Monday, 18 July 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #90 and Thank You's!


Before I do anything else I just want to say a MASSIVE thank you to those who have taken the time to visit my little blog and for the absolutely wonderful comments!  You should've seen how excited I was when I received my first comment - it was a little ridiculous, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who reacted that way to their first comment!  (well, I hope not anyway!) 

Right, now on to my next post.  I am going to join in with the Play Date Cafe's challenge this week.  The colours are Eggplant...Fuschia...Orangesicle

In this mood board those colours look beautiful together...on my desk, not so much!  Now, for me to put any kind of orange with purple is totally out of my comfort zone - please bear that in mind when you see my card!  I actually made this card on Thursday when the challenge was posted but I have had some serious technical issues, the main problem being my browser wouldn't let me get onto the Play Date Cafe blog!  Sorted now, phew!  Only took all weekend.... :)  but hey, got there in the end!

Ok, here's my card:

..and a little close up...

...and a little side view... :)

I'm hoping that my flower is 'orangesicle' enough to qualify?  It looks much more vibrant in real life - I guess I haven't quite got the photography thing down yet.  It's a work in progress :)

The flower started life as white card but I blended Heliotrope pigment ink from Colorbox and Wild Honey Distress ink.  The middle petal layer has slightly purple tips and I scrunched it up for a bit of texture, although I don't think that shows up very well in the photographs - sorry!  Maybe if you zoom right in and squint?! 

I clear embossed the stamped frame for a little added interest.

Please let me know what you think - honesty is always the best policy!

Thank you for joining me here and I hope you enjoyed it :)

Card:      White and Black 220gsm
Stamps: Stampin Up! Just Believe set
Ink:         VersaColor Violet Pigment Ink, Colorbox Classic Pigement Cat's Eyes Queue - Heliotrope,
                Wild Honey Distress Ink 
Others:   Present ribbon, rhinestones, split pin (brad)


  1. Such a sweet use of the colours this week Sian! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

  2. So pretty, Sian! LOVE those shiny strips of ribbon! And I have a stamp similar to your sentiment frame, that you've totally inspired me to pull it out and put it to good use! Thank you! And thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. This card is beautiful! What a great use of the colors! Especially love the ribbon.


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