Monday, August 30, 2010

Play Date Cafe - Shocking! Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Hey, y'all!

Are you feeling crafty?  Well, I've been working on design team assignments for the past several days, but now that I'm finished (woohoo!) I decided it was time to take on another challenge.  I scrolled down to the challenges I have posted in the left column and stopped at Play Date Cafe.  I wanted to see what my friends Julie, Steph and Mona had created.  To my horror, Steph's term is ending.  Boo hooo!!!!  Luckily, I can see her amazing work on other design team blogs.

Now look at these colors.  Navy Blue.  Bright Pink.  And Mustard!!!   Oh, good grief.  That is certainly a challenge, right???  But a fun one!

I found a cute little tag from Crafty Secrets that had blue and pink teacups with yellowish-mustardy tea in them.  Perfect!  All I needed to do was cut out a little white crown and color it mustard with my Copics.  Easy, right???   So I spy this little "scrap" of white cardstock that is the perfect size to cut out the crown!  Zip it through my Wizard and turn it over - oh no!!  I cut my cute little baby teacups!  Friends, I was mortified!!!  There went my card, right out the window.

Or not.  Goodbye, fair teacups!  Well, I had already cut out the shocking pink frame, the wings and the sentiment tag.  What to do?  Luckily, the same Crafty Secret sheet had this precious little birdie who fit the bill (tee hee - bill - HA!)!  So I plucked him up, stuck him to the back of the frame and proceeded to color the wings and crown.  Mind you, I had no mustard cardstock and haven't missed it.  ha.  So I pulled out a Copic marker (Honey) which is about as close to mustard as I could find.

This definitely knocked me outside of my crafting box.  I would have never used these bright colors without the challenge....but I kind of like it!

So did you play this week?  Share!

Peace out,


Sarah Anderson said...

Oh no!!! Your poor teacups! But the crown does look MaGNiFiCieNT on the little bluebird. Love how you've combined this week's colours - you've done a fabulous job with them. :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful little image and love the accents with the crown and other bits. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, your image looks wonderful framed in the hot pink! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Neet said...

Sorry about the teacups but what a lovely card this has turned out to be.

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is darling, Deb! Sorry about the cute teacups : ( Love you sweet creation! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!

Nancy Ball said...

Deb, your card is very sweet and out of the box! I enjoyed these colours once I added some Sweet Leaf to the mix.

Good to see you creating again!

Julie Ranae said...

So great to have you back in The Cafe with us, Deb....really sweet and creative card using this 'unique' color combo ; )

Kathi C. said...

What a fun card! I need to do more color challenges to get me out of the box, too. And your story about Spellbinders - VERY cool. Thanks for sharing!

Elise said...

*Gasp!* This is SO inspired! SUCH a fun way to feature these great colors - an unlikely pairing, but you NAILED it! Thanks for sharing this with the PDCC!