Friday, July 1, 2011

A Rogue Redhead at the Play Date Cafe

My post title almost sounds like a summer novella, LOL!  When I saw the new color palette PDCC88 at The Play Date Cafe, I immediately thought of this beautiful image of Blanket flowers from Rogue Redhead Designs' Floriculture plate.  I love the bright summery feel of both the image and the color palette.  The image is colored by scribbling Memento markers directly onto the stamp.  I then went in and added color using both Memento and Copic markers.  I found some gorgeous, bright patterned papers and diecuts in my stash from Crate Paper (Restoration - luv!) and Fancy Pants that were the perfect colors. I added a sentiment from the Bits and Pieces set, paper tape from 7Gypsies, some glittered butterflies (Martha Stewart punch), and a bit of lace trim.

I'd like to say Happy Canada Day to all our northern friends!  I hope everyone has a fabulous summer weekend.  I am seriously trying to get back into the swing of crafting.... sorry I've been away for so long, neglecting my little blog.  Since we got back from the beach I've been doing the spring cleaning that never got done during the proper season, lol!  I'll leave you with a few pictures from our trip.  We were on beautiful Topsail Island of North Carolina, watching the sunrise and the full moonrise, taking long strolls along the tideline, playing with crabs, and watching the dolphins.  It was a glorious time. *sigh*

Sunrise

Moonrise

Kids (with lots of sunscreen on!)

Crabs

Dolphins

19 comments:

Netty said...

Beautiful craftwork Jean and loving the photos. Have a great weekend, Annette x

Melodie said...

Great card...I'm going to head over to their site. Also....love the ocean pics...kids, animals...you are very blessed!!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

The blues and oranges look great together and fabulous shots with the camera....wow, look at that sky!!

Daniele said...

what a stunning sunset picture, love your card Jean
hugs

Ana Márquez said...

It's a cute card and cute photos :-) Kiss!

Jacqueline said...

Such a vibrant card Jean and those photos are beautiful - looks like you had a fun time!

Patrice said...

Love your use of the colors! Stopping by from Play Date Cafe!!

Terry said...

Stunning creation and so perfect for the challenge! On and off we all need to take those much needed breaks from blogland! Next week, I have got to work on house type things! Not fun, but must do! Have a great 4th!

2amscrapper said...

love the vibrant colors--these stamps really pop with your color palette. Great vacay photos!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Jean. The colors show up so nicely and I just love that blue lace trim. Looks like you had tons of fun! The pictures are awesome.

Maria said...

Great use of colors on your card...very lovely! Thank you for sharing the ocean photos! Looks like you had a great time. And, thank you for sweet comments on my blog...take care!:-))

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow lovely card, love the vibrant colours. Very striking. Tracy x

Gerri Herbst said...

Wonderful card! Love the pics too!

Shar said...

Your pictures are amazing! Looks like a fabulous trip!

Your card is awesome! I never knew you could color on stamps with Memento markers....learn something new everyday!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Jean! It's so good to see you. :) Your vacation pix are absolutely beautiful. And that card is a stunner, too, with the reddish orange Gaillardia flowers. How cool that you have that image in your stash! THanks for playing with us at THe pLay Date CAfe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Wow, that flower image is so stunning and you've really done a great job with this week's colors. Love all of the eye candy. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

Lynn said...

Hello, arrived via PDC. The bright colours of your card caught my eye and I had to have a closer look. Great work, loved looking at your blog too

lynn said...

this is ohgosh beatiful, jean! love the beack pics, too!

massofhair said...

Your entry for last weeks red hot colours over at the Play Date Cafe was amazing. So creative and colourful.
Thanks for leaving a comment it was much appreciated:-)