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Monday, May 2, 2016

Vehicles - with a feminine twist

Let me be honest. I don't belong to the group of people having a tidy desk. No, far from it. There's stuff all over the place on mine, things I like, that I plan to use soon, new and old, and sometimes all these elements just end up on the same project. It's rare, but it happens. Like with this card. I've combined elements I normally wouldn't and I was a bit daring in adding lots of stuff. But the card is still non lumpy and flat.

So how did this card come to? I was inspired by the theme of vehicles. Normally this word inspire me to make a masculine card, but I had this scrap piece with cars on it and it happened to fall down on my desk where the woman just happened to lay cut out and ready for use. The car die was on my desk too - it's been more than a year since last used. The film strip was already cut - intended but not used for a previous projcect. The same goes with the TH film strip. Lace laying around (on the floor, ahem...), bought on a trip at Easter. New NY cityscape die (Dienamics). Brown DP and the checker pattern one picked from my scrap box. Attached elements using a stapler. Added three wooden stars, just for the sake of reducing the empty space at the top. Lacked a sentiment, used my Dymo.No stamping at all.

This card is for:
Inkspirational - Vehicles
Cards in Envy - Just us girls
Simply Create Too - #108 Ladies only


Chrissy said...

What a brilliant card Pia..regardless where all your bits were or came from, this is fantastically put together..I love it..really FABulous.


cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Pia, so many elements that fit together beautifully - a fabulous design.

*Vicki* said...

This turned out fabulous Pia!! I love all of the different elements you've added to your design! I'd like to do more of that myself and I tend to throw things in a drawer and then forget I even have it! Your combined elements worked out nicely on this! Great card! HUGS :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

What an awesome things hanging around creation Pia. Top marks it is great sweetie.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

:D I'm stunned by the classy vintage look of your "bit & bobs" card, Pia!! It's just amazing and I pinned it!
Love very much this elegant lady, and the cityscape with the cars and the films strips make for her a perfect scenery!!! So glad to see that you have had the mood to adding lots of stuff! The lace and the little stars add a touch of very pretty and feminine look! You have played so well and... Goal!! :D
I can't have too much little pieces on my desk, because also my cats like a lot playing with papers :D LOL So I put away all the pieces, even those that I plan to use.... again and I have boxes full of pieces and just begun cards ah ah!! :)

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card love all the layers and and very feminine look despite theme and dark colours--don't you just love it when something comes together so brilliantly and without much effort
Carol x

Unknown said...

There are so many fab elements to this card Pia but it's like they're all meant to be together! Super layout - great card :-)

Canonbury creations said...

Fabulous vintage collage Pia, love your stylish lady! Many thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, much appreciated.
Val x

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Stunning vintage card Pia! So many gorgeous dies used! Perfect scene for this fabulous image!


MaryH said...

Had to smile about the tidy desk syndrome, and if you saw how messy my desk is, you'd wonder how anyone ever works there. However, this is been a splendid effort for you, in scooping up the bits, because you've got a wonderfully interesting and dimensional card. Interesting to read it is still flat for mailing too. Love the classy lady dressed to the nines with the vintage autos, and of course I love the Skyline. Clever to add in the film strip trimming, and ti all works beautifully together. Ditto with her well heeled foot, just stepping onto the delicate black lace. The subtle shades of the colors you chose, work great with all the different images. What a fun card, so best keep the desk just as it is!! TFS & Hugs (PS...if you take off the lady, would work great for masculine too! Heck, even with the lady on it, probably would as well!)

MiamiKel said...

Pia, this is fantastic! What a fun card :)

sandie said...

This post made me giggle, I can imagine you putting all this together and what a fab cadd you ended up with, she sure looks classy!

Laine said...

Such a fabulous 1950's feel Pia. Wonderful layers of detail and such stunning images.

meg said...

Love the retro feel to the card, the darker colours are so appropriate for the time the cityscape and the dies you used It's a great card Pia

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous. Love the filmstrip and the awesome vintage scene...fabulous project.

Kim Heggins said...

Just classy and elegant too. Just love your wonderful scene you have created. For some reason I can not imagine you with a messy work space, LOL. Your cards are so beautiful, not that you need a neat desk to make wonderful cards. Take care.

Mervi said...

Fabulous card, lovely vintage and feminine theme. I'm not tidy at all,
sometimes I just make a card with the elements lying on the table!
And it's odd, sometimes they look even good;-))m

Patricia St Martin said...

You really did it turned out fantastic. Great layers love the sky line, the vintage touch but also has a real classy look to it but yet feminine with the black lace. Staples nice touch.
Hugs Pat

loz said...

I LOVE this card and all the fantastic vintage dies Pia..loz

Monika Reeck said...

yaayyy this is VINTAGE
and this is a beauty
I love the scene you made
the lady so chich
and the movie stripes the car the new your statue
ooh you are so clever made this card
for my eyes this is the winner Pia
love love love
happy wednesday Pia


A classy, elegant, stunning card Pia - all the elements and neutral shades come together perfectly.
Sylvia xx

Sandy Trefger said...

Love, love all the elements on your card! Just fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Mrs.B said...

Pia this is fabulous, love the feminine twist.
Don't you feel good when you can use up all the bits lying around and tidy at the same time!!
Hugs,Avril xx

Tammy said...

WOW this is stunning Pia! I love the fabulous NY scene you've created, awesome die cut and deisgn!
Tammy x

Shauna said...

Hi Pia... this card is great! Love the city scene and the different patterned papers. Wonderful layering and addition of the lady and car! As always, it is great having you play with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Donna said...

This is an awesome cards, all these elements just look like they were made to be placed together, like a an art piece in a museum, great card Pia!

Peanut said...

Oh my!!! So delightfully vintage, Pia. Tons of detail ... a definite throwback card. WOW!
x Asha

Mimi said...

Oh, Pia- this is so cool! The stars aligned and the pieces fit amazingly well! Masculine cards seen to obvious choice for many vehicle cards, but this is decidedly glamorous and feminine... LOVE LOVE LOVE. Another fave! Xo, have a good weekend!

Frk. Bogstad said...

For eit flott kort ♥
Elegant og tøft på samme tid :)
Eg må rydde innimellom, elles får eg ikkje heilt fokus.
Altso, rommet er ikkje ryddigt -men akkurat der eg arbeider (ca 30 x 30 cm), må det vere plass :)

chrissy xx said...

The only time my desk was tidy was when it first arrived! It might be a mess to some, but, I know were everything is! Well sort of lol.
Great card, you've created a wonderful scene Pia and I LOve your colours.
There's some lovely dies there too.

Marina said...

I too am in the messy desk club but it never works out so fortuitously for me! All these elements have come together to make a fabulous scene. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Donna Nuce said...

Serendipity! Love how this came together! Looks very sophisticated. Have a great day!

Lau W said...

WOW !!

Sherry Hickey said...

What a fantastic idea for a vintage card! I love that you made it a card for gals--why should guys have all the car fun, lol? Your collage is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it at Cards In Envy!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

all dolled up and ready to shop ... vintage style well done, Pia.
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

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