The Play Date Cafe Challenge #18...PDCC18 37

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 10:00 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! Thanks to all of you who played along in last week's Play Date Cafe creativity challenge! For this week's challenge at the Play Date Cafe, PDCC18, Julie Ranae chose a beautiful inspirational photo that contain my favorite colors :) These colors are such a breath of fresh spring air!


Here is my card:

Any shade of Aqua is my favorite!


Here are a few details on how I made this card: The Tea label image on top is a stamp that I spotted at my local stamping store several months ago & finally inked it up! LOL The music note piece is a piece of metal from Ten Seconds Studio that I embossed, then sanded to reveal the silver - this stuff is gorgeous & super easy to work with! I inked up one of the Waltzing Mouse Faux Fun lacey looking borders with SU Cool Caribbean then cut it out by hand - Nothing fancy, just a super sharp scissors & steady hand :) I highly recommend not drinking caffeinated tea or coffee prior to cutting!


The whimsical scripty oval comes from the MTME © Flutters & Flowers digi collection. One thing I truly appreciate about the MTME © digi paper - is the ease of printing anytime of the day or night! I added a few punched, embossed, multi-layered posies to finish off my card :)
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! Are you drawn in by the color Aqua? Be Sweet!

Sarah Anderson,
Julie Campbell

REMEMBER: March 1st is quickly approaching, that means I will be sharing some NEW My Time Made Easy © products :) starting Friday, February 26th with a sneak peek!

Spring has Sprung in my corner of the world :) Speaking of Spring - this is where I will be hanging out in the near future - LOVE those Caribbean waters!!! Photo taken from last trip's hotel view :)
Ingredients Used: Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Faux Fun, Stampington Company Ceylon Tea, Papertrey Ink Tea for Two Paper: My Time Made Easy © Flutters & Flowers collections, Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Rustic White, Stampin' Up Basic Gray, Going Gray Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Cool Caribbean, Basic Grey, Creamy Caramel Sprinkles: Spellbinders Labels 4 & Oval dies, Ten Seconds Studio metal, Cuttlebug embossing folders, EK Success flower punch, Offray ribbon, buttons from stash, Husqvarna sewing machine

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37 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Ranae said...

How fitting for our 'Private Blend' designer to create a coffee-themed creation : )

Love, LOVE it! Beautiful use of the colors, Mona!

Julie said...

Just beautiful, Mona! I adore aqua, too--always makes me happy! The Caribbean water makes me happy, too....hmmmmmmm!

HawaiiRenee said...

Fabulous card! Love the tea theme! Great take on the colors! I thought the skies here in the land of aloha were beautiful but your pix from The Bahamas is amazing! TFS, sweet Mona!
Aloha,
Renee

Silvia said...

OMG Mona! This card is fabulous. I love the fesh look of it. That color is awesome! I love the distressed look of the musical notes.... evething about this card is so beautiful!!!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fabulous creation, Mona! I love aqua, too! Love the tea label stamp and the metal musical note is wonderful!!

What a gorgeous vacation spot!!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, and I love Aqua too. I always admire all of your work, and I do love your teapot, it always adds a special flair to the cards you use it on. Take care, ~Diane

Creative Momma said...

Wow Mona, this is a beautiful card (truly my fav colors) Love all the details
Hugs
Marina

GabrielleH said...

Really gorgeous creation Mona! Your teapot is perfect as is those awesome flowers and that nice metal embellishment! Your vintage look is the best!

Kathy M said...

Mona this is one fabulous card! You really made these colors work so well with your gorgeous shabby chic style! You just blow me away every single time! TFS!

Chris said...

Hi Mona! I love what you did with this challenge! I think it will be a challenge for the players to even attempt to come close to the beauty of this card! You are definitely in a league of your own! I can't believe how consistently superior your designs are! OMG!

Kristy said...

Super special card! Exquisite!

Hilary said...

