Thursday, April 21, 2011

Play Date Cafe 78 - Pink Paislee Romance

Our wonderful Play Date Cafe leader, Julie Ranae, has brought us such a pretty color combo this week. I dug through my designer paper stash (which I happen to have plenty of, but still find need to buy more!) and found the perfect piece from Pink Paislee Sweetness to work with the colors.
I didn't want to cover up the beauty of the paper too much, so I added just a couple of doily bits to the corners, and a focal point in the center of the card.

Do you just love this Pink Paislee Artisan Element?  It is an off-white color, but I buffed on some Treasure Gold wax by Plaid and it looks like an antique piece!  My dad would be proud.  He loved to use Treasure Gold on vintage picture frames he found in junk stores.

The pink "Sweet Memories" sticker is from K & Company, and the white die cut beneath is from Martha Stewart.  I sponged a little Pink Pirhouette ink on its edges.

Be sure to see what my lovely teammates have created this week, too:
Ruby -- Tracey -- Jaclyn -- Jinny -- Julie -- Michele --
Fiona -- Libby -- Andrea -- Savannah --  Sarah
and our special Guest Designer, Hanna Craner
Hanna is the graphic designer for CARDS magazine, and she is so beautiful! 
She should be a model, too.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with for the challenge this week!  If you'd like to join us, check out these rules:
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.

See you soon!


Stamps:  none!
Paper:  Pink Paislee designer paper, white cardstock by PTI
Ink:  Pink Pirhouette
Other:  doily, pearls by Recollections, Treasure Gold Wax, Pink Paislee Artisan Element, Martha Stewart doily die-cut, sponge


Fiona said...

So pretty and romantic Colleen! I'm not sure I know how to make a card without at least ONE stamp on it anymore!

Julie Ranae said...

Col...I love EVERYthing about this card...the dimension, texture, colors...beautiful!

Marisa said...

Lovely use of the DP, doilies and insp. piece. Hugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous dp - makes your card stunning~

Cecelia said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the lace doilies, pearls and dp! Georgous!

Hugs xx
Cecelia b

Tracey said...

SO beautiful Col!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderfully vintage and elegant, Colleen! I adore those papers and the way you've arranged the elements is perfect! I have this paper and tend to shy away from it because I don't want to cover any of it up, it's that beautiful! You've figured out a way to highlight both the paper and your accents marvelously! And I love how you "goldened" the Artisian accent! I've not used those either because they were "off white". Now I'm going to 'purdy' them up! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Noor Nahdi said...

Colleen, your cards are always inspiring!!! Thanks dear for sharing.....

Benzi said...

No stamps but a beautiful card! LOVE that designer paper and always love your doilies. The artisan element is gorgeous and perfect for this card.

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous paper! I love the doilies and pearls! A very pretty card!

Linda Callahan said...

Absolutely adore the old-fashioned elegance of this! So pretty!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! I have that same bit of Pink Paislee Sweetness! LOVE it! And so need to find the perfect project for mine, too! This is beautiful, Colleen! LOVE all the doily accents and the way you've let the colors shine through!

Emily Keaton said...

Colleen, you ROCKED this challenge!! Great thinking to pull out some Sweetness papers for this color story. I love how you worked with this gorgeous paper and created something that highlights its beauty without covering up any of the details. And your accents are just lovely. I love how you added gold wax to age that lovely Artisan Element. Perfect!!

Jean Franks Beck said...

WOW! This is gorgeous - what a fabulous combination of elements. I love the color combo this week - thanks for the inspiration!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is stunning Colleen! I love all the beautiful details! The corner doilies are so pretty too!

Michele Gross said...

No Stamps?? For reals???? Wow! Really gorgeous! Love the pearls and the doilies and the vintage loveliness!

Pauline said...

This is so pretty Colleen, the paper is delicious, and the doily accents and the little gilt scroll are stunning additions!

Hope you have a wonderful Easter,
Pauline xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

Wow this is so stunning I just love everything about it - those papers, that artisan fragment... I could go on.

Have a great weekend.


Stella said...

I just keep staring at this gorgeous and fabulous card. My oh my; it took my breath away. I love the romantic take on this weeks'colors!

I hope eveything is well with you and your family. I wish you and your family a wonderful Easter weekend!

Maria said...

Oh my! Such vintage elegance and so luvn' this card, Colleen! It is gorgeous! Love the paper, Pink Paislee Element, and doilies. Another beautiful card, Colleen! Take care, hugs!

Shirley said...

I had to have a second look! No stamps and it is picture perfect lovely and so feminine.

Ruby said...

Gorgeous card! I just love when the paper is so pretty it doesn't need a lot of extra embellishments, love the vintage style, beautiful!

Maureen Merritt said...

Wow, this is really stunning! I love the bits of doilies you added!
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I'm sorry to hear that you lost your baby Smoat :( He'll be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge:
Thanks for sharing a bit about your kitty with me!

Michelle said...

Wow! I'm in love with this card, Colleen! I love the PP paper, foam flourish sticker, k&co sticker and doily!
Hope you have a happy Easter!

farmhouse-story said...

i saw this gorgeous card over at scs and wanted to tell you how much i love it:) happy easter!

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