Thursday, July 25, 2013

Play Date Cafe Challenge 192

Today we have a splash of neon yellow!!

Here's a look at my tag:

I just love those doodled circle stamps from Paper Bag Studios. The be happy sticker is by SRM.

This week, our sponsor is The Twinery!

For complete challenge and prize information, visit The Play Date Cafe blog!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Play Date Cafe #191

We have a very special challenge this week, because we were able to use the great product line by Mona Pendleton for My Favorite Things!

Mona is definitely one of my mixed media heroes, and her work is what originally inspired me to take part in this type of color challenge. So it is quite an honor to use her products for this one! Take a look at the colors:
So here is my take:

I used a number of My Favorite Things products, including:
MFT MPD Square Motif Stencil

I am a definitely stencil junkie, and I just loved how these ones were perfect for art journaling (although I think they would be great for a CAS project too!)

I used the dot stencil with green paint on a makeup sponge (you can see the circles in the upper left hand and lower right hand corners).

I used the square motif one with modeling paste, and I wasn't sure how it would turn out, because in the past I had only used modeling paste with thicker stencils, but here it worked perfectly! I really love the result, it adds so much texture. (You can see where I used it just to the bottom/left of the fabric flower). It's a bit hard to see in the photos, but it looks great in person.

And the doily stencil was the first I used on the page, so it is very hard to see in the final result since it got mostly covered up. I used a Tim Holtz Distress Paint Dauber through the stencil.

I also used the orange paint dauber on the distressed dots stamp. I like that result a lot, you can see it just above the fabric flower.

Well, that's about it, I hope you enjoy, because I sure enjoyed making it!

If you want to play along in our challenge, visit The Play Date Cafe Blog for complete information.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Play Date Cafe Challenge 190

I have been busy the past few weeks,volunteering at a summer camp, so I wasn't able to create a project for the challenge this week. But, you will love the color story nonetheless, I am sure!

I just love the color gradient, perfect for ombre or something similar.

The sponsor this week is the always wonderful and generous Simon Says Stamp!
Be sure to stop by The Play Date Cafe Challenge blog for complete challenge rules and information.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Play Date Cafe Challenge #189 Burgundy, Terracotta, Icy Blue

It's that time again! Happy 4th of July to all the residents of the USA out there :)

Check out this week's color story:

And take a look at my tag:

The message was something that I needed to tell myself this week. I had a bad encounter and I just couldn't let it go! I am finally feeling better, after taking my own advice.

This week, our sponsor is The Memory Nest.
If you would like to win a prize from them (and who wouldn't??), then go to The Play Date Cafe Challenge Blog for complete rules and information!