Saturday, 3 September 2011

Play Date splash ....

... it seems that a touch of red is popular this week,  the Play Date Cafe - PDCC97 have gone for black, white and splash of red. 


I've gone for a really simple, but rather striking design.  My base card is white with a textured linen finish.  I inked up the Medallion stamp in Versafine Onyx Black and, using my stamp-a-ma-jig for positioning, stamped in the centre of the square card.  The image was heat embossed with clear powder which intensifies the colour and gives a lovely shine - and also brings out the texture.  The splash of red was achieved by adding some gems - a large central gem and some smaller ones around the medallion.  Simple, quick, elegant!  I've decided to skip a sentiment and let the image stand on its own.


Stamps:  Stampin' Up! - Medallion
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories:  Gems and card from stash

I'd like to say Hi and Welcome to my latest Blog Friend - Toponne - great to have you aboard!!

It's a bit grey again today - maybe the last couple of days have been it - the end of summer!!  According to the weather statistics, August was the coldest for 18 years - I can certainly vouch for that!  But it's also been the sunniest since 2006 - go figure!!

Just checked out the Less is More 31 challenge and Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - both look fab!

16 comments:

Jenny said...

There's that medallion again...always makes for a striking card! Love how you've added the splash of red:)
Jenny x

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty Deborah. Love the big medallion. :)
Have a great weekend.
Hugs~

Paula (PEP) said...

Stunningly simple but elegant & classy - especially with your red gems.
Paula (PEP)

Sabrina said...

Beautiful & elegant CAS card using that medallion stamp with that little touch of red in using red gems. Love it!

Yvette said...

very striking and stylish, love it :-)

Jackie said...

Very striking card, I love the red of the gems on the stamped medallion :o)
Jackie xx

Tracy said...

Very nice. :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love this one....

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! Just absolutely GORGEOUS, Deb!

Jeanne J said...

Deb, You said it - simple but STUNNING. I don't think you can go wrong with the black, white, red combo - so formal and striking! Just perfect!

Vicky Hayes said...

The medallion really does make such a statement and can easily support the red white and black colour scheme.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oooh la la, Deb! THis is so dynamic. I do love that Medallion stamp. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

{ kelly jo } said...

this is beautiful!!

Lisa said...

Oh Deborah what a beautiful image and the gems are perfect with it!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a perfectly CAS and elegant take on the Color Splash! And those gemstones are the perfect finishing touches! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I love that medallion, and you have splashed it perfectly!

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