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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #48

Julie selected  the beautiful inspiration photo for the Play Date Cafe challenge this week:. 

I selected this beautiful stamp set from Crafty Individuals to use on my cards. I ended up creating two cards.

My first card:

 


Recipe for Image Panels:

  1. Stamp trees using black pigment ink and emboss with clear embossing powder.

  2. Sponge grey dye ink on bottom of cardstock.

  3. Sponge lime green dye ink on middle of cardstack to top of trees.

  4. Sponge blue dye ink on top half of cardstock and around the edges.

After I finished my first card, I decided to keep playing. I had a piece of patterned paper sitting on my desk and I wondered if I could achieve a similar effect. The paper pretty much looked like the background on my card. (I was really pleased that it worked) and I created this easel card.  



Recipe for backgrounds.
  1. Sponge Adirondack Brights Citrus all over white cardstock.
  2. Take the Memento London Fog Dye ink and drag along the edges and front of the green inked cardstock.
  3. Sponge edges with Ranger Distress Inks - Chipped Sapphire.
  4. Stamp images with Sapphire ink.
Pretty simple but love the effect of the grey ink directly applied to the cardstock in random areas.

We have a great sponsor this week at the PDCC Crafty Individuals.  They provided the Design Team with stamps and a prize for the winner of the challenge.

Each design team member selected a different stamp set. You will have to go check out what they did with the colors and their stamp set!
Play Date Cafe design team



I always enjoy seeing how people interpret and use the colors for the challenge. So many inspirational ideas! Have a wonderful Thursday!

Suzz

39 comments:

  1. Love those trees with this weeks colors. The BG you created with the inks is really cool, as well as the stamping right on your pattern paper!

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  2. Really beautiful design, Sue..the subtle shade changes are wonderful!

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  3. Amazing cards! I love the way you used the colors for the challenge. You love the great ideas I find on your blog.

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  4. superb cards Suzz. Love that colour combo together. Perfect for what you have achieved.

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  5. These are stunning! Thanks for sharing the technique, we wouldn't realize how simple it was looking at the finished cards.

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  7. Oh.. my... goodness! Can I just come stamp with you instead of reading the complicated instructions? You amaze me, Suz!! (Resist is futile-not for the emboss resist though-LOL)

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  8. Two beautiful cards! Love the gradation of colors and the construction of the panoramic easel card is awesome!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous. The top card is the one that caught my eye (although now I also love the easel card) and I thought it was going to be really complicated to produce. What fabulous colours they are when done in this way.

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  10. wow! gorgeous cards, Sue! those colors are so beautiful and that long easel card is fabulous!

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  11. Wow Sue, these are two really amazing cards! I'm with Virginia, I want to come stamp with you too!

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  12. Luv how you used the colrz with the trees....great collage affect in card 1, card 2 is beautiful also

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  13. Wow, you really were inspired with these colors - love both of your cards - the trees are wonderful! This is going to be a real challenge for me....

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  14. Looooove your cards, Suzz!! As soon as I saw the colors, I was thinking "Chipped Sapphire" too. Gorgeous inspiration!

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  15. OH....WOW! These cards are so beautiful, Suzz! Love what you've done with these colors! Just gorgeous!

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  16. Amazingly gorgeous cards, Sue!! WOW, how do you do this, so inspiring! Gorgeous take on the inspiration photo and colors!

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  17. wow, you've echoed those colours beautifully Suzz and the easel card is stunning. gorgeous work as usual!

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  18. Both are so pretty, but I love the 1 on the background paper! Changes the whole look of the stamp!

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  19. Wow Sue these are gorgeous! Love the colours you used and the second card looks like a piece of art!

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  20. Love your art piece. Beautifully created.

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  21. Really pretty silhouette look on the trees and the long, horizontal easel card is a great shape, don't see that design too often, love the uniqueness of it!

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  22. Both cards are beautiful but that top one is just incredible! I love how it looks like little stars in the sky over the tops of the trees. Gorgeous!!!

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  23. Just AMAZING! I can't believe you achieved this look with sponging! Your card is just breath taking!!

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  24. Both cards are stunning, love the vibrant green background on the easel card.

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  25. Fantastic cards, I may have to get that stamp set :)

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  26. You overachiever! LOL These are fantastic Suzz. I love the trees in those pretty colors. :)

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  27. You really blew this color inspiration out of the water! WOW! I love the first card with the trees- the gradient of color truly unique!

    As always, I just can't get enough of all you share on your blog. I don't know how you do it- each one of your creations is a work of art and so DETAILED! I'm in awe!!! HUGS!

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  28. OH MY, Sue! I just love that you did two cards:) You are the BEST! I love those trees! Beautiful easel card-love how you put buttons on the side and on the bottom! CLEVER:) LOVE it!! Just looooooooooove visiting here--you are so amazing, Sue:) Great job!

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  29. both cards are beautiful, I love the effect on the first one, gorgeous!

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  30. Sue, this absolutely breath-taking! Love the blending of the colors for such a beautiful night sky. Wonderful interpretation of the color scheme which makes a beautifully serene card.

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  31. You have made such beautiful art! I love this particular card. I saw it over at PDCC, and my mouth almost hit the floor.

    I love that stamp set. I wish I knew what the conversion of money was, so I would know how much it cost in dollars.

    I love the colors you chose! Just gorgeous. I am so glad I came to your blog! All sorts of great things to see.

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

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  32. Lovely card Sue! I wish I could have played along with the challenge last week, but I guess it wasn't meant to be. Tink is much better now though, back to her normal chatty self! :o)

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  33. GORGEOUS!! Love the layout and how you blended the colors is awesome!

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  34. I saw a feature about you at Scrapping With Sherry so I came to view your work and she is right you are a talented artist. Will be excited to see what you are going to show next.

    Thank You

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