Saturday, 14 May 2011

Play Day With The Colours at The Play Date Cafe.........

.....was how I spent my day yesterday.  However, it was so bright in my conservatory that some of the greens did not photograph too well but they are green IRL.
I created this card using a technique I have used many times with clear embossing powder but is shown beautifully on the Hero Arts website HERE.
The butterfly is from Stampington and I have used Distress Inks to add colour.
The collage image is from Hero Arts and has been stamped on Tim's Vintage Shabby paper stash.
The flower is created using the Tattered Floral die from the same paper stash.
This images has been white embossed on a background of dusty concord Distress Ink. I have also highlighted part of the flower in a memory frame and added pewter bees. This time around I have only used a highlight of grey with the small buttons.
My last image is from Inkadinkado, once again stamped with Distress Inks.  A small bird house, bird and butterflies add some dimension along with the 3D heart.
This is our colour palette from The Play Date Cafe, fingers crossed this post stays intact as my last post was removed by blogger along with my 25 comments that I was very proud of, typical.  Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

29 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Tracy, Fabulous creations each and every one you are a very talented Lady. I particularly loved the last card, beautiful:0) xxx

Sue said...

Wow!! You've been busy and with great results!! I like the first set of butterfly cards best :)

Nancy said...

These are all beautiful! The last one, though - outstanding!

Netty said...

Oh wow Tracy all such wonderful craftings, loving each and every one of them. Annette x

Helen said...

What a gorgeous selection of cards, each beautiful! I love the multi-layered flowers.

My missing post came back, though the comments haven't, (so far anyhow)

Faye said...

Wow, Tracy, each one is a winner! How varied and yet how elegant they all are. Thanks for the explanations as how they were made. I love to try new ideas and will attempt some of your techniques.

Carol Q said...

gorgeous creations Tracy. what a very satisfying day for you

Barb Cady said...

Love all of them, but my fav. is the last one. Also love the way you use white embossing! Thanks for the inspiration xx

Nan said...

Love how you used theese colors. The buttons and butterflies worked so well together. I really need to get some flower buttons now!

Tracey said...

Oh my goodness Tracy!! What a beautiful collection of cards...each one so special on its own!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Susan Allan said...

Beautiful work, Tracy. I have trouble with blue.
I lost comments too, that was the worst of it. I doubt they'll come back now!
have fun!
Sue xx

Cheryl said...

oh these are all just stunning hun each and every one,of them hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Jaclyn Miller said...

Wow, you were busy! I love that first card and its adorable row of buttons. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe.

Lisa Somerville said...

They are all lovely Tracy! Fab use of the PDCC colors, wonderful images and embellies!

lostinpaper said...

ALL your cards are beautiful, love that layered stamping, and those flowers are just fab!

craftytrog said...

A stunning selection of cards Tracy! I love them all! Have a great Sunday! x

Anette said...

OMG, so many gorgeous cards!!! Stunning!!!

Lynne Phelps said...

My goodness you have been busy with this color scheme, LOVE your cards! I think my fave is that Friends card, love those metal wings and the old fashioned style of the image! The three butterflies at the top are also fab and the mix of buttons to set them off is so fun! I love that negative emboss resist technique and am always happy when I find a new negative image stamp! You can see a card I made HERE that was inspired by that exact same tutorial, LOL!

Nigel said...

Wonderful selection, and plenty of variety too.

Shame about the lost comments though :(

thekathrynwheel said...

Really love all your different creations here - the colour combo is gorgeous. Bad news about your missing post - baaaaad baaaaad blogger :-(

Andrea Ewen said...

Wowzers, Tracy...I can see that you were certainly inspired by our colors! All of your creations are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Asas à imaginação said...

Hi, Tracy!

Thanks to the comment in my blog...you make me happy!!!
I loved your blog, yours works are specially gorgeous!
Hugs
Marlei

janita mantel said...

What a beautiful cards you make.

Ruby said...

Oh Tracy, you have excelled yourself this week, what BEAUTIFUL projects! Absolutely gorgeous, I couldn't pick my favourite if I tried! I will have to check out that HA technique, it looks lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week! I love seeing what you create each week.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, Tracy! I was oohing and aahing over each creation you made in our colors. One's more beautiful than the next, truly. THanks for playing with us at The Cafe!

Gerri Herbst said...

So many beautiful cards. Thanks for the tut on the first one, I went and watched it. Always good to learn something new. I think the second card is my favorite!take care, gerri

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious, girl! You've been busy! LOVE that you had so much fun with this color story! Your creations are no less than the textural beauties those genius, little fingers of yours always design! Stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Juls said...

what an amazing collection of cards!! love the last one!! hugs Juls

Suzanne C said...

WOW! All beautiful! The first and last are my favorites. The last because of the heart and the stamping behind. The first because of the butterflies and buttons.