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Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #67

I am sooooo in love with this week's colors for The Play Date Cafe challenge! They aren't necessarily anything I would have put together on my own, but I had a ton of fun making this card!

I used the watercolor crayon technique I mentioned in yesterday's post, coloring directly onto the stamp - in this case, the gorgeous Hero Arts Starburst Lace. Do any of you recognize the words I stamped?

It's from a letter Beethoven wrote to his "immortal beloved". But are any of you Sex and the City fans?? So here's the deal - I have a couple movies that I've watched, or at least listened to, about 50 gazillion times now because I put them in while I'm stamping. The first Sex and the City movie is one of them. And I just loooove when Big whispers this Beethoven quote to Carrie at the end - *sigh*. So I've been itching to put it onto a card, and I figured with Valentine's coming up, THIS was the card! :-) I stamped out the words with the Typewriter Letters set from Hero Arts. The little felt bird that I added was a recent dollar bin find at Michael's, it makes me happy.

So here's the gorgeous inspiration from Ruby this week! Such a gorgeous flower.

Sweet Ruby is also sponsoring this week's challenge, visit the PDCC blog for all the details!

And now be sure to visit my PDCC sisters and see what they've created - it's all AMAZING!!

Julie Ranae * Sarah Anderson * Savannah O'Gwynn * Ruby 2 Shoes * Andrew Ewen * Fiona Shultz * Jaclyn Miller * Jinny Newlin * Michele Gross * Tracey Kuzniak * Colleen Dietrich

I hope to see you play along with us!

Happy Stamping!

  • Stamps: S5317 Starburst Lace, CL492 Typewriter Letters from Hero Arts
  • Paper: Aubergine & Kraft paper from Hero Arts, GP white
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Accessories: watercolor crayons, SU scallop edge punch, Spellbinders die, Tiny Attacher (stapler), Michael's "felt confetti" (dollar bin), ribbon, twine


  1. Libby I love how you combined those colours on your stamp! So very pretty :)

  2. Really pretty way to use all of the colors on one image, Libby!

  3. Oh how that line melts my heart and makes me weak in the knees
    ...yes I am a hopeless romantic

  4. Love that fun technique and it turned out awesome! Super happy looking card and I just love it :)

  5. I absolutely LOVE your card, it is SO SO pretty. Just love everything about it! Your card makes me happy, it's so colourful. I've never used the crayon technique so will have to look into it. Thanks for making my colours work so well for you, glad you liked them! :)

  6. Very pretty, Libby! Love the style of this card and beautiful colors, love how you stamped that lace in three colors, so beautiful!
    Hugs, wendy

  7. Wow, what an awesome technique, Libby! I love how the colors blend so beautifully together! A fabulous design and a great score with those little felt birdies! (I got some, too!)

  8. Love how you used all the colors in the doily Libby! And the back story for the card is terrific! Don't you just love those typewriter letters?!?

  9. the sentiment gave me goosebumps. I love Mr. Big in that movie. Great job on this color challenge, that medallion looks fantastic!

  10. Libby, I liked reading about the background story for the words used on your card. :D Sounds like someone is very romantic. And your card looks neat drenched in Ruby's colors, using the technique that you did. Well done.

  11. I love's jaw-dropping gorgeous! Great use of color and i love that technique :)

  12. Wow, how creative I love it!!! Great use of color and love that sentiment!!!

  13. OH! What a beautiful way to use these colors! Fab stamping--this is a beautiful card! LOVE IT:)

  14. This is gorgeous, Libby! Love the multi coloured Starburst Lace and the little felt bird is so cute!

  15. What a wonderful way to use the colors. And being a bird lover, I immediately fell in love with the felt birdie. Too cute.

  16. I just love how you combined the colours on the medallion - so, so beautiful!

  17. Ooooo! That starbust lace is stunning! Love your gradient colors and that sweet, little birdie! Plus that sentiment is yum-o! Well, I guess I just love it all, huh? LOL!


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