Saturday, October 1, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC101 - Wine, Smudge, Leather, Parchment - September 29, 2011 - Live Laugh Love

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  I just got back from my son's cross country meet - still had some good daylight to take photos of the card I finished last night - so I'm doing a post quickly. 

I am trying out a lot of different challenges lately and posting daily (sometimes more) until I decide on which ones I want to stick with.  I'm new at blogging so I'm not sure if posting every day is a good thing or not.  At least you get to see something different every time you stop by for a peek.  Please feel free to leave me comments/suggestions since I'm learning as I go.  I'd also like to hear if there are any particular challenges that you really like that I should give a try.
This is the first time I'm playing along with the Play Date Cafe.  This is Challenge 10.  The colors are  Wine, Smudge, Leather and Parchment.  With that combination of colors and the inspiration sketch I immediately got to thinking vintage.  I inked up this new stamp I got at Jo Ann Fabric's and went to work.  I stamped it in Momento Tuxedo Black and then stamped the Faded Text Background in Antique Linen on top of it and distressed the edges.  I die cut my sentiment  with the Spellbinders Labels 21.  This shape didn't look right on this card to me so I trimmed off the bottom.  I hand cut a border in wine to make it stand out more.  I loved the flower grand adhesion sticker I picked out but it was pink - not the wine color I needed so I inked it up with some Copics.  I didn't have any pearls that would match either so I inked those as well.  I always have to have a little bling so I squeezed in some pearl and glitter papers as well as the gems at the bottom of he card.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!  Oh, and if you want to play along with this challenge here's a link to the details  The challenge starts every Thursday.  Have a great day!


Stamp:  Cloud 9 Word Border, Stampabilities Faded Text Background.
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders Labels 21, Fleur De Lis Accents
Pattern Paper K & Co. Scrap Pack
Markers:  Copics
Border Punch:  Scallop Fiskars
Ranger Tim Holtz Stickles Rock Candy
Flower Sticker K & Co. Grand Adhesion
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Ranger/Tim Holtz Antique Linen


Kristi S said...

So pretty Jeanne!

Cheryl said...

Oh, Wow, Jeanne...this is beautiful! I love the red and blue bling and borders, and all the dp is so pretty! I'm pretty new to blogging, too (3 months). I started out trying to post every day, but it got to be so time consuming, I felt like I was becoming obsessed, and a friend actually suggested I needed Paper Crafter's Anonymous! :) Now I just shoot for 4-5 times a week, if that. Much more sane for me! Have fun with your blog!

Cathy Weber said...

I love those two border strips in different colors, amazing how different they look just cut from two colors. I love those flowers and the patterned paper. The two rows of pearls really draw the eye across the card. Great job with this challenge, I think you are doing so well on challenge, congrats on the Top Mouse again. I wasn't surprised by that one at all!

Lisa said...

Love the rich, vintage and romantic vibe of your card Jeanne!! Very lovely, such pretty details.

Pauline said...

This is a beautiful take on this week at the cafe! Love the fleur de Lis borders and beautiful Rose!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love those K & Co. papers, they're so wonderfully vintage and elegant at the same time...just like your card! Great job with the colors and fabulous accents! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOW! This is a perfect match to our color story! LOVE your border punches and that gorgeous flower! BEAUTIFULLY done:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)