Monday, 10 May 2010

Maths Monday and what am I doing?  Anything but Maths…

This week’s Play Date Café challenge is to use the colours in this photo and I quite like the soft effect.  I’ve been wanting to play with this colour challenge for months but just haven’t managed it.
PLAY DATE CAFE MAY 10
Not sure my pink’s so peachy but here’s my effort.  It’s a very quick and simple card and the colours make it look really pretty – I have a soft spot for pink.
playdate cafe
I’ve used my new Spun Sugar reinker (Distress ink), a new Penny Black unmounted flower (I used two and bought the other one at the NEC at the end of March) and the words are from a set of CLEAR (don’t faint) stamps I bought on Saturday.  I first stamped the flowers (both lots - second impression) and the words in Adirondack Slate Grey, to get the shadow effect, though you can't see it very clearly here.

20 very much appreciated comments:

Helen said...

Stunning!!! If you don't get the cup, I'll eat my hat...

Paul B said...

Yayy Fab to see you've taken part in the PDC challenge. Love how the black silhouette of the flowers stamps over the pink background. And what's this? Clear stamp??? Bought on Saturday??? The very same day you and I were in disagreement over them LOL :) You're as bad as me haha. Pxx

Tinkertaylor said...

Gorgeous colour I love the black silhouette of the flowers

sam21ski said...

This is lovely Cath, love the grey shadow with the black overlay - stunning xxxx

Hmmmm.....what else did you purchase on Saturday!!!!

Sally H said...

Beautiful card. I bought spun sugar and found it a bit out of my comfort zone sort of pink. This is beautiful though, and you have made me think of using it again soon. Some stamps you just have to buy - whatever they are made from!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning! Wonderful use of this weeks colors, so glad you joined us, thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Sarah Anderson said...

Hurray! Great to see you Cath :) (and lovely to meet you on Saturday); this card is gorgeous. I love spun sugar, it's a great colour. Fab having you play along with us at the play date cafe - hope you play again :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is a WONDERFUL card--I love it! I love the inking and the colors! FAB job:) Lucky you for meeting Sarah Anderson! Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Ruby said...

Fab card! I love how you've done the background, it's so effective against the flowers, lovely! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe! :)

Michele said...

Fab card, Cath - I love the contrast of the black image against the pink background!

Anke said...

WOW Cath your card is so beautiful, absolutely stunning.

Hugs
Anke

Chris said...

Love love love this card! The black really pops against the pink background.

Suzanne C said...

GORGEOUS! Love that background! Beautiful design! Thanks for playing in the PDCC this week!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just beautiful, Cath! Lovely showcase of the inspiration colors.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Helen said...

Cath, Congrats - just seen the PDCC blog today - at least I won't have to eat my hat....

Paul B said...

Wow Congratulations Cath!!!!! First entry to PDC and you WIN!!! What a talented gal you are :) Well deserved. P xx

Lin said...

Congratulations! Your card was a real standout! Love the way you designed it.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your win!! gorgeous card:-)

Tracy said...

Hi Cath! Congrats on your win at PDCC! Your card was beautiful. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment about my card making the cream in the coffee list. That was really sweet of you. Hugs!

Jackie said...

Your card is wonderful, Cath. The pink and black work so well together.