Thursday, November 3, 2011

Play Date Cafe...Practicing Creativity

Hello and welcome to this week's edition of the Play Date Cafe! We've got a great color story for you today, one that reminded me of lemonade when I first saw it, because lemonade comes both pink and yellow and usually you pour it into a glass, which resembles a gray I rambling? Let's get back to the challenge. Take a look at the beautiful colors that Jax has put together for us this week:

Here's my card using these sweet colors:

I had this grandiose idea in my head which equated to mediocrity on's not that I don't like it, but my mind fashioned something a bit more colorful and feminine.

I used this tutorial here for making that elegant bow. I happened to have some multi-colored flowers, as luck would have it, in pink and yellow. That was placed atop my elegant bow and the sides and circle perimeter of the card are doused with Petal Pink and Buttercup Liquid Pearls. Remember those dot candies that were on the papers and you had to pull them off and eat them? And more often than not you had to spit out paper? My card reminds me of them. Ahh, such fond memories....

This week's Play Date Cafe is being sponsored by Practicing Creativity Designs. Check out the Play Date Cafe's website for the low down on prizes and how the other gals fashioned projects using these colors!

The Fine Print:
Deadline for prizes is 11:59pm EST on Tuesday.
The 'Cup of the Week' will be announced during the next challenge.


We want you to enjoy this challenge.
Interpret the colors the way you see them.
We do not use specific card stock color names or brands.
Break out of the box and have fun!
The main requirement is:
When using additional colors, please limit them to neutrals.
You are welcome to combine challenges,
but we do ask that:

1. The PDCC name and/or photo is used
2. OUR colors are the focus of the card.

Have fun and happy stamping!

Stamps: Nature's Wonder (Practicing Creativity)
Paper: White
Ink: Going Grey (SU!)
Accessories: Scalloped Circles, Renaissance Hearts Nestabilities (Spellbinders), scoring tool, Mulberry rose (Wild Orchid Crafts), Pink Organdy ribbon (SU!), Petal Pink & Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), dimensionals, Buttermilk Spica pen
Size: 5 1/2" square


  1. Oh gosh Andrea I can just see those candies! Even if it's not your vision, it's still a lovely card. It IS very soft and feminine!

  2. Andrea, I don't know what you had in your head but this card is gorgeous! I love the Liquid Pearls and the card is so delicate and feminine.

  3. Dear Andrea ,

    you are so creativ. Your works are so beautifull done! Thank you for your Inspirations.

    I am your new follower now. It would make me very proud, if you take my site too as your favorite Blogs!
    Many Hugs from Marina

  4. LOVE the way you've die-cut out that scalloped window, Andrea! And your bow and Liquid Pearls details are so elegant and completely fab!

  5. I think this is wonderful! LOVE all of the white!

  6. I apologize for being behind in posts and comments---I scrolled down three posts and WOW! OHHHHHHHHH! SWOON:) Your creations make me drool! I just love your talent--so many gorgeous creations shared on this blog! GORGEOUS! Literally!

    I love this card--love those liquid pearls on the side--WOW! That must have taken FOREVER! What a gorgeous take on this color story! LOVE:)

  7. Your bow turned out so pretty! I love how you used this color combo. It looks so soft and sophisticated!

  8. Andrea, this is FAR from mediocre! It is SO delicate and feminine. LOVE it. ;)

  9. My jaw dropped when I saw this--it is SOOO incredibly gorgeous! Well done! :)

  10. Well if this is your idea of mediocrity you better not look at my cards--I can only dream of doing something like this. Absolutely love the tiny dots, the scalloped window, the gray image, and the ribbon treatment!

  11. Andrea this is simply beautiful. Love all the little details on this one!

  12. Such a sweet card!! Love what you did with the colors!

  13. Love those 'candy dots' all 'round the card! Great take on that color challenge with the PC set. I like the peek-thru window. :)


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