Thursday, February 3, 2011

Play Date Cafe 67: Butterflies

This week's Play Date Cafe challenge is drenched with color, and comes courtesy of our own Ruby2Shoes.

I have to admit this was a real challenge for me, because I do not use lots of color in my creations.  I tend to use neutrals in nearly everything I touch.  After a couple of ideas that didn't work, I hit on something I am SUPER pleased with:

The large Martha Stewart Monarch butterfly punch is a gift I received on Christmas, and it's making its debut on my blog here!  They are flying over an embossed background called Sugar by Sizzix.  The hearts are from the Stampin' Up! punch called Heart to Heart.

The sentiment is from SU's Elements of Style, and I thought it fit the butterfly theme nicely. 

Ruby is our sponsor this week with some Ippity goodies for you!

Go check out the fabulousness created by the rest of the design team --

Senior Design Team:
Ruby McGuire 

Design Team:
Andrea Ewen
Fiona Shultz
Jaclyn Miller
Jinny Newlin
Libby Hickson
Michele Gross
Tracey Kuzniak

Private Blend Designer:
Colleen Dietrich - that's me! 

Are you ready to play, too? 
Please follow the rules carefully to enter.
Deadline for prizes is 11:59pm EST on Tuesday
The 'Cup of the Week' will be announced during the next challenge.

We want you to enjoy this challenge.
Interpret the colors the way you see them.
We do not use specific card stock color names or brands.

Break out of the box and have fun!
The main requirement is:
When using additional colors, please limit them to neutrals.
You are welcome to combine challenges, but we do ask that:
1. The PDCC name and/or photo is used and
2. OUR colors are the focus of the card.

Thanks for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day, and hope to see you at the Cafe!


Stamps:  Elements of Style (SU)
Paper:  PTI white, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty In Pink, Brilliant Blue, Ruby Red
Ink:  Basic Black
Punches:  monarch butterfly by Martha Stewart, Heart to Heart (SU)
Other:  Big Shot, Sugar embossing folder by Sizzix, Rich Razzleberry ribbon from SU, blue rhinestones from Mike's, dimensionals


Fiona said...

Such a sweet card Colleen :) Love your textured background, and the movement of the butterflies! So pretty!

Julie Ranae said...

Isn't it great when it just 'clicks'??!! Wonderful use of all the colors : )

Michele Gross said...

Super cute! LOVE those happy butterflies happily fluttering across that gorgeous embellished card front! Lovely use of those colors and that bling at the bottom is pretty fabby too :)

Ann Schach said...

What a beautiful way to incorporate the challenge colors! Gorgeous card!

lynzw21 said...

Hi Coleen, thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! Loving the new PDCC colours, and loving your card even more!

BTW, I only get a craft room as we don't have kids yet so we have 2 spare room in our nee 3 bed house- hubby gets the garage and I get the small bedroom! Hopefully one day we'll be blessed with kids and my craft room will have to make room for a nursery!

Ruby said...

Your card is beautiful Colleen, what a great use of the colours, really fab job! I'm glad you managed to get it to work for you. It's fun working outside of our usual colours, but it can be stressful too, so well done you!! Fab job!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, Colleen, this card is simply perfect! What a great way to mix up so many bold colors! I love when an idea turns out so beautifully! Especially when toil proceeded it~
A stunning creation...super job, my dear!

Amy Kolling said...

Wow....I love love what you've done with the colors this week! Oh my. Such a perfect blend of those rich colors!

Joanne Travis said...

Your card is gorgeous! What a fabulous use of the colors from the inspiration.
Hope you are doing okay in this awful weather. My sister told me she hd to chisel her way into her car it was so frozen. I don't miss THAT winter activity :)

Marisa said...

Perfect use of those jewel tone colours. Love the EF in the BG and that is a punch that is on my wish list for sure!

Emily Keaton said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, Colleen! You nailed those colors and tamed them perfectly with lots of white background. I love that little line of perfectly selected blue rhinestones! Way to go on this one, my friend! :)

Maria said...

What a very sweet card! Great use of all the colors! Love the embossed background, the butterflies, and hearts...very cute! Sun is shining today. One never would have known bad weather visited us yesterday. Hope you have clear weather there...take care!

Benzi said...

Breaking in a Christmas gift, huh? Very pretty butterflies and I do love how you did the sentiment with the heart and rhinestones. Oh, I still love that Rich Razzleberry.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOVE those butterflies! They are gorgeous! And I love how you used two colors of gems/pearls! FAB idea! Great card and great use of colors!

Libby Hickson said...

Love how you used this week's colors, Colleen! Those butterflies are so pretty!!

Sarah Anderson said...

Just gorgeous Colleen :)

Jinny Newlin said...

This has such beautiful texture, Colleen! I think you inspired an awful lot of our players, with those fluttering butterflies, this week, too! Great job!

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