Fun with The Play Date Cafe


Looking for some inspiration this morning, I came across this really fun color combo at The Play Date Cafe! It's way out of my comfort zone, but that's what I was looking for...something to push me to my limits, it's a challenge, right? Wow, what a blast and such a fun way to start my day.
I made this fun landscape using sponge daubers with Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise Ink, then I stamped the image from "Upsy Daisy" in Pumpkin Pie. (PS-I tried stamping the image first, THEN making the background, it doesn't work!) My sentiment was clear embossed. I kept the rest of the card very simple because I really wanted my image to shine. My husband was so impressed with my card, he wants to bring it to work to keep on his desk! How sweet is he?

Thanks for the great challenge ladies :)

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamp: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie & Versamark
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Clear embossing powder, heat gun, corner rounder

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15 comments:

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Wow! I love what you did with the colors and stamps-amazing!

anne said...

What an amazing little card.. i love how you used the colors and the flowers in the inspriaton..
-anne-

Dawn said...

Beautiful card I agree it's a nice colour combo isn't it

Love Dawn xx

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh WoW! I can see why your hubby would like this card at work, it's so cheery with those bold colours. I love the orange daisies against the sky background - so, so fab! Thanks for playing along with us at the play date cafe :)

massofhair said...

Stunning card showing some really great techniques. Glad your Husband liked it and will have it on his desk, really great:-)

Lisa Lara said...

Oh this is beautiful Maureen. It looks like a photo!

Elaine said...

Maureen, thanks for being an inspiration. I'm giving you the Stylish Blogger Award! Visit my blog for details: http://createnstamp.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-feel-loved.html

Claudia said...

You did a great job with these colors. When you go out of your comfort zone you SOAR but wow what a result! If Doug doesn't take it to work, I WANT IT.
Love,
Mom

Laurie Zoellmer said...

Beautiful card Maureen! I have been following your blog for quite some time and have awarded you with the Stylish Blogger Award! Check it out here: http://stampingnut.blogspot.com/2011/02/im-so-excited.html

Colleen Dietrich said...

Maureen, your sponged sky looks terrific; no wonder your hubby wants to keep it at work! Thanks for playing with us at the Play Date Cafe, and good luck, too, in the CAS DT challenge. I see you made it past round one - yay!

Pauline said...

This is a beautiful scene love the sponged sky.

Julie Day said...

This is so bright and cheerful. Love your background with the flowers, stunning!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful blending of colors and magnificent clouds! Love the design of your card and that beautiful bow just adds the perfect accent! Thanks for joining us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is stunning, Maureen! LOVE how those flowers pop against that gorgeous, blue sky! Thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is absolutely stunning - you would never know it was out of your comfort zone. Your scene is so pretty and soft. I just love it! Thanks for sharing it with The Play Date Cafe.

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