Thursday, April 8, 2010

Coffee w/ Kristen Powers...The Play Date Cafe Challenge



I've always loved the way Sherlock Holmes
introduced Dr. Watson to people.
He would say....
"This is my friend and colleague, Dr. Watson."

Although I met Kristen Powers when she
came and taught a weekend at my
store over 10 years ago, 
I will always call her a friend first.



Back then, she 'sorta' worked for me...
Now I 'sorta' work for her as she recently asked me
to be a part of her KPink design team.


This week, once more, the tables have turned and I have
asked Kristen to put her artistic talents to work for us
over at The Play Date Cafe as our
'celebrity' guest designer and sponsor.
She not only said yes, but she made 2 different
digital stamps for our design team to play with.


  One thing I really enjoyed about playing 
with this image, was thatI had the freedom to 's-t-r-e-t-c-h' it beyond it's
original shape so that I could make this unique-sized
greeting card.  I chose to do a little
'paper piecing' on mine and oh my goodness,
I went 'BOO' CrAzY on this one!
Let's just say that the copyright date on the back of the
floral paper was dated MM...yes, 2000!
The embossed satin ribbon is nearly 20 years old!
By the way, that ribbon is embossed satin...I wanted a hint of
green to match the greenery in the inspiration photo, so I inked
it with a bit of VersaMagic in 'Key Lime'.
Although it's hard to tell, the flowers and steam are 3-D
and I actually punched holes in the 'lace' doily.

I am SO proud of our design team this week as each one
who used a digital image, tried a different technique to make
it work for them.  So I hope you will stop by The Cafe
and then to each one of their blogs and
find out all the 'unique' things you can do.

It's not just about 'printing' anymore!

 



30 comments:

kristen said...

the card you made with "my" image is just darling...wish I could claim it as my own! LOL
*hugs*

Suzanne C said...

Lovely design! The piecing on the pretty digital image is gorgeous. Great inspiration on how to create a lovely hybrid card!

li-bee-ti said...

This card is simply AMAZING! You've done an awesome briliant job with that photo inspiration! I LOVE it.
And it's a great color combo and I do need to play with it!
TFS

Mervi said...

Oh so beautiful- lovely image to work with;-))m

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Julie! Great work with that digital image! Congrats again on your new DT position!

Helen said...

I'm sitting here in the office with a mug of tea reading this - I am sure it would taste so much nicer in your fab cup! Beautiful card.

Sharli said...

Julie,
This is a wowie for sure!!! LOVE it!
Hugs!

Julie said...

What a beautiful card, Julie! Love the colors and the teacup is adorable!

Hope your day is wonderful today!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful choice of papers for paper piecing. The embossed background and stitching really ties the card together.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Julie! Love the paper-piecing! Can't wait to see more of your fabulous kpink creations!

Courtney said...

Beautiful card! I think you guys picked some awesome colors this week!

Lori said...

Great colors, and card! I love the "BOO" idea, now that I have checked that out.

Sarah Anderson said...

Hey what a great idea 'stretching' the image! It looks fab - loving that 'doiley' :)

Tracey said...

Wow great card, love the shape, so nice to see something other than square in blog land right now lol, the paper piecing works really well too, thanks for the inspiration, have a great weekend XXX

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Julie! Your card is so charming! I just love tea cups, and this stamp is adorable! Beautiful colors too!
xoxo Paulette ;)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE this--You are amazing! I love how sweet this card is--great job with the digi! LOVE LOVE LOVE everything:) THANK YOU--for so much:)

Ruby said...

Fab card!! I love the way you've stretched the cup and the punched doily looks great! I never even thought to punch it, but it gives such a great effect! I love your 'boo' idea, it's such good fun and makes you feel less guilty about buying new things when you actually start using up things too! Great that you managed to use some old bits and pieces. Luverly! :o)

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