Friday, September 17, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #47

It's time to play over at the Play Date Cafe again.... this time with a delightfully whimsical color combo of true red, leaf green, turquoise, and black/white.

I had actually colored this beautiful image from Artistic Outpost's Bluebird plate some time ago, but the birds were more blue than turquoise.  No problem!  I just pulled out my trusty Copics and went over the blue with a rather bright turquoise (brighter than I would normally have picked), but the combo of the previous blue with the new turquoise ended up making the perfect color for the challenge.

As long as I had my Copics out, I decided to stamp the image a few more times, and used the "Level Up" technique from this month's Technique Junkies newsletter. I raised the flying bird and the turquoise trim up one level, and the rose up two levels.  You might be able to see the effect in this next picture (eeeek, I'm terrible at close-ups!).
The paper is my new fave-of-the-moment, Crate Paper's Restoration line.  Love, love, love the way they've brought bright colors and vintage styles together.  And did you notice, the patterns on the trims are all to scale, so that the ups and downs and scallops all line up perfectly.  A little tip for us obsessive compulsive type A's, LOL!!  I finished it all off with some bright vintage buttons tied up in Martha Stewart and Papertrey baker's twine.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you're looking at a sweet and happy weekend coming up!  We'll be chauffeuring and cheering for ice hockey and volleyball - love it! :)

27 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful!! Love how you dimensioned the bird!

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous Jean! I really need some of those Copics! Your work always looks so polished!!

A Vintage Chic said...

Absolutely vintagely fabulous, Jean! I love every littel bit of it!

Hope your day is just wonderful!

Julie

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Beau-ti-ful!!!!

Really gorgeous x

Terry said...

Beautiful card! Love that bird and those papers are gorgeous! Wonderful use of those colors!!! Have a great weekend!

Tracy Evans said...

Love your Bluebird, and your card is beautifully put together, Love the addition of the co-ordinated buttons and the scollops at the bottom. Beautiful. Tracy Evans x

*** Suzi B *** said...

The colours look fantastic on this creation.. gorgeous!

Lisa Somerville said...

Just stunning! The level up tech works wonderfully with these images. Love that pattern pattern paper too! Thanks for using Artistic Outpost images and playing at the PDCC!

Netty said...

This is a totally gorgeous card, just adore it. Annette x

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Love the music background, and how you popped up some of the parts of the image.

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderfully vintage and the design is awesome. Love those adorable blue birds and the great music sheet in the background. All around gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous! Love the design and the card. Glad you joined us this week at the PDCC.

Lori said...

This is GORGEOUS! I just love the papers, and the colors! That layer up tech really adds to the piece!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

What a beautiful card - love it!
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Hugs,
Marie

Susan Allan said...

I love visiting your blog. Each time I do I am greeted by the beautiful bird on your header picture. Your card also has birds on it and you just could not make me happier.
It is a lovely creation.

Sue xx

Willy's creations said...

Lovely card you made...thanks for visit my blog.

Hugs,Willy

Michele said...

the overall effect is stunning. beautiful response to the play date challenge. xo

Judy said...

What a beautiful card! I love what you did w/the color challenge. All the details and AO stamps are a wonderful combination.

Linda Robinson said...

This is so beautiful.. You are so talented.. I just love how you raised your bird and flower.. Hope you have a great week...

BTW- Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. It is much appreciated...

stampdiva said...

Shabby Chic perfection Jean. This is one stunning card. Lynne M x

Ellen said...

great layering and colouring those copics sound like magic.

you mean you're still buying more paper???

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful card--those buttons are the perfect touch:) Love those birds on the music! SO FUN! So glad you joined in the fun this week:) THANKS for playing along with us at the PDCC:}

Heather Jensen said...

Oh so pretty! Love the birds and sheet music. :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

One of my most fav stamps, great great and more great, luv the level up too!

Evelyn S. said...

Congratulations on your Fab Four status! Your card is terrific...you've included so many wonderful, colorful details!

Christina said...

These bluebirds and the flower are just stunning! I adore the way you've layered the trims at the bottom and used the sheet music as a backdrop. A well deserved winner at PDCC!

Linda Beeson said...

Oh wow! I so love what you did with that color challenge! Soooo pretty!