I haven't been able to make something for my blog in a week. My son's school reopened, my husband was on leave, so many family get togethers, arghh... it was never ending. I was finally able to get a pocket of time yesterday and I made this card for PlayDate Cafe's latest challenge. I gotta say Play Date Cafe's challenges really interest me. I first heard of them over on Juhi's blog and now I find myself waiting for the weekly theme. They choose these really offbeat color combinations and I find myself pondering long and hard on how to make them work. The color pallette for this week is Champagne...Sky Blue...Tangerine and this is my take on it.
Sky blue is easy enough. Tangerine is a kind of reddish orange and champagne - well that's a color that's impossible to describe. I made the flowers out of orange card stock and I used my sponge dauber with some red ink to give the petals more dimension and to create the tangerine color. Incorporating the champagne was a really uphill task. I even went as far as to cut a strip from a scarf for it. Then I decided to go with the trim using one of ItsyBitsy's glitter strips.
I wanted the flowers to look like they were bursting or blooming out of the frame and I think I achieved that effect. Then I thought long and hard about a complementary sentiment and I figured with Valentines Day around the corner, I could go with something amorous - what do you think of what I came up with? - 'Your're Bloomin' Awesome'
My trusted Cameo came in handy for most of this card. The interlocking circle background, the flowers, the label and the sentiment were all created on the cameo. I found this awesome site called BirdsCards.com that offers free cut files and I got the label and background from there. They also have some awesome digital stamps. The interlocking circle background was a square frame that I modified to a rectangle. Let me know if you want it.
Here is the PlayDate Cafe inspiration picture.
I also want to give a shout-out for Sindhu of Trapped in Craft who is hosting this awesome giveaway of die-cuts to celebrate 6 months of blogging. Congrats to Sindhu and don't forget to drop by and participate!
Play Date Cafe #163
The Pink Elephant # 181
Craft Room Challenge - Valentines
C.R.A.F.T 188 - Make your Own Backing Paper
My Mum's Craft Shop #1 - Anything Goes
The Paper Players Challenge 127 - Love is in the Air
Inspire Me Fridays 90 - Anything Goes
Update 12.1.13 - Won The Play Date Cafe - Challenge 163 - Hurray!!!