Thursday, August 11, 2011

Play Date Cafe 94 - Butterfly Thanks

Fall is coming our way, whether it feels like it or not outdoors.  Here in New Jersey, it's been one long hot summer, with many days above 90 degrees, sometimes near 100.  I know my friends in the South will say, "Ha!  Is that all??" because they deal with hotter temps than that for more months than we do.  I LOVE the four seasons, but most especially autumn.   

The color story for The Play Date Cafe this week definitely reminds me of autumn days:


Our sponsor this week is Practicing Creativity, and they graciously sent each of us a new stamp set. 


My set is called Nature's Wonder:

Here's my card --

The twine was sooooo not part of the design, but when I adhered my colored cardstock panels together and embossed them (Damask by Sizzix), there were unsightly gaps.  I wound twine around those parts, to cover up the mistakes.


Love my new border punch, Scallop Dot by Martha Stewart.  :)

Visit The Play Date Cafe blog, to see what the yummy prize is this week.  And with our new design team in place, you've got lots of samples to check out!

Thanks so much for joining me today.  :)

Colleen

Stamps:  Nature's Wonder - Practicing Creativity
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI; Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, Early Espresso - Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso - SU
Punch:  Scallop Dot - Martha Stewart
Other:  Big Shot; Damask embossing folder - Sizzix; jute twine

26 comments:

Libby Hickson said...

Love your gorgeous card Colleen! And I agree, autumn is my favorite season too. We didn't really have much of one in Texas, I'm anxious to see what its like in Georgia... nothing like the north though I'm sure!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Colleen, and the twine adds dimension, really finishes it off!

Andrea Ewen said...

Ahh, sometimes I find that creativity is, most importantly, being able to cover up mishaps! Beautiful card, Colleen, you've worked these colors fabulously, seemingly effortlessly. Great work.

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

This is great Colleen! Love the texture and blocks of color! The twine is perfect! I would never have known it was to cover up an issue. That is the wonderful thing about embellies!

rockwelldesigns said...

Hi Colleen, LOVE the texture of the embossed cardstock with the twine. I enjoy the contrast of the clean white background and the darker color combination on top.

Benzi said...

Ha, is that all??? Just had to say it. It has surely been a steamy, humid bath here in Alabama this summer. But, summer is still my favorite season.

Your card is so pretty and textured. I don't have that punch..I may be failing as a Punchkateer, huh? :-)
Good idea with the twine and great colors.

Linda Callahan said...

I love happy accidents! The twine looks terrific! And I love the punched border too :)

Janeen said...

Colleen,
It looks wonderful and refreshing to see this type of background. I hear ya on the cover up, that's just what we have to do sometimes and look how great it turned out and adds some texture to the card too. Love it and this set, i've been digging in my stash looking for a couple of silhouette stamps.

Carol L said...

I love any color blocking design, and the colors for this look fabulous together! The twine looks like it belongs there, so that was just an unexpected enhancement that turned out to be a winner! Love the fonts on the sentiment too!

Ann Schach said...

What a beautiful way to incorporate the challenge colors! I love the twine and the texture!

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous and it looks like the twine was suppose to be there! I like it!

Leslie Miller said...

Pretty set and a lovely card, Colleen! I like your multicolored panels with the twine. Kind of an earthy, yet feminine look. I love fall here, too, but mostly because it's so still and quiet at that time. The outdoors are just wonderful then!

Denise said...

Don't you love it when mistakes turn out happy? I love the addition of the twine... and the dry embossing is really lovely. HUGS.

Maria said...

Ohhh what lovely embossed panels on your gorgeous card! The twine is a great touch! Love the little butterfly too! We are having welcome relief from the humid weather this week. 70s and low 80s...perfect weather to me! Take care, hugs!:-))

Janny said...

I like this card Colleen.
Beautifull. We dont have a Summer this year in Holland.
Janny

Tanya R said...

A superb take on the photo inspiration!
Hugs
Tanya

Stella said...

Never mind about the gaps; who's talking about gaps? I didn't see them...!!!
The embossed panels are gorgeous and I love your gorgeous take on this weeks'colors. Great use of twine :)

Love that butterfly and your new border punch too....

it;s always a pleasure to be here for a lovely view..


Have a great weekend!
X

Donna Bowman said...

Such a pretty card Colleen! I also love your new punch and I just got a 40% coupon in my PC mag - I'll keep that in mind. I really like the PC sentiments you used too.

Marlena M. said...

Colleen, I actually love the twine! I think it looks so cool. I love the embossed strips and layout. ;)

Lisa said...

Wonderful card Colleen...love the texture! And hey...there are no mistakes in stamping LOL! You can always cover it or turn it over !!!

Fiona said...

Hey Colleen :) Love your colour blocks, and I think the twine works really well!

Annemieke said...

Great card! love what you did with the colors!!
Annemieke

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lovely card Colleen! The embossed pieces look fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jinny Newlin said...

Gorgeous, textured panels, Colleen! And I'm lovin' that bit of twine!

Elizabeth said...

Love the embossing and the layout! Great job with the color challenge!

Emily Keaton said...

Very pretty! I love it when you can cover a mistake with a well-placed embellishment. I'd never have known the difference!

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