Saturday, June 29, 2013

PDCC#188: Raspberry, Pastel Pink, Lilac

Happy weekend everyone!  We've been having such unpredictable weather here in upstate NY  - sunny one minute, then skies as dark as night with torrential rain the next - that it's difficult to make plans to do anything outside:(  Today was one of those days so I decided to spend some long overdue time in my craft room playing with some new (and old!) stuff:)  The colors and inspiration collage for the current Play Date Cafe challenge inspired an idea I had for a congrats card:




 


I absolutely love that plate in the lower left hand corner of the photo collage - would love to own a stamp of that image!  I pulled out an old Hero Arts clear set called Asian Elements and randomly stamped one of the images several times in black.  I had to restamp it several times in pink on scrap cs then cut out each flower by hand.  All I can say is thank goodness for the current trend of producing dies to match stamp sets!!  I recently acquired the cute Memory Box bike die - it comes with a bike basket and horn!  I wanted to keep my scene simple so I scored a couple of lines to ground the bike.  Sentiment is from Penny Black.
Other Materials Used:  Papertrey ink white cs, Stampin' Up raspberry ripple cs and brads, pretty in pink cs and ink, orchid opulence ink, Hero Arts clear gems, Michael's black cs

I'm sure glad some of my blogging buddies are on top of the demise of Google Reader effective 7/1!  I'm so non-techy but I think I successfully transferred the blogs I follow over to Bloglovin'!  Hope the sun's shining wherever you are:)

8 comments:

Nat said...

Such a Summery scene Robin! Love these pretty flowers and pink bike too! Fab card!! :)

Judy1223 said...

Hi Robin! We've been having similar weather here in southern NJ...many baseball tournament games rained out at the last minute! Glad you found some time to craft! I can't believe you hand cut all those little flowers...yikes! They are beautiful, worth the effort. Lovely card, and a great use of the PDCC colors this wek!

joy said...

Robin, I love that plate, too! And, your card is such a great take on the inspiration colors and the plate. That bike is one cool die.

Glad you were successful in switching over to Bloglovin'. So far, I haven't found anything too difficult for the 74-year-old to figure out with it!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, robin... you really captured that gorgeous plate on your card! funny... we have been having the same kind of weather here in western Washington! sunny skies one minute... torrential downpour the next! thankfully it has settled on warm and sunny!

Greta said...

So fun to see a card from you, Robin! This is brilliant! I agree--thank goodness for matching dies!

Nancy said...

Hi Robin! We have been having similar weather in my part of the world too! I love the way you used the colors from the inspiration photo. Such a sweet design!

Maureen Morton said...

Another adorable "Robin Scene"! Love this - the delicate and the bold together for a jaw-dropping card. You seriously rock, Robin! Happy summer, dear gal.

Rachel W K said...

this card is just full of happiness! those detailed flowers are amazing! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k
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