Thursday, January 5, 2012

Play Date Cafe 113 - A Windy Hello

Hi everyone!  Are you rested from the holidays yet?  I'm gettin' there.  It usually takes me until mid-January to feel normal again after the After-Christmas Crash.  :o)

This week at the Play Date Cafe, the colors are pale and frosty:


Juniper, mint and vanilla look very beautiful together, don't they?  I combed through my paper stash for just the right colors, and wound up using packaging from K & Co. for my "mint" paper.  The sketch is a fave I saved from Gretchen Barron's "Inspiration in Action", loosely interpreted:



Our sponsor this week is the fun and spunky Sweet Stamp Shop, (who, by the way, is holding a Design Team call) and each of us on the Design Team got to play with stamps received from SSS.  I have "Hello Beautiful":


See the "spray" near the hairspray stamp?  I thought it would make perfect wintry air, too!


The two punched borders are subtle;
had to get a close up to show you.
Come join us this week, and get that creative mojo going again after the holidays!  Head over to the Play Date Cafe for full details.

Thanks for joining me!

Colleen

Stamps:  Hello Beautiful - Sweet Stamp Shop
Paper:  white - PTI; patterned paper - Elegance - K & Co; packaging from stickers; Very Vanilla - SU
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Punches:  Arctic Snowflake - Martha Stewart; Dotted Scallop - EK Success; Scallops - SU
Other:  glitter; light green bling - Queen & Co.; vanilla ribbon scraps; silver cord; distressing tool

22 comments:

Ann Schach said...

What an adorable card, Colleen! I love the pattern paper and the green bling! And I think the "hair spray" makes the perfect "air spray"! Clever and creative!

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous colors! Love what you did with the sketch! I love the winter feel to your card!

I hear you about Christmas crash!

nwilliams6 said...

Yummy colors Colleen! I want to play! Love the "frost" on your wonderful card - perfect with those awesomely cool colors. Brrrr! Hugz to you my sweet friend!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh my sweet goodness, Col...this is gorgeous! Love, love, LOVE those sparkly snowflakes! Gorgeous use of the colors and awesome sketch...I'll have to tuck that one away for future use! Beautiful work as always, your blog is a constant source of lovely inspiration!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh these colors are to die for! Beautiful card with the glitter!

Emily Keaton said...

Way to get creative, Colleen--you worked wonders here!!!! Those colors are SO pretty, but I know I'd have trouble finding them in my stash. So glad you found just the color you needed on that K&Co packaging. Super idea! Your frosty snowflakes look fabulous. :)

Benzi said...

Awesome colors! Gorgeous card and clever way to make the windy air. Oh, you're so good. :-)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Oh wow! This is just so pretty! I love your "air spray"! What a great imagination! The borders are great,too.

Bonnie said...

A lovely card to showcase lovely colors! Beautiful card Colleen!

Linda Callahan said...

Looks like Jack Frost himself left that image and message! Beautiful - fresh and frosty......hmmm now I'm thinking milkshakes......

Annette said...

Colleen this is so adorable...

Lisa said...

Oh so frosty and fun! Pretty card Colleen ;)

Stella said...

These colors are right up my alley. You nailed the challenge. Gorgeous details; you have a special of adding a touch of chic and elegance...Love this!Love the sentiment and design; wow!
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Linda R. said...

Looks amazing.. So soft and pretty..

Hugs, Linda

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Col--this is GORGEOUS! I love that ribbon tag--so beautiful! And that glitter with the snowflakes--OH MY! BEAUTIFUL papers and beautiful design! YOU ROCK!!!

Leslie Miller said...

These colors are just delicious! I have these very colors in my Memory Box Spearmint pack and those papers have always been a favorite. Your card is so pretty. Very creative use of the spray swirls!

Donna Bowman said...

Great card Colleen! Love the colors you used and all the glittery goodness. Very winter wonderland.

Maria said...

Ohhh, such a lovely card in soft colors! Perfect take on the challenge! Sweet and beautiful punched borders, too!

Jinny Newlin said...

Lovin' all that glittery goodness, Col! So pretty, and absolutely perfect for a January sky!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What an amazing color combination and the sparkle and is delightful. This is just gorgeous. This is simply delightful. Talking about the Christmas crash-my goodness I overslept almost every morning this week. My family has been home, and I have had to work. It's been cold here and I just don't want to go to work. I want to stay home cocooned in the house...lol Of course, I wasn't saying this two years ago. What was I thinking!!!lol

Marlena M. said...

Colleen, this is beautiful! I love the ribbon treatment hangy thingy. ;)

Natalie said...

What a beautiful card, love the color challenge, so yummy and your card is perfect!

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, so sweet of you!

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