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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge # 22

I am so excited to share the colors for Play Date Cafe Challenge #22 selected by Julie Ranae.
I went into my pile of papers and I have this lovely set I haven't ever used with vintage prints including a bunny who looks a little like the Mad Hatter. (Prima Marketing Inc., Nursery Tales) I decided to create a vintage Easter card.




I took pictures of this card every which way (natural light, shadow box, with flash, without flash) and couldn't get the true colors to reflect even with some editing. :) Trust me when I say that they are a distressed version of the challenge colors.

The lovely tree with eggs is a stamp from Memory Box from the Easter Release. I stamped it using Versamark and heat embossed using white embossing powder. The tree is fun because it has the eggs dangling from the branches and you get to pick your colors. I used a watercolor pencil to color them in and added polka dots using my white gel pen. I then stickled them to give them the glisten.

The eggs on the ground were drawn using my white gel pen and they were colored and sparkled up just like the tree. Wouldn't it be great if the Easter bunny were able to pull all his eggs from a a tree? (already decorated even)

The front of the card was stamped using Hero Arts Raindrop Design Block. Stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
The sentiment was stamped using Versacolor Burgandy on the pattern paper. I then cut it to make a little banner. The Stickles were added to give it a little glimmer.

Everything else was just layering of the paper. I did emboss the taupe paper with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Take a peek at all the other design team members, you won't be disappointed.

and our fabulous guest designer this month...

Hope you have a lovely day and thanks as always for stopping by!

P.S. I am pleased that the Hero Apronettes (including me) are taking over the Hero Arts Blog today as well. If you get a chance pop over there. I promise it will be egg-citing!

Suzz

24 comments:

  1. Ooooo, Suzanne, this is breathtaking! So much fabulous texture and delightful shabby chic-ness. LOVE IT!

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  2. You sound like me....I have the whole set of 12x12 from Prima and have yet to use more than a couple sheets from it....NOW I want to!

    Great job on this project, Suzz!

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  3. Love your vintage Easter card. The White Rabbit is so "in" and the egg tree stamp is just perfect.

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  4. LOVE this vintage style! Super cute Easter card! Great take on the color combo! My fav::: the lace and pearls... and the red/white ribbon! LOVE IT! THANKS for sharing!

    Happy PDCC day:)

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  5. Super cute card Suzz.... love the vintage look to that rabbit

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  6. Neat easter card, I love that egg tree and bunny, and especially how you did them faded with the blue background.

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  7. your details are always amazing, Sue! this is so beautiful. i love all the textures and that tree stamp is gorgeous!

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  8. gorgeous. love your tree and the lace

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  9. I LOVE your card Suzanne. It brings me back to my childhood of Alice in Wonderland and looks so enchanting! I love how you've used the embossing folder that way round, it looks lovely. Your tree looks so pretty too! :o)

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  10. Wonderful, Sue!! Love the Vintage Easter - love how you embossed the tree and colored the eggs and of course the Mad Hatter Bunny is too cute!!

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  11. Wow, this is so beautiful and it has that very magical, fairytale feeling Sue! Love the way you were able to find some hidden treasures to play with! So loved your egg on the HA blog today too!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous card, Sue! Love the wonderful textures! Really amazing "feel"!

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  13. Oh My, Suzz!! What can I say about this absolutely, out of this world, sensational card! Did I say I love this to pieces!
    marilynv19

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  14. it truly is a lovely tree!!! Beautiful card Sue, love the trim :)

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  15. just visited your egg on the hero arts blog - it's STuNNiNG!!! thanks for letting us know it was there :)

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  16. What a beautiful tree stamp Sue and I love your take on the colour combo. Gorgeous card altogether!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

    PS Off to look at the Hero Arts Blog now!

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  17. Oh Wow, Sue, your egg on the Hero Arts Blog is just beautiful. Faberge eat your heart out, Lol!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  18. Wow Suzz this is stunning as always, I didn't get chance to play last week as I was away. I am getting itchy fingers as I haven't crafted for a week and need to make some cards, I will definately be playing along this week, you have certainly inspired me!!

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  19. Amazing, Suzanne! I'm actually speechless, this is so stunning.
    Thanks for sharing, I'm off to check out the DT.

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  20. Your card is so stunning! The absolute best! Great job!

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  21. Oh my Suzanne! This card is so adorable! What a beautiful vintage Easter card! Amazing use of this week's colors for the PDCC!

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  22. Beautiful card and love the white tree!

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  23. Beautiful PDCC card and your Easter cards are gorgeous!

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  24. This is just the MOST STUNNING card! I just LOVE everything you create!!!

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