The Play Date Cafe Challenge #17...PDCC17 41

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 9:59 PM | , , ,

Hi Everyone! Connor appreciated the card I made for him but probably not as much as the iTunes gift cards :) Today, it is time for another Creativity Challenge with the girls at The Play Date Cafe. This week, Julie Ranae chose the beautiful piece of art pictured below courtesy of Maria Madeiros for color inspiration.
Here is my Thinking of You card:I have to admit, these colors were quite a challenge for me. I pulled this older Stampin' Up set of my shelf & then things sort of fell into place. After staring at my stamps for quite awhile, hoping something would just "pop" into my head!! Ever have one of those days???

After stamping the bird & flower images, I used Copic markers to add color, then cut them out. I sort of curled the petals of the flowers for added dimension & added a pearl to each.

I thought the Rubber Stampede Music Background image was a good fit with the little bird image :) Spring has arrived in Phoenix, we are experiencing temps in the 70's already & the little birds are chirping their hearts out! I sat outside for awhile yesterday, enjoying the sounds of Spring :) Can you hear them yet where you live?

I hope you can join along with this week's creativity challenge. 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! Thanks for looking. Be Sweet!

Sarah Anderson,

Julie Campbell

Ingredients Used: Stamps: Stampin' Up Natural Beauty, Sincere Salutations, Rubber Stampede Music Background Paper: Papertrey Ink Rustic White, Dark Chocolate Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Copic Markers 0 Colorless Blender, Yooo Pale Lemon, W-1 Warm Gray, E77 Maroon, R27 Cadmium Red, R46 Strong Red, R29 Lipstick Red, E27 Africano Sprinkles: Spellbinders Labels One, Martha Stewart border punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Stampin' Up punch, Offray ribbon, twine & button from stash

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41 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie said...

Fabulous, Mona! So glad you're with us--you always do such beautiful work!

Heidi said...

Really lovely card! Love those flowers and your little birdie! That music stamp is so perfect! Great take on the PDC colors!

Creative Momma said...

Absolutely beautiful...so elegant and soft
Marina

GinaB said...

Mona, this is a fabulous looking card! Love how you used these colors! Very elegant!

Ashley said...

Beautiful, no really really beautiful!!!

Heather said...

Oh girl! I am coming to stay with you. We are having cold weather here still. BRR! I just love birds. I feed them daily and I just love that little birdie on your card. This is wonderful. I would never know you had trouble to start with. Beautiful! :D

Helen said...

Stunning!

KathyO said...

Mona, this is a gorgeous card! I love each of the stamps you used! Great job!

Sarah Anderson said...

This is gorgeous Mona. Yep, I find that being given a set of colours, or a set of stamps, sometimes sends me into 'oh help, can I do this?' It may take a while occasionally, but we get there. Lovely, lovely card

Silvia said...

I love it! This card is so elegant and romantic.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful! For a challenging project, everything came together just perfectly!!!

Sue said...

Hi Mona--How could any color combo be a challenge when you make each card something special. Love the thought and the bird too. Another great creation. Sue M.

Tammy L said...

Mona, what a lovely card! Great use of these colors! Well done!

Jessica Hernandez said...

I love the music background the sweet little bird! These colors work so well with your design and your flowers are so perfect! Love your style!

BetsyK said...

Fabulous! Love your stamping on this one! Looks great with the Copic coloring! Simple and very elegant!

Melissa said...

OMG, this is such a precious card! I love the background music stamp and those beautiful stamped flowers. You are a whiz with those copic markers! Great job with this challenge!

Deb Lewis said...

Great take on the PDC color challenge! This will certainly inspire the players this week! You always do such an exceptional job on all your projects! I love everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) you post!

Mara... said...

Such a rich color combo, I love it!! Your details are amazing on this card, love the bird and the flowers!

lynn said...

i love this color combo, and your card is so sweet, mona! so pretty and delicate!

Sensible said...

Mona, it's so cool that you are inspiring another wide audience of cardmakers! You really rock with these challenges! I love the colors and the mixture of stamps you used! Those flowers are so vibrant! Gorgeous design layout! TFS!

Christina said...

Beautiful card, nicely embellished with those gorgeous flowers! You colored those stamps so nicely. Those PDC girls must be so thrilled to have you on their team! Who wouldn't! You're awesome!

Sam Marsdon said...

Very lovely card! I must say your entire blog is filled with fantastic creations and designs! I am really blown away by your talent! I will be following you now; I don't want to miss anything you do! Finding your blog totally made my day!
Hugs,
Sam

Aislin said...

Gorgeous! Quite inspiring design! Thanks!

Christy Haverhill said...

This is such a fantastic creation with a beautiful sentiment! Well done, Mona!

Yvonne said...

Just beautiful. Love the wonderful creation you have done.. stunning!

Kelli Burnstein said...

Mona, great job and excellent design! I love the little bird and those flowers!

Tatanky said...

That's a great color combo actually one of my favorites and your card...what can I say..just WOW love it is sooo pretty.

Kim said...

Mona, This card is just stunning as always.... I love those flowers! Your music note paper is darling! All the details in it are divine!!!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Brenda said...

Great job with this very lovely card. Love the music background and the embossing! Love the bird! Not even close to spring here in Toronto; you are so lucky to live in a warm climate! TFS!

Julie Ranae said...

This card really uses the PDCC colors to a tee...just lovely and we LOVE having you a part of our team!

Thanks for helping hold down the fort while I was cut-off from the world ; )

Julia Young said...

Love this card with it's gorgeous flowers and that stunning music stamp! Perfect take on the PDC challenge! Very inspiring!

LindsayZ said...

Very very pretty design and it will be such a great inspiration of the PDC challenge players! Wow, we can all learn so much from you!

ShellyM said...

Love the stamps you used! You really now how to put all these different elements together!!!! I wish I could "see" the big picture like you!

Mirna said...

Very very pretty! I love the elegance of this card!

Anne Jagger said...

Just beautiful.

Michele said...

Beautiful card, Mona!

Tracey said...

Well I absolutely love the way this one popped into your head - stunning TFS XXX

Jan Hirsch said...

This one is gorgeous as well! You are such a talented girl!

BethieJ said...

Mona this is just STUNNING! I just ADORE coming to your blog... course I was a bit behind.. I cant be sick anymore I miss to much here! LOL!! :)
Have a GREAT day.. THANKS for sharing your talent with us!!!

Hanne said...

This is such a beautiful card! Wonderful details!
Hanne

1CardCreator said...

Another stunning card. You always put it all together so beautifully. I can't believe I missed so much! Take care, ~Diane


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