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Monday, July 28, 2014


When I spotted the sketch over at Sketch Saturday I immediately knew I wanted to use it. I've been pondering for some time over what to pick as inspiration from Time Out's photo, and I ended up using many colors, patterns and texture. I needed to pick an image that suited my choice of colorful DPs, I went with the Mixican inspired donkey from Meljens. I used burlap for texture and the metal flower is a brad.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Sketch Saturday - #320 Sketch
2) Meljens Designs - #220 Feature Presentation (The Mexican)
3) TIME OUT Challenges - Home Sweet Home
4) Crafting By Designs - Hats
5) Top Tip Tuesday - Material Girl (I used burlap)


crafty-stamper said...

Great image made me smile :) love the selection of B.papers and burlap texture
carol x

Donna said...

Such a fun, cheery card Pia! It's great!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love your fun image and colourful papers.

Chrissy said...

He is such a cutie his colourful poncho and the fabulous papers and layers.Very cute card.


Robbie said...

Love this card Pia, the papers, colors and the burlap with this image in genius. Excellent project for our feature presentation challenge at MelJens Designs. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us and thank you for the kind comments. You Rock!

Unknown said...

Super fun, card, Pia, loving that image, stunning papers and colours, giving me a wee chuckle hun, hugs xxx

sandie said...

Perfect mix of patterns Pia for our challenge and the image is a fab choice too x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia, the colourful papers work so well with the cute image and I love the added texture.
Sue xx

Laine said...

Fabulous use of the sketch and inspiration Pia. Love the papers and the so cute image, which fits so well with the style of the card.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Very pretty card!! I love the Mixican style you have realized

Jacquel said...

So very pretty Pia! Love the colors & sketch you used as well as the burlap...fab job as always my friend & thanks for sharing!!!

Unknown said...

This card is fabulous Pia and I'm so happy you entered it in our TTT challenge. Great take on the sketch! xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fantastic Pia. he is so darn cute and your layout is fantastic.


Cynthia said...

Great design and colors with this fun Meljen's image! The burlap adds great texture to this fun card. Thanks for joining Meljen's Designs this week, Pia!

loz said...

Fabulous card and color combo Pia..Loz

Wishcraft said...

Fun image and love the little metal flower, gorgeous card Pia :o) Hugs, Lisa x

scrappymo! said...

Great texture Pia. The brad and the hessian are perfect for this. I have those same brads...well at least a couple left...must remember to use they look great with that hessian.

Great card...suits the Mexican image so well.

Thanks for the recent comments. I made three of those frame cards,,,each a little different than the others. I am showing them over the next couple of weeks so as not to be too boring! lol

Tammy said...

OMGosh that donkey is sooo cute! Fabulous coloring, papers and I love the added burlap!
Tammy x

Wendy said...

What a great fun card Pia! Love all the patterned papers and the textured burlap, very Mexican! Xxx

Marjorie said...

Awh! This is so sweet Pia, lovely image and great take on the sketch and photo inspiration!!...
Marjorie xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

fab mix of papers and textures , loving the sunhatted donkey. janex

Lisa Minckler said...

Love the card and now I have an overwhelming desire for a margarita... :)

chrissy xx said...

A FABulous Fun card! LOve your image design and papers Pia..Your burlap and flowers are GORgeous! {especially the burlap} lol..LOve it.

Gerrina said...

It is a fun and bright card and I love how you got inspired by so many things of the inspirationphoto! That image and text are great! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

aussie aNNie said...

Very cute image used Pia, puts a smile on one's
The Journey is the Start

Amy A said...

What a fun card. Love the image and the design showcases it perfectly! Thank you for playing along with us at Meljen’s Designs Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

Amy- DT Meljen’s Designs Challenges
{Lil Cutie Creations}

Debra Miller said...

Fun card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday! Hugs Deb

Rae Ann said...

Love how you combined all three challenges into one fabulous card! The burlap adds so much texture to this!

Thank you for joining us this week at Meljen’s Designs for our Feature Presentation challenge!

Annette said...

Awww, I have a real fondness for donkeys, they always look so sad I want to snuggle them! LOL
Beautiful colour choice, and a gorgeous card.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It and
The Stamp Basket.

Peanut said...

Awwww.... he's tooo cute with that chilli dangling from his mouth. Great choice of papers to ... very "Mexican" and that bit of burlap is just perfect!
xxx Asha

Deepti Stephens said...

Cute card.. :)