Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #10



I am so thankful when it comes to a blog 'makeover', you get to try and try and try until you fall in love with what you've done.  Now the problem with all that trying is it usually takes up an entire day of being at the computer, but I think it's just another form of creativity.  I love shabby chic and the romantic colors, so I hope you enjoy it while it lasts....you never know when it might be changed again!
 
      So the sneak peek above is to whet your appetite for these luscious colors for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge.  I LOVE THEM!  The inspiration comes by way of The UK this week, so get on over and see what the fabulous PDCC Design Team
put together to inspire you.

I didn't use nearly as much brown in mine...in fact, it's just the base of my card.  But I thought the other elements of this Valentine's card worked really well for the challenge.

The focal point is vintage sheet music from the 1940's.  Also vintage are the foils that were recycled from very old baby shower decorations.  Remember the tissue paper garlands that pulled out to spell 'Congratulations'?  I managed to purchase a number of these awhile back and loved die-cutting them for these hearts.
I used the Damask EF for the silver metallic layer and fabulous turquoise glitter on a chipboard letter.
The die cut tag is from 'Snowed In' by My Mind's Eye.

In an effort to stick with the goal of using more of my older paper collections, I will do my best to share those by name, when I can.  This card uses pretty pinks from Making Memories' 'Sabrina' Collection.
That's one down...many, MANY more to go!

This card is currently for sale in my Etsy Shop.

Go...have fun with this challenge!
Let's see if we can get a record 
number of players this week!


33 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Julie! I love your accordian folded fan & the recycled foils! So dreamy looking. Thank you for having me as your Guest at the Play Date Cafe :)

Julie said...

LOVE your card, Julie! What a scrumptious valentine!

Okay...this is scary...I was "shopping" around for new blog backgrounds yesterday, and I was SO close to using this one! It's just gorgeous, isn't it?! Not entirely set with the one I have...may be looking around a bit more later!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Julie
what a GORGEOUS card this is! I just the the sparkly L and the fan...awesome touches! I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year and may be 2010 be blessed with all good things! Right now...I just want to get our new house ready to be moved into (soooo much work) and our current home listed and sold...hoping to find "some" creative time in the next few months...bubble wrap has become my new medium! :)

CelticWoman said...

Julie it is beautiful and sooo very romantic, the beauty in these colors are that they are so versatile. Happy New Year. Hugs

lynn said...

julie, this card is wonderful-love the foil and all of the different layers!

lynn said...

oh, forgot to tell you i love the new look!

1CardCreator said...

Love the new look of your blog and this is a beautiful card. I love the foiled hearts, and love it more that you re-purposed and recycled them! Happy New Year! ~Diane

Debbie Dolphin said...

beautiful card julie.
Thanks for you comments on my blog.I hope you enjoyed the blog hop and thanks for taking part.
Debbie xxx
Have a fab New Year

*Alison* said...

this is one of my FAVORITE cards you have made.. I LOVE THIS.. so cool and funky with a vintage flair.. you rocked it out girl with this challenge.. HUGS

Kathryn B said...

What an AWESOME card Julie! Wow! I got my work cut out for me for this challenge! LOL!
Happy New Year!

Anne Jagger said...

I really love this card, it's gorgeous. x

Sarah Anderson said...

Great new blog look Julie, but soooo sorry I missed the pink phase!!
LOVE the foil hearts on this card :)
Happy New Year! xx

Heather Jensen said...

I LOVE the fan and the foil hearts, Julie. Guess what? I had that blog background for about 10 min and couldn't find the header, so I changed it to the one I have now. :D
Great minds think alike. I love it! Beautiful.
Happy New Year

Jenn Borjeson said...

Really pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Happy New Year! :)

Hanne said...

This card is just fantastic! The fan and the foil, wow! Love it!
Hanne

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your color challenge presentation is fabulous, Julie. Love the beautiful foils in you hearts and the music sheet folded fan is a perfect backdrop for them. Beautifully created art.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful and romantic, vintagey. Love that music sheet fan!

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