Saturday, February 5, 2011

Play Date Saturday

I don't know what it is about The Play Date Cafe challenges, but it's almost like they rip the colors right out of me! The cards that I start out to make don't look anything like the cards that I end up with. And when I'm done, my desk is like a tornado had hit it!

But...that is the whole purpose of participating in the challenge...to get out of my comfort zone and try something new. It's been great for me!

Here is this week's color challenge:

And here's my card:

The background textured cardstock is from K&Co from years ago. I embossed the blue cardstock with Cuttlebug's Victoria embossing folder, the chipboard label is from Magistical Memories. I painted it purple. Flower is from Petaloo, flower center is from Prima, twine is from May Arts, brads are from Making Memories and sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink.

Thank you to The Play Date Cafe for being so challenging...I'm loving it.
Ivanka

14 comments:

Brenda said...

Ivanka, I love that white textured background paper! Beautiful! And I think that your take on the challenge is just perfect! I am also struggling with these colours, but it will come, eventually!

Michele Gross said...

Wow! This is so pretty! Wonderful texture from the embossing and super job with the colors! I love how you embraced the white and let the colors really stand out :) Glad you came to play with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Fiona said...

And you've done a fantastic job Ivanka! Love the texture in your card :) Thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

Beautiful - I don't know if I could do those colors I may need to try and see if I can be creative also.

Barb Housner

Loli said...

Hello Ivanka, thank you for your post, too much work for this card, thank you for your appreciation.
The composition of your card are really clever and a good idea, beautiful, i love the embossing background.
A hug from Palma de Mallorca spain

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous textured paper, pretty flower and colors!

E.T said...

so pretty!!!

Anna ~ Flatkatt said...

What an elegant card! Love the different textures you've used. Great interpretation of the colours.

dstandard said...

Gorgeous - such an elegance card and love that embossed background paper!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Isn't it the truth? A challenge can and should be just that: challenging, and making you think outside what you would normally consider. I think you did beautifully, and I love the frame and the embossed paper background. Gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

Look at all that gorgeous texture and shine! Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! LOVIN' all that texture--and that frame with the gem brads--LOOOOVE! What a great card! Great use of our colors:) Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

Sarah Anderson said...

I'm glad you're enjoying the challenge of our colours! Some weeks are harder than others!! Love the white textured paper, and your limited use of the bright colours - fab. Thanks so much for joining our play date over at the cafe ;)

Libby Hickson said...

Your post made me laugh, it sure sounds like torture playing our challenge, LOL!! Well you did a fantastic job with the colors, even if they turned your desk into a disaster. :-) Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe!