Thursday, March 1, 2012

Play Date Cafe 121 - Holy Matrimony

Time for a fresh palette of challenge colors from the Play Date Cafe!

This week we've got Mojito, Peony and Sand - soft, soft, soft!  It screams 'vintage' to me.
So, I broke out my new Melissa Frances 5th Avenue papers, which are perfect, though the newsprint paper looks rather dark in a photo.  It looks much softer in person.


Used my new Spellbinders Labels Thirteen and a LaBlanche English Roses stamp that I picked up on sale through JoAnn.com a few weeks ago.  Can you see the roses stamped on the die cut?  I sponged on Sahara Sand while the die was still in place, removed the die, and stamped the roses in the same ink for a tone-on-tone look.

The "Holy Matrimony" die cut is really a Melissa Frances sticker that I dusted with baby powder (to remove stickiness), then attached to the Spellbinders panel with dimensionals.  I added pearls, too (of COURSE!).


This paper rose, from Mark's Finest Papers, is the perfect shade for the challenge.  The surrounding bows are all smoke-and-mirrors, however.  I can tie my shoe REALLY well, but I just don't have the knack to do good bows on cards.  I cut a little bit of ribbon, glued the ends together, then tucked it beneath the flower with some more craft glue.  Multiply that times 9, and you have what appear to be some really nice bows!


Come and play with us this week:  show us your creations, no matter what style you choose!  Check out the details HERE at The Play Date Cafe, and you can see the Design Team's samples, too.

Thanks for joining me!



Stamps:  English Rose - LaBlanche
Paper:  white - PTI; 5th Avenue patterned papers - Melissa Frances
Ink: Sahara Sand - SU
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; green ribbon
Other: paper flower - Mark's Finest Papers; pearls - Queen & Co.
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22 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

oh wow, that is so beautiful

Ellen said...

Another beauty Colleen! I love those colors!!
hugs, Ellen

~Tammy~ said...

I love these soft subtle colors and you executed them so nicely! Love those pearls and that paper rose is just gorgeous!

Linda R said...

Such soft and dreamy colors. Looks amazing my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Marisa said...

Lovely soft colours, Colleen. Love the pearls around the sentiment.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY OH MY! I love that flower--gorgeous and perfect match to the color story! I also love that lace and the newsprint paper! AMAZING, Col! As always;)

Stella said...

OH my oh my Colleen another jaw dropper made by you and I love it!
It's been ages since i played along; so much has happened....but you inspired me....I will be in my craft room this weekend :)
Hugs!
XX

Benzi said...

Love the softness of colors. The rose is perfect and I can almost smell it. Pretty 'bow', too.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

So beautiful. I really love the pearls and that spellbinders die cut is one of my favorite. You have used it to perfection.

Emily Keaton said...

Clever girl, you!! I picked up so many great tips from you in this post. You created a lovely card with those beautiful soft colors. Your vintage creations are always so much fun to look at!!

Maria said...

A gorgeous soft vintage card, Colleen! Fabulous lace and flower added for a perfect creation! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Pauline said...

Oh so beautiful! Gorgeous paper, and love that peachy rose.

Jackie Rockwell said...

What a beauty! So serene it has a heavenly quality to it!

Ruby said...

This is a beauty Colleen. I love how you did the sticker, so creative and so so elegant, just divine!

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

So soft and pretty! Colleen! Love the vintage feel too! Gorgeous flower!

Tracy said...

What a beautiful card, love the rose :)

Stacy said...

Such a beuatiful card, love the pearls!!

Bonnie said...

I love the paper, lace and beautiful rose! The subtle stamping is perfect. Such a pretty, feminine card.

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely stunning, Col! LOVE all those romantic elements!

Lisa said...

LOVE the soft newsprint paper Colleen! What a delicate feminine card ~ PRETTY!!

Mynnette said...

I went wedding and roses, too! This is amazing--the lines of pearls are GORGEOUS! And the twine is a fabulous earthy touch!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, so wonderfully feminine! Love that beautiful flower...how gorgeous!

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