Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Play Date Cafe

Today's challenge over on The Play Date Cafe is a 'Color Splash' challenge ... inspired by the photo to the left.   'Color Splash' is simply black & white with a 'bit' of color.  I've always liked black & white with a spot of red or yellow ... but I'm really liking this color and couldn't wait to see what I could come up with.

I decided to again use an image from Shabby chic papirskatter ... a wonderful new vintage blog I found that has some fabulous images to share!  Thanks Heidi!!

Other items used on this creation are as follows:
Stamps:  AMuse
Papers:  Tempting Turquoise cs, Whisper White, Basic Black & Foof-a-la designer paper
Inks:  Versafine black
Accessories:  Petaloo silk flowers, Doodlebug sugar coated brads, Waterfall Stickles, Turquoise Spica pen, Hobby Lobby organza ribbon, Bow Easy, JoAnn's lace

 I actually have shades of turquoise and aqua on this creation but I think it works!  After getting it all together, I kept thinking the bow up in the right corner needed "something" ... but since I already had it adhered, I wasn't sure what I could do!  Then it came to me, I just added a touch of "waterfall" Stickles on the knot for a little touch of sparkle and viola!!  Perfect!!  (please see inset for closer view & click for an even closer look).

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'm busy working on projects and waiting for this terrible snow storm that is supposed to be coming our way!  Boy, I sure hope they are wrong ... I don't want any more snow!!   Have a great day everyone.  Please don't forget to stop back tomorrow for our next RAISE THE BAR challenge!  Hope to see you then!!


  1. So glad you played along with us again in The Cafe. I have always loved Color Splash, so I am excited to see what everyone does this week.

    Your interpretation is gorgeous!

  2. wowsers girl, absolutely love the card. That color of turqoise makes the image just pop. Absolutely love it. Stay warm....hope you don't get too much snow. Hugs

  3. I so love this color combo this week! I'm going to have to find time to play! Love your darling card and I agree, it did need something in that corner, the ribbon is just perfect! Your vintage image is stunning! I have left some sunshine for you on my blog!
    Kim xXx

  4. This is a wonderful vintage-card youre made. I love the colours too.


  5. OH WOW Darlene this is totally BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE these colors, those flowers, and stunning image!!!! You rock sweetie!! Hugs!!!! Lets plan a date, I am pretty free next week.....think of what you want to do stamp or shop....LOL!!!! Hugs!

  6. Beautiful card Darlene. Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe

  7. Very Beautiful card..Love the colors and The image is just gorgeous!!!
    Hugs, Linda

  8. GORGEOUS card. Love the turquoise
    with the black and white. Your bow and flowers are beautiful.

  9. Very cool card love your colors and the cool lace with flowers!!!

  10. Wow....STRIKING Dar! Love everything about it from that gorgeous paper to the ribbons and flowers, lace and that all goes so well together!

  11. Such a pretty vintage card love your image!

  12. WOO-HOO! Love your card, Dar :)
    The image, the colors and that little bow with a bit of stickles is perfect!!

  13. Love this vintage one!! Love the lace and how you stamped your sentiment in the background!


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