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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Paris and Venice

Twofers has the theme of cities this fortnight. I made two A2 sized cards.

Paris card:
The Eiffel Tower is a clear stamp from Panduro. I stamped with black ink and layered the image onto black and white panels. The background is made with a map stamp from Prima, and it actually includes France on it. I stamped with white ink onto black card stock.
I wanted to include a little color to the card, so I used a twine I received from Kim which has the colors of the French flag and it's also my NBUS element. I attached a die cut tag to it and stamped "lots of hugs" using a Technique Tuesday set.

This card is for these challenges:
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #5
Get Creative Challenges - Use a Tag
Where the HeART is - Add some text





Venice card:
This is a one layer card I made using a stamp from Penny Black. I masked off the white space and stamped my image. I stamped the image onto some left over paper and made a mask before I started inking the sky and water. Then I colored the image using Promakers and a white gel pen and I left the building uncolored. I left out a sentiment, I kind of regretted that I included one on my previous one layer card, so didn't want to make the same mistake.

This card is for these challenges:
Inkspirational - One layer card (2nd entry)
TIME OUT Challenges - #39 Make Your Mark
Happy Little Stampers CAS- Colouring

49 comments:

sandie said...

This Venice/lady image is one of my fav stamps you use and I adore how you kept dress is bright red. I am over the moon you added this to ink and TO...I will be in Rone in a few days and I wish I could look so glamorous x

Mervi said...

Wow gorgeous cards both! Lovely colour add to the first with twine. And beautiful scene with masking on the second one;-))m

Laine said...

These are lovely Pia. Very elegant creations.
Laine
xx

Helen Haines said...

Such an elegant card, love it. Thank you for joining us at Where the HeArt is. Helen Dt xx

Jacee said...

Fabulous Pia, such great designs and very elegant!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

*Vicki* said...

Oh la la!! These are such classy and elegant designs Pia!! I really love that second card with the pop of red from her dress!! Brilliant done! :)

Chrissy said...

Two very classy cards Pia..Love the background with the Eiffel tower and your colouring on the second is fabulous with the buildings left uncoloured..love that stamp.

luv CHRISSYxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous and beautifully designed cards Pia. I especially love the elegant image on your second card.
Sue xx

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Both are gorgeous! Love the map stamp, it really ties your card all together! The second card is stunning! It looks like many layers! Her red dress really "pops"!

Brenda

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards love the gorgeous images and great backgrounds
Carol x

Donna Nuce said...

Love both your cards! The second one looks so haute coture! Good luck on the NBUS challenge - I need to get busy on my NBUS entry! Have a great day!

Mrs.B said...

Two fabulous cards Pia, the Venice lady looks so elegant and the Parisian card is stunning in the Black/white combo.
Avril xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Your black & white card are always so classy, Pia! Also this one looks great and the map stamp is just perfect as background!! The touch of colour wit the twine is very elegant and matches so well with the tower Eiffel!
For the Venice card, so elegant and beautiful, I have been impressed by your technique. How many work on it! You have masked any element so well, for have this result!! Fabulous! Love the contrast with the red dress and the sky is just wonderful!! This card remember me a china paint. You know the India ink? A draw made by a nip dipped in the liquid ink... Your stamp seems made with Indian ink, so it seems a china paint. In Italy "china" is "Indian ink". I don't know if what I wrote is enough clear for you,it's difficult explain me... :/
Anywere, well done with your Venice card!! :D

KT Fit Kitty said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Pia! Both are brilliant but the Venetian card really caught my eye! One-layer card? Mind blowing - it looks amazing! The lady really pops!

Loz said...

Both very Elegant cards Pia..Loz

Kylie said...

Beautiful cards. Love the Paris one! Thanks so much for joining in over at Darnell's using your NBUS. Good luck. Kylie - Happy Little Stampers xx Thanks for linking up at Happy Little Stampers xx

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards Pia. Especially love how you've just coloured parts of the second card. Really pretty! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

Jane Willis said...

Two really stunning cards Pia. I love the way the twine is the only colour on your otherwise black and white card, and the fact that you've left the buildings uncoloured on the Venice card makes the image really stand out. Fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Twofers.

Jane

meg said...

Love both cards Pia

Asha said...

