Thursday, June 9, 2011

Play Date Cafe 85 - Inspired by a Hollister Shirt

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This week's color story from The Play Date Cafe is brought to us for the very first time by our very own Jaclyn Miller!  She has recently been named Color Story Coordinator for our challenges.  We're all excited for her!  Check out the first story, a la Jax:


I leaned heavily on the linen color and took my inspiration from a shirt my 13 YO Birthday Girl owns (it's from Hollister):
I love this shirt!
And now, my card:


On Sahara Sand cardstock with the same color ink, I stamped the Linen background from Stampin' Up!.  I played with a new-to-me punch from EK Success, Double Embossed Dotted Lace.  It's just what I was looking for lately in a punch:  big scallops. 

The flower was made with a SU Sizzix die, Blossom Party, using Sahara Sand and Pink Pirhouette cardstock.  The center features a blue and a pink button from my stash, topped with a pearl.


I added a piece of a page from my old Miss Manner's Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior book, then layered a delicious piece of ribbon, then tiny pearls, on top. (I still care about manners very much, but not enough to read about them LOL)

This week our Guest Designer is the oh-so-talented Anya Schrier.  She has a unique clean and simple style, touched with vintage, that I absolutely love.

And one lucky player will win a prize from


Hope you join us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Colleen

Stamps:  Linen background - SU
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Pink Pirhouette, page from book
Ink:  Sahara Sand
Punch:  Double Embossed Dotted Lace - EK Success
Other:  Sahara Sand ribbon - SU, pearls - Recollections, buttons - stash, Big Shot, Blossom Party die - Sizzix/SU

27 comments:

Tracey said...

So BEAUTIFUL Col!! LOVE all those scalloped layers...so pretty!! I LOVE that top two...probably too old to wear it though! LOL!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Love that shirt and LOVE that you made it into a card. So neat how you focused on one color and added pops of the other two. Beautiful!

Andrea Ewen said...

What super fab inspiration, Colleen! Gorgeous ruffles, and wonderful splashes of color! Simply a vintage delight!

Pauline said...

Just gorgeous Colleen!! I love the scalloped trims and the beautiful flower, stunning!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

oh I love this. The shirt and the card and your new punch is fabulous. I will have to search for this punch, lol. I have a few dies that scallop different sizes, ah but there is nothing like the ease of a punch huh? love the colors too.

Linda Callahan said...

Love the shirt - love the card! Pink is wonderful against the neutral color! And the scallops are yummy!

Ann Schach said...

Love the card, Colleen! You have captured the essence of the shirt! Those scallops on the card and the ruffles on the shirt are fabulous! Oh to be young again!

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

Ooh Colleen, so pretty! Love the ruffles and that flower! So many layers on this card! It adds to the elegance! Perfect way to use a Miss Manners book! LOL!

Marisa said...

Loving the ruffles and the flower is fabulous! Great use of the colours (((hugs)))

Noor Nahdi said...

Love that line of pearls and the paper flower is so eye-catching!!!!

Emily Keaton said...

WOW!! What a lovely card, Colleen! Your new punch is super--I love that it embosses the scallops for you. Very cool! And I like the large size of the scallops, too. And did I mention how wonderful that big paper flower is?? You layered it beautifully! So elegant and perfect. Way to go!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh how I love ruffles! This is soft and beautiful! Wonderful inspiration!

Fiona said...

so soft and sweet Colleen :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Colleen. The scallops are awesome and I really like the strip of book page. :o)

Anonymous said...

How fun! I love the details - that little extra to the scalloped punch is wonderful! I really love the middle of the flower and the way the pearl is off set on the button! Such a fun card and you captured the shirt well! Love the colors you used too. Great job!!!!

Chris R. from Iowa

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful! Pat K.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous card! Beautifully created.

Virginia L. said...

Love how you used the color combo, Colleen!! The Hollister-inspired card is so pretty with the border treatment! Now I feel inspired! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love it when you visit :)

Bonnie said...

This is such a sweet feminine card! I love the embossed scallop border and that beautiful flower! I notice that you're followers are missing. I didn't try to access you through Google Chrome! Hmmm! Wonder what's going on!

Benzi said...

Love the shirt and the linen background you made. Great punch!! I'm with you...I like manners but just couldn't sit and read a book about them.

Maria said...

Ah, what beauty my eyes have seen today! Love all the dimension with gorgeous flower and layers! And a lovely top your daughter has for your inspiration...too cute!!!:-))

Shirley said...

What a gorgeous card!!!!! I love every inch and I am going to copy this. Not exactly, but enough!!! LOLOL

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, that is awesome. Look at those punched borders you punckateer you!!! lol I love how you interpreted that shirt on this card. Is is a work of genius.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE how you were inspired beyond the color story to your daughter's shirt, which I want, by the way! LOL! So many lucious layers, and so beautifully embellished!

Ruby said...

I always LOVE seeing where your inspiration comes from! I must do that with Tink's clothes too! Gorgeous card, lovely use of the colours!

Stella said...

I am always impressed by your talents. This is such a lovely take on this weeks' PDCC challenge and the way you got ispired by that gorgeous shirt is just brilliant.
And your card? A handmade jewel!

i hope you are doing fine and eveything goes well with your family!
XX

Marlena M. said...

I love your added text...torn and layered with pearls. I LOVE what you shared about manners...LOL..too cute! ;)

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