Thursday, October 6, 2011

Play Date Cafe 102 - Wishing You Bouquets of Joy



It's time for another Play Date Cafe challenge!  This week our sponsor is


and our design team got to pick out some goodies.  Thank you, Stampotique!  I chose these images:

and


I can see so many possibilities for these neat stamps.  Here's how I used them with our color story --


This is such an eclectic assortment, and I kind of like it!
The bees were stamped all over the orchid cardstock, but you really can't see it unless you're close up:


I punched some old Stampin' Up! Vintage Violet cardstock, and mounted it behind a book page and a piece of lace.  The lilac clip art is from Crafty Secrets.


This button (and many others) was passed on to me by my aunt, who holds the button collection that her mother had.  Thanks, Aunt Kay!  See the green stuff on the button?  I cannot scratch it off, but it worked out really well for our color challenge.


I used Crystal Effects on both bees, just 'cause.

You'll want to head over to The Play Date Cafe and see what the rest of our crafty team has made for you.  We hope you get a chance to play with us, too! 
Thanks a bunch for joining me today.  :)

Colleen

Stamps:  Medium Bee with Tiny Bee, Hutching's - Stampotique
Paper:  white - PTI; Basic Black, Vintage Violet, Whisper White, green patterned paper - SU; orchid - California Paper Goods; page from Miss Manner's book
Ink:  Antique Linen, Walnut Stain Distress inks - Ranger; Pale Plum - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Punch:  Lattice Edge border - Martha Stewart
Other:  lilac clip art - Crafty Secrets; button; lace; dimensionals; Crystal Effects

29 comments:

E.T. said...

Stunning! I love how you used those stamps, fabulous. That button is super, I like that green stuff on it :)
And I loooove that gorgeous vase with flowers image. Brilliant Collleen!

Donna Bowman said...

Wow that card is awesome! I love that shiny bee and how you used the lace and lattice border. I'm loving these colors -must think of a design today!

lynn said...

such a pretty card, colleen!
i really like the stamps you've showcased:)

~Tammy~ said...

This has Colleen written all over it! I love your addition of the crystal effects. I have the stuff, and I need to use it more often than I do. Just forget! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration! I love your take on the color story!

Linda R. said...

Your card looks amazing.. It was fun to see how you used all those stamps..

Hugs, Linda

Benzi said...

Beautifully done, Colleen. Love that old button, the CE covered bees, yummy clip art..on and on...what a gorgeous creation.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow this is wonderfully vintage - a beautiful eclectic collage for sure! Fabulous details - I am going back for another look :)

Emily Keaton said...

This IS eclectic--very collage-y and totally pretty. I love the vintage flair you pulled together with all of your varied elements. The green-splattered button is an awesome addition! Perfect. :)

Bonnie said...

These are great stamps! I love the shiny bees and who needs decorative paper when you can stamp your own perfectly?

Debstamps said...

Such lovely layering and detail--there do seem to be so many possibilities with these stamps! You incorporated the color palette so nicely too!

Basement Stamper said...

Man, isn't it amazing what you discover in others work? Such a beautiful card and I didn't even realize Stampotique carried the one stamp (I have the bee)...so now I need to shop around again at the store to find the other one. Thanks for playing with Stampotique stamps this week ;-)

Maria said...

Oh my!!! Great use of the bee stamp...love it!!! You card has a gorgeous "French touch" to it, so pretty! A stunning card with great appeal! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOW! I love this bee stamp--and I LOVE all your beautiful details on this card--those flowers and the button and pearls....OH OH OH! You make SUPER gorgeous cards, COL!! LOVE:)

Anonymous said...

What a fun and unusual card! I love it with all the fun details! It is really neat that you can use one of the buttons from your family's stash! Most of mine from my mom and grandmother are just basically shirt buttons. The bee is fun how you stamped it on the background. I gotta get out my bee stamp - I saw an ad once that said "What's buzzin' cuzin?" Though my cousin lives only a couple of hours from me - we rarely talk etc unless there is a death in the family. Maybe I will make this card this weekend and just touch base with her, just beecuz! Love the touch of pearls on the vase too. Great card!

Chris R. from Iowa

Linda B said...

Colleen, this is so amazing... I love that bee stamped for the background and that gorgeous CS image. Just beautiful!!!
Please stop by my blog when you can... I have an award for you.
Hugs!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful Colleen. I love the purple CS and sweet little bee. :)
Hugs~

Amy said...

Hi Colleen! You did so well with this sponsor and these stamps!!! Beautiful card with so many fantastic details!!!

Leslie Miller said...

It's always a treat to drop in and see what you're up to, and it's a pretty sure bet you'll always have something new and beautiful to share. I can't imagine how you create such magnificence so consistently! Love these colors and the originality of your image mix and design. Would love to have a stamp like th Crafty Secrets lilacs in vase!

Pauline said...

This is really beautiful Colleen, love the label and the shiny bees! Gorgeous!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just lovely Colleen. When I looked at the inspiration I saw "bright"-but the way you did is "soft" is just so elegant. The crystal effect bees are darling and I love that button....no need to scratch the green off-it's shabby chic! Next week you will see a couple dabblings of my Shabby Chic....pinterest was a big influence. Have a wonderful Sunday with your family-mine is away for most of the day painting a card. I get to play with in interruptions....lol

Jinny Newlin said...

What a BEAUTIFUL take on the color story, Colleen! LOVE all those pearls and scrumptious lace! And those bumblebees are just perfect!

Sue Lelli said...

Colleen, LOVE how you put those colors together in the most BEAUTIFUL collage! LOVE the shiny bees and your bouquet of flowers! Just GORGEOUS!

lostinpaper said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love how you have used the stamps(especially the subtle background) and shared all those wonderful details!

Stacy said...

WOW!!! This is so pretty! I love the design and that lace ribbon is beautiful!

Lisa said...

What a splendid collage card Colleen. There you go using my fav lilacs again! Love your romantic take on the colors!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely beautiful with pretty image and colors!!

Ruby said...

I've got all of my Grandma's buttons tucked away in the base of my bed. I really should dig them out and start appreciating them a bit more. This is lovely Colleen, I love the eclectic feel to it!

Shirley said...

What a gorgeous collage! I have really missed your inspiring creativity!!!

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

Gorgeous Colleen! Love the colors and those beautiful lilacs too! So many pretty things on this card!

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