Thursday, May 5, 2011

Play Date Cafe 80 - A Sunny Thank You

 If you are looking for the Pals Paper Arts Guest Designer post, please scroll down one post.

Our super-sweet Ruby 2 Shoes chose this week's challenge colors for The Play Date Cafe:


What a pretty picture!  Reminds me of summer days that will soon be here.

I dug through my patterned papers and found two that match our colors pretty closely.


I find myself doing much more of the patterned paper thing these days, because it's quicker.  I'm not hoarding them as much anymore.  :)  It would have been wise of me to write down which stacks of paper these came from as I made the card, because now I can only find the maker of the poppy paper:  DCWV Mariposa Stack.  The yellow one?  Your guess is as good as mine.  Sorry about that.  :(


The sentiment die cut is a Spellbinders Beaded Circles nestie, new to me for my birthday.  I sponged Scattered Straw Distress Ink on it to match the paper.   The flowers and butterfly are from Stampin' Up!'s Bliss set.  I colored the stamps with markers (Crushed Curry and Poppy Parade), stamped and cut out, then added bling.  The sentiment is from SU's Because I Care


Our sponsor this week is Paper Smooches.  Our Guest Designer this week is the ultra-talented Kim Hughes!  Kim was a Go-To Gal for Paper Crafts Magazine and now has started her own line of stamps called Paper Smooches.

We hope you will play with us this week and show us what you've got.  I am wowed each week by the entries our players hang in the Play Date Cafe Gallery.  Such amazing talent out there!

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.

Here's hoping you have a wonderful, craft-filled day!

Colleen

Stamps:  Because I Care, Bliss - both Stampin Up!
Paper:  white by PTI, orange patterned paper DCWV Mariposa, yellow ?
Ink:  Scattered Straw Distress Ink, Basic Black
Punch:  Martha Stewart border (can't remember the name!)
Other:  Big Shot, Beaded Circles Spellbinders nesties, rhinestones by Recollections, dimensionals, sponge

24 comments:

Fiona said...

Beautiful brightness this week Colleen! Love your well-balanced butterfly and flowers - so pretty!!

Marisa said...

I have avoided that nestie shape like the plague and yet have seen it used fabulously over and over again - your card included! Love the sponging on the circles and the lovely use of the colours. Butterflies and flowers, can't get better than that in my books :) (((hugs)))

Michele Gross said...

I LOVE that you sponged onto the nestie! I always do gems but I love the soft look of the ink-genius!!

Pauline said...

Beautiful and summery colours this week, and a beautiful summery card! Love the punched edges, and the central panel is so effective with the shading. So pretty Colleen! xx

Emily Keaton said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, Colleen! This week's colors are gorgeous and so appealing to me. I finally got the SU Bliss set (that was destined to be mine, wasn't it???) with my recent big SAB order, but have yet to use it. Way too busy with other things these days. But after seeing your lovely card, I am determined to work it in soon. :) I've gotta say--I'm in love with the PS Vegtastic set, too. It's so cool!! Just can't resist smiling veggies . . .

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the colors and the double border.

Tante Käthe said...

Wow, I love that double border and your choice of papers!

Majo

Bev J. said...

I love designer papers and yours are lovely-great use of the colors. A pretty card!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY OH MY! I love that coloring of the butterfly and flowers! And the die--with the matching ink for the paper---CLEVER! Beautiful! I love the border punched paper with the gems--BEAUTIFUL! Just gorgeous all around:) LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

GORGEOUS take on the color story, Colleen! LOVE the way you've added color to your die-cut and layered your scallops! Stunning!

Bonnie said...

I love these bright, happy colors and the sweet butterfly!

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous, elegant design Colleen, the color arrangement is perfect and that Nestie is fabulous! Love the subtle sponging and the super borders!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Colleen. Love the fresh and bright colors and pretty flower and butterly images. Great choice of punch and die. :o)

LeAnne said...

Another beauty, Colleen! I LOVE that golden paper--and that color combo is lovely!

Kim Hughes said...

your card is absolutely gorgeous - so soft and pretty - I LOVE it!

~Tammy~ said...

I like how you stacked your scallops! Another elegant creation!

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

Love the gorgeous bright papers! A very happy summer card! Love the border punch and how you made the bottom layer pop out! Cute butterfly too!

Maria said...

What a gorgeous summer card! It would brighten up anyone's day! Such pretty flowers and butterfly! Love the soft effect of the sponging with distress ink. And a great use of the die. I like that one. I might have to buy it! You're such an enabler...hehehe! Take care!

Benzi said...

Ooh, the colors this week are just awesome and you sponged your die so pretty. LOVE this card!!

Tara Bilbao said...

Just beautiful! I love the simplicity of the layout yet your details make it so sophisticated. Gotta love beautiful patterned paper.

Leslie Miller said...

Love the inspiration photo, and your use of the colors is just wonderful! I like the punched borders layered up from the bottom, too. Very pretty!

Noor Nahdi said...

This is extra elegant!!!! Love the color combo...

Shirley said...

How totally stunning. Bright, cheerful, feminine, and really really beautiful!

Jarna said...

Darling card, love it!

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