Thursday, April 14, 2011

Play Date Cafe 77 - The Greeting Farm

This week's Play Date Cafe colors are brought to us by Ruby 2 Shoes.  I like the inspiration pix she pulled together:  the colors can be both modern and classic at the same time.  

The generous folks at The Greeting Farm (our sponsor this week) blessed everyone on our Design Team with a randomly chosen stamp.  I received Cheeky Glamour, this little lady you see here.  She reminds me of Marilyn Monroe, so I tried coloring her hair platinum blonde.  It turned out a little too gray, I think.  I find people images very difficult to color.

I've never made a pocket card before....this is my first!  It was easy, thanks to a die-cut I had from old Stampin' Up! stashes. 
This is the die cut.  All I had to do was secure it at the scored lines with Scor-Tape, which is my fave strong adhesive.

The inside of the pocket holds a tag that could be a bookmark, or a place to write your message.
I got my Martha Stewart Deco Fan Punch-Around-The-Page punch set to work beautifully, because I finally followed the directions that came with it.  :)  The piece measured 3.25" x 5" to start. 

My wonderful teammates have an impressive array of creations for you this week:
Ruby -- Tracey -- Jaclyn -- Jinny -- Julie -- Michele --
Fiona -- Libby -- Andrea -- Savannah
and our special Guest Designer, Jessica Diedrich!

The Cup of the Week winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from The Greeting Farm - a generous gift, indeed!

Here's how to play: 
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.
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

2. OUR colors are the focus of the card.

I don't mean to sound like a broken record, but thank you again for your prayers and positive vibes for my family.  We are going through an intensive therapy program this week, and it is taking a lot out of me and my husband but especially our 12 year old.  Wow.  We're dealing with such heavy stuff.  I know we're going to get through it, but this is such a difficult passage.


Stamps:  Cheeky Glamour by The Greeting Farm
Paper:  kraft, Garden Green designer series paper, sand-colored dp from SU (in a scrap bag, don't know the name), Whisper White, Garden Green
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Punch:  Deco Fan Border punch by Martha Stewart, corner rounder by SU, 1/16" circle (to make a hole for the ribbon)
Other:  Copic markers, white Swiss dot sheer ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store,  Scor-Tape adhesive, dimensionals.


Fiona said...

Colleen this is fabby! Love the Marilyn Monroe effects!

Marisa said...

Love the green eye shadow :) Wonderfully coloured image and card.

Andrea Ewen said...

Awesome pocket card card, Colleen! I do love those punch around the page cutters from MS, they can really add pizzazz to your card...and voila! This card turned out great!

Emily Keaton said...

How glamorous, Colleen! I think you nailed the platinum hair--I knew exactly what you were going for here. The green eye shadow is the perfect touch!! And yay for you for getting your MS PATP to cooperate for this tag. What a cool pocket and tag combo!

I've been thinking of you this week. Sending lots of love, hugs, and prayers your way. Be strong!!

Ann Schach said...

How cute! I have never done a pocket card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I just love what you've done with her hair! It's perfect and so Marilyn! Darling design, Colleen!

~Tammy~ said...

Always thinking of you! I have a few of their stamps and they are so darn cute! I hate coloring, so I don't pull them out often. Of course, I don't have them with me now. You did an awesome job and what a fun little pocket card! So neat! I don't have any temps or dies for this. TFS!

Carol Hurlock said...

This is just darling Colleen. I love the colors. I love the inspiration picture too. I am thinking of painting some of my furniture white and going shabby chic. I need a change!!! lol This image is so cute and I love the feminine frilly detail. How fabulous you project is. Great job.

Ruby said...

I think she's LOVELY Colleen, so pretty. Her hair is fab and I just LoVe her eyeshadow!! Great card!!

Benzi said...

She is a bit like Marilyn Monroe..I see the resemblance. You did a great job with your colors and image. I think of you and your family daily.

Linda Callahan said...

Love the pocket card - and that fabulous lacy edging!

Michele Gross said...

She looks just like Marilyn!! I think your platinum turned out awesome!! And you even did her eyeshadow!! You rocked it girl!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE this little tag/pocket creation! LOVE all the green papers too--I love GREEN! Your little image is super darling! LOVe her silver white hair--very clever! I also love love love your ribbon treatment on the bottom! You are TALENTED! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Maria said...

What a sweet pocket it! Love how you colored the sweet little lady, especially with green eye shadow...too cute! And love the ribbons on the bottom! Take care, hugs!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so adorable, love it

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous, she is cute and sassy at the same time! Love the tag and the ribbon effect along the bottom is wonderful. xx

Paul B said...

Wow this is so cute! Such beautiful shaded colours. Very coquettish and whimsical. The organza ribbon is a perfect accompaniment. Px

Jessica Diedrich said...

Your card is just darling Colleen! I love your last name, too, hee hee ;) Thanks so much for having me as your guest last week, I had a fab time and so happy TGF could sponsor you guys! Hugs, Jessica

Shirley said...

She is as cute as a button!! The whole project is awesome pretty and such a keeper too!

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