Saturday, April 17, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #25

The challenge this week over at The Play Date Cafe is another color splash challenge - we are to use black and white with a splash of orange.  Aahhh, that makes a mind like mine turn to thoughts of Halloween... but I didn't want to rush the season, at least not that much, LOL!  So I turned to Marie's Freebies to find a lovely vintage black and white photo that I could colorize.  I colored only her costume with orangey Copics.  I used my new favorite edge punch, "Swirl" from EK Success, to give some detail to an orange border, and added a few orange rhinestones for accent.  The butterfly is from Graphic 45's Bontanicabella paper, and the lovely silk ribbon is May Arts from Ellen Hutson's shop.  My background stamp is Bella Toile from Stampin! Up.

We have lots of kids' sporting events to attend this weekend (after a week of sports practices and chorus concerts... I'm running on fumes - but it's ALL GOOD!).  Hope you're all having a great weekend!

22 comments:

Julie said...

This is just gorgeous, Jean! Love that image--and the way you colorized it is just perfect!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

stampdiva said...

This oozes elegance. So beautiful. Lynne M (that is a very lovely image)

Lynn Stevens said...

HJean, Have I told you how much I admire your work? its always so gorgeous! This is no exception. You continue to amaze me!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Jean! Thanks for the link for the freebies, too! Awesome find, there! There are so many challenges out there, I can't keep them all straight, and they all look so fun!!! Love your background, and of course, the image is wonderful!

Jacqueline said...

Wow this is beautiful... so delicate and beautifully designed!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

This is gorgeous, Jean. You did a great job with that color combo and avoiding the Halloween look.

Nancy said...

oh my goodness, this card is extraordinary! I'm so impressed and inspired.

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful! Such a wonderful vintage image, the butterfly on your lovely ribbon was a great added touch. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love your elegant image and your wonderful ribbon with butterfly. Glad you are playing along with us at PDCC again! (Did you see my tag with the disappearing ink? I used the same ink on kraft and then had it fade away. LOL)

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I always love your work too, and this is no exception ! Everything works together so seamlessly in this card, but I must say colorizing that dress is totally fabulously lovely. I need to try that. Wow.

Laura said...

Great image, very pretty and vintage. No halloween anywhere.

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous card love the 'splash' and the butterfly is so life like.

Ruby said...

Beautiful job!! I love the way you've done her dress, and the butterfly looks lovely! Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Heather Jensen said...

You made some hard to work with colors...look easy. Fabulous vintage image. :)

PetraB said...

This is so beautiful and very elegant, love the design.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Ohhhh---look at that dress! Beautiful! Love the butterfly touch too! Great job--thanks for joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful image, gorgeous card. Love the touch on her dress, it's perfect.

Julie Ranae said...

Jean....forgive my late visit to your blog...you are always so lovely to stop by The Open Window after each post : )

This is so beautiful and just what we love about the color splash challenge!

So great to have you back in The Cafe!

Shar said...

Such a lovely splash of color! Love all the soft curls and swirls!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is just gorgeous, Jean! Love how you colorized the image and your background is fabulous.. Thanks for playing with the PDCC!!

Lisa V. said...

Jean, your card design is simply elegant. I love the colored image. Beautiful job.

Sarah Anderson said...

Jean that butterfly on the white ribbon is just stunning! A gorgeous play date entry as usual...love that you play along :)