Thursday, November 10, 2011

Play Date Cafe 107 - Splash of Orange



When I see this picture of a Volkswagen Beetle with the word "Splash", it brings back a funny memory from my childhood.
I was about 12 or 13 years old, visiting my dad and stepmother for summer vacation.  My stepmom owned a baby blue Beetle, which I found to be a fascinating car, with its engine in the back where a trunk should be. 

One clear evening after a day of heavy rain, my younger brother and sister and I piled into the Beetle with my stepmom, out to do some shopping.  She drove down the highway, and we were all having a good time laughing about something.  The windows were open, so we could feel the cool air better in the back seat.    My stepmom had driven through a deep puddle - probably not realizing just how deep - and the resulting spray reached all the way up to the windows and into the car, drenching all of us.  There was a puddle by my feet!  Oh, how we laughed.  It still makes me smile to think of it.  :0)

The Play Date Cafe wants you to use a SPLASH of orange - not a tidal wave of rainwater's worth! - on your black and white card this week.  I made a card for my sister-in-law, who lives near Charleston, South Carolina.


The scrollwork stamp is Flourish Grids by Hero Arts.  It SO reminds me of the beautiful garden gates you see all over Charleston.  The flower is by Stampin' Up! - Touch of Nature, and the sentiment is from Something To Celebrate.  I used a pop of orange to include a Halloween color, since the birthday girl was born on that holiday.


I liked this card so much, I made four.


Now it's YOUR turn!  I'm back in the challenge again, after a couple weeks off for surgery and recuperation.   Can't wait to see what you do!  Our sponsor this week is


Thanks for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day!

Colleen

Stamps:  Something to Celebrate, Touch of Nature - SU; Flourish Grids - Hero Arts
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black  - Tsukineko
Other:  orange bling - Queen & Co; Copic markers

24 comments:

Marisa said...

Iron gates was the first thing I thought of when I saw this pattern too. Gorgeous! Love the pop of orange with the flower. Great bug story. My mom had one too and I remember when BOTH my brother and I would crawl in to the booby hatch and ride in there as little kids.

Linda R. said...

WOW!! What gorgeous cards.. I just love the orange flower.

I also grew up with a VW.. Ours was a square back.. And that is what I learn to drive in.. But I was the third child to learn how to drive it. and there wasn't a place that wasn't dented on it.. Boy I loved that car. Dents and all.

Hugs, Linda

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous card, Colleen, I can see why you made 4! Love that black and white background stamp and that beautiful orange flower...it pops out marvelously! Glad to see you back in action, my friend!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful! Love the splash of orange! And I had a 1967 green Beetle with a big yellow flower on the back.....peace out :)

Benzi said...

Oh, what a fun memory with that Beetle Bug...such cute cars. I told my hubby a while back that I need one of those that is a convertible. Along, with a jaguar. Neither have shown up. :-)

Your card is beautiful and that orange pops right off the page.

Pauline said...

So beautiful Colleen, love the scroll stamp, and the pop of the orange flower is gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

So pretty! Love the background and the orange flower!

Lisa said...

Yay...you're back!! And in full force I might add, this is stunning. The background is wonderful and your orange blossom really pops! PRETTY :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Your story made me smile---it's it crazy what we remember from our childhood? LOL!

LOOOOOOOOOVE the splash of orange with the gem and flower on your cards! I cannot believe how many you made---GORGEOUS:) LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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

Beautiful Coleen! Love that ornate design and of course that orange flower! Cute story! My Aunt had a baby blue one too! I too found the trunk fascinating!

Emily Keaton said...

I can see why you made so many of these fabulous cards, Colleen!! Wow, that is just beautiful! The Flourish Grid makes a beautiful background for that expertly colored flower. I think your sister-in-law will know just what a special person you think she is when she receives this gorgeous card!

Marlena M. said...

LOL, what a great memory!

I love your cards...I can see why you made 4! Hope you're allllll better now. ;)

Anna-Karin said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the scroll work and the pretty flower. Great design!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

I don't blame you for making four. These are awesome. I love the contrast. Beautiful work.

Tracy said...

Beautiful !!

Fiona said...

Glad to hear you are feeling so much better Colleen :) love your splash of orange!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful set of cards Colleen! I love the orange flower. It's so good to have you back!!

~Tammy~ said...

What a great story and fabulous inspiration to all looking to play at the PDCC! Beautiful flower!

Mynnette said...

Oh...my...word! This is gorgeous! LOVE that orange flower--and the rhinestone is the perfect finishing touch! :0

Stacy said...

Pretty birthday cards, I love that you made 4 :)

kingstonmama said...

These are gorgeous cards. That scrollwork makes an amazing background, and the orange flower is beautiful. Love it! :) Ann Y.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful, elegant cards! This definitely calls for multiples!

Ruby said...

It must be catching, I made two for this colour challenge. Love what you've created, really pretty and elegant with that perfect splash of orange :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! That background is delish! LOVE your pop of orange, in the blossom, too!

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