Wednesday, March 21

French Country - Play Date Cafe #124


Bonjour friends.  I've decided to go "french country" this week for the Play Date Cafe. My new WaltzingMouse stamps arrived and there is nothing quite like receiving an envelope labeled "royal mail".  Makes me feel like a princess. ;)

Our color story this week in the Cafe is beautiful:
Raspberry, Harbor, and Honey Mustard


I combined the color story with the sketch from WaltzingMouse.  Lots of stamping for this one and be warned: the Chicken Wire background is going to get a workout.  Love it!


A note about the inks I used: My "honey mustard"is the new Lido ink from A-Muse Studio. It's a perfect gold.  The "harbor" is Eucalyptus.  I use a lot of distress ink on my projects and I have learned to distress the elements before I stamp images.  Ex: Die-cut oval, distress, stamp with frame and rooster.  I'm currently in love with Creamy Brown ink from ColorBox and typically add PTI Chamomile tea-dye ink on top as well.

We hope you will stop by the Cafe and enjoy a "cup of creativity" with us.  We have a very special guest this week that you do not want to miss!  Happy stamping!

Stamps: WMS - Chicken Wire, French Country, Cameo Creations; PTI - Text Style, Mat Stack 5
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic Cream, Kraft, & Ocean Tides
Ink: A-Muse Studio - Lido & Eucalyptus; PTI - Raspberry Fizz & Chamomile tea-dye; ColorBox Creamy Brown
Tools: PTI - Mat Stack 5 & Double-ended Banner dies; Spellbinders - Classic Ovals Nestabilities (lg.)
Sassy Somethings: PTI - Kraft buttons

25 comments:

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Denise, a real sttunner! Love the flourishes framing the chicken, love these stamp sets!

Rema said...

Very nicely done....

Kelly S. said...

So many gorgeous elements, Denise...and who can resist a pink rooster? :) Love the mix of colors and images...and the gorgeous border across the center!

Jeanne J said...

Denise - Great card! I love how you mixed the different WM sets to come up with your card. The buttons are perfect embellishments and your colors are great!

Steph Zerbe said...

What a beauty! All of these stamps flow so well together. Love it!

Lisa said...

What a FABULOUS card Denise...love it!!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!!! I'm loving these new stamps too!!! Agree, it does feel like a princess to get "royal mail"!?!

Joyce said...

Such a great card. I got those new stamps, too, and need to play. You have done wonders with your set already.

Jinny Newlin said...

Swoon! You've captured my heart strings with the country appeal on this beauty! So many gorgeous stamps and you've highlighted them brilliantly!

Jean Martin said...

Denise!!! Wow!!! I love how you used the new Waltzingmouse stamp sets!!! This is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing this with us at WMSC! :)

Renee said...

Mine just arrived yesterday...
I can't wait to play! :)
But love what you have done with this fabby set...
and that chicken wire that I totally agree is going to get quite a workout around here too!
So gorgeous!
So glad you could play with us at WMSC! :)

Elena said...

Gorgeous! Love that background!

Susan said...

This is gorgeous! I just love it! The way you mix elements and images and colors is just fantastic! I've never inked edges and THEN stamp. I can't tell you how many times I've ruined an image because of my inking mistakes. I will have to try your technique!

Ted said...

Denise, this is a beautiful card. I love the balance and the subtle patterns. :) REALLY top-notch!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is a super beautiful card! LOVE that chicken stamp--and I LOVE the design! FAB job!

Jen Adcock said...

Just super! I love the composition of your card and of course all that amazing WMS gorgeousness you've got going on there. I am kicking myself for not getting the new Amuse inks and that chicken wire stamp set. How cool is that? I mean really, who else but you could make chicken wire look so good? Another winner, Madame January. Hugs.

Julia Aston said...

A lovely card Denise! Your stampings are so pretty and I love the colors you used! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Edna Morrisedie said...

G O R G E O U S!! Lovely use of colour and great to see all that stamping in there! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

carol (krillsister) said...

Pretty card. You did an awesome job making these colors work.

Lenet said...

beautiful!! This makes a perfect eastercard. thanks for joining us at the WMSC

Sue in Grapevine said...

Love the dies & stamps combos & the lovely colors.

Artisant said...

Congrats :) Good work !!! Card is beautiful !!!

Donna Bowman said...

Pretty card Denise - very French Country! Love the rooster and how you used the colors.

Anne B said...

Fab card, Denise. Love the colours you chose. That French Country set is gorgeous and I think it might be coming to live at my house too :)

Tanya said...

♥ everything about this. love french country!