Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Play Date Cafe

 

Aren't these standout colors this week at the Play Date Cafe?  I was really intimidated by trying to mix these, until I saw Debbie's card using a technique I call strip-piecing, which I learned from my friend Mary Anne, and had forgotten about.  Suddenly I knew just what I wanted to do:

PDCC#123

supplies: white cardstock, colored strips from PTI and Hero Arts cardstock, My Favorite Stams Pure Innocence "Blooming Good Day", VersaFine onyx black ink, Memento and Letraset markers, Signo white pen, PTI cloud die, 3D foam squares

I much prefer Debbie's printed papers; they make for a softer card, I think, but these solids were the only ones I could find close to the challenge colors.  Thanks, Debbie, for your inspiration!

15 comments:

  1. Oh these colors remind of some American Crafts paper I just sold in my garage sale this past weekend. Drat! I should have kept it! Cute card, Lin:)

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  2. Love the bold colors and that sentiment is precious (btw - so is that little girl). Had forgotten about this technique too - I remember you using it giving it the "quilt" effect. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. This turned out great! I love it with the bold colors and the adorable little girl watering her flowers :) Thanks for the mention!!

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  4. oh my this is just way to cool...I love this lin...you have such fun ideas...totally love it

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  5. I just love how you did the background! Great card!

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  6. I saw this on Flickr and couldn't wait to post! This is SO stinkin' adorable Lin! What a sweet image and she's NOT Matilda! I LOVE how she is just placed on top of your bg paper, which is beautiful, BTW! LOVE THIS!

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  7. That paper weaving is fab-u-lous! and that little girl with the sentiment, perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  8. Aw what a cute card, love that image! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date CAfe!

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  9. I LOVE your background piecing. Blessings!

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  10. Sweet image and love your fun background!

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  11. great idea Lin. The little Pure Innocence image really softens it

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  12. Your background is a great way to incorporate the colors - love it! Thanks so much for joining us in the Cafe, Lin!

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  13. Simply adorable and spot on in terms of the colors!

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  14. Another fab card! I love how you use the white gel pen to create those spotty dresses. Such sweet images from Pure Innocence.

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