Thursday, April 7, 2011

Play Date Cafe 76 - Flower in a Vase

Our lovely Sarah Anderson has chosen cool colors for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge:


I decided to play up the green with a satin ribbon I've had for years and years.  It was from my grandmother's sewing supplies.  She used to make her own clothes, and she helped me learn to sew in my late teens.  I bought an old cotton striped sheet (white and a couple shades of blue) from a thrift store [and of course it was in great condition; no shabby sheets for me!] and asked Mom-mom to help me sew some shorts.  They were simple, with an elastic waistband and two side pockets.  We trimmed them with some white eyelet that she had in her stash.  That experience opened my eyes to the fun world of sewing, and I'm so glad she was the person to teach me.  I'll have to show you my quilts sometime!

For now, here's my card:

I kept it pretty simple, using (how apropos) Simply Sweet by Stampin' Up! for my image.  The one vase that I singled out has a deep blue flower, green leaf and lighter blue "water".  I used Crystal Effects from SU to achieve the shiny, dimensional look.  Isn't it cool?


The sentiment is from Magical Moments by Wplus9.

Time to check out my teammates' fabulous creations this week:

Sarah -- Ruby -- Tracey -- Jaclyn -- Jinny -- Julie -- Michele --
Fiona -- Andrea -- Savannah
and our special Guest Designer, Tracy Evans!
We'd love to have you join us! 
Our sponsor this week is The Crop Stop.  They have a huge range of products, from stamps to envelopes, cardstock, die cuts, embossing tools, punches, and so much more!


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Here are the details:
Please follow THE PLAY DATE CAFE 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.
ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PLAY! 
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:
PDCC COLORS BE THE 
FOCUS OF YOUR SUBMISSION
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

2. OUR colors are the focus of the card.

Thanks for joining me today!  Let me know what you think of my clean and simple card.  I always love to hear what you think!

Colleen

Stamps:  Simply Sweet (SU), Magical Moments (Wplus9)
Paper:  white by PTI
Ink:  Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko, Ballet Blue by SU
Other:  Stampamajig, markers, Crystal Effects, satin ribbon

21 comments:

Fiona said...

Colleen I love the beautiful simplicity of your card with that wow of green ribbon. Sending you a hug today. xx

Ann Schach said...

Clean and classy, Colleen! And what a fabulous ribbon!

Marisa said...

Wonderful CAS card! Love the ribbon and CE on the one vase :) (((hugs)))

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Colleen...love the Crystal Effects effect! That green bow is just elegant, too! I was hoping to see a picture of your shorts too, after that description I was so intrigued! Lucky girl that you had someone to help you sew...that is a true gift! Have a wonderful day my dear, sending you loads of hugs!

Linda Callahan said...

I am a huge CAS because it can pack such a punch - in such a subtle way way! Just love this and its one colored vase!

Emily Keaton said...

Colleen, this is a STUNNING CAS card! What a wonderful story about your intro to sewing, too. (I've used many a sheet for sewing projects--shorts included!) That bit of satin ribbon is the perfect accent for this sweet card. Love the glossy water, too. :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous piece, love how you have highlighted the one vase with the colour story. The ribbon is a gorgeous finishing touch. Loved your story re your introduction to sewing too, the ribbon making this even more a card to treasure. Thanks for inviting me along. Tracy x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh fabulous use of the colors! The one vase colored looks perfect~ well done!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely love how you've colored only one of your vases! It makes it that much more special. And the Crystal Effects, your scrumptious ribbon, and that FANTASTIC sentiment ;) bring it all home! And thanks so much for sharing that sweet story about your grandmother!

Carol said...

Well isn't that just darling!!! I love how you concentrated your efforts on only one vase to really make it stand out. That is so clever and an exquisite design feature on this card. Truely amazing.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Pauline said...

A superb example of CAS, truly stunning!

Benzi said...

Love your wonderful CAS card, Colleen! The Crystal Effects added so much and I LOVE that beautiful ribbon.

Anonymous said...

Love the card! The Crystal Effects is just the perfect touch! Love the story with your card! But, that ribbon is just the crowning touch! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Chris R. from Iowa

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful CAS card Colleen! I love it!

Maria said...

A very pretty CAS card, Colleen! Love the little vase with crystal effects making it look like real water! A sweet story about you and your Grandma with the sewing! Take care and hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, goodness, I still have this set and LOVE it! You made the perfect card for it. Super simple and sweet -- Simply Sweet!

Bev J. said...

Love the stamp image you chose and how neat to highlight the one flower-pretty. Would love to see some of your quilts sometime.

Shirley said...

How perfectly beautiful! That one little vase is just so wonderful!

~Tammy~ said...

CAS at it's best! Love your special ribbon!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love the water effect in that vase! So cute:) Def. CAS but packed with DETAIL! LOVE it:)

Stella said...

This is brilliant; CAS and I love it. I love the addition of the elgant bow too :) A fabulous take on this weeks challenge!

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