Thursday, 26 August 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge

Over at The Play Date Cafe this week we are challenged to use a very strange colour combination, well strange in my eyes but that is part of the challenge.  The navy blue and mustard are not a problem but HOT PINK, one colour I would never have put together with blue and mustard.  Had to think about this for a while as the hot pink was really causing me some problems LOL.
I decided to use my new set of stamps from Paperbag Studios, Doodles & Daters sheet, I love these stamps and such a variety on one sheet.
I started by stamping the houses onto mustard Bazzil card and then cutting out each image.  I adhered the houses to a navy blue card and then added some hot pink highlights with the doors, windows etc.  However, I thought it needed something else just to make it a little more funky so I got out my solder and soldered the roof on the centre house to just add that little extra bit of detail.  I stamped the flower onto hot pink and navy card and layerd up adding a navy blue button to the centre.
I think this would make a great new home card and considering I did not like the colour combination I am quite pleased with the end result.  Will I use hot pink with mustard and navy blue again....... I think not LOL.  Have a good day everyone.  Tracy x

24 comments:

donna said...

Wonderful. I love those stamps too! I like how you have used the colors.

Wendy said...

Well I think you got the perfect balance with the Hot Pink Tracy, not my colour either but it works here, well done. Those stamps are divine, we will have our stock very shortly too.........exciting.

Cath Wilson said...

You've really nailed that, Tracy. Not a colour combo I'd use either but looking at some of the DT projects and your work, they DO in fact work. Great card.

craftytrog said...

Brilliant! You did a great job with those colours & stamps Tracy! x

michelle said...

God, what a nightmare! I think you got the perpect pink to take off the navy and mustard:)
love
Michelle x

Carol Q said...

ooh you really managed that well Tracy. like the way you layered the flower stamp.

Sue said...

As you said a weird colour combination but you made it work!! Yeehh!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is wonderful, Tracy! Love your hot pink highlights .. you put these colors together perfectly! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!

Nigel said...

A strange combination, but it somehow works out quite well in the end. Nice one :)

Ruby said...

Great card Tracy! Love that doodle flower, it looks fab stacked up like that! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week, and for being so quick off the mark in entering!!

Suzanne C said...

Love your houses and how you used the colors. My favorite was your comment about NOT! LOL! Glad you decided to play along with us at the PDCC even if it was a little bit of a challenge.

Rachel said...

What a great card. I love these colours, especially how you used them. Although I'm not so happy with the way you've made me want more stamps!

Susan Allan said...

This is prefect, Tracy.
I actually like this colour combination.

You have got the balance just right. The houses are gorgeous and the pink looks like a pink light has gone on inside the house. My neighbours have a pink light in their kitchen!!

Well done you !!
I love it. There is something comforting, about house stamps.
Sue xx

Helen said...

I agree, it is an odd combi, but it's kind of growing on me. love those houses. They're going on the list....

Juls said...

so fabulous! Love the splash of pink, it really mkaes it pop!!! Hugs Juls

Neet said...

Great - love those stamps and the colours work beautifully.

Lori said...

Wow, talk about stepping out of your comfort zone, lol! End result is awesome, though! That pop of pink against the other two colors is really fab!

JeanFB said...

Gorgeous piece!

Lisa Somerville said...

The colors work great with the new PBS images! Great touch with the roof! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Elise said...

I absolutely LOVE this, Tracy! Who KNEW, how wonderfully, such an unlikely color combo could PUSH out some truly FABULOUS paper craft! I'm SO glad you didn't shy away from these colors and the FUN/EDGY challenge from the PDCC! Yeee HAW!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the soldering for the roof! CLEVER!

Sarah Anderson said...

These colours have really made this week's play date the biggest challenge yet I think! :) But you did it girl! Well done you :) Love the soldering, I've not tried that yet, so putting it on my to do list.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

You are soooooooo awesome! This is a fab creation with these colors--and I love that soldering!! Great job--great details---LOVE it all! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the PDCC:)

penibear said...

That's FAB, Tracy, they're not my colours either, but that's why I chose them!