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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #43

Julie selected  the fun colors this week at the  Play Date Cafe Challenge from this wonderful picture from Martha Stewart. 


What a fun picture! Love those flags and saving that idea for a future card. :)

I started with my alcohol inks and blended together Willow, Juniper, Blending Solution and created a background on glossy cardstock. After the background dries, stamp script using StaZon blue solvent ink.  The dragonflies are stamped on light blue cardstock with green ink. Little glitter and some pearls and the dragonflies are ready to take flight. :)

The grass and sentiment are Stampin Up. They are stamped using StaZon green and blue inks.


Go check out the  other wonderful entries from the rest of the design team:

Play Date Cafe design team


 and our fun  guest designer this week is Paul B, and take a look at his  blog The Artsiders

Our sponsor this week is Creative Inspirations Paints who is offering up 12 jars of paint as our prize this week!

Can't wait to see the entries using these great colors.

Suzz

43 comments:

  1. Love the mix of colors and techniques for your BG! The pearls are a great addition to the dragonflies!

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  2. Really gorgeous design work once again, Sue...alcohol inks are so versatile for this type of blending, arent' they?!

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  3. Stunning, stunning! Love your background and the color mix is PERFECT! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Beautiful card. Love those pearls.

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  5. Wow, this is stunning! And I love that inspiration photo, too! Great idea!

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  6. Gosh you're good! What a gorgeous card! I just LOVE the colors and the dragonflies are beautiful! Amazing results Suzz!

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  7. I just love this card - and the background is a fantastic blend of the colours for this weeks challenge.

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  8. What a cute idea!!

    Greetings
    Janna

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  9. i just now found your blog!! You do wonderful work...such beautiful designs and color...gorgeous...will be back for more..:)

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  10. OMG....You did it again...This is Gorgeous,Sue!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous sample from you this week - love this. Stunning work again! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  12. Lovely, Sue, so opulent with all those pearls!

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  13. Luv your card, bg is FAB and the pearls just pushed it up 10 notches!

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  14. Just gorgeous, Sue! Love the fabulous background you created with the alcohol inks and lovely stamps!!

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  15. Love the composition of this card! Beautiful color mix and those dragonflies are gorgeous.

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  16. Another stunning card Suzz, I always love your style, your cards are always very inspiring. Thank you for the inspiration!!!!!

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  17. The colors are wonderful and the grass is marvelous!! I would love to have that stamp!!! Beautiful card!!!

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  18. This is so beautiful!! you are so very clever .. love your creations

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  19. Such a very pretty card Sue! I just love it :)

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  20. Love the colours in the background, works so wonderfully with the dragonflies, love the whole thing. Tracy Evans x

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  21. I'm speechless--I JUST LOVE LOVE LOVE you--please share some of this talent with me! I LOVE those dragonflies and how you match these colors perfectly! I LOVE it! Great job (as always!).

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  22. Fantastic card! As soon as it appeared on my screen I said "Wow! Absolutely gorgeous"
    I'm going to "follow" you now for some wonderful inspiration. Thank you :o)

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  23. I haven't used alcohol inks yet, and wouldn't have a clue where to start, but what I do know is your card is beautiful! Strong yet delicate shades, gorgeous!!!! Love the way you've done the dragonflies and that 'buckle' style ribbon looks fab!

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  24. Your card is fantastic! I love the colors and especially the dragonfly. You did a great job in your techniques. I'll have to give this a go. Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

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  25. You've inspired me to pull out my alcohol inks!! Beautiful card, and I LOVE the dragonflies! Such a pretty blend of colors!

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  26. Another gorgeous card Sue - beautiful use of the stamps and the long-tailed dragonflies! You are one inspiring lady!

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  27. O yes, and I have a surprise for you (no, not lavender, but something completely different) - to be posted this coming Monday I hope, as I start work again then. It's always nice if you know that a surprise is on it's way!

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  28. Oh my word... this is totally stunning, Sue!! Everything is just perfect... amazing!! LOVE it!!

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  29. What a pretty inpiration picture! Your card for it is AWESOME! :)

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  30. what a beauty, Sue! LOVE the gorgeous background!

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  31. What a beautiful card. I love that stamp set, and you've really combined it well with the inks and background.

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  32. I popped over from Card Patterns after seeing the gorgeous card you made as the guest designer. Now I see that you have a wonderful style. Just love that soft watercolor feel that so many of your projects have. Beautiful creations!

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  33. Exquisite card Sue! The background looks absolutely amazing and I love the sparkly dragonflies with all the pearls!

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  34. This is absolutely stunnuing. Love the dragonflies and what you did with the pearls is awesome! Gorgeous paper too!

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  35. Oh my word. This is stunning!! Love all the techniques you used!

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  36. you nailed this one right out of the ballpark!

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  37. Love the background you created and the dragonflies are beautiful!

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  38. This is just stunning. I am without suitable adjectives!

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  39. This is marvelous. I just love the dragonfly tails!!!!! Beautiful card.

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  40. Gorgeous, simple, lots of impact!!!

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