Dolphin, Salmon and Sea Glass...these are the new colors for The Play Date Cafe. Look at those gorgeous earrings on the bottom right of the inspiration collage. Oh! I'd love to wear those.
I had trouble finding the right colors in my stash at first. I found the butterfly paper and swirly pattern on the skinny strip in the Pink Paislee Sparkling Spring pack. The sea foam green strip is actually a Martha Stewart paint chip! I have been doing that more and more, using paint chips.
I made the stick pin with a Pretties Kit (sadly retired) from Stampin' Up! The ribbon is vintage, from my grandmother. She gave me the most wonderful rolls of satin ribbons before she passed away. The crochet flower is Colorbok, and I stamped-and-assembled a paper flower with Vintage Vogue by SU. That big green pearl brad is an American Crafts bargain from the store, Tuesday Morning.
We'd love to have you play with us this week! Head over to The Play Date Cafe for all the details, and meet our new Private Blend Designer, Donna Bowman. I am SO excited to have her on board, as she has been my online friend for quite a while. What a pleasure it'll be to work side-by-side with her!
The prize this week? Something fabulous from the Play Date Cafe Prize Vault!
I finally buckled down and got a light tent for photographing my cards. Do you notice a difference? I hope so. I aim for brighter, clearer photos. I bought mine HERE.
Thank you for the overwhelming response to my Framed Butterflies card from Tuesday! My goodness, it was crazy-popular within hours on Pinterest (10 likes and more than 25 repins), Splitcoast (over 1000 views), and Splitcoast's Facebook page. I guess butterflies are always a hit. :o)
Psssst....there is a new post up at my photo blog, bleu hydrangea.
Thanks for coming by today!
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Love Story - Verve
Paper: Basic Gray - SU; white - PTI; Pink Paislee 'Sparkling Spring'
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Sage Shadow, Going Gray - SU
Fibers: vintage green ribbon
Other: crochet flower - Victorian Parlour - Colorbok; Decorative Label punch, stick pin - Pretties Kit - SU; green pearl brad - American Crafts; pink gems - Michael's;