Friday, March 25, 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?

7 comments:

  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 :

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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!

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  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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