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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #18 - Color Splash

When I saw the colors for this weeks play date cafe challenge, I knew I wanted to play along. The turquoise with the black and white is such a striking color combination it immediately inspired me to pull out my glimmer mists. I have several pretty glimmer mist colors in teal.

I went searching through my stamps for something to play with and found this collage stamp by Hero Arts (Butterfly with Ferns). I happen to have the coordinating fern stamp as well and used that in the background.

The verse is from The Stamp Barn. I was going to emboss using white embossing powder on the background but this morning I was inspired to pull out my bleach gel pen and ink up the stamp with the bleach. I love the effect of the bleach on the glimmer mist background. The bleach stamping and painting pulls the glimmer mist out completely. The stamping always leaves a lovely soft blurry edged effect.
I have a little sneak peak of my Easter projects only because I had so much fun creating them.

Love this basket stamp from Memory Box!
Well... I have a few chores to do.. and I want to create a few more cards for Hero Arts. They are holding a give away over on the Flickr group for Hero Arts. All you have to do is create a card with a Hero Arts stamp and post it with a tag of "30grand". This will get you entered into a drawing for some of the new wood stamps.

Have a lovely day or night!



  1. You use that stamp so well and what a good idea to use it with this color combo - just beautiful! Love the little sneak peek.... Enjoy your weekend!

  2. I love this, Sue! Thanks for explaining the bleach stamping - have never tried that. It gives a lovely effect. Love your little sneaky peak, too - adorable little basket! Have a great weekend, my friend!

  3. Beautiful card Suzz, great for the challenge, I love this soft blue.

  4. Beautiful card! I love the color
    and both of those stamps.

  5. Love your card SuZZ...just gorgeous!!

    Looks like your having some fun with Easter Projects......

  6. Wow what a great card Suzz, I love the way you made this card.

  7. Once again, beautiful entry for the challenge over at The Play Date Cafe. Love your interpretation of the color splash : )

  8. Beautiful card, Sue! You've used those lovely colors perfectly. What a fun little tease of your Easter project, love the little basket, it's too cute!

  9. Whooosh!! That is one beautiful card and how lovely the inspiration you took it from, I love the details on this card Sue!

  10. Totally gorgeous card, Sue! Love the fresh color combo, you are amazing!!


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