The Play Date Cafe #16 41

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, February 10, 2010 @ 9:57 PM | ,

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all having a great week! I have some exciting news to share, Julie Ranae at The Play Date Cafe has invited me to join her & The Play Date Cafe's DT as a "Private Blend" Designer. The Play Date Cafe is a weekly color challenge site. Please visit the Cafe for complete details. Julie Ranae chose this inspirational gorgeous piece of artwork courtesy of Maria Madeiros. Julie said, "Over the past few weeks, we have been inspired to create Valentine's using less traditional colors, so I thought for this week, we go 'old school' with a little silver twist. Yummy heart-shaped Red-Hots were always a staple at my grade-school parties...how about you?" My DH LOVES Hot Tomales candy!

Romantic BINGO Valentine:

I think this color combo looks scrumptious together :)

While at CHA, I met Cheryl Darrow & all her very helpful girls at the Ten Seconds Studio booth. I saw many gorgeous altered metal art pieces & stopped by to investigate! ALL the ladies were more than willing to demo the various products :) They surely did their job well!

I made the BINGO card from a piece of special light weight sheet metal that has a black coating on it. After embossing the metal, I lightly sanded over the image, exposing the "bare" metal. It is such an amazing product that is super easy to use & comes in various colors. I cut a light weight piece of chipboard, wrapped the metal edges around then fastened the piece, to the card with a few brads. What do you think?

To make the tag, I first stamped the Lizzie Anne tag image with Versamark, embossed with silver embossing powder, then stamped the cupid & Be mine sentiment. I recycled a piece of ribbon that originated from a Christmas gift :) All the flowers were made using various sized Spellbinders Blossom dies.

I hope you can join along with this week's creativity challenge - I can't wait to see what you create using this color palette. After you have made your project, please head on over to The Play Date Cafe & link your post to Mr. Linky. Be sure to see what all The Play Date Cafe DT girls have created to share with you for inspiration!


That is all for today! I would love to know if you prefer "traditional" colors for Valentine's Day? I will be back Saturday, to share BOTH my creations for Just Us Girls challenge & Sketch For You To Try challenge :) Thanks for looking! Be Sweet!

Ingredients Used: Stamps: Lizzie Anne Vintage Valentine, PTI Fancy Flourishes Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Real Red Paper: PTI Pure Poppy, SU Lavender Lace Sprinkles: Spellbinders Blossom dies, Ten Seconds Studio EF & sheet metal, Making Memories hardware, American Crafts Pearl brads, SU silver cord, (button, key, ribbon & silver embossing powder from stash)

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41 Sweet Comments So Far:

Monica Lowe said...

Wow, another DT! You are one busy lady! I can't say strongly enough how much I love this design! That metal bingo card is terrific! Your photography is flawless! You definitely rock!

Julie Ranae said...

Mona....I feel like you're 'back home' ; )

We are looking forward to seeing what you bring to our design team and I know all your followers are too!

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Mona! I love those flowers!

Laurel said...

Wow, this is fabulous!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fabulous, Mona!!! LOVE the metal bingo piece!!

Julie said...

Gorgeous, Mona! Love that bingo card--glad you're with us!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful! I love the bingo embossed metal, gorgeous how you finished it off. Take care, ~Diane

Silvia said...

What a great news Mona, Congrats! I love your bingo card is so beautiful. I am loving those flowers too, they really add a beautiful touch to your cards.

RobinH said...

Wow, Mona this is so unique and absolutely magnificent! Those flowers mixed with the embossed metal is an amazing combo! This is one fabulous design!!!!!

Constance said...

Firstly, another round of congratulations to you. You always seem to have exciting news to share! Good for you! You are a talented lady!
This card is amazing evidence of your creative talent. This is really amazing stuff! WOW!

GabrielleH said...

I love Ten Second Studios' stuff and wow, it looks like they need to scoop you up! This is an wonderful looking design! Really stunning with loads of character! I love the rough looking metal contrasted with the soft and elegant flowers and ribbon! Very creative! Congratulations on being asked to be on another DT! OMG!

Monique said...

Wow Mona this is outstanding..Very creative and inspiration...Congradulations on another DT :)

Jan Hirsch said...

Wow Mona! Congratulations on another big honor! I love how you mixed all these varied textures and really nailed those colors! This will be the BEST inspiration for this challenge yet! You really rock, girl!

