Monday, 3 May 2010

Play Date Cafe 27

This week's Play Date Cafe Challenge was inspired by this photo - quite beautiful.
"life" has got in the way of me entering the last couple of challenges, and as it's my brother-in-law's birthday at the weekend (and as I've been late with other birthday cards so far this year!) I was determined to combine the two.

I have however, had trouble scanning this one (tried taking a photo too, that was also unsuccessful) due to it being quite light.


It's also not quite as "dirty" looking as it seems - the edges of the card are coloured with bundled sage; which I've used with tumbled glass to stamp the image. The card scrap I stamped the image on is also edged with tumbled glass. The stamp I used is a Magenta one, (some of my favourites) and I stamped a second image and cut the corner and middle squares to add some dimension. The text is a Wendy Vecchi one, I wanted something small (I have lots of large greetings but not many small ones.... excuse for shopping, me thinks!) and I edged this too in the same inks.

I am fairly safe in posting this now as I don't believe Graeme reads my blog so it won't spoil the surprise.

13 comments:

Crafty Chris said...

fantastic images, beautifully stamped, lovely card for a man.
Christine x

Tracy Evans said...

I'm sure he will love your card Helen. You had same problem as me, with it being light colours they don't photograph too well do they. Great card. Tracy Evans x x

Lori said...

Great stamping! And I LOVE those colors! What, no Wild Honey! lol

Carmen said...

Such an unusual card too. I'm with everyone else, love those colours.

flutterbycrafter said...

beautiful card Helen, ideal for a man and the colours are lovely.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Helen! Love the distressing.. Thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe this week!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful job, lovely how some of your panels are popped. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

craftytrog said...

Fabulous card, love those colours Helen! x

Sarah Anderson said...

welcome back Helen! this is a very pretty, and stylish card; and I'm really glad you had time to play with us at the play date cafe this week

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty - so soft & serene looking! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC :)

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful grid card! Great mix of stamps! Thanks for playing in the PDCC this week!

Ruby said...

Very pretty card! I love the 3d effect you've created. Thanks for playing along with us over at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUUUUUPPPPER card--love the 3D effect and all the soft colors--great job! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!