Friday, August 13, 2010

Another Color Challenge at Play Date Cafe.....and a New Challenge

As always I was completely inspired by the wonderful Lin at Sending Hugs. You can't visit her blog without being so blessed by her creative genius. Well I was completely stumped by the Play Date Cafe Challenge #42 colors this week, but after my visit to Lin's blog I started looking at the colors a bit differently. And following her lead, I'm joining the inaugural challenge of CASE Study also. As a fan of the wonderful Carole Kisch, who just happens to be on the Design Team, I had to give it a try.
 So here's the PDCC color inspiration.........
and here's my interpretation of them.......
I guess I was inspired by the camels to depict a mode of transportation, one better suited to the neighborhood where I live. I really do like this color scheme with a green that has a bit more life to it. These papers from the Que Sera collection by K&Company really helped to find the right shades to use. As for the CASE Study challenge, I think this is a loose take on the inspiration. I had some fun with the ruffled paper instead of a ribbon bow. Anyway there you have it, I'll be looking to both of these wonderful challenge blogs for inspiration in the coming weeks and months. Thanks to the designers at both Play Date Cafe and CASE Study for keeping the challenges and creativity coming! And a special thanks to my friend Lin and her amazing talent!

Here is my paraphrase of James 5:8 "Be patient (as a farmer patiently waits for his crops to grow). Establish your heart- be brave and courageous. Work to further God's kingdom (be an asset in spreading the gospel) for Christ is coming back soon (live with this certainty as my hope for the future).
Blessings!
nancy

Stamps: Hero Arts-F5293 Bicycle, CG118 Stripes Pattern, CL151 Share Laughter (sentiment).
Ink: Memories ArtPrint Brown, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies: Standard Circles Large, Labels Three.
Paper: K&Company Que Sera Collection, Cardstock-Cream from Michael's, Kraft card base-PTI.
Gems: Recollections from Michael's.
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares, regular size

27 comments:

Terry said...

You rocked this color challenge! Love the bicycle stamp and how you used it! Lovely!

Dawn said...

Awesome Nancy.... yes Lin is very inspiring. Love this one. Thanks also for your wonderful support to our family in the way of your prayers. Much appreciated.

Rosemary said...

love your card, nancy! those colors have me stumped, but you worked magic with them!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so sweet! love how you used those colors, very charming card!

Barb said...

So neat how Lin inspires so many of us! Love your take on the colors, Nancy! And how fun those papers are! Love the ruffly piece going through the sentiment and the brown stripes look wonderful!

Lin said...

You are NOT going to believe this, but when I looked at that picture for the PDCC, I did not see those camels! I saw the chairs, but I thought they were all lined up at a beach or something! I'm giggling now because it's so obvious, but it wasn't to me at the time.
Love your take on both of these challenges, Nancy! That bicycle is such a happy image, and your ruffled paper is a nice touch. Thanks, my friend, for the sweet words.

Stephanie Kraft said...

So sweet, Nancy! Love the ruffled paper.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Nancy, what a sweet card! I love that old fashioned bicycle and how you 'antiqued' the panel...meshes right along with your theme. And I love that paper ribbon treatment, it's great because it matches exactly with your dp (maybe because it's the same paper? lol) Super fine work, thanks so much for joining us at CASE Study this week and we'd love to have you play along with us again!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous design and love the use of the colors. The bicycle is a great idea! Glad you decided to join us again. Love your thought for the day too!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that bicycle, and I really must ink it up!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wonderful design, fabulous papers and stamping, what a great card! I'm so glad you found your way to CASE Study... I hope to see you back next week!! xxx

scrapperjulia said...

Love that bicycle stamp and how you used it on your beautiful card!

CinnamonSally said...

Love your take on this challenge Nancy, you have created such a pretty card, I am also struggling with these colours as they are not in my normal palette, will keep trying though.
Sallyx

Sanne said...

Wonderful cards (as allways) since my last visit to your blog Nancy. I haven´t been in the mood for card making since I came back from holiday hope it will come back to me ;0) It has been hard starting job after 4 weeks break and when I come home I just enjoy the sun and visit my friends. So for now I just enjoy my blogfriends creations!
Big hug Sanne

Dana said...

Very pretty card, Nancy!! Love all the patterns and textures as well as your color combo :-)

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, wonderful mix of papers! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Teneale Williams said...

Wonderful, love the bike image and great sponging on the edges. Love it.

Thanks for playing at Case Study for our first week.

Teneale

Elise said...

You're SO cute! I love how you've shared your inspiration for this darling little card! The connection between camels and bicycle is EXCELLENT! Your use of the PDCC colors is WONDERFUL, the composition, and pretty much EVERYTHING about this adorable and inspiring card - YEAHOOOO! Thanks SO much for sharing your talent with the PDCC!

Aimes said...

OH what a sweet card - totally rocked the challenges too!
Thanks so much for joining in on this week's CASE study!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

These papers are perfect for this color story!! Great bicycle--love these images:) LOVE those gems and sentiment too:) Great job all around! Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Simone said...

Such a beautiful card Nancy! Love everything about it!

Sue Kohler said...

Nancy, this is a fabulous combination of both challenges!!! Your colour selection is just wonderful, love the hint of purple! Thanks for joining the debut of CASE study, hope to see you back again next week! :)

Tiffany said...

Lovely colors and I really like the circle that frames the bike nestled inside another nestie, beautiful job!

Makiko Jones said...

This is such a wonderful card...love the color combo and sponged details!

Lin said...

Congratulations, my friend, for being in the top 3 for this challenge! Well done!

tWiNkLestamper said...

Love the blended ink around the image! Very pretty~~~

Jinny Newlin said...

Ooooo! So pretty! I love what you did with that bicycle image! Fantastic take on the color combo, too!