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Sunday, 15 August 2010

Play Date Cafe #42

Hello everyone!

Well it`s Sunday evening already, where has the weekend gone? Why do weekend days go faster than week days? These are just some of the questions that I need answering!!!lol.

  Here is the photo and colour swatch from the Play Date Cafe
for this weeks challenge.

Quite a challenging one this week as I think the colours are quite masculine and I wasn`t in the mood for a man card. Anyway, this is what I came up with;
I used a cream hammered card for my base as it was the nearest I have to beige.
I matted and layered some brown damask DP from Papermania Joyeaux Noel collection. ( doesn`t look Christmassy to me), onto some dark green card.
I made a panel of green DP again from Papermania Capsule collection and layered that onto some brown card then added a strip of beige card, punched with a Fiskars punch.
I wrapped 2 skinny ribbons around my panel before sticking it onto my card base.
I stamped the bird from Inkadinkado Birds Galore in fresh green onto cream card and cut it out with a nestie circle. I cut a larger circle in the dark green card and placed my stamped image onto it using foam pads.
I added some emerald gems to give it a more feminine touch and finished off with 2 bows.

Although it is a bit darker than my usual cards I`m quite pleased with the way it`s turned out.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and thanks for popping in ...Lynne xxx

12 comments:

  1. I know it's sometimes a lot of work to be stretched in a challenge, but I am so glad that you did it because this is lovely.
    We appreciate your support of The Play Date Cafe Challenge : )

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  2. Wonderful mix of papers, lovley bird image. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

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  3. This is lovely, Lynne! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!

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  4. I love how you tied two ribbons around this card front! SO CLEVER! Love this card all around--great job!! Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

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  5. Beautiful background paper and lovely bird. Love those Inkadinkado birds. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

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  6. Lynne, I absolutely adore that kraft background paper, adds to the complete elegance of your card! Great job with the color challenge, you totally nailed it!

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  7. I love these kinds of colours and I think you've made a beautiful card with them. Love the double bows.

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  8. Great card Lynne, I love the bird stamp you have used.
    Lynn x

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  9. Very pretty, I like the colors and your jewels accent on the bird are a great touch. At first I couldn't figure out why you had pictures of camels on your blog. LOL Then I read about the color challenge. hee hee

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  10. This card is JUST dreamy! I'm SO inspired by your breathtaking use of the PDCC colors! WAHOOOO! Thank you for sharing your talent and this lovely, lovely card!

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  11. So elegant and I love the colours. xxx

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  12. Very pretty card, great bird.

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