Sue Hester said...

OMG, Mona, this card is beautiful in every way! That embossed metal BINGO card is the most amazing thing ever! I love how it was embossed and then made elegant with those delicious flower and gorgeous ribbon! You just oooooze talent!

Tammy L said...

Congratulations, Mona! Everybody just loves your design style! You are in high demand and it is totally obvious why! This card shows why; it's phenomenal! One of your best ever!

Teri Holister said...

Mona, you are so versatile! The beautiful metal work is very different than a lot of your other designs, but it is stunning! What can't you do well! :D You continually amaze me!

Sarah Anderson said...

Welcome to the play date design team :) It's fabulous having you join us x
LOVE this card Mona. The metal bingo piece is just gorgeous and looks great with the delicate paper flowers. I love ten seconds studio moulds, but only own one

Melisa Waldorf said...

Mona this is SPECTACULAR!! I LOVE those flowers!!

Sue Lelli said...

OOOH I LOVE the metal and your card is FAB! You need to fly to Houston and show me how to do that technique!

Heather said...

Beautiful, Mona! You did a fab job with the colors. I have had a hard time with the Play Date colors lately...too dark for my taste..but you make them look wonderful. :D

Davi said...

Mona, Congrats!! Love that metal bingo card and the cool flowers!!

Beth said...

Congratulations, Mona! Your talent is in big demand! Way to go! I love this beautiful card. Very lovely and unique! You really made those colors work! Perfect for inspiration!

Mary Chen said...

Amazing! This is so pretty, Mona! Love the embossed metal! Great idea! Very inspiring! TFS!

LindsayZ said...

How do you always blow us away? This is such an outstanding design! Love the gorgeous flowers and bow! Congrats!

Isabel Jett said...

Verrrrrry pretty card, Mona! Your embossed bingo card is so cool looking! I also love your sweet flowers and ribbon! You make it all work so nicely! TFS!

Monica said...

What a gorgeous design! I love the embossed metal BINGO card! How neat is that? Great little tag and beautiful flowers! Congrats to you!

Mirna said...

Mona, this is an awesome design! You worked in so many neat looking elements! Really amazing! Those flowers and tag and ribbon soften the harsh look of the metal perfectly! It is really a clever design! Your talent is endless!

Caroline said...

Absolutely gorgeous, design Mona! You really made these colors work!

Paul B said...

Beautiful creation - love your use of metallic materials in this. And I found this site thru Julie Ranae cos I adored the flower embellies which I see also adorn this. Have been looking thru your beautiful work on this blog and its wowed me. So glad to have found it :) Px

Julie said...

Mona, this is a magnificent looking card! You are the master of versatility! I'm so happy to see that you are on the PDC team; you will be a great inspiration!

Lauren said...

Really gorgeous creation! I have always wanted to give metal embossing a try and seeing yours really motivates me! Julie is lucky to have you on her team! I look at a lot of blogs and yours is definitely one of the most creative!

Tatanky said...

I´ve just found your blog and I'm so glad I did. All your work is beautiful, your cards and boxes and everything. Congrats you have a beautiful talent for paper crafts.

Donna said...

OMG, great card! This is a thing of beauty! You are a really talented paper/metal Crafter! I love it! Congrats on joining the PDC!

Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps said...

This card is truely stunning! I stumbled across your blog today and I am so glad I did. I am now a follower and hope to "visit" often.
Jacque

Sierra said...

Mona, you are just amazing! This card is stunning! I love everything about it! Congratulations on this new design team!

AimeeOh said...

Wow! This is one of your very best designs ever! That embossed metal works so well for this challenge! Love your gorgeous flowers and that lovely tag! This will be great inspiration and congratulations for being asked to be a designer for PDC!

Irene Oden said...

Very very pretty, Mona! I love what you did with this card! Congratulations!

Yolanda said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Metal embossing looks to be so intimidating but you make it look easy! I'll have to give it a try (one day)! Congratulations!

JenMarie said...

STUNNING!!

Kerry said...

I'm really blown away by this fabulous card! I really have been wanting to try embossing metal for quite some time now and I think it's funny that you post such a beauty now! Ok, I guess I'm gonna have to do it now! Might have to bug you for suggestions...

Michele said...

Gorgeous - love the bingo card!


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