Friday, 25 March 2011

PDCC74 - Blue and Purple

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #74 has such a pretty inspiration photo and colours.

The photo looks so happy and inviting; I wish I had a wall like that as I do love these colours together.

Yet, look at my card....complete opposite. Blue is a colour and a feeling, such as "blue and missing you".

Although there was the temptation to add more "stuff" or distressing, I actually wanted to evoke a sense of austerity or emptiness that you get when you're blue and missing someone. I went for a really tiny "miss you" (dropped "so much") and three pearls to signify either tears or "I love you" (take your pick).

inks: Stampin Up Tempting Turquoise,  Distress Inks: Broken China, Dusty Concord
stamps: Stampin Up Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Very Vintage (roller)
Punch: SU 2-step owl, 2 3/4" scallop circle
others: Tim Holtz alphabet mask, SU pearls

Yes, I used the owl punch (8x) along with the scallop circle to make that flower. It's a technique generously shared by Valita here. I've been meaning to try it for a while and found my chance now - a purple flower turning blue.

So there you go. How can colours that can be so happy can also be so sad?


  1. Gorgeous! Who knew an owl could be a rose!! Fantastic. Oooo lovely, great image and what a fab embossing folder. I love the vintage look you got with this card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe :

  2. This is gorgeous - your bloom is stunning and I think you captured 'feeling blue' beautifully.
    Caroline xxx

  3. That is one GORGEOUS flower...your colours and card are beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

  4. This is neat! Glad you shared a link to how to make that flower from the owl punch. Thanks for playing with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

  5. Your rose is so pretty - love that you've turned the colors into a different feel and that you've made your rose turn "blue". Thanks for sharing this with The Play Date Cafe this week.

  6. Wow, that flower is beautiful! Love the design and the awesome use of our colors! So glad to have you playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  7. This is gorgeous, and I just love your description of it all too. How clever to use an owl punch! Thanks for playing along with at the Play Date Cafe this week!


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