Friday, May 13, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #81

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Here are our colors for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge:


I'm calling these eggplant, olive green and grey.  I was a little unsure about them, but I really like them together!  Here is my entry, using my new Verve stamps that I just won, a set called "Bloom and Grow"!



I found both a little bit of this pale grey cardstock and some of the eggplant in my stash.  One of the reasons I loved this new stamp set so much was the leaf sprigs; they are a nice size (actually there are 4 different sizes) and there are a variety of flowers to go with them.  See the set HERE.  I used distress inks for my stamping.

supplies:  white cardbase, covered with grey dp from Basic Grey's "Ambrosia" paper pad, the Paper Company "Plum Tree" cardstock, embossed with the cuttlebug "Victoria" folder, Core'dinations "Asparagus" cardstock as frame for unknown pale grey panel, stamped with peeled paint distress ink, Verve "Bloom and Grow" stamp set, flowers stamped on unknown pale lavendar/grey cardstock in dusty concord distress ink, and sentiment in versafine onyx black ink

22 comments:

Barb said...

I've always loved green and purple together and the gray is such a lovely addition to these colors! Love what you've done with them, Lin! So pretty!

Tracey said...

BEAUTIFUL Lin!!! LOVE all your stamping and embossing...they work so well together! Fabulous use of the PDCC colours too! THanks for joining us again at The Play Date Cafe :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and how you used them! Beautiful design with the popped flowers.

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love your use of the colors!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Lin! Love the embossed background and pretty foliage!

shirley said...

Beautiful! Love these colours together.

Dawn said...

very pretty Lin. I love the leaves on your background.

walchowDesign said...

Such a lovely card, Lin! Love your design and the color combo are great too!

Lucille K said...

Hi Lin,
This card is lovely, you have used the PDCC colors beautifully.
Congrats on your win, I just love your work.
Lucille :)

MarcyK924 said...

LOVE your card and how you used the colors. I found this palette to be gorgeous! I adore those Verve stamps!

Debbie said...

You did a wonderful job with those colors, this is lovely!

Anonymous said...

Perfect take on the inpsiration Lin! Such a beautiful card.

Kathy said...

Wow! Congratulations on winning that set! I love it too and love your card created with it.

Lin, I want to thank you for the sweet ATC. It's very pretty and definitely reminds me of a garden!
blessings,
Kathy

Jaclyn Miller said...

I like the leaf sprigs too and they look lovely with your flowers. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe.

Anette said...

wow, Lin , this is beautiful!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Congrats on winning those stamps, Lin! Yay! ANd I LOVE what you've done with them and our colors. It is really beautiful. :) Thanks for playing with us at The Cafe!

Andrea Ewen said...

Gotta love those gorgeous Verve images, Lin! You've arranged a marvelous design with this card and the colors! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Brenda said...

Love your design and pretty flowers Lin!

Stella said...

Elegant and gorgeous. I love the way you used these colors. Beautiful design; I love the combo of the stamped leafs and the embossed background!

Ruby said...

I love how you've named the colours, I just love to have names for colours and you chose really well!! Your card is really pretty, the sentiment looks fab overlaying the leaves! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Jinny Newlin said...

Gorgeous, Lin! LOVE all the texture and dimension you've created! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Libby Hickson said...

Lin this is so completely gorgeous. Love love love it!!! Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe this week!