Thursday, 8 July 2010

Provencal Style

Hey there everyone, 'tis me again! Today I'd like to share a card with you that I made for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge.

Our challenge is slightly different this week because we are not issuing a colour story, but an inspirational picture only.  We are going to leave it to you to interpret the picture this time.  What fun, no limitations!!  Here is the inspiration pic...

When I saw the picture I thought 'meditteranean' which is why I've come up with those colours.  I also wanted to bring in something with lines for the shelving.  Unfortunately my picture looks a bit washed out, but as I'm setting up my post remotely and don't have the card I will have to ask you to use your imagination and visualise slightly more intense colours!!!

Here are the details of how to make it...
  1. Cover card base with brown cardstock
  2. Cut two pieces of patterned paper, for the top and bottom half of the card
  3. Cut scallops, tie on ribbon and attach all to card base with pop dots
  4. Using nesties cut circle and scallop, then cut tattered flowers using various patterned papers, stick together, finishing off with a stick on embellishment for the centre of the flower
  5. Cut a tag using nesties and stamp sentiment, distress edges with tea dye ink
  6. Look at your card and hope that everyone else can see how you got there using this week's inspiration picture ;o)
Dies: Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Tattered flowers, Blossom, Circle, Fancy Tags and Borderabilities Nