfect - love the dots in the middle of the flowers - the lady bug on the tiny crocheted flower and that yummy lace! Terrific!!

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous super lace pretty image love the stitching and a super centre to the crocheted flower
hugs Kate xx

Home sweet home said...

Dette høst kortet er veldig flott i fine høst farger:)

Ønsker deg og dine en riktig fin helg:)

Merethe

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great texture with the lace and crocheted flower. Love how you added the lady bug to your card for the challenge. Nice fall card.
Cindy

aussie aNNie said...

DELIGHTFULLY gorgeous card and image. Loving the beautiful colours used on the lovely sunflowers as well as the beautiful placed goodies especially the touch of lace..xx
♥aNNie
The Journey is the Start

Bunny said...

Great sunflowers and stitching. I really like the little lady bug, too. Thank you for entering at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

KraftyKoolKat said...

What fantastic colouring sweetie of this gorgeous image. Your layout is so very pretty.

Have a good weekend.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Asha said...

I building a wish list just looking at this card - that lace, the diecut, the paper, the brad the crochet flower... Awesome card, Pia!
xxx, Asha

Deepti Stephens said...

Oh this is so pretty, lovely LO and I love the colors too.. :)

Donna Nuce said...

Gorgeous card Pia. I love sunflowers and this is so vintage and beautiful. Have a great day.

Kim Heggins said...

wow...what a sweet trio of sunflowers. I love them and your use of the lace, so so pretty.

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful Autumn card, your design and colors are fantastic!! Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create.

Hugs'
Jackie - LTC owner

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Love the fall colors and your design. Thank you for joining our "Flowers & Stitching" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Intruderlady said...

Gorgeous card. Great colors. Thanks for joining our flowers & stitching challenge at Love to Create. Good Luck!

Kitty
LTC DT

Lisa S. said...

Love this card Pia! It's beautiful!!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card -love the sunflower image and Autumn colours,love the crotchet flower and ladybird brad
carol x