Saturday, 18 September 2010

Play Date 47 with PBS

Well, after I got my new Paperbag Studio set yesterday and seeing as PBS are sponsoring this week's Play Date challenge, I decided it would be rude to use anything else!  The colour inspiration this week was chosen by the soooo talented Sarah Anderson this picture:
and as you can see, is to use (true) red, turquoise, leaf green and black and white.  Had a bit of trouble finding what I would call leaf green, but hope I'm forgiven!

In my stash, (one of my boxes of stash!) I have a pack of "gang tags" - 4 tags joined together - which I've had years and which I've never even opened till today.

I coloured the tags with distress inks (weathered wood, tumbled glass, and - yikes, can't remember what I used for the green. I think it's crushed olive, for the grass.
I stamped the houses from the PBS 'Doodles and Daters' rubber sheet that I got yesterday on some white card; cut them out and coloured them with distress inks - barn door, shabby shutters and broken china - for the challenge colours. I stamped the PBS balloons from my other set of PBS stamps, in black straight to the tag and added some picket fence distress stickles.  Stuck the houses on, and used one of the Doodles to make a sun. 

Still thought it looked a bit bare, so stamped Marcie (stampotique) on some scrap and added her - she obviously lives in the red house, cos she's left the door open lol!, some clumps of grass (art impressions) and a flock of birds (stampscapes). The sentiment is from the other PBS set too.




It's been too long since I found time to enter the Play Date challenge, it's good to be back!

17 comments:

Roben-Marie said...

This is adorable! I love it and the heart balloons are a nice touch! Thanks for playing along! :)

Tracy Evans said...

Love those heart balloons and the addition of the Stampotique girl, she lives in a lovely house, why do they never close the doors LOL. Lovely piece and aren't these stamps fab, love that sentiment. Tracy Evans x

flutterbycrafter said...

Love it, love it, love it, love the colours and particularly the use of Marcie, finishes it off. Just mounted mine, what a flipping job.

Laura said...

Oh wow Helen I love this! It reminds me of play houses in the garden. Very evocative of childhood.

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderful "gang-tag"...the perfect medium for your neighborhood scenario! Love all the little details like the sun, the balloons and that cute little kid! Super use of our colors this week, thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Anne Jagger said...

It's gorgeous Helen, I love it!

Nancy said...

So adorable. To mix metaphors - you nailed it in spades!

Jan said...

super cute!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

So cute, next to flowers I love making houses! Any your work is really pretty!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful scene you created, love those heart balloons! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Susan Allan said...

This is really cute and it made me smile. I love the tones you have chosen.
Sue xx

Lori said...

Wow, this is really fabulous! I think that color combo is challenging, but you and others are pulling it off beautifully!

JeanFB said...

Wow, Helen, this is fabulous!! What fantastic luck that those very same stamps arrived in your mailbox. :) You've done a beautiful job with the color scheme, and I love the little Stampotique girlie amidst the houses.

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous tags Helen! Everytime I see those PBS stamps I want them more! x

Suzanne C said...

Very fun idea to go across the tags. Love that you used the same set too! Sweet project. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHH! This is just FAB! I love those houses and Marcie!! SO FUN!!! Also--I just love those tags! CLEVER:) So glad you joined in the fun this week:) THANKS for playing along with us at the PDCC:}

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