Thursday, September 29, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #101

I was sorry to be away for the Play Date Cafe's 100th challenge, as it is one of my favorite ones, but I'm glad to be back in the swing of things and playing again for their 101st one!  Here is this week's photo inspiration - the colors are in the lower left-hand corner:

Here's my card using these colors and the feel of the inspiration photo.  I'm also adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge "Anything Goes", as these Tim Holtz stamps came from my win there last month:


supplies: parchment, brown, wine, and charcoal card stocks, Tim Holtz Papillon stamp set, Archiver's Vintage Sepia and Memento Tuxedo black inks, clear embossing powder, rusty silk ribbon, and a copper buckle (Spellbinders?)

I was drawn to the splashes of copper in the inspiration, and I was lucky enough to find this copper foil buckle, given to me by my friend Yvonne,  in my scrapbasket.  The Play Date calls the brown they chose "leather" and the brown cardstock I used for the card base actually has a leather texture to it!  I think I'll be sending this to a male friend who has a birthday next month.   

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, that buckle is spectacular!

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  2. fabulous use of the colours Lin. Such a great card.

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  3. What a perfect take on those colors, Lin! Love the leathery texture on the card base and that buckle is fabulous!

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  4. Gret take on the challenge Lin! You captured the feel of that photo so well! Love that buckle!

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  5. OHHH! This is just beautiful! I LOVE that embossing (both)!! I love the butterflies--great mix of our colors! Great texture on that buckle! LOOOOOOVE! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

    Hope you are doing well!! Tons of love;)

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  6. Wow, Lin, this card is a wonderful work of art...and a perfect interpretation of the PDCC photo. Wow!

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  7. Oh wow, wonderful job with this color combo Lin! You've created such a gorgeous and interesting card. The buckle is brilliant and the embossed butterflies are simply perfect! I just love how you thoughtfully used each color in palette.

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  8. Such a rich card. Love your interpretation on colors.

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  9. Oh My! What a striking, fabulous card! LOVE it, it is soo beautiful!

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  10. Wow! Really stunning! I love the ribbon with the beautiful buckle! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  11. Lin your copper foil buckle is gorgeous tucked in with the butterflies.

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  12. Your little copper buckle sets this card off beautifully Lin!

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  13. Such a beautiful card, LOVE the butterflies :) Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  14. Very cool and unique card!! Love the buckle and how you used it as the focal point!! Gorgeous work!!
    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!