Very inspiring take on the challenge! Awesomely beautiful! I love all your little details!

Tatanky said...

So pretty and cute love the color combo

Erica said...

Great job, Mona! Love this pretty card! Tea is my favorite and I love your teapot! Great stamps too!

Kelly said...

Vintage gorgeousness!!!

Monique said...

Oh Mona this is georgeous...I dont now how you do it all the time I want to clone your mojo :)..I still have snow where I live but I know spring is right around the corner as the snow melts off the roof in the afternoon. I am very excited for MTME release I just love that girl. And can I fit in your suitcase? I deserve a trip and I am a lot of fun!! :) :) :)

~hugs~ have a great day :)

Jan said...

A beautiful TEA card indeed! I like the sweet little teapot, the white on black music and the layered labels :)

Kim said...

Love this challenge! Your teapot is just divine! Love that little touch of black and the embossed music notes! Such a fantabulous card! Your destination is going to be so relaxing and well deserved! I've left some sunshine for you on my blog, first post!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Mary Reidel said...

How do you do it? Everything is so amazing and astounding! Great mix of textures and colors! You are the queen of fab!

Stacy said...

Incredible card! I love your style on this card and everything I see here on your beautiful blog! Adding you to my Google Reader right now!!!!

Tina Mechum said...

I must case this card! It is so perfect in every way! I love love love your metal music bars and those great stamps! You always present your creations so well too!

Sarah Anderson said...

These are my colours too! :) LoVe your tea theme card...it's beautiful. Looks like you're enjoying your ten seconds studio metal etc :)

Karen B said...

This is so beautiful. I didn't think this tea set stamp set was so versatile. And I also love that you can print the digi paper anytime. I am very impressed with the printouts. I love the colours. White and black should be used with every colour--sets each one apart. You've earned a GOLD metal from me, olympically speaking...

Mary said...

Fantastic job with this challenge! Everything is so stunning. I love that teapot and your beautiful flowers. Your work is always so impressive! Yummy!

Teri Holister said...

What an impressive card, dear Mona! Wow, you really put a lot of creativity into it! Great take on this week's colors, which I love. Also, the stamps you chose are so perfect! TFS!

HeatherCz said...

Mona you should really think about selling these gorgeous beauties! You'd be rich! I love what you did with this challenge! This is the absolute best!

Sam Marsdon said...

Great colors and wonderful stitching! You are that best at that! Pretty and elegant in every way! Just the perfect card!

Barbara said...

Wow, this card is so incredibly aesthetically pleasing and artistic! I just love it! Also, that photo of Atlantis with that beautiful water and interesting sky is amazing! I would love to know what kind of camera you used to get that shot? You are a remarkable lady!

Karen said...

How perfectly gorgeous!! I just love all the layers of both paper, embellies, and Stamping!! Great colors too......I think I need to make a date with the Play Date Cafe! :> Have a fantastic vacation!

Monica Lowe said...

Very impressive card! Love your stamp choices, they are really perfect! Design genius as usual! You really do have a gift, Mona!

Karla said...

I love tea and I love this card! So beautiful! I love you use of the metal music notes! Great combination! Who would have thunk it?!!!!

Carrie said...

Mona, I love your tea theme with this card! You totally worked those colors! And what a beautiful photo of the Bahamas! I wish I were there!!!!!

BethieJ said...

Mona I LOVE your card!! So PRETTY!! and that photo.. I WISH I was there... soon very soon I will be on the Mexican beaches.. ok a month.. but that is SOON! ;)- Hope you have a WONDERFUL time on your trip!
Have a GREAT day!

Deb Lewis said...

Love the tea theme! Those stamps you used are so perfect for this project. You do such a great vintage look to all your creations! I just love visiting your site!

Helen Watanabi said...

Spectacular job with this PDCC challenge! I love how you "worked" those colors! The Tea theme is perfection!

Hanne said...

Fantastic creation! Love it!
Hanne


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