Trés chic at its best! LOVE LOVE LOVE both the cards, Pia! The lady is red is really striking. You've certainly captured the spirit of Paris in both the cards. Well done!
x Asha

Zoe Sanderson said...

WOW Pia this pair are stunners 2 very different cards and each a mini masterpiece thank you for joining our pairs challenge at Twofers. XOXO

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creations, loving the colours you used as well.
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Lisa Minckler said...

Nicely done! the subtlety of the black and white map in the background is wonderful and the vividness of the red in the second of the vintage woman....FABULOUS contrast in the two cards. These are both incredible cards. :)
hugs to you Pia,
Lisa x

Mimi said...

I love both of these cards-- you always take a thoughtful approach (the twine matching the French flag).... Love it! And the faint map in the background looks awesome! I LOVE your Venice lady! The card couldn't have been executed better! Thumbs up!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two such gorgeous and stylish creations Pia. Love the Eiffel Tower , that black and white layering really makes it jump,off of the card. I love equally the colours and layout of the Venice creation.
Hugs
Cathy
Xxx

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Pia, a striking black and white design and brilliant one layer card.
Pauline
x

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely designs! Wonderful masking with the girl in front of the building!

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Pia the Venice card is for me right
cause I was there
also we were start 23 August in Porec (croatia) then at last friday 4 sept we drove t Venice
and I was there looking son many gondel and so many small boat but I wear jacket cause it was windy and rainy lovely stamp lovely red and great to left the building not stamping
the Paris card is typical Pia´s card black and white and lovely add of twine too great sentiment on that tiny tag
Great post my dear friend
hugs, Monika

Gerrina said...

The venice stamp is such a beauty! And I love how you coloured it! The red is so perfect to let the lady look like she is walking there! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and sharing this with us!

cosie said...

Thanks Pia for your lovely comments on my blog. Have enjoyed browsing your blog and admiring all your beautiful and now following you.
Jeanette (cosie)

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks so much Pia for entering our very new challenge and hope you continue to support us with your gorgeous creations.xx
 {Where The Heart Is  DT}

Kim Heggins said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards Pia...just love the beautiful scenes you created, feel like I need to book a flight now!

Beverley said...

Two fabulous cards, thanks for joining in at TIME OUT and NBUS :) Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are so lovely! Great design!

Lisa S. said...

LOVE these Pia!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful card, Pia! Interesting textures, and lovely, classic black and white design!

Tammy said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I love that map stamp on your first card, fabulous scene on your second card!
Tammy x

Joyce said...

Two stunning cards. You make me want to get on a plane and head over to Europe right now. Love the striking red against the black and white Venice drawing. Thanks so much for playing at Time Out.

Marina said...

I like that you made a olc that isn't cas (I do like cas cards but I also like variety!). Masking off the edges is really effective and I love your vibrant colours. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

I really like your elegant Paris card too. I don't think there is a more iconic landmark than the Eiffel tower - and I still felt that after 2.5 hours queuing outside it!

Darnell J Knauss said...

My challenge winners are chosen randomly, but as for the other challenges you entered, Pia, I think it would be a shame if you didn't win all of them on merit! It's clear that you thought out both of city card designs and then flawlessly executed them! You never cease to leave me in awe! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #5!! Hugs, Darnell

Viv's Visuals said...

These are stunning Pia. Love everything about them both.x

Joan said...

Two really lovely cards, love the PB Penny In Venice and how she stands out against the background and your Paris card is so beautiful

Joan

Pia Larsen said...

Super flot kort! Og fantastisk masking!
Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational at our OLC challenge.
Pia xx

Chrissie said...

What great sky on your Venice card, makes the backdrop really pop!
Thanks for joining in HLS CAS challenge
Chrissie

Donna said...

These are both stunning Pia, like your touch of red in each of them, so elegant! Donna

scrappymo! said...

Two fabulous card. I liked the coloured image combined with the back and white buildings...it has a lovely arty feel...and I liked it without a sentiment...couldbe used for so many occasions.

The first one is stunning. Great idea to use the white embossed ink!

Mimi said...

Congrats on the win at Inkspirational! It was certainly a winner!

Neets B said...

Two fabulous creations. Your Venice card is so chic and I love how you left the buildings uncoloured. The inked background and the foreground image just pop.
Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge, Anita x

Helen said...

Beautiful challenge - love your background.

Thanks for joining us at the HeART Is.

Helen x