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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #42

Sarah selected  the fun colors this week at the  Play Date Cafe Challenge.  



I was inspired by the rich warm colors to make a masculine card. I searched around in my images drawer and found this image of the men fishing. 



And pulled out the scrap cardboard and everything fell into place quickly after that.

Here is another project using the colors from this week.



I heat embossed my die cut four times with the embossing powder. I then inked up the Hero Arts Three ferns with versamark and while the embossing powder was hot stamped it in to create an impression.  I then had an inspiration and added a layer of brown embossing powder into the fern impression and heated it up.  Very cool!  I then created a mini journal with pages to capture photos.
Now go take a look at all the other fabulous entries from the rest of the design team:

Play Date Cafe design team


 and our fabulous guest designer this week is Elise Durenberger, go check out her blog Mamacow Creations .  Our sponsor this week is Memory Box who is offering a lovely prize!

Hope to see you over at the Play Date Cafe!

Suzz

27 comments:

  1. Wonderful masculine card with the addition of the fly! The embossed piece our your journal is stunning - looks like a tile!

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  2. You always come up with wonderful creations for the colors, Sue..glad you showcased both : )

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  3. Wow, such great elements with the feathers and the twine wrapped together around the gorgeous photo! The trees in the background created the perfect accent for the photo! Love this!

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  4. Love how you use all the elements and colors together! FABULOUS take on the challenge!

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  5. I'm STUTTERING! My fingers can't find the keys... I'm stunned!!!! THESE CARDS ARE AMAZING! Oh, oh, oh my {former} inner fly fisher person is CRYING!!! This is FANTASTIC! I mean, if you lead with the second card, the crafter in me would be just as happy {it's EXCELLENT!} but OH, baby! That fishin' card - ROCKS! What an AWESOME share and terrific inspiration! T-E-R-R-I-F-I-C!

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  6. Suzz - these are magnificent!!! I love these colours together in your cards.

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  7. My jaw dropped when I saw your card over at PDCC - stunning!!!! Love everything about it - the trees in the circle, coming outside the edges of the card - brilliant!! Love the vintage image, the green feather (!!!), the texture - yes, I mean everything. Love the second card as well - again, awesome textures. TFS

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  8. You always have such great showcasing of so many different techniques on your blog. I am loving the embossing with the impression. I am SOOOO gonna have to try that. Fantastic work woman!

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  9. Wow, great guy card, luv the deets! and your second project is way kewl!

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  10. WOW these are great guy cards! You have some of the neatest ways of combining different kinds of embellishments. Awesome cards!

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  11. Fabulous.. I just love that image you used. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing how you made the fern project.. It is wonderful..
    Hope you are having a great day!
    Hugs, Linda

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  12. Loving both your gorgeous cards! So many layers and textures and details on your first (love the cardboard and the circle o' trees). Second is rich and elegant--love the impress embossing and cuttlebug wood folder was perfect back drop. TFS!

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  13. What a fantastic picture, certainly grabs my attention, lol, and your samples are gorgeous!! LOVE all the earthy elements in your first creation and the textures added to the second, very nice :)
    hugs, stephanne

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  14. Awesome card, Sue!! Love your fabulous take on the challenge!

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  15. Both these projects are awesome inspiration Suzz. Love the card and the fern embossed piece is totally stunning.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  16. Wonderful masculine card Sue! Fantastic design and details. I love the distressing and texture too!

    Your mini journal is gorgeous and the fern looks fantastic on it - brilliant technique and results!

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  17. 1st card is just beautiful, so original!
    Love your 2nd too!!

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  18. wowzers, Sue!!! amazing work as always!! LOVE them!

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  19. Love both of these masterpieces. You are such an inspiration to all who visits your blog!

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  20. These are both fabulous, Sue! LOVE how you were inspired by these colors.. wonderful masculine creations!!

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  21. OMG I just love that beautiful scenic card of the lake and trees. What a fabulous bunch of stuff put together to make such an elegant but manly card. I love the exotic background on your fern art piece, just beautiful. Excellent work.

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  22. GET OUT? Two cards!! And they are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FABULOUS!! I love love love that one with the feather--great detail!! I love the layers and the colors--FAB JOB!! Great stuff-as always;) I LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting your site;)

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  23. Perfect find Sue! Great take on this week's colors! The feather adds such fun dimension :)

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  24. Lovely take on the colours this week, that image is so fun! Love the additional feather too, perfect choice for the card! :o)

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  25. Your card is gorgeous, I absolutely love your 2nd project, the fern looks so deeply etched in that embossing powder. Great job!

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  26. What a super masculine card with a
    fresh feel of the outdoors. Also, love the fern card...beautiful creations.

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