Friday, March 11, 2011

Play Date Cafe #72

Here is the inspiration for the challenge this week at the Play Date Cafe.  Really interesting mix of colors, don't you think?


Here is my submission.  I really loved the script and again, these colors were surprisingly fun to work with.


Can you stand another stab using Shari's stamped layered background?  That's where I started.  Here is a closeup of that stamped panel, showing the results of stamping using an acrylic block and distress ink misted with water, and also my subtle stamping of the allover heart pattern:


Supplies: white, BoBunny slate and blush dot cardstocks, Hero Arts S4878 Old Letter Writing, stamped in VersaMark and white embossed,  background made using spiced marmalade and worn lipstick distress inks, overstamped with HA H3786 Tiny Heart Pattern in worn lipstick, overstamped again with CL428 Earth Flowers stamped in chipped sapphire distress ink, sentiment CL497 Find Joy, flower CL374 Big and Small Flowers, orange button, pink embroidery floss

24 comments:

diana said...

You've taken what I thought was a difficult colour challenge and created another beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. ;-)

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a great take on the challenge Lin! SUPER!!!

Kathy said...

Yes, I can! Those layered backgrounds never get old in my book! And your card is beautiful, Lin.

Maria said...

Gorgeous effect of background, Lin! So pretty!!! Blue flower with orange button is perfect!

Kathy said...

Oh I just saw that you posted to my blog, Lin! Didn't think anyone knew I had one. Thanks for the link for the seam binding, that was very sweet of you!

Nancy said...

That photo inspiration is hard to capture, Lin. I think you nailed it! What a gorgeous card!

Brenda said...

That's a real beauty Lin! I love all your layering and those beautiful soft hearts in the background!

Michele said...

This is a LOVELY card! You made this challenge ... which is very challenging for me! ... look like a walk in the park! Absolutely beautiful job! Thank you for sharing! :)

Tiffany said...

Such pretty layering of your elements! So glad you have that close-up, I almost missed the delicate heart background!

Arlene said...

What a marvelous background. Gorgeous card.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely piece, the White embossing is very effective Nd I love the flowers. Tracy Evans x

Nigel said...

Beautiful card, very subtle :)

Fiona said...

Lovely arty background Lin - love your inspiration from the picture, as well as the colours! Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe :)

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous background. Love the mix of colors! WonderfuL!

Ruby said...

This is gorgeous Lin and exactly what I want to start doing. I really must learn, just have no idea where to start lol. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Play Date Cafe!

justsomestuffimade said...

Gorgeous card Lin! This colour combo isn't one I'd naturally think of trying, but you really make it work - great job ;)
Hugs, Ruth S

Michele Gross said...

I love the way you've used the colors! The white embossing is wonderful!! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

massofhair said...

Stunning card and i love the amount of each colour you have used, your card balances so well. I'm learning all the time... :-)

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful bg coloring, Lin and love the white embossing! Great take on the colours, Lin!

Tracey said...

PERFECTION Lin!!!! Shari's "layering" is soo addictive LOL!!! Thanks for joining us again at The Play Date Cafe :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Swoon! That background is AMAZING! Absolutely scrumptious in every way! Way to bring your best, week after week, Lin! Thanks for playing along with us in The Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHH! I just love love love coming to visit here! You are so amazing:) I love the embossing and the inking...and layering! SOOOOOOO AWESOME! You are MOXIE FAB:) LOVE IT! Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a fantastic combination of many styles and stamps. I love how you've incorporated this week's colors into your project too. Thanks so much for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

Libby Hickson said...

Oh Lin, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Love every detail! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Play Date Cafe!