Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Some WAY-OUT fun with the PDCC!



I'm BEYOND tickled to be designing with the crazy-talented designers from the Play Date Cafe, again, this week! {And I mean CRAZY-talented!} Not only is this a terrific way to be inspired and flex your craft muscles in ways that you NEVER thought they could bend {!}, but I find SO much inspiration from the participants of the cafe! As a collection of crafters - I find them to be WAY artsy and certainly expert purveyors of some of the juiciest materials and unique ideas... So, with that said, you might not be surprised by this week's color CHALLENGE...





This is NOT your ordinary color combo, to say the least!



Now, I probably won't admit this, IRL.... but I think the last time I tried to combine THESE particular colors was EARLY in the 1990's... {But that's all I have to say about that.} For now, I'll just say that SARAH!!!! {Sarah did it!} came up with this extraordinary color CHALLENGE! {Yes, MA'AM!}... Just like last time - I got a little panicked... {"Wait, WHAT!?!" I thought!} So, I swirled some card stock around on my desk top, and SWORE I wouldn't reach for western stamps... {Just don't want to be too predictable... tee hee}... Somewhere in my process was a college flashback, and the stubborn insistence to do something pleasing with these colors... but from there - I grabbed some of my favorite stamps by Dawn Woleslagle,... Ink! Embossing tools... RIBBON! Giddy up, friends! In spite of the strain - I came up with something that I'm not all together unhappy with...





Now, I'm thinkin' "I MEANT TO DO THAT!" {hee hee} It's not a bad little combo, at all, really! Try it! You'll see! In fact, let's see what the insanely fabulous designers from "the CAFE" came up with!




I SURE hope you'll find some time to challenge yourself in a big, big way and PLAY with these exciting colors and this WONDERFUL crowd, over at the Play Date Cafe! Yee Haw!


Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Graphic 45
Stamps - WPLUS9design studio
Ink - Stampin' Up!; Staz On
Border Punch - Stampin' Up!
Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz
Bling - Michael's
Ribbon - Michael's

17 comments:

Karen said...

Hey girl! Wowzers...that combo is a color challenge, for sure. But, ya know what?! I do think it stretched you. There is so much here that is all you, but I see more. I love it. Ya know how I know that?! I keep looking at it. I've been staring at the pics for a bit now and the longer I look, the more I see to look at!! Way to PLAY!!!! :>:>

Julie Ranae said...

You NAILED this challenge, Elise! I knew you could do it (once you actually had the colors ; )

Really great to have you with us as our guest designer and we would LOVE to have you back again soon!

Dana Gustafson said...

OK, first of all....FLASHBACK! I love the 90's! LOL! Secondly, way to bring this tough palette to life here in 2010. Sarah has thown a cruve ball for sure but you answered with a crack of your creative bat! Layer, layer, texture, layer, texture, yummy satinr ribbon flower! Yessss indeed! This is a score!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great job!

Suzanne C said...

What a sweet and fun card! Lovely design and very pretty for a baby girl! (Who knew you could make a beautiful baby girl card with navy in it!) So happy to have you guest designing this week with us Elise!

Ruby said...

Such a GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS card Elise! LOVE it! You did a fantastic job with the colours! Lovin' the flashback to the 90's too. It's great having you with us as guest designer, you definately worked these colours!!!!

Rosemary said...

well.... you hit that color combo right out of the park elise!! yes, who knew that pink, mustard & navy went so well together???!!! fabulous job, friend, fabulous job!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute is that! Love that polka dot bear and your ribbon treatment is FAB! As always great to have you as our Guest Designer at the PDCC.

Dawn said...

You had me at polka dot bear! Love it girl!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is just fabulous, Elise! Love the polka dot bear and wonderful details! Thanks for being our GD at the Play Date Cafe!!

Rose said...

oh i love the precious bear :) fantastic job with some tough colors girl

keep thinking of you as i use the new pig stamps to show this week on my blog lol

Dotty Jo said...

Well you certainly rocked those colours Elise - they would have had me breaking out in a cold sweat! Love all the different images and textures on this little baby, great work as always sweet girl, Jo x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

YOU make this color combo look like it really DOES go together:) I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! I love that little bear and all the gems and layers! WOW--you ROCKED this color combo:) I love visiting here! Great job! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with us this week!!!

Anne Jagger said...

This is just so beautiful. You have made the colours work together so well. It's stunning. Thank you so much for your generous comment. Hugs, Anne x

Sarah Anderson said...

I so love your spotty bear on this card! You've made the colours work together brilliantly :) That card swirling certainly works on your desk lol

*** Suzi B *** said...

Gorgeous scrummy stuff on this blog! thankyou for your encouraging words over on PDCC... it helps yer know.. ta!

Rachel said...

Wow! You totally made this tricky combo into something elegant and fabulous. Wow.