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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Flowers in the garden

Over at Catch the Bug we have a new challenge for you and the theme is "In the Garden". Join us in the fun and be in tha chance of winning images from the Bugaboo store.

I used an image called "Sketchy Rose circle". I wanted to give my card a shabby chic flair, so I colored my image using soft pink and grey Promarkers before I added crackle paint to the whole image and sprinkled loose glitter on the roses. The die cut panel with the sentiment also got crackle paint.
For the leaves I used a brownish DP with text, added gesso, let it try then die cut the leaves using a Marianne die. The DPs, from my scrap pile, I distressed and added them to black panels. I also added some lace from my stash and 3 white pearls.

I'd like to enter my card in these challenges as well:

Fab 'n' Funky - #258 May Flowers
I love Promarkers - #268 Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #323 Happy Birthday
Perfectly Rustics - Use 3 of something(3 die cut leaves, 3 pearls)

26 comments:

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Pia, I adore the colours you have chosen. Such beautiful lace too.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, I have never thought to use gesso before diecut a shape! These leaves are just amazing!!! When I can use again my Big shot, I want to try this technique! Thanks for sharing the idea!
Love the "liberty" look of these glittered roses and the gorgous green lace. They match well with the distressed backgrounds!

Monika Reeck said...

I am number 3 ooh I am late again hehe
May I ask you what is the effect using gesso before die cut the shape...I want to learn from you Pia
who knows I will buy a Bigshot..do you own also Big shot Pia?Or cuttlebug? which one do you think more better than the other one (email me please sweet Pia)
ok now about your card..Love the flower and the color and nice leaves there and you have a great sentiment to go and your lace is great too
I never use black and white for Bugaboo Image
maybe I will try and thanks for the idea Pia
hugs, Monika

Lisa Babitz said...

Very pretty distressed, shabby chic card! I love the sparkle on your roses, the leaves with the subtle text print, and that gorgeous lace! Thanks for joining us over at Perfectly Rustics.

Laine said...

Stunning shabby chic creation Pia. So many lovely layers and detail. Love the crackle paint idea.
Laine
xx

Jacee said...

Gorgeous design Pia
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Chrissy said...

So pretty Pia with the soft pink and grey..love the rose and crackle [crackle is on my shopping list]pretty sparkle and lace...gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

meg said...

Love the shabby chic card Pia, the soft grey pink is so subtle, against the dark panels and lace

Donna said...

Fabulous monochromatic card, like the lace and shimmer, great ideas with the crackle and gesso!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia, I love the image and elegant design.
Sue xx

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful very shabby chic and great tip about the gesso
Carol x

Dawn Frost said...

Pia I love the shabby chic/vintage look! The lace and background paper are so perfect with the black, gorgeous!

mulberry station said...

Pia, I love this card. It has such a nice vintage feel to it with it soft gray and black tones. I love the effect of the gesso. I would have never thought to use it. Beautifully done!
Nancy

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Pia, a wonderful shabby chic design - really effective.
Pauline
x

aussie aNNie said...

Wonderful card Pia with the most gorgeous colours chosen, the lace is stunning and added goodies. Hope you had a lovely day for mother's day.xx {aNNie My Personal Blog}

sandie said...

You nailed the shabby chic look and the pink and grey flower really caught my eye, looks like it has a touch of dew on it x

chrissy xx said...

BEAutiful colours Pia..
I LOve your design and FAB textures.
Chrissyxx

MaryH said...

So very pretty with the subtle shades in this lovely card. I've not tried the crackle paste yet (have some though!) and it looks very nice with this lline art rose. Loved the delicate gray lace against the vintage script paper too. I really liked the colors in this one, and they are not ones I'd think to use. Well done. Have a great week. TFS

Loz said...

Beautiful card Pia..Loz

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Pia! I love the colors and the shabby feel, that lace is beautiful!!
Tammy x

Lau W said...

Lovely shabby card ! so pretty color combo !
xxx

Regina said...

It´s more than beautiful! I love glimmer and shimmer on cards!
sending sunshine greetings
Regina

Debby said...

thank you for sharing your creation with us

hugs Debby
DT member Fab n Funcky

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful birthday card...love the gorgeous roses and the sweet wee butterfly.

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my goodness - how elegant this is. Wonderful technique. Might have to try that. LOVE it.

Kim Butterworth said...

Beautiful card, love your glitter and lace. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.