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Friday, 1 April 2011

Play Date Cafe 75


Three delicious vintage colours this week at Play Date Cafe challenge blog. Muted shades of Blue & Pink combined with Silver grey.

Papers were all from my scrap files so I haven't a clue who they are by. The die shape is another newbie from Spellbinders. Part of their Fleur de Lis range. The sentiment is one I created on the computer & printed out. Then I added flowers, pearls and new for me, pearl head pins. There's a bit of hand sewing thrown in there too. It would be quicker to sew by machine but I was just too lazy to set the thing up. Madness I know. The five minutes it would take could save me about half an hour of stitching time.

I'm increasingly finding myself drawn to the vintage style. Not sure how successful I am at putting the look together yet but it's fun to try. I think I need to practise more, see what works and what doesn't. Again, it feels good to be stretching my creative muscles. You can tell Spring is here, I have the urge to play!

16 comments:

Anne Jagger said...

Just loving your recent nesties Paul. The sentiment is gorgeous and your handstitching.......wow! I would NEVER be able to do it that neatly.
The way you have put all the elements together is beautiful. X

Tracey said...

Paul I am so LOVIN' your vintage style...not too over the top....just right IMO!!! Beautiufl card!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Papillon said...

I Love these colours together, and love the vintage feel of the card-I agree with you that the thought of setting up the sewing machine can be a bit tiresome, and I have done the same thing as you-hand stitched instead!! you are not alone!

JoZart said...

Lots of gorgeousness there... fab card...colours, LO, and I adore that new die cut. I'm excited as I've just got a Vagabond so I'm noticing dies so much more. See you tomorrow!
Jo x

Nigel said...

A wonderfully elegant use of the colours, and your stitching is a heck of a lot neater than mine would have been.

alexa said...

Very pretty with all that delicate layering - hoping Spring fever keeps your creative juices flowing! You must have a HUGE pile of dies ...

Fiona said...

Your card is so lovely Paul - love the way you've pulled it together :) Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe!

Alisonph said...

Lovely card Paul and I love your New52 Project - what a good idea.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Paul, I'm lovin' that fleur-de-lis shape from Spellbinders...you've used it at least once before, no? You are being such an enabler! LOL Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at The Play Date Cafe.

Maria said...

Gorgeous card, Paul! You do vintage style very well! I too love that fleur-de-lis Spellbinder die...so lovely! And your hand sewing on your card is amazing...great job!

Andrea Ewen said...

Well, I do find hand stitching therapeutic, even if it's not time efficient. Sometimes our sanity is worth it, kwim? Gorgeous card, I am drawn to the vintage style as well and you've certainly captured it with that fabulous fleur-de-lis pendant! Super job Paul...great to see you in the Cafe!

Michele Gross said...

Lovely! The nestie is so pretty and goes so well with the stick pins! Great design and pretty play on the colors! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is gorgeous! All your patterned papers work so well together, and I'm LOVIN' that cluster of blossoms! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Paul! GASP! This is stunning--love the mixture of colors--perfect amount of each! I love the nesties--must get some more! I also love this beautiful shabby and fresh look! Great job:) Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC!

Julie Ranae said...

Am I hearing that this Clean and Simple graphic design man is venturing into the land of layering on? : )
This is beautiful and I think you are headed down a good path...keep it up!
Great to have you with us again in The Cafe...sorry I've been amiss at getting around more : (

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great job.