Sunday, January 2, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #62

The Play Date Cafe has announced their next colour challenge which you can find HERE. Awesome colours for this time of year, Poppy, Fuchsia and Taupe. I don't consider myself very good with colours so I had to look at it quite a few times to eventually come to a decision.

Here is my interpretation in the form of a love card:


Paper: PTI cardstock (poppy & fuchsia), Taupe paper (unknown)
Stamps: Hero Arts(Floral Brocade, Large Blossom, Antique Brocade, Large Fabric Design, Antique Engravings & CL402)
Ink: Punch chalk ink (Hero Arts), Desert Sand (CTMH), Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Tombow marker
Other: Pearls ( from my stash), dimensional adhesive, Clear Embossing powder

I first stamped a number of different Hero Art stamps onto Poppy and Fuchsia cardstock with Versamark and some with Punch Chalk Ink. I clear embossed some of the images. I then used a square punch and punched out a number of squares which I then adhered to the taupe cardstock.

I stamped the butterfly from the Hero Arts Antique Engravings set using the Desert Sand ink and adhered it to the panel, lifting one of the wings with some dimensional dots. I then glued 3 pearls to the body of the butterfly.

I stamped the sentiment and added some faux stitches using a Fuchsia Tombow marker.

I am not sure that the taupe colour is showing up too well in the photo but that was the best that I could do.

Why don't you play along too, I have found this quite stimulating, making me consider combinations of colours I may not normally choose, but the most important factor is that it is fun!

Thank you for visiting, see you again soon!

14 comments:

Barb said...

These colors are so bright and beautiful! Love the fun design and wonderful combination of stamps you've used!

Tiffany said...

Wow, these look like difficult colors to play with but I think you've worked them into your card beautifully! The soft and subtle images on the background really flow!

Jacqueline said...

Brenda, I actually thought you had punched out squares from pp - but you have stamped the squares - just beautiful!!

Sue Lelli said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL! I, too, thought it was DP but read that you stamped the images! FAB! LOVE how you clear embossed some, too! I LOVE clear embossing! FAB card!

Jaclyn Miller said...

gorgeous; love that butterfly!

CinnamonSally said...

This is stunning Brenda, love your take on this weeks colours. Also I would like to wish you and your family a Happy New Year and thank you so much for finding time to visit and comment on my blog.
Hugs
Sally

Tracey said...

Awesome card Brenda!!! LOVE those Hero Arts stamped images...thanks for the inspiration! Aren't the Play Date Cafe Challenges so much fun!!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card! Those colors are so bright and fun! A sweet butterfly too!

Michele Gross said...

That butterfly is gorgeous!! Love the pearls on the body and clever way to use the colors with the pretty panels :) LOVE that you stamped those!!

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I love your design and the the beautiful patterns you have used on the bg! The butterfly is so pretty!

Michelle said...

Beautiful design Brenda!! Great choice of stamps and love the faux stitching! Love it!!

Sanne said...

Such an eye catching card Brenda - gorgeous!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I love the stamps you chose to create your grid. It is so dynamic and beautiful! We are glad you played along this week at the Play Date Cafe. ;)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! What a great card--love the grid--and your stamping--FAB! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the Cafe and for playing along with us at PDCC:}