Monday, August 13, 2012

play every day


Do you play every day? I try to. Whether it's coloring an image or getting inky with a new stamp pad or fussy cutting some images, I try to do something crafty every day. Keeps my brain alive.

A few days ago I ink distressed a scrap piece of cardstock with some Distress inks that were on my craft desk, splotched some water over it and let it dry.

As I was going through the Flickr group, I saw Lin's fabulous card and when I went to her blog, I discovered that the colors I was playing with were similar to those for Play Date Cafe's colors of Pink Carnation, Orange Sherbet and Lemonade.



I've never joined a PDCC before but couldn't pass up a chance to do so. I stamped my mantra with the Noah Alphabet in Versamark ink and white embossed it. I drew in some faux stitching with a poster paint pen and adhered it to a kraft card base. Done.


The letters are a little squished because it was an afterthought to use the inked piece. But I like it and I'll be entering my first ever PDCC.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you're getting in some play time...

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26 comments:

  1. So cute! I love that sentiment and the background technique is great!

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  2. Donna I so LOVE this!!! I tried the masking technique the other day and it was a disaster. LOL! Your card is so vibrant and bold!!! You've inspired me to try the technique again.

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  3. so glad to see you entering this challenge, my friend! I love your mantra and the colors are so happy.

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  4. Great mantra!! Loved the looks of the lettering on that bright background, Donna!! And not a stray fleck of embossing powder to be seen!! Hooray!!

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  5. LOVE this mantra and card Donna! The water splashes look great on the inked background!

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  6. This is so fun! Love the big bold letters!

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  7. Words to live by in such a beautiful presentation!

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  8. LOVE the Inks and Such a Fun Card....Yummy!

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  9. WOW! Your card hits this challenge right on the nose, Donna! The colors are in the perfect order and the big white letters mimic those shown in the challenge photo, too! Great job - it IS good to play every day!!

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  10. Love this bold card, and I like the wonky lettering, especially that tipsy 'e'. Makes it interesting!

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  11. Donna did you link to PDCC? Not showing...

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  12. love your inked card base. I acctually like the squished works, looks playful.

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  13. i.love.it.

    Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  14. I try to be as playful as I can every day, it makes life much more fun. Might try this..

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  15. This is GORGEOUS Donna - FAB background & FAB stamping - I LOVE that the letters are all squished up - makes it look like they are playing!!!

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  16. I love the mantra and LOVE your card. Yummy colors and beautifully executed card.

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  17. Just gorgeous Donna. Your background is a great mixture of colours and the white letters look stunning.

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  18. Well this is just super fun! I love the inking over the embossing. Glad to have you join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge, I hope you will play with us again!

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  19. Lovely card, Donna! I love the color combo, and the great sentiment... I wish I can play everyday! :) Have a beautiful happy week, big hugs!

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  20. Love the things you are makeing!
    /Fina Fröken Söt (Little miss sweet) in Sweden

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  21. oh wow, I love this! I love how the letters are so white and crisp against the vibrant blended background. Thanks for playing along in The Play Date Cafe challenge!

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  22. just love how you used those yummy and fun colors. fabulous work as always, Donna! hope you have a fabulous week, my friend! love ya! =)

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  23. Yay! I'm so glad you found us. I always love your style Donna, as you know! This is just FAB! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

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  24. Holy moley, Donna! Your card is *so* fabulous!! I am so glad you joined up with PDCC...your take on the colors is so fun and chic!

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  25. This is AMAZING, Donna! I LOVE the layers of color and I LOOOOOVE the way you used those fab letter stamps! YOU ROCKED this color story:)

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  26. So beautiful and inspiring! I love these fun colours and the flecks look amazing. I can't believe this is your first time playing with the PDCC! ;D

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