Sunday, December 26, 2010

Playing at The Play Date Cafe

Ok, it's the day after Christmas, so I have had enough time to think about the latest colour challenge over at the Play Date Cafe.  Here are the colours the PDC Team is looking for:


No more Christmas cards from me!  But here is my take on this colour challenge which I have been pondering over since Tuesday!

Paper: PTI, Neenah Solar White, Paper Studio (Blue cardstock), Beige patterned paper (CTMH)
Stamps: Purple Onion Designs, Hero Arts, ALi Edwards
Ink: Tombow Marker, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
Other: EK Success scallop border punch

It took me forever to decide on how bright, bright blue was supposed to be, and then to see if I even had anything in that colour! I looked through my handful of Tombow Markers and found one which I thought could do the trick.

So I used the marker to colour in the Butterfly stamp from Purple Onion Designs, spritzed it with pearlized water and stamped it and then cut it out. I adhered it to the beige patterned paper, stamped my sentiment and added the scalloped border which I had punched out from some beautiful PTI Distressed Dots paper.

Before adhering the whole centre panel to the card base, I stamped the card base with the Hero Arts Grass Silhouette stamp using Versamark.

I like it when a challenge is actually a challenge, and the wine colour is not a colour I use, but I was lucky to actually have some lovely PTI cardstock that fit the bill perfectly!

Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comments!  I hope that you are all recuperating after perhaps a hectic family Christmas!  Now it's the countdown to 2011!!!

12 comments:

scrapperjulia said...

This is really pretty! Love that butterfly!

Tracey said...

Such a PRETTY card Brenda!!! Wonderful design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe :)

Barb said...

Lovely take on the colors, Brenda! Beautiful butterfly!

Michele Gross said...

Beautiful! I love all the little textures you've added with the polka dots and the stamped grass background-lovely! Glad you played along at The Play Date Cafe!

Julie Ranae said...

Really great take on the challenge this week...so glad to have you play with us in The Play Date Cafe.

Michelle said...

Hey Brenda!! Love this card! Great background and awesome bright blue butterfly!!!

Rosemary said...

your pondering paid off... lovely card, brenda!

Tiffany said...

Wow! Very pretty design, I say your card is the perfect take on that color challenge, well done!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful CAS design and beautiful butterfly! Great job with our colors! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe and have a wonderful New Year!

Ruby said...

I think you chose the perfect bright blue! This is a lovely cheery card, very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe! Happy New Year!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! That blue is perfect--everything about this card is STUNNING! LOVE those polka dots and that butterfly! FABBBBBB! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:}

Sarah Anderson said...

LoVe that beautiful blue butterfly! Thanks for joining us in the play date cafe in this busy Christmas week :)