Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Welcome to The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #66!
Our sponsor, for this week, is Cosmo Cricket.  Yihoo!  LOVE our sponsors!
Now, doesn't that color story photograph just emit all kinds of emotions?  And don't you just LOVE Color Splash time in the Cafe?!  Soft, stunning, floral cards, always, make me think of weddings or funerals.  So, since I, actually, have one of the former, thankfully not the latter, to attend, in the next month; I created this beauty to, hopefully, inspire your own creations.
I started, this card, by stamping the solid, leafy images, in Jet Black ink, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock; distressing its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; machine stitching a light-purple-threaded, straight-stitch frame around its edges; and adhering it to the textured, Lavender Lace, cardstock, card face.
I, then, painted a chipboard tag with Ivory White, acrylic paint; distressed its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; covered it in glitter; dressed up its tag hole with a sheer, black ribbon, tied in a dressy bow; and adhered it in the bottom corner, just inside the stitched frame, of the prepped piece.
The butterfly was stamped, in Lavender Lace ink, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock; hand cut out; pierced, through its center, with an embellished, pearl, stick pin; and layered on top of a chipboard butterfly, which had been painted with Lilac, acrylic paint, before adhering it all, slightly angled, near the bottom of the prepped, chipboard tag.
The "love always" sentiment was stamped, in Lavender Lace ink, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock; hand cut it out; distressed it with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; and tucked under the right wing of the embellished butterfly.
Finally, I brushed the edges of my card face with Ivory White, acrylic paint and a dry brush to complete the look.
You have until next Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at 11:59 pm EST, to link up your projects.  So, run get to creating, bloggers!  And I'll be around, shortly, to view all of your fantastic creations.  Oh!  But before you go, be sure to check out what the rest of our team has in store, for you all, today.  And thanks so much for popping in!

Julie Ranae
Sarah Anderson
Savannah O'Gwynn
Ruby McGuire
Andrea Ewen
Fiona Shultz
Jaclyn Miller
Libby Hickson
Michele Gross
Tracey Kuzniak
Colleen Dietrich

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions & Sweet Nothings (Wplus9) Paper: Whisper White & textured Lavender Lace (SU) Ink: Lavender Lace (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: light purple thread (Coats); sewing machine (Janome); chipboard pieces (Best Occasions); embellished, pearl, stick pin (Jenni Bowlin); Lilac & Ivory White, acrylic paints (FolkArt); Dazzling Diamonds (SU); sheer, black ribbon (Hobby Lobby)


Julie Ranae said...

SO much beauty all in one place! Love it!

Fiona said...

So many little elements to look at and inspire Jinny! Beautiful :)

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! This is fantastic - so elegant!

Deborah Frings said...

Love your blog - I've a little something for you over at my place - do come and collect it.
Deborah x

Jaclyn Miller said...

I was wondering how you did those leaves, now I know. You really need to share your secret for tying such beautiful bows too! Your card is stunning this week.

Colleen Dietrich said...

So pretty, Jinny! It's a winner in my book. :D

Rossella said...

This card is fabulous!!! Is fantastic your blog!

Tracey said...

Oh Jinny you have nailed this colour splash!!! Thought that was patterned paper...WOW and that glitter tag...PERFECT!!!!

Basement Stamper said...

the bow is my favorite on this card but all the elements are absolutely beautiful!!

Benzi said...

Just fabulous! Love the use of the acrylic paint, the
shimmery tag, gorgeous butterfly, just every detail came together to make a most beautiful card. Love the bow.

jen said...

So pretty- love all the texture!!

Karen said...

How fantastic does your card look. Love the pin through the butterfly great idea. Your flower is cool too. Great card

Maria said...

Such a lovely card with beautiful detail! Love how you stamped those leaves! Gorgeous bow and butterfly...so sweet!!!

Michele Gross said...

SWOON! I love that delicious black bow! Its sheer fabulosity! *no pun intended!*

Ruby said...

This is STUNNING Jinny! It has to be my favourite one of yours so far! BEAUTIFUL!

Andrea Ewen said...

This is gorgeous Jinny! That black organza bow is simply striking and that butterfly is wonderful! Great distressing around the edges and a super design!

Zue said...

This one really caught my eye, Jinny.
It is lovely and you have made the black work. Mine was too stark a contrast, I should have painted the black to soften it, as you did.
I am enjoying your work and blog.
Sue xx

Ann said...

Gorgeous as always! Great take on the splash!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY--that black flower is super amazing! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this splash of purple! This card is just too fabby! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Sarah Anderson said...

that black flower is inspired !!! Gorgeous, gorgeous piece Jinny