Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Play Date Cafe #103

I had a look at the scrumptious colours for this weeks' PDC challenge, they are Rust, Storm and Deep Sea and I just wanted to play!  And I knew it was going to be a CAS design.  At the same time I saw that it actually fitted into one of the sketches over at Hero Arts so I think I will submit it there too, why not!

Here is what I came up with:

Paper: cardstock  (PTI - except the blue layer, unknown); Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers; Versafine Smokey Grey
Stamps: Hero Arts (CG811; CL488)
Other: Diamond Stickles; Glossy Accents; Dimensional Tape

Lisa and I went to visit an art store which is about 50 minutes drive away and they had some Copics and we stumbled across three very pretty rusty brown colours, so we both purchased them.  I came home and decided to play with them straight away, and I also experimented and added some "Chinese Orange" into the mix and I just love the result (which of course you can only see up close and personal)!

I hand cut the banner using first a mat of my darkest blue cardstock on hand, and added a piece of PTI's grey cardstock (love it), which I repeatedly stamped with a  Hello sentiment using Smokey Grey ink from Versafine.

I added some stickles to my flower because I wanted  a bit of shine, but for some reason it kind of turned goldish, and finally a bit of glossy accent to the flower centre (although I wanted some pearls there but mine were all too large).

That banner is adhered to the note card with some dimensional tape.

I'm happy!

It's a BEAUTIFUL day here in Houston! 

Wishing you a fantastic day!  Nearly the weekend!


CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous CAS card Brenda, great colouring and I am definately looking forward to the weekend its been a crazy week at work!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Gorgeous! :)

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty! love the white space. super card, Brenda!

AnitaRex said...

Lovely! Great job with the sketch and colors! Your trip to the store sounds like something my friends and I do too! :> I like how the stickles are goldish!

Dawn said...

What a pretty card Brenda. Love the way you combined the Play Date Cafe colours with the HA sketch.

Barb said...

Beautiful use of these colors, Brenda! Love it!

sheila said...

Wowza...this is gorgeous! Love the intense color of the flower!

Sue said...

Lovely colour on your flower Brenda.
The sketch is a good one this month at HA, I should make one!

joy said...

This is a beautiful card for both challenges, Brenda! The Stickles glitter looks so pretty - I've had the same experience with the color turning on certain papers, too.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda this is striking! The little bit of glitter is a beautiful touch to your fabulously colored flower.

Michele Gross said...

Beautiful! Your flower looks amazing! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Lisa said...

Spectacular! Love the color of your beautiful flower against the white background!!!

Stacy said...

Rockin' flower on this one :) Love the touch of stickles that you added. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!