Saturday, August 7, 2010

Play Date Cafe - Postcards from Italy

The Play Date Cafe Challenge has another destination theme this week, and this time it's Italy.  Here is the gorgeous inspiration photo, with the challenge colors of rust, ochre, and white.  At first I thought I only had one stamp with Italian imagery, but as I looked through my stash, I actually came up with a bunch of stamps, along with some vintage Italian text!  Does that happen to anyone else...... you buy things, you store things, you forget about things... LOL!?!?  Shameful, really.  But hey, I got them out, dusted them off, and used them for this card.  The main images are from Stampingon, and I also added an Italian poem script stamp in the background and a tiny Italian postmark.  I adhered it all to a cardbase of white watercolor paper - just loved the texture it lent to the whole thing, plus I was particularly inspired by DT member Sarah's card HERE, where she left a lot of white space surrounding her images. 

This was a fun, quick little card to make - I'm thinking I'll be using the watercolor paper more often.  The student-grade paper pad is relatively inexpensive, and I can get two large cards per sheet.  Maybe for those snowy Christmas cards......  But for now, it's in the high 90s and humid here.... ugh.  Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

15 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely, wonderful choice of imgages for this weeks challenge. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Terry said...

You really captured the Italian theme with this beauty! Love it all! We are in the high 90's, but without the humidity! I feel for you! Stay cool!

Yvonne Russell said...

Beautiful. The paper certainly adds depth and texture. Love it.

Alison said...

Beautiful collage postcard!

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous.. loving those colours and the theme is beautiful x

Esther said...

What a lovely card and while reading your comments about stamps we put away I remembered one of mine that would fit very nicely.

Thanks for the lovely comment you left me - PDCC was next on my list, I love their challenges...!

Esther x

Cynnie said...

This is a wonderful piece...just gorgeous!
Cynthia Schelzig...a.k.a. Cynnie

Paul said...

Beautiful! love how you've assembled all the collaged elements. Such visual texture. px

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great take on the challenge, it was difficult to come up with inspiration on this one at the PDC for me!

Linda Robinson said...

This is so inspiring to me.. I love it.. This is so perfect for the theme! Well done!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW---I love that image--and that paperclip holding down the text--LOVE IT:) Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC:)

stampdiva said...

Your card is Bella, Bella - hey, did you see what I did there?!!!!! That's the extent of my non-existent Italian LOL. Jean, this is my type of card, the collage style works so well with your stamps and I cannot believe you have not used those stamps for a long time. Yes, watercolour paper can bring amazing texture to a project, I'm a huge fan of watercolour paper. Stunning. Lynne M

Ruby said...

Lovely use of our colours this week, it looks lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week! :o)

Suzanne C said...

This is totally beautiful! Love what you did with the colors! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC!

Shar said...

So lovely! I feel transported to Italia!