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Thursday, 18 March 2010

Invited To Play


I'm early with my Play Date Challenge this week. The benefits of a clean, graphic style is that sometimes an effective card only takes a few minutes (and other times, if the mojo has beggered off, it can take several frustrating hours).

The colours, when I saw them this morning were, to put it politely, not quite my cup of tea. Pink and yellow. A wonderful combination, which is fresh, light and giving a soft tone but I prefer a rich, full-on palette by choice.

I dragged out the paper scraps box and dug around for a selection of suitable candidates. I also pulled out my Papermania Chatsworth stamps and Versamagic chalk inks. I used my Blossom shaped nesties die and a Martha Stewart punch to cut out the shapes and there you have it.

I tried using a pink background for the card but it didn't pop Neither did yellow. So I have stayed with white. The lighter palette of colours stands out better on white and gives a more pleasing contrast.

13 comments:

Michele said...

oo you're quick this week! Lovely card - great use of the colour scheme x

Cath Wilson said...

I love this, Paul. I've always loved those clean, fresh colours that Versamagic do and they're so lovely to work with. The whole thing is just fresh and Spring like, even if you didn't really enjoy the colours. You were right to use white, too - looks good :)

Ruby said...

I wasn't sure either about the colours to begin with, but I really enjoyed it in the end. You did a great job! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe Challenge this week :o)

Stephanie Kraft said...

The colors may not be your cup of tea, but your creation is wonderful!! Love the CAS and crispness of this, Paul! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC!!

JeanFB said...

Fresh and lovely!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Paul, this card is a wonderful sample using the soft color palette! Your card looks amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with the Play Date Cafe :)

Anne Jagger said...

Very nice! X Love the white background.

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a beautiful invitation, love your focal image! Thanks for playing with us at the PDCC!

Sue Lelli said...

One would never know you didn't like these colors! GREAT card!

Julie Ranae said...

I am all about clean and simple right now on my personal blog.

I love what you have done here and I ALWAYS appreciate that you support our challenge no matter WHAT the color combo is!

Thanks for playing with us again, Paul ; )

Suzanne C said...

Lovely clean design! Glad you rummaged around to creat your pretty card! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW--clean and simple! Love it! Great take on our colors! Thanks for playing with us over at the PDCC!

Sarah Anderson said...

i love the elegance of this card Paul, thanks so much for being a regular at the PDCC :)