... I was beginning to think I'd miss this challenge - the Play Date Cafe colours this week are orange, yellow and aqua - and I couldn't think what to do.
So I decided to have a look through my Stamp Catalogue to try and rustle up inspiration - and it came!!! The colours give me a western/Mexican feel, so I settled on my lovely western inspired stamps from Waltzingmouse. And here's my card:
The yellow and orange reminded me of a nice blanket, so I made a backing layer to look like a woven blanket. I decided to try and create a desert scene using these colours. I used the turquoise for the distant mountains and stamped it off once before applying it to the card - gives a lovely misty feeling, I repeated this with the orange and completed the image with the cacti in the foreground. I added the sentiment in turquoise. And I had to add the Sun too!
We're having a bit of a family get together in August, so I'm going to post this to my Aunt with a small note - can't wait to see them.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Back in the Saddle, Way Out West, Half Pint Heroes
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Yellow, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Card from stash
I had a super time out with Mum this morning - we had some pampering, some retail therapy and a nice coffee! A great way to spend the morning. This afternoon, the promised rain arrived and it's still rather grey, but quite warm. I'd sort of like it to rain a bit more this evening - the garden and plants really need a good long soak!
Now, I must apologise for the confusion with my posts this morning - I amended an old post - and when it re posted - it jumped to today's date!! I'll be back later this evening - I've another card to share! See you then.
You have used the colors perfectly!
So pretty! Really like that border paper too. Great colors.
Clever card Deborah. Love the Mexican style blanket as a background, it goes brilliantly with the scene :)
Love the blanket background & the inventive interpretation of the colours.. This is where you really excel.
Fab card Deborah, love the colours and fab scene.
my favourite WM set - would never have thought to use it with those colours but it is a PERFECT choice - love it!
Love how you saw the colors! They look fabulous in your southwest styled card-really great!! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!
Love the strips of border stamping Deborah.....I think you've captured the colours really well!
This is gorgeous, I love the layered background and the whole idea of a blanket behind is just fabulous. Great card!! Gay xxx
I skipped the challenge because I couldn't come up with a decent idea. (so frustrating...)
And you; my oh my..That background/woven blanket is brilliant and these stamps; they were made for this :)
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