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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #29

It's time for another Play Date Cafe Challenge!  The colors were selected this week by Sarah and they are lovely!  Look at the inspiration photo:




The colors reminde me of the greens found in the grass and early flowers and the light blue skies.
I was inspired by these colors and the beautiful Webster's Pages and decided to create my own background.

The background is sponged and a combination of Adirondacks Citrus, Memento New Sprout and a little distressing with Memento Rich Cocoa.

The background chicken wire is from Art Impressions and is a resist using clear embossing powder.  The roses, flourish and birds are all Hero Arts stamps. 

The sentiment is from Verses called Dreams of Wings.

The flowers, flourishes, birds and sentiment are stamped using Versafine Vintage sepia and colored using  watercolor pencils and waterbrush. 
The challenge this week is hosted by Lisa

Our wonderful guest designer is Heidi Van Laar, and her blog is  Van Laar Designs
The design team created a wonderful variety of cards and are great inspiration!


Now, time to celebrate!!! I just realized that I reached 100 followers (Thanks Barb!) and  I want to celebrate with blog candy.  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post by May 16th 11:59 PM CST and I will use the random number generator to select a winner. 

The blog candy is still being accumulated but I know it will include a Hero Arts 4x6 clear set of stamps, ribbon, a package of embellishments(gems/pearls), and some more goodies. I am cleaning up my craft space and I am sure I will find some more fun items to include.

Thanks for stopping by!
Suzz

29 comments:

  1. Congratulations on reaching 100!

    I LOVE this card, Sue...really beautiful combination to make these colors shine : )

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  2. Wonderful card, and CONGRATS on your 100th follower...no wonder!!

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  3. Great card - such unusual colours but you have done well.
    Congrats on 100 followers and thanks for the chance to win. Love visiting and being inspired by you Suzz.

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  4. WOW this is an amazing card. So beautiful and the techniques are fantastic. I love your work.

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  5. Congrats on your 100!!
    I so love this card, I love how the big pale blue flowers stand out against that wonderful background - how fab is that chicken wire! Thanks for a great interpretation of this week's colours :)

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  6. Wow Suzz, this piece is absolutely gorgeous and such a professional look. What wonderful inspiration (as always).

    Congratulation on your 100th follower and thanks for the chance to win some candy. I don't need it to comment though 'cos your blog is total crafty eye candy!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  7. Love the chicken wire background and all the stamps you have combined to make this one stunning card, and so different to see a card totally in this color as a background! Keep up the good work!

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  8. This is just gorgeous, Suzz! Love the background you have created (amazing!) and the sentiment is lovely..!!

    Congrats on making it to 100!!

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  9. So glad I could be your 100th, Sue! This card is even more fabulous, now that I see the inspiration photo! Wow! Love it! :)

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  10. Congrats on reaching a 100 followers! Love the card you made for Play date cafe, all the elments that you stamped coordinate so well!! cant wait to play:-)

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  11. WOW, It seems like I'm always saying that about your work! This is wonderful, I love the colors and all the layering of stamps.

    I would just love to be put in the mix to recieve your wonderful blog candy! Thanks!

    Hugs, Linda

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  12. So pretty! Love the backgound paper you created! Congrats on your followers!

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  13. This is stunning! Congrats on 100 followers :)

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  14. LOVE this SuZZ....A gorgeous Card!!

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  15. WOWZERS Sue! This is gorgeous! Those lil' birds are adorable & I love those 3D flowers with the pearl centers!

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  16. Again this is another masterpiece! WOW! I adore the colors on this! You are such a pro!

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  17. Congratulations on your 100 followers :D This card is so romantic. I love the pearls in the flowers.

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  18. I love everything about this card - your background is so nice and the colors are perfect for the challenge. I hope to take part in the challenge before it's over :)

    Congrats on 100 followers!

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  19. Another gorgeous card Suzz! Great background and beautiful stamping and colours, Jo x

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  20. Congrats on making it to 100 followers:) HOOORAY!

    Also--this card is perfect for the color story! I love how you lightly added lace--clever! And those light blue pearls--beauitufl! Great job! As always--AMAZING:)

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  21. Enhorabuena, felicidades por estos 100 seguidores y espero celebrarte tambien los 500, 1000 y lo que sean, eres una gran profesional y por eso seguirás subiendo.
    Besitos.

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  22. Congrats on the 100 followers, Sue!! Woohoo! Love your amazingly gorgeous card, you ROCK!!

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  23. Make that a 103! lol! Congrats!

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous card Sue!Love the colours and all the wonderful layering of stamps. Congrats on reaching 100 followers!

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  25. Such a great looking project, love the color inspiration! congrats on reaching 100 followers!!

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  26. I love your card Suzanne, it's so delicate yet such cheery colours which work together so beautifully. I love the way you've done the chicken wire, and the little blue pearl accents. CONGRATULATIONS too for hitting 100 followers!!! Well done you!

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  27. Love your rendition of the photo inspiration! Perfect Sue! Love the roses stamp!

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  28. I love your card!!! I could make it this time woohoo!!!

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