Thursday, 9 September 2010

Play Date Cafe, Tag Tuesday & Stampotique Challenges

At The Play Date Cafe this week it's colour splash time, with a choice of 3 splashes of colour from the inspiration picture above.  So we are to use black & white as the base colours with..... PINK, COPPER or GOLD.  I really struggled this week for inspiration but I persevered to come up with some simple designs for the colour splash.
I decided to use this daisy stamp from Outlines which has fantastic detail and looks wonderful just simply stamped with black ink.  I punched a large heart from copper metal, stamped with a section from the stamp and adhered to the card to give my highlight of colour.
For my second card I simply punched out a medium square from copper metal and added this as my splash of colour.  This stamp is so detailed it does not need much else apart from a splash of colour.
For my third contribution I added a piece of black card embossed using one of Tim Holtz Texture Fades and simply cut the image up into strips to give me a different look to the card.  I have added a highlight of pink with small pink nail head stickers.

I would also like to enter these cards for the Stampotique Designers Challenge where the theme this week is a Birthday theme.

It is also time for Tag Tuesday and Louise has chosen the theme of Butterflies.
I used another of Tim Holtz Texture fades on my tag.  Coloured the tag with Adirondack butterscotch and cranberry ink.  I die cut the Cage from the Caged Bird die and added buttons to the bottom of the cage.  I have added a paper cast butterfly to the top of the cage and printed the In Flight text on the computer and coloured with inks.   Have a good evening, Tracy x x

37 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow these are wonderful.
Gorgeous cards.

Kaz said...

gorgeous cards and tag - love that butterfly. Thanks for joining us at SDC x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Tracy, A brilliant idea to work with the metal and stamp the design on both, loving the effect, great cards here again:) xx

Susan Allan said...

Hi Tracy
I love the way you have stamped onto the metal; the metal pieces almost look see-through.Lovely work!! You chose copper and I chose pink.
At first I thought the flowers you used were sunflowers.
Congratulations on your success at last week's PDCC...well done, you!

Which Wallace and Gromit film were you watching last week and which is your favourite? My favourite is 'A Grand Day Out'....you do know, don't you, the moon is definitely made of cheese.

Oh, and I love your butterfly tag too!!

Have a lovely rest-of-evening....
Sue xxxx

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE those colour challenge pieces, Tracy. I remember when that stamp came out and every stamper I knew bought it because it was so versatile. You've really done it justice - great idea to use the metal as a spotlight. Love the tag, too.

*** Suzi B *** said...

Love all this gorgeous "stuff", I especially like the heart one. x

Netty said...

Ooh I love it all, you have some fab ideas. Great, x

Cheryl said...

oh really love the card,you have made,and your tag is just brilliant hugs cheryl xxx

joanne wardle said...

These are absolutely wonderful. I love the different ways you used the daisy stamp

Lori said...

Whew! Covering a lot of ground today! lol! Love both of these pieces, great work as usual, Tracy!

Julie Ranae said...

This is such a statement-making entry! Really wonderful cards, Tracy and a great use of the color splash inspiration : ) So happy to have you play with us in The Cafe.

Julia Dunnit said...

Gorgeous as usual Tracy. I have a very similar daisy stamp which I use in various shades of blue. It looks stunning with the copper heart.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

That butterfly is gorgeous! I love the way you paired it up with the TH birdcage, too.

Moniqui said...

Gorgeous cards! Great use of metal. Thanks for joing us at SDC!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Beautiful Projects! Thanks for joining us at SDC!

Vicki

Willy said...

Wonderful pieces! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

Helen said...

I am meant to be working but happened to log in to blogger... oops! What beautiful cards. I have that daisy stamp but (surprise surprise) not used it for ages. It looks stunning here.

stampdiva said...

Beautiful tag, really delicate. Lynne M

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful entries for the PDCC - love the stamp. My fav one is the large copper heart! Great tag too! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Basement Stamper said...

I love how you used the copper on your cards. Great job and thanks for joining us at SDC.

Margaret said...

I love your cards! a really interesting variation of the theme on each card.
Beautiful butterfly tag, fab colour!

Brenda said...

Love it!!! Gotta love a little Tim Holtz on everything ;)

Gillian said...

Lovely cards Tracy, that daisy stamp is beautiful, esp in Black & White!
Your butterfly tag is just gorgeous :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Tracy it amazes me that you always go above and beyond with the challenges, three today! Wow! and all so pretty too! also Love your tag its just gorgeous!

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS cards and FAB tag! LOVE how you used the metal for a spotlight!

Joanna K said...

Beautiful projects Tracy! The butterfly on the tag has stolen my heart....xxx

Nigel said...

Wonderful cards, and the butterfly tag is gorgeous :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Um Tracy, these projects don't look like you had ANY trouble at all with inspiration...they are all GORGEOUS! Wonderful use of the colors and I especially love that delightful tag! So glad you're playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Suzanne C said...

Stunning idea to spotlight the colors. BEAUTIFUL! Love the tag too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful creation!

Ruby said...

Beautiful creations Tracy. All of them are lovely, but I especially love the copper heart and the way you've done the background, those flowers are so pretty. So pleased you could play along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Juls said...

love the spotlighting technique you have done! Hugs Juls

Kim said...

Beautiful!! I love the tag...thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designers CHallenge this week!
:)
Kim P.

Traci S. said...

Hi Tracy--

First time stopping by, I clicked on your daisies with the copper heart piece. I LOVE it!
I was wondering how you accomplished it. Thank you for sharing. I wasn't aware that we could enter more than one piece. You are very clever, and very talented. I loved all 3 versatile pieces, but didn't realize they were made by the same person. I could not get my card to show up in "inlinkz." I had to email my card this time. Wonderful job!

He IS Able,
Traci S.
http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous cards & tag Tracy! x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW, Tracy! This is post is filled with fabby cards and tags;) I love that tag--so pretty! Great colors and pearls! I also love those b/w cards--love that copper accent;) Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC:)

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Well done! The daisy image really pops with a hit of color - neat! Thank you for joining us for the birthday SDC this week!
Cheers,
Val :)