Thursday, 12 August 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge

Lovely earth tones are the order of the day over at The Play Date Cafe this week, where Sarah is challenging us to use dark brown, green and beige.  I love this combination and what a fun inspirational photo to inspire us.
I decided to make a new home card this week using the Stampotique stamp Row of Houses.  I love the simplicity of this design which makes it ideal to use with decorative papers.  I have stamped the houses onto beige card, cut out and matt onto brown and beige card.
One of the houses has been stamped onto metal and coloured with StazOn inks Olive Green and Timber Brown and I have highlighted two of the doors in green and brown card.
The flower is from the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die, cut from an old hymn book and beige card.  I have sponged the edges of the paper with green ink.  With the addition of a button and new home sentiment using a Dymo machine that completes my card.  Have a good evening, Tracy x

Details:
Stamps - Stampotique Row Of Houses
Ink - StazOn Olive Green, Timber Brown, Kaleidacolor Fresh Greens
Card Stock - Jillibean & Fancy Pants Designs
Other - Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, Dymo Machine, Button, Hymn Book Text, Metal.



18 comments:

Carol Q said...

fab Tracy. love your flower.

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, love what you've done with the houses and the metal is a fab idea. Lots going on there, Tracy - looks fab!!

Netty said...

Wow Tracy, this is fab, great design and love your metal house. Annette x

Helen said...

I love this card, what a great idea. Cute houses!

Elise said...

For lack of words - "YUM!"

Composing myself to say... YEAHOOOOO! This is one craftilicious celebration of everything fantastic about card making materials! I love it! Your card is a FESTIVAL of color and fun and YOUR lovely style! So glad you have shared with with the PDCC - it's fabulous!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a fun "new home" card, the addition of the metal house is very cool! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Ruby said...

Totally fun! Your card is FAB Tracy! I absolutely LOVE the way you've done that house. I must learn that technique, and the colour is absolutely stunning. Ooh I want one!!! Love it!!!!!! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the PDCC again this week!

Viv's Visuals said...

Brilliant! The metal house is fab - have lots of metal and only done a few things with it... you've inspired me to get the tool kit out again!

sparklessimplestuff said...

Isn't that TH die just wonderful? Love your use of it and the houses
Barbara

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just fabulous, Tracy! Love the metal house and the lovely flower.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Juls said...

Just fabulous! Love the colours and mix of texture! Hugs Juls

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS card Tracy, neeeed those stamps LOL

Suzanne C said...

Love how you pieced the houses and the flower is fabulous! Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC.

Julie Ranae said...

Tracy...this is one my favorite cards from you so far! Love what you did with that green house!
Thanks for all your support of The Play Date Cafe.

Rachel Schumacher said...

This is amazing! Love that metal house! So cute!

She said...

Love that Green House - love it all really! Great card. S xx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH WOW--this is a beautiful card--Love love love that you used an old hymn paper..I love that green house--so fun!! And those colors are a perfect match for the challenge! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Lynn Stevens said...

ohhh I just Love these little houses!