Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC27

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!!

13 comments:

alittlelessuseless said...

This is gorgeous. Where are the birdhouses from? I keep seeing them and thinking they are the cutest! Glad to see you appearing on playdate again!

Julie Ranae said...

Jen...it has been so wonderful getting to know you and having you as our guest for the past two weeks in The Cafe....you are welcome absolutely anytime : )
It's truly been our pleasure!

I know it took a bit to get this color story to work for you, but it was well worth the wait, dearie!
Wonderful composition : )

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful sketch to combine this weeks colors. The birdhouses are a wonderful take on Mona's Color Story. Nice to have you join us this week.

Alyssa S said...

Oh wow! This is stunning! And we (regular readers) don't mind seeing the same papers...it's nice to see how to use up our stuff! :o)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW--this is such a CUTE card! Love that you made bird houses--I was going to do the same thing...but I'm not very good at Copics (?) or just coloring!

Great job with this color combo:) It has been fun having you on the team for 2 week!! THANKS for joining us!

Kathy Martin said...

I LOVE it! So pretty! Love the way the black outlining makes your patterned paper pop! :)

Basement Stamper said...

As always, it turned out phenomenal! Love the colors of it all.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just gorgeous, Jen! Love those bird houses and your layout (and DP) are fabulous!! So glad to have you as our guest at the PDCC!!

hanksmom said...

love this one!

Sarah Anderson said...

hee hee Jen, I was absolutely last minute too, only because I was playing with fabric and so my original plan changed somewhat!!
Love your card, those birdhouses are just so, so cute, and I love the circular sentiment. it's been great to 'meet' you and have you work with us at the play date cafe :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pure cuteness Jen! This is one PTI set I don't have & now you make me want it! LOL Thanks so much for joining us at the Play Date Cafe as our Guest - hope you come join the fun again :)

Suzanne C said...

What a wonderful beautiful card! Love the design and the birdhouses are adorable and fantastic coloring! So glad you were our guest designer for the last two weeks!

Ruby said...

Well Jen, it may have taken you some time to come up with the idea (That happens to us all I think!) but you've done us proud!! It's absolutely GORGEOUS, such a perfect image for the challenge and I LOVE the chocolate accents. FAB! We've loved having you with us over at the PDCC :o)