I'm excited to be spending another week as a Guest Designer over at the Play Date Cafe this week. The girls were all so welcoming and it was so fun to play along and get to know this talented group of ladies better! The team has another really fun inspiration photo for you to play along with again, check it out:
Now I have to admit, I waited until the VERY last minute to get started on this card (and probably drove Julie and the rest of the team crazy while I was at it!) and then sat here and stared at some blue, green and cream cardstock and had NOTHING for like 3 hours. I knew I wanted to use my much-neglected Bird Watching stamp set from PTI, but it took me forever to come up with this:
Initially I didn't want to use more of that awesome Scenic Route DP because I had already used it on a really cool project (which I can't show you for a few more days), but I'm telling you nothing else I tried was doing it for me. I just kept going back to that Sumner collection from Scenic Route. It was just too perfect for this challenge. So I caved. And my regular blog readers will just have to deal with seeing it on multiple posts this week!! LOL. I cheated a bit with the colors and couldn't resist adding in some Chocolate Chip for a darker accent - creative license and all that! I also used an old SFYTT sketch by Jen del Muro, one that is quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to sketches. I colored the bird houses with Copics and added a scalloped border edge to finish it up.
Be sure to stop by the Play Date Cafe blog to play along with this fun challenge - there's an awesome Designer Paper Grab Bag prize up for grabs for one lucky participant. And while you're there, check out what the regular Design Team has created for this challenge - you won't be disappointed!!