Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #20

There's lots happening over at The Play Date Cafe this week.  They have announced the new design team members (congrats, Ladies!) and they are saying farewell to senior designer Julie Campbell, who is on to new pursuits.  Before she goes, however, she is giving us a wonderful challenge photo to inspire us this week.  I think this is my favorite yet!!  I pulled out more of my Basic Grey Kioshi paper (run, don't walk, to get this.... it's fabulous, IMHO) and a reeeeaaaally old Rubber Stampede lavender stamp.  Notice how the font for "lavender" is the same as in "The Play Date Cafe" on the picture?  *snort!* happy coincidence, tee hee....  Anyway, I colored the image with Copics, then finished off the card with some hardware from SU! to echo the enameled soap dish and the numbered wire basket, and also added some to-die-for trim from Prima.  To give the patterned papers a little more pop (since I didn't want to border them with cardstock), I went along the edges with coordinating colors of Distress Inks.  This technique just separates them from each other a little better I think, and eliminates the white edges.  It's all mounted on an ivory cardstock base.

Hope you're having a great weekend.  I'm playing around with this color combo some more, for a fun challenge going on now at the Artistic Outpost.  Hopefully I'll get that posted tomorrow with more details.  BBFN!

16 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Wow, very pretty indeed!

Julia said...

Stunning! love the coloring and how you did the flower border...darling!

Suzanne C said...

Jean this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for the really nice words you left me. Much appreciated!!! I have to say I really love the flower border. I have tried this several times and never liked how mine turned out and here yours looks fantastic! Beautiful choice of papers with this lovely card.

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is beautiful! Love the new BG and your flower treatment is wonderful! Thanks for playing with the PDCC!!

Julie Ranae said...

Jean...this is beautiful! I went on a bit of buying spree yesterday and bought s a few sheets of the BG paper. From the magazine ads, I didn't really like it, but up close and personal, it's kinda purty!

BTW...is that stamp Rubber Stampede or Stampington?

Shar said...

Stunning! Your image just springs right off the page! Beautiful!

Lynn said...

Fantastic and so beautifully detailed..Great card :)Lynn

Lynn Stevens said...

Really Lovely Jean, makes me longing for Summer time and Lavender!

Jenny said...

Thank you for the sweet compliments!! :D Be sure to come back and visit again! I love your take on this challenge, so pretty! :D

Michele said...

Gorgeous card, Jean - I love the Prima trim!

Linda64 said...

Beautiful card with all the small details that makes it just perfect. Thankyou for nice comments in my blog.
Wishing you a wonderfull sunday.

Always Playing with Paper said...

Oh so beautiful Jean! This card caught my eye right away...your work is so inspiring!

Smiles,
Lesley :)

Cynthia said...

This is beautiful! love the silk flower border.

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful! Love the coloring and your choice of BG papers is wonderful to compliment your image. Thanks for playing with the PDCC!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

ack--I LOVE those flowers on the bottom--totally using that in a sketch soon:) THANKS for the idea! And thanks for playing with us over at the PDCC!

Sarah Anderson said...

how clever is that flower border!! - great idea
lovely card, thanks for playing in the cafe so regularly :)