Monday, October 22, 2012

Play Date Cafe Anniversary Celebration

Today I am an Alumni Guest over at The Play Date Cafe Color Challenge, my very first design team.  :-)  Julie Ranae of the PDCC invited all of her past team designers to join for this very special 3rd Anniversary BIG bash.  Thank you, Julie, for this wonderful opportunity and Happy Anniversary!




The PDCC has always been a unique challenge for two reasons:
  • They encourage you as a player to 'interpret the colors' as YOU see them. 
  • They welcome pretty much ANY type of project from cards to layouts, knit, crochet & sewing, mixed-media and even cupcakes (yum). 
I love doing cards, so here's what I cooked up using the colors Flame, Grape and Mulberry:



So bold!  I am scared of brights, and tend to add lots of white to balance them out.  




These Persian Motif dies are new to me (and there's a Fleur de Lis Motif layer here, too).  I LOVE them.  They look so cool stacked up on each other, topped by a glittered chipboard heart.  The sentiment is Verve, and the tag die is Memory Box.



You've still got time to play at The Play Date Cafe.  There are prizes from a variety of sponsors and additional giveaways for becoming a follower of the challenge and for displaying their brand new badges.  If you play, tell them I sent you!

Thanks for joining me today.  :-)



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Small Phrases - Verve
Paper: white - PTI; Real Red, Vintage Violet, Rich Razzleberry - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: white seam binding - The Zipper Stop; white thread - SU
Other: doily - Wilton; Big Shot; chipboard glitter heart; Fleur de Lis Motif, Persian Motif dies - Spellbinders; pearls; tag die - Memory Box

17 comments:

Alicia said...

Colleen, this is over the top stunning! Love it, and it is so nice to have you at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Joanna M. said...

So beautiful Colleen! Happy Anniversary too!

~amy~ said...

WOWZA....way to rock the colors...this is fantabulous!!!

Benzi said...

Beautifully done with the dies and glittery heart. I love all the white space.
Sometimes, I think I could go completely CAS. No, I would miss all the embellies and pretty papers too much.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh this is just gorgeous!!! I loveeeeeeeeee the added pearls!!!!

Lisa said...

Love all of the white space with your pretty pretty pop of color Colleen! Happy to see you back at the Cafe!

Marlena M. said...

Love seeing your work here Colleen! Lovely, elegant focal point and perfect bow~

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous layering! Those brights look amazing together

Sandie Edwards said...

Wow, those colours on white certainly pop, amazingly pretty!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a beautiful card--I LOVE the layered die cuts!! LOVE the glittered heart:) YOU nailed this color story:)

Vicki Dutcher said...

HA! LOVE IT! I think I have this die and have never used it! [Thanks for the inspiration.] I love the bright bold colors against the white - GORGEOUS!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful, Colleen...what a great mix of the colors and on those pretty die cuts, too! Marvelous!

Ellen said...

Another beauty! Those colors are so pretty together. I really love the Persian Motif dies!
hugs,
Ellen

Emily Keaton said...

Ooooo!! This is stunning, Colleen!! I know you shy away from bright, bold colors, but I think you aced this combo. Balancing them out with lots of white really works for you!! Truly beautiful card, my friend. :D

My Paper Epiphany said...

So elegant - love it!

Hussena said...

Oh!!! i love the colors on this and your layering is simply Awesome...what a stunner!!

Donna Bowman said...

LOVE how you used these dies with the bright colors!! Awesome card Colleen!

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