Friday, July 23, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #39


These pictures are from the Russell Court Hotel, in Dublin, Ireland, our next destination in the Play Date Cafe's travels around the world.  And these colors are about as far away from my usual choices as Ireland is from Ohio.  But once I started to play, I really enjoyed working with them, and I'm pleased with the way my card turned out.  Per Sue's suggestion, I'm also entering it into the MFW's Classy and Elegant Challenge


Supplies: camel, white, black, mushroom cardstocks, black and white swirl paper, lace and script paper (for flower), Hero Arts CL156 Treasure the Moments, CL401 Speckled Ornaments, S4878 Old Letter Writing, Palette Burnt Umber ink, Stampology onyx ink, camel flower button, black gems

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

beautiful, lin!!
you did a great job with these "faraway" colours. ;)

Lisa Somerville said...

Very elegant! Wonderful use of this weeks challenge, beautiful blossom! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

slinkycat said...

Beautiful Lin! Your card is so elegant, the papers and colours are fab :)

Leanne x

Unknown said...

Wow! It's gorgeous! Love your flower and this bg paper is splendid!

Barb said...

I like the way this turned out too, Lin! Your layers are so pretty! And what a lovely flower!

Tracy Evans said...

Love your sentiment and that flower is gorgeous. I love these subtle colours and they work beautifully on your card. Tracy Evans x

Anita Rex said...

Gorgeous! Love the way you used the colors!

Unknown said...

This is just gorgeous, Lin! Love the sentiment.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Deirdre said...

Wow, beautiful. You captured the "victorian or is it Georgian?" of the Russell Court just beautifully.

Nancy said...

You totally nailed this challenging color combo, Lin. And your card matches the elegance of the inspiration photo as well!
bless you,
nancy

Virginia L. said...

Really elegant and classy!! Love your design and that paper flower is beautiful!

Dawn T said...

what a stunner Lin. Love the elegance of this one

Julie Ranae said...

I am so glad you stuck with the colors to play with us again this week Lin...I really love what you did!
BTW...we have a new badge for the 'cream in our coffee' if you want to come over and add it to your sidebar for your honorable mention!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Very bold and elegant and that touch of a gentlemen like with the neutral tones!

Suzanne C said...

This is fantastic! Love the flower it is gorgeous. The background paper is beautiful too. Lovely elegant creation! Thanks for playing in the PDCC this week. (Why not link this up to the MFW elegant challenge too!)

stampingandstitching said...

Gorgeous, elegant card Lin! Wonderful design and I love how you used the PDCC colours! The layered flower looks brilliant too!

Ann said...

Another lovely card - the paper flower is so pretty and just love this colour combination.

Barbara said...

This is so elegant Lin!

Alice said...

this is so elegant, Lin!! just beautiful!

Sarah Feeney said...

Beautiful card Lin!

Evelyn S. said...

This looks like the kind of card the elegant Dublin hotel would have!!

Suzi B said...

Beautiful and elegant

Sarah Anderson said...

Love your black and white background, it sets off the central images beautifully! Thanks for choosing to play along with us in the play date cafe :)

Ruby said...

Beautiful! These colours may not have been your preferred choice but you definately made them work for you! Fab! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHHH! Elegant--beautiful card! I just love that flower and the pearls!! Great job:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Zue said...

I love your flower. Your work certainly has polish. Very pretty!

Sue Lelli said...

Beautiful flower, lovely sentiment, pretty dp!

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning, I love this card.

Anke

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Lin! Thanks again for entering the Let's Do Classy & Elegant Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World. :)