Thursday, May 10, 2012

Play Date Cafe 131 - Just Because


Seaweed, algae, goldfish and black - these are the new colors for The Play Date Cafe challenge this week.  Neat, aren't they?

Can I just tell you how difficult it was to pick winners for last week's challenge (dolphin, salmon and sea glass colors)?  You all really and truly outdid yourselves.  :o)


Okay, back to the new challenge.  I realize that the color called "algae" looks more blue in my photograph than it does on the inspiration picture.  I came as close as I could by turning to a paint chip again to help me out.  I believe it's called Artesian Well, by Martha Stewart Paints.

Heck, can I be honest?  This challenge was, well, challenging for me!  I was pleased to find things in my stash that came as close as possible to the inspiration colors, but I realize they are not "spot-on".  :o(


I used a sentiment from Hero Arts and cut it apart.  It fit better that way, and I kinda like it 'ransom-style'.

Don't let the colors scare you away!  I know you can make it work.  We'd LOVE to see what you do!  Head over to the Play Date Cafe for complete details.

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp, so one lucky players gets to go shopping there!

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Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Everyday Sayings - Hero Arts
Paper: cream - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: cream lace - Spare Parts
Other: butterfly sticker, flower die cut - K & Co; blue pearls - Recollections; Big Shot; Birds & Vines embossing folder - Cuttlebug; Bracket punch - EK Success
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27 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

Very pretty! Love the embossing and pretty blue pearls!

Lesley said...

I think this is beautiful! Those colors look perfect to me and the flower sticker is very pretty.

~amy~ said...

super gorgeous!!!!!

Nan G said...

It's beautiful! Love all the details you put into it.

Annette said...

oh my word this is GORGEOUS.....totally love

Linda R said...

You sure did make those colors look pretty! What a gorgeous card!

Hugs~

Marisa said...

Love that side edge! Lovely texture with the EF and lace. Great card :)

Benzi said...

Gorgeous, Colleen! I love that flower from K&CO. What a super edge on your card with the bracket punch. Yummy! I may have to copy you.

Stella said...

Don't bother about the colors; they are spot on eveything I love and I think you did a fab job. I can see why you are a member of the DT. The flower caught my eye; I wanthem in my garden..It goes so well with that breathtaking butterfly and the gorgeous embossed background. YOU have outdone yourself and I love it!
XX

Bonnie said...

This is a difficult color combination but I think you did a wonderful job. I love that butterfly and the pretty flower.

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Colleen!! Love your fancy edges with the lace and the sparkly butterfly!! So many fun details on this one!

Jinny Newlin said...

Ooooo! Love, love, LOVE that frilly edge and your fabulous, embossed background! This is just beautiful, girl!

yyam said...

Wow wow wow! Amazing textures here! :)

Emily Keaton said...

Colleen, this creation is beautiful!! And I love (prefer!) your take on the colors. The ransom-style sentiment looks great. I've always loved how my cards look with that approach--I just need to remember to use it more often! Your lovely shabby/vintage style looks so GOOD on this card!

Linda B said...

Oh my goodness, Colleen... drop dead gorgeous!!! This is soooo pretty!
Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful card with these colors, Colleen! I like how you did the decorative border down the side on a vertical card. Great stamps. Altogether beautifully designed!

Marlena M. said...

Exquisite design Colleen! I love the gorgeous edge, that butterfly and those pearls.

Patrice said...

great take on the colors - I hope you'll link up with me at 52 Card Pickup!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/05/52-card-pickup-week-19.html

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Colleen. What an awesome design with the textured bacgkround, pretty edge, lace... the greeting looks great popped up like that...

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Maria said...

Gorgeous card, Colleen! Beautiful embossing and pretty pearls! Take care and have a wonderful Mother's Day, hugs!!:-))

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just beautiful Colleen. Utterly perfection. Happy Mother's Day to you my friend. Hope you enjoy your special day!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is a stunning card, Dietrich. I'm glad to hear that it's also a challeng for the challengers to get the colors just right sometimes. Blessings!

Lisa said...

WOW what a great card Colleen! Your flower and butterfly are just gorgeous!!

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