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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #39

Julie selected the colors this week for the Play Date Cafe Challenge.   I have been wanting to create a card with just these colors.  There is nothing more stunning than all neutral tones and punch of black.    Here are the inspiration photos.


Here is my card using the inspiration colors. I felt like I could have made several cards using this color combination and probably will in the near future.



Love these mushrooms from Cornish Heritage Farms, when I ordered them I wasn't sure how I was going to use them and already have inked them up twice.   The butterflies and ladybugs are from Hero Arts. The lined paper stamp on the background is also Cornish Heritage Farms. (I stocked up since they are closing their doors and I love their stamps).

The inks are Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Sand, Ranger Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Versafine Black Onyx.

I used watercolor pencils to color in all my images and added a touch of this fun black glitter from Clearsnap.

The lovely sentiment is from StampScapes.

Now onto some really important stuff...

Like our fabulous sponsor...

who is offering up not one, not two but three stamp sets (retail value 75.00!) as the prize for one winner this week on the PDCC! Which sets you ask....

and


Aren't they adorable?

We also have a fantastic Guest Designer this week..
Maren Bendedict who you can find sharing her wonderful work on her blog Zany Not Crazy.

If you need any further inspiration we have our own wonderful PDCC design team creating their share of gorgeousness. Go check out their blogs.

I think this color combo is going to have so many fun projects and I can't wait to see the projects using the PDCC colors!


Suzz

37 comments:

  1. You did an amazing job with these colors, Sue...LOVE this card : )

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  2. Beautiful Easel card, love all the added dimension of the butterflies and bugs!

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  3. Beautiful card, Suzz! Love that sentiment too....one that I need to remember more often.

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  4. this is so elegant looking Suzz.

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  5. That is a beautiful card.

    Kim

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  6. love your card, it is lovely!! what a great image you used!

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  7. one of my favorite color combos. I need to play along this week! Gorgeous card BTW!

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  8. this is so pretty, Sue! love those classy earth tones! gorgeous card!

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  9. I looked at the photo and the place looked so familiar - no wonder, I've passed by that place so many times! Your card is stunning Sue! Wonderful design and colouring. The sentiment goes perfectly with the tranquil scene!

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  10. Gorgeous sample for PDC - love it. I have that Patience stamp, too - must dig it out. AND I just discovered - and ordered - some Unity stamps!

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  11. Oh WOW! how beautiful is your card Suzz, love the monochromatic feel to your stunning card.

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  12. This is simply stunning -- I love it!

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  13. I am still trying to find my breath--this is STUNNNNNING! I gasped out loud--that is how beautiful this card is! I don't know how you do it--but I think you need to have a Suzanne 101 class where I can come visit and learn! I love how you make so much detail from these colors!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!

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  14. Beautiful, Sue! What a wonderful combination of elements!

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  15. Beautiful card, love the butterflies on top of the mushrooms. Gorgeous!

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  16. Stunning creation, Sue! Love the background and the butterflies and ladybugs look like they were made for those mushrooms!

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  17. oh just beautiful Suzz - so classy.

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  19. Stunning, stunning card! Love it!

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  20. I really like how serene this card feels.

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  21. Such a stunning card Sue, love these colours and your card is fantastic inspiration.
    Sallyx

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  22. I love these colors and your card is wonderful.. well done!

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  23. Gorgeous artwork! Beautifully created. Hugs, Gayle

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  24. Oh... WOW!! This card is so sophisticated and stunning! Love your take-absolutely!!

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  25. I love visiting you blog to see what you have come up with. Your cards are always wonderful. Speaking of wonderful, I flipped open a Crafts and Things magazine at Wal-mart today and lo and behold I saw a name I recognized well. Congrats on getting all those beautiful cards published in their magazine!

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  26. Such a beautiful Earthy/nature inspired card!!!

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  27. I absolutely love love those stamps, the mushrooms are fantastic and so is the background. A stunning card all round. Tracy Evans x

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  28. Your cards are always knock outs! I can't get enough of your style!!

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  29. This is beautiful Suzz! Love it, very creative!!

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  30. This is absolutely incredible, the images really come to life, so vibrant each time Sue!

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  31. Stunning work Suzz. Miss you. Be well!

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  32. Gorgeous card Sue! Your coloring looks stunning!

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  33. just beautiful and I love the mushroom/butterfly images!

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  34. Breathtaking Cards...both of them..Love the colors, design, details...everything Sue. Thanks for leaving such sweet comments on y blog too.

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  35. The mushrooms are just PERFECT for this color challenge!!!

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  36. Gorgeous card! The earth tones are so soothing, and now I see more stams from CHF I wish I ordered, arg! Your butterfly just seems to pop right out, looks great.

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  37. Love your easel card, beautiful details! Love the 3-D look of the butterflies and the little bugs on the stems, how fun! Beautiful card!

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