Thursday, July 22, 2010

Back to Playing at the Play Date Cafe

So I decided this week I was going to break through the creative block and play with the colors at the Play Date Cafe.....then I saw the colors.....

They were a bit challenging to say the least and I wasn't so inspired. (Okay, so I know it's a Challenge, and the colors should be Challenging).  So I scrolled through the cards from the DT, each one a gorgeous masterpiece I must say. Okay, maybe I can do this, I thought, but inspiration wasn't there. I tried a few ideas, that failed miserably, nothing was coming together. THEN, I had the serendipitous moment I was hoping for when I went through my Webster's Pages 6x6 papers. I found the perfect paper, then the Hero Arts Cling stamp Old Letter was just sitting there waiting to be inked up. Suffice it to say, the rest came together and I'm pretty happy with the outcome.
The Hero Arts Heart-Winged Butterfly is stamped over Old Letter Writing and embossed with Marcasite ep to give it some sparkle. Then I painted some Antique Linen Distress ink mixed with Perfect Pearls on the open areas of the butterfly to age the white cs and add a touch more shimmer. I punched the small butterflies out of the reverse of the mat paper using the MS butterfly punch and added some silver pearls. Everything was then mounted to a card base of PTI kraft cs.

I wanted to remind you of this TFTD (thought for the day) post about blessings HERE. It was about that time (the end of March 2010) that I started to end my comments and posts with "bless you" or "blessings". I just wanted to say that when I visit your blogs or flickr galleries I do take the time to pray for you and ask God to bless your day. It is something tangible I can do to return the love and encouragement you all extend to me.
Blessings to you all,
nancy

37 comments:

  1. Nancy... First of all the card is stunning! So glad you played along it turned out beautifully. Second the thought that you send a prayer with your commenting is such a lovely thing! Prayers have so much power. Lastly glad you decided to join us again at the PDCC this week!

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  2. glad your creativity is back... this is one beautiful card. The colours for this one is challenging and you have nailed it so well. Like Suzz.... it is so nice to think of you sending prayers with your comments... we can all use that extra prayer not matter what. Blessing to you to Nancy.

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  3. Wow! This is such a great card. It's so elegant and romantic. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  4. Love your card Nancy, your mojo has definately returned, this card is beautiful, I love the vintage feel to it. Great to see the heart winged butterfly making a comeback on a few blogs, really love this stamp!
    Sallyx

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  5. Oh, girl, the drought is over! (I never thought your mojo disappeared at all, by the way). This is so elegant and classy - I adore it!! I agree, these colors scared me, too, but you've given me hope! Hugs!

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  6. Your card is so beautiful, Nancy! When I saw it, I came here to tell you that! It's full of charm! And thank you for your prayers and blessings, they do make a difference! :)

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  7. How gorgeous is this, Nancy!! Love how you paired up the stamps and the way you used the colors! SEE? The inspiration will find YOU when you give it a chance :) xo

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  8. So glad you kept on trying with these colors and never gave up! Just look what your determination produced! Such elegance and style! Love this, Nancy!

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  9. WOW, this is so beautiful.. I love it! I look so soft and dreamy to me..

    I really think it is wonderful that you send out prayers with your comment.. When I read that it made my heart smile.. THANK YOU!

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  10. So very glad that you stuck with working on the colors for this week's challenge because the gallery wouldn't be the same without this creation! Fabulous design indeed!
    I also really love your post and that you shared how you can be an encouragement beyond the comment : ) Blessings to you as well.

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  11. Beautiful, so glad you stuck with the challenge and played along with us at the PDCC.

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  12. Gorgeous art piece! Beautifully created. Hugs, Gayle

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  13. Wow this is so elegant Nancy! I'm glad you did stick with the challenge - this is gorgeous!!

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  14. Well for colors you found challenging or un inspiring you sure created a Gorgeous art piece! Its simply stunning!

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  15. This is BEAUTIFUL! You work wonders with that vintage background stamp - might have to order it now!

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  16. This card is super-elegant, and a winner in my book!

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  17. Just gorgeous, Nancy! Lovely post as well.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

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  18. Nancy, this card is so beautiful! Thanks for your prayers. Such a sweet thing to do. I appreciate it and you!

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  19. What a gorgeous card! Glad it came together for you. Your prayers are greatly appreciated. Thanks for playing with us in the play date cafe :)

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  20. Mesmerizing! Love the elegant look of this card!

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  21. Gorgeous card, love the color combo, will have to find some time to play!

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  22. wonderful card nancy! you did well! don't you love those moments when you say,
    ah-ha' and it all comes together?
    have a great weekend!

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  23. This is just incredibly beautiful!! Blessing to you

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  24. wow! this is gorgeous, Nancy! love it!

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  25. SO glad you played along with us this week! Your card is BEAUTIFUL! It's funny how some colours challenge us more than others, I found this one ok, but have been stumped by a few in the past. Usually though they turn out to be my favourite cards!! Gorgeous work, it may have taken some time to pull together, but the result was worth it!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

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  26. Love the idea that you send prayers with each comment. You are such an inspiration! And your card, Nancy, is PERFECTION! Love the elegance of the script--great take on the inspiration colors!

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  27. WOW! You really rocked this color combo! Great job--love those butterflies:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

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  28. I adore butterflies, this is really pretty. Looks like they are about to fly off the page.

    Sue

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  29. LOVE the card!! the colours are gorgeous, and I love how you've used the Old Letter stamp.

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  30. Wow thats one gorgeous card!! love the stamping mixed with the Websters pages mini.. I have some of thier papers which I am yet to use, got to stop hoarding it:-)

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  31. I'm so glad I read your entire post because what a gift you are giving us with your prayers! THANK YOU! And as for your card, it is just so BEAUTIFUL! All of the papers and butterflies and stamping and inking came together so perfectly!

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  32. WOW this is stunning. I guess quite a few others though so too. Nice!! Thanks for sharing. Come visit www.designsbydiana.typepad.com

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