Wednesday, August 17

Garden Variety - Play Date Cafe #95


I found a bit of mojo and it feels so good! This week the color story at the Play Date Cafe is so fun and chic... reminds me of preppy things... penny loafers, pearls, and tea parties.  Plus, it features navy blue which is the new black in my book.  Seriously, did you know that in the fashion world navy is a neutral? Think about that next time you make a card and challenge yourself with it.  Better yet, pair it with pink and green for this week's challenge. I paired the color combo with a great sketch from Card Patterns... I love having these challenges to jump start my creativity.

It just sort-of happened that I ended up with sky and grass from this color combo...

Navy, Bubblegum, and Grass Green
PDCC #95

The sponsor this week in the Cafe is Avocado Arts.  
They are offering a great prize and have some seriously cute business in their store. Be sure to pop over to browse all the "stampy goods".

A close-up of the watering can from Garden Variety...
... clicking on the pictures will give an enlarged and sharpened image.

See you at the Play Date Cafe

Stamps: PTI Garden Variety, Background Basics - Woodgrain, Think Big Favorites #3; Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream and Kraft; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper - Neighborhood; Ink: SU Soft Suede, Kiwi Kiss, Crumb Cake and PTI Hibiscus Burst; Tools: corner rounder, PTI Garden Variety and Picket Fence dies; Sassy Somethings: mini clothespin, Crate Paper button, SU Basic Pearls, PTI Simply Chartreuse ribbon

31 comments:

Angy said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely love it! I seriously need to break this set out and start using it! Thanks for sharing.

Elena said...

beautiful card! navy as a neutral in fashion is easy - I wear my jeans almost every day :) but on cards? that'll take some getting used to! I do love your night sky, though!

Amy Papale said...

What a beautiful card! So much detail, love the design.

Tracey said...

Such a beautiful card Denise!!! I ADORE all the details you have added!!

Heather Jensen said...

This is so sweet. I love the little button on the watering can. :)
Hugs~

Gayatri said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the flower cluster on the bow is just pretty. Love it :)

Keva said...

This could very well be my favorite card of yours. I LOVE it. You worked the colors perfectly and the fence is so sweet. Great card, Denise!!

Stephanie said...

Denise......I just absolutely love your card today. The starry night and the picket fence are just perfect with the watering can. Absolutely gorgeous!

Emilia said...

What a beautiful card, very creative!!!!

- elbeth - said...

So pretty! I love the colours! It's just so super sweet and perfect!

Sheri said...

OK...that is just gorgeous...and so different from anything else I've seen with this set! Fabulous job! :)

Kim said...

What a beautiful card...the colors all go together so well.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous card, beautifully created.

Karen C. said...

Love the blue and green combo along with the green ribbonand bow. T|he butterfly and the mini clothespin are such sweet accents.

peggy gatto said...

Just a delight!!

Amy said...

You have pulled this together so wonderful.....I love the deep rich color you used. Just a beautiful scene here!

Jen said...

Such sweetness. I love that delightfully dark, nearly chocolatey, watering can. That trio of flowers are so pretty there. The picket fence and the clothes pin are also soooo fab. Beautiful card, as always!

Rebecca Geile said...

Very pretty! Great details.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY GOOOOODNESS--you take my breath away! SOOOOOOO glad you are on our team! You rocked this challenge--LOVE LOVE LOVE everything! LOVE that little watering can....that close pin--the ribbon--the paper! LOVE LOVE LOVE it all:) YOU ROCK!

Mad for Paper said...

Love this so much! I will definitely be casing.
TFS
Ang

massofhair said...

WOW loving all the little embellishments that make up your card. I struggle trying to make cards like this and am always inspired when i see such creativity:-)

Julie Day said...

This has got to be the cutest scene I've seen in a awhile! Love that floral stamped block and how you put the watering can over top to make it look like the flowers are in the can. Love, love, love!

Lisa said...

This is so charming! Love all of your pretty layers and details!

Elise said...

Making the picture larger wouldn't quite do the trick, but MOVING there might satisfy! WHAT a WONDERFUL, exquisite little scene you've created! YOUR use of the Card Patterns sketch is POSITIVELY brilliant! GREAT job, my dear! THANKS, ever SO much, for sharing your talent with us!

E.T. said...

such a gorgeous creation! I love it!

Marlena M. said...

Very Chic! I will have to invest in more navy.... ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yes, I do love that sky and grass, compliments of patterned papers! The watering can is just darling.

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous card, Denise...there are so many things on this card that I love! The green twill, the beautiful floral stamps, the lovely flowers...I think you get my point...I love it all! Awesome take on the colors...your card is so soft and serene!

Ruby said...

Lovely card Denise! I love all the little detail and that sky looks fab!

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty! LOVE all those garden-themed elements and how that navy and green gave you sky and grass. Perfect!

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