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Monday, August 29, 2016

Sentiment as main feature

This card almost ended up in the bin - several times.
It started out with me not finding my big, bold LOTV sentiments. They're therr, somewhere, in my creative chaos room. So I opted for a sentiment from Marianne, it comes in different parts, this was the first time I used them all together. I stamped it with purple ink. I wanted to make something folkloric like, but for that I should have heat set the sentiment. So change of heart. I took out some yellow and a gold gelato. The gold was a mistake, big time. Toss it? No, had to try and cover it up by adding purple gelato and adding a coat of gesso. The stamping around the edges is also part of that cover up job, I used a leaf and flower stamp from Fiskars (NBUS) and used brown, green, orange and red inks. I let it all dry before I added Perfect Pearls for a shimmery look and made my liquid pearls. I attached the panel onto a panel of gold mirri card and attached it to a black card base.

This card is for:
Twofers - #26 Stamped sentiment as main feature
City Crafter Challenge - #325 It's all about You
Crafty Creations - #322 Words/Letters on the Background
Darnell's NBUS Challenge - #7

30 comments:

scrappymo! said...

I think you rescued this card and now it is wonderful!

Great sentiment stamp.

Marina said...

I think it has a slightly ages effect, like an old tapestry - I love that. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter, Pia.

meg said...

this card may have caused you lots of problems but the finished result is beautiful, the muted tones are very effective and the stamping round the edges a perfect finishing touch.

Jane Willis said...

None of it looks like a cover up job, it all looks as if it was beautifully planned that way from the start. Thanks for sharing at Twofers
Jane

Ros Crawford said...

It's lovely!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

sandie said...

I love this look, kinda of like it is behind a cloud, stunning Pia x

scrAPpamondo said...

Nobody can see all the "mistakes" that you found. This card has a very interesting look with all these shimmer, shades and textures! It is so light, too! Your choice of cover all with purple gelato and gesso has been a winning. This sentiment is stunning, I'm so glad you haven't founded the LTV one :D
Hugs

Wendy Bellino said...

Folkloric is exactly the word I would use to describe this! Wonderful fall colors! This is a frameable piece of art.

KraftyKoolKat said...

You may have your troubles along the way Pia but the end result is awesome. Such gorgeous colours and layout. I glad you did not throw it.
Hugs
Cathy
xxx

Tammy said...

I think this is gorgeous Pia! I love that sentiment and how you stamped your beautiful frame!
Tammy x

Paper Profusion said...

Ha! I can relate to a great many of your escapades Pia!! You know if you had said nothing no-one would know, and to be honest, you have done a terrific rescue job as it all looks brilliant. I sure wish I laughed as much as I breathe!!! I need to work on that and rescue myself!! Have a lovely week. Nicola x

Stella said...

Folkloric, folk art.....and you nailed it! This is spot on our theme and I LOVE it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Pia, a wonderful sentiment and lovely aged feel - it is amazing how well things can develop when we keep at it!
Pauline
x

Donna said...

This is amazing, love the saying and the end product is gorgeous, so glad you rescued it from the trash!!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous save Pia, not that you would know it needed to be saved..love the stamped edge and little pearls and the sentiment as focal point is wonderful.lovely design..

luv CHRISSYxx

crafty-stamper said...

I agree with Marina looks like a vintage tapestry and beautifully rescued
Carol x

MaryH said...

It was such fun reading about your adventures in saving this pretty card. And I'm SO happy that you shared it with us, and told the story. It just goes to prove that a beautiful card, is simply going to happen. You just have to keep working with it. I LOVE this & I loved the colors you've used to reach this final look. A fantastic save! TFS & Hugs

Darnell J Knauss said...

I got such a kick out of your post, Pia! We have ALL been there and I'm so glad you didn't give up on this bad boy! In the end it turned out to be quite sensational in design and coloring! My bet is that it is even more sensational in person!! Thank you for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! Hugs, Darnell

Asha said...

Honestly, I don't see anything wrong with your card, Pia. LOVE the vintage / aged / retro look. Glad you didn't bin it. But I know what you mean - we are our worst critics. We must learn to reclassify our "mistakes" as design quirks. Easier said than done! LOL. I'm glad you preserved this card for our viewing pleasure.
x Asha

Zoe Sanderson said...

I'm certainly glad you kept going this has a gorgeous warm autumn feel while the sentiment is a favourite of mine especially "As long as YOU LIVE". Hope we will see you again at Twofers (Always use Rubber) when we come back in October. XOXO Zoe

aussie aNNie said...

Nice look of this card Pia, aged, and very autumn colours which I love..x

Michelle said...

Glad this didn't end up in the bin Pia as it is gorgeous. Lovely sentiment and colours. Love the frog card below too - such fun. Thank you for my lovely message on my blog - hugs - Michelle x

Karen Steele said...

What a beautiful autumnal looking card Pia, the sentiment is so lovely!

Loz said...

Stunning card and stamp Pia..Loz

Mervi said...

Plan B worked well, it's a really beautiful card in autumnal colours;-))m

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous, Pia, so glad that you didn't bin it! I love the fall colours and the wonderful stamped leaves. That's a great sentiment too! I just realized I don't think I've ever done a sentiment-focused card, but then again I don't have any fabulous sentiments like this!

Mimi said...

Lol, your post is making me shake my head with you...
You: "Toss it?"
Me: (shaking head "Nooooo...")
Way to persevere! You ended up with a cool, aged look. Reminds me of old Italy or colonial USA.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Pia! Love the story of your creative process, and the unfruitful search for LOTV sentiments. Sounds like my way of putting things together. I feel your pain. LOL and then you had to keep going back to the drawing board for colors! Yes, I have been there, too. But never has my fiasco turned out as beautifully as this gorgeous card! And I vLOVE the sentiment! Hugs, de

*Vicki* said...

Wow Pia! This is absolutely FABULOUS!! I love the soft look of the lettering and so happy that you saved the design because I think it turned out fabulous!! Amazing job!! :) HUGS

Monika Reeck said...

Pia this is STUNNING
looks so old (Age??)and you play with gelato and gesso so great
hey Lady
this card is one of my fav
so in love with this
ended great agree with Mimi
jump again to your new post
my mom keep me busy to cook
until I can sit and look at my Bloggers friend blog
and beside that I have much to ironing from last vacation also I am busy ironing and cooking haha less card making but if you see my post today...you can look again I joined another color challenge yes...I must encourage you to join it and one day...Pia is master at color combo challenge hehe I am happy if you being Color challenge expert...(master?)
hugs
Monika