Tuesday, May 17, 2011


It's another week for the Play Date Cafe Challenge! The color scheme was interesting; it wouldn't be my first choice but I like the results and it's great to take the opportunity to challenge oneself beyond one's normal realm of comfortable and possibly overused color schemes.

Here's this week's color inspiration photo:

I had a new set from Raisin Boat that I wanted to try out ~ All in Toile. It was one that I rented thinking that I would enjoy creating with but that I wouldn't feel compelled to keep...but I like how the stamped images turned out so well that I may have to rethink that! ;)

I chose Perfect Plum cardstock for the base and then went with Sunkiss Yellow cardstock to stamp the toile flower images onto, with a hint of gray as a mat. Then I die cut the doily from a slightly different hue of gray.

I've had Friendship Jar and Friendship Jar Spring Fillers for a little while now and just hadn't had the chance to ink them up yet, so I figured, today's the day! I knew I wanted to use the gorgeous tulips stamp, but it was with trepidation that I chose it because I'm pretty much a total novice when it comes to Copic coloring, and these were quite challenging! Honestly, I think I was in a bit over my head, but I'll take it as a learning experience. :) Now I just need to go to the Copic coloring goddess' website (Debbie Olson) and do some studying!

The jar and all the coordinating images were die cut & stamped on Grey Flannel cardstock.


Supply list:

Cardstock: Perfect Plum (SU); Grey Flannel, Sunkiss Yellow (CTMH)
Patterned Paper: none
Stamp Set(s): All in Toile (Raisin Boat); Friendship Jar & Friendship Jar Spring Fillers (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: Perfect Plum (SU); Grey Flannel, Grey Wool, Garden Green (CTMH); Copic markers - YG91, YG93, YG95, V91, V95, V99; Yellow Cadmium chalk ink (Colorbox)
Tools: Friendship Jar dies, Parisian Lace Doily die (PTI)


  1. Beautiful! I need to get my Friendship Jar stamps out and play - thanks for the inspiration. :)

  2. Really pretty - so country with those gorgeous flowers sticking out of the jar...reminds me of the days I used to pick flowers for my mom. :) Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

  3. Such a pretty card, I'd love to have a jar of flowers like this on my kitchen table, beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

  4. Absolutely splendid! This has an Old World elegance to it. Love it. Thanks for sharing ith with us at The Cafe!