Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge: A Splash of Yellow

I have never participated in a Play Date Cafe challenge before but this one looked like I could probably manage it, a splash of yellow amongst black and white.  Yeah, right! It looked simple enough until I had to figure out how to incorporate more black that I would normally care for into a design!  But hey, what's a challenge, if it's not a challenge for you!

So here is my take on their 60th challenge:


Paper: Neenah Solar White, Black Cardstock (unknown)
Stamps: Hero Arts, Darkroom Door
Ink: Tombow Markers, Versafine Onyx Black, Black Soot Distress Ink
Other: Pearl from my stash

I coloured directly onto the stamp using my Tombow markers, spritzed with some pearlized water and stamped the image onto white cardstock.  I cut the image out and adhered it to the background.

The background was created by stamping the Old Letter Writing stamp from Hero Arts, which was inked with Black Soot Distress ink.  I stamped it off onto scrap paper first as I did not want it to be too black.  The edges of the background were then inked with Black Soot instead of matting it onto black cardstock.

The sentiment, (I love the fonts in this set), is from one of the brand new Hero Arts 2011 sets!  I coloured a pearl with a copic marker and added it to the card for a little bit of dimension and shine.

I think I did an ok job.  I like it, the yellow against the black is very striking.  But go over to the PDC site and play along, or at least look at what other participants have been up to, there are some super talented people out there!

Have a totally awesome Sunday!

19 comments:

Lavender Rose said...

I think you did a GREAT job! I love tbe stamps you have used this lovely card.

Michele Gross said...

Just lovely! The perfect splash of yellow!! Great job with the challenge :)

Sue Lelli said...

This is DELIGHTFUL! LOVE the flower and the text and the distressing! FAB card!

Michelle said...

Love this card Brenda!!! Perfect splash of yellow!!! Such a beautiful flower and background!

Barb said...

Just beautiful, Brenda! Love your splash of yellow!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Gorgeous!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow this is stunning Brenda, love the pop of yellow against the black and white.

Nigel said...

If that's an 'ok' job, I'm wondering what a good one looks like :)

Gorgeous card, very elegant.

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful card

steph said...

This is so beautiful, Brenda! I can't stop looking at that flower!

Tracey said...

BRENDA!!!! This is sooooo much more then "OK" girl!!!! LOVE it!!! Hope to see more of your fantastic work on the PDC challenges!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous Brenda! This splash of yellow is genius!

Tiffany said...

Really elegant and the little hint of yellow fits in perfectly with this challenge, love it!

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous sentiment, and lovely use of your splash of yellow! Welcome to the play date cafe, and Merry Christmas! :)

Julie Ranae said...

Totally beautiful! LoVe it! Merry Christmas from The Play Date Cafe!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Brenda, have just seen on the PDCC that this is the winning entry. CONGRATULATIONS, Its a truely stunning card and I love the beautiful tulip.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.
Hugs
SallyX

Virginia L. said...

CONGRATS on your Cup of the Week win! Woohoo, Brenda! What a stunning card!

Michelle said...

Congrats on your win!!!
Wishing you and your family
a very Merry Christmas!!!

Trinh said...

Brenda, a big congrats on your PDCC win! I recognized your card as soon as I saw on the PDCC blog. Gorgeous take on the challenge!