Thursday, August 30, 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge #147

Good morning!

Welcome to another Play Date Cafe Challenge! The challenge for this week - #147 - is a little different than normal, featuring four fab colors instead of three. I will say, that fourth adds a little zing to things!

We were sponsored by gel-a-tins this week, and I used the cute Peace gelly jr's for my card.

I started by stamping the image repeatedly onto my background. Then I added an embossed and a punched strip of cardstock. I finished it off with some ribbon twine and a fussy cut dove, accented with some pink rhinestones and a little Stickles.

When making this card, I tried to keep in mind how I wanted to balance the colors. Since we were using four colors this week, three of which are pretty bold, I knew I had to focus on one or two for the majority of the card and just use the rest as accents. Of course, I threw a little Oatmeal in there for a neutral, but I like the end result and I feel like this method helped to keep the colors from being too overwhelming.  What are your thoughts? 

I hope you will join us for this week's challenge. You have until next Tuesday to link your creation up over on the The Play Date Cafe Blog.

And a huge thanks to gel-a-tins for sharing some of their wonderful stamps with us this week!

Have a great day, my friends!

STAMPS: Peace - gel-a-tins
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9; Island Indigo, Old Olive, Sahara Sand - SU!
INK: Island Indigo, Rose Red - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Twine - PTI; Apron Lace punch - Fiskars; Fancy Fan Embossing Folder - Sizzix; Stardust Stickles - Ranger Industries; Adhesive rhinestones


  1. Beautiful background and layers Anya!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Anya - I love how you can always balance colours so perfectly! Love the stamped birdie background and embossed section and the punched grey piece. Just lovely!!

  3. Anya this is just beautiful. All the elements woks so perfectly together. Wishing you a fab weekend.
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

  4. What a great card, Anya! I love that little dove!

  5. Cute card! Love that you used the stamp to make a background paper and then used it as the focal point.


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