Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy Birthday, Play Date Cafe!

The Play Date Cafe is celebrating its 2nd anniversary this week using the colors at the bottom of this post.  I thought I'd try something a little different, using cloth for my flower (with some batting and stitching to make it really dimensional) and leaves and faux letterpress for the background.  This also qualifies for the Moxie Fab World's Texture challenge.

PDCC104

supplies: white and green cardstock and watercolor paper for faux letterpress, mauve, yellow gingham and mottled green cotton, thin cotton batting, needle and thread, ribbon rose, Hero Arts S5485 Many Petals, CG256 Three Leaves, CL494 Hip Hip Hooray!, Versafine onyx black ink, colored pencils, Sizzix flower embossing folder and scattered straw distress ink, pink gems

19 comments:

  1. Love it! I especially like how you colored in the letters in all different colors. I'd have done that, too.
    Hugs!

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  2. What WORK of art, Lin!! Your talent really shine through in this gorgeous card!Beautiful take on all the challenges!

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  3. Beautiful stitching on your textured flower! Love the extra flower blossom in the center!

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  4. These colors are so yummy! Love what you've created with them, Lin! Your flower is so pretty!

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  5. Beautiful take on the challenges Lin - gorgeous result!

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  6. WOW! Lin, I can't take my eyes off that amazing flower! Holy cow, it's beautiful! Love the embossed the background!

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  7. Love that faux letterpress background and the sweet fabric flower. :)

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  8. Lovely card Lin. Such texture and what pretty colours they are together.

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  9. Oh wow! This is one special card Lin!
    That flower is just adorable - thanks for the inspiration ;)
    Rx

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  10. Fabulous - had to look twice to make sure it really was fabric you've used. All those layers fit together so well. Excellent choice of patterns.

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  11. OH Lin!!! This is GORGEOUS! I love the flowers---so many styles made into one! LOVE your fabric--love that it matches our color story! BEAUTIFULLY done:) Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC!

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  12. Lin you should have seen me put on the breaks when I saw your flower! Gorgeous texture and fabulous sewing skills!

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  13. Wow, Lin! This is stunning! Such a gorgeous, well texturized, and perfectly matched take on the color story! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  14. Lin...WOW...serously beautiful job on the hand stitched bloom. Splendid creation ;)

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  15. Such a pretty card Lin! I love that embossed background you've done, it's gorgeous! I saw the technique in one of Jennifer McGuire's videos, I keep meaning to try it. Lovely! So glad you played along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

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  16. Beautiful stitched flower. Lovely design and layers.

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  17. Hey Lin! Thanks once again for linking up to the Textured to Perfection challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you've found it to be so inspiring! :)

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