Monday 1 November 2010

The Play Date Cafe ...

... challenge 53 has been completed!!  I only saw it yesterday, but decided that this was a challenge I could do at craftclass this morning. 

I love the picture that has been used to illustrate the featured colours; those being black, white with a splash of burgundy.  The Aquilegia (or Columbine) is one of my most favourite flowers - I have so many in my garden that it could be considered a weed!!   But enough of gardens, this is not a gardening blog!!

My card is very clean and simple, and as the Challenge team used flowers in their photo, I decided to use flowers in my card. 

I started with an black A6 card blank and took a piece of black and white flower printed paper - which I coloured using promarkers.  I trimmed the paper to fit the card blank and added a very simple circular greeting. 

I'm really pleased with how this card turned out - I think it's quite striking.

Paper:  Papermania - Inspirations
Pens:  Promarkers - Ruby, Lipstick Red, Burgundy

Craftclass was really good fun this morning.  I missed last week's class because I was away at Mum's.  So I spent a bit of time looking at the cards that had been made while I was away - they are so talented.  My friend Doreen is busy making lots of Christmas cards using glittered peeloffs - and they're stunning.  Note to self - "I must play with my peel offs".   I started on a few other cards too, but they need to be finished. 

It's hard to believe that today is 1st November - it's really warm here in North Wales; the sky is brilliant blue and the sun is shining.  I think someone forgot to mention that it's autumn!!  Not that I'm complaining, oh no - I'm making the most of it.

That's all for today, but do call by again tomorrow and see what else I've made!!


Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, wonderful coloring! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Vicky Hayes said...

I agree with you Deborah - it's beautifully striking. Red and black can sometimes be difficult but this is very classy indeed.

Susan Hogan said...

What a wonderful card, and so simple! It is very elegant! Glad the weather is good - it's still trying to decide if it really is Spring here at the moment, but at least its warmer than it was.

Rosanne said...

It is a gorgeous card!

Paula (PEP) said...

Definitely striking - the ProMarker colouring is amazing for the petal appear as if they are 3D/decoupaged. I love the simple elegance of this.
Paula (PEP)

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, love the stylized flowers :o)
Jackie xx

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