Thursday, July 18, 2013

Play Date Cafe Challenge #191

Hello there!

Welcome to Thursday, and this week's Play Date Cafe color challenge.

This week we have a ripe, summery color story of Cream, Melon, and Cantaloupe.

This week the PDCC Design Team was lucky enough to get the chance to try out some of Mona Pendleton's new products from My Favorite Things. I used the MPD Distressed Background Blocks on my card.

I started by stamping the distressed chicken wire background onto a square of cream cardstock with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. After it cooled, I added some Antique Linen Distress Ink over top. It is a very subtle design (maybe a little too subtle than what I had hoped) but it adds some great texture.

My banner 'leaves' were stamped with the distressed dots and my rolled roses with the distressed checkerboard. The little sentiment came from the Just My Type set.

I love these distressed backgrounds! I haven't done much with mixed media, but I do sure love me some hand-stamped backgrounds!

I hope you will join us for this week's challenge! You can link up your creation over at The Play Date Cafe Blog. You have through Tuesday, July 23rd to play along. While you're there, you can check out the Cup of the Week prize from our fabulous challenge sponsor, Mona Pendleton Designs for My Favorite Things!

Thank you for sponsoring us this week, Mona and MFT! I am looking forward to checking out the new products you introduce!

I can't wait to see what you create!

STAMPS: MPD Distressed Background Blocks, Just My Type - My Favorite Things
CARDSTOCK: Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz - SU!; Vintage Cream - PTI
INK: Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Die-namics Rolled Rose, Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses - MFT; Clear Detail Embossing Powder - Stewart Superior; Pearl Badge Buttons - CTMH; Pearl Flowers - Making Memories


  1. So pretty Anya! Love the white embossed background and the stamped detail on fishtails! Those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Beautiful card and wonderful flowers!

  3. I love your beautiful flowers with the pearls Anya! and that background is so cool!

  4. I love the simplicity and beauty of your design. Blessings!

  5. Your rolled flowers are absolutely perfect with their pretty pearl centers! Love the distressed edges, too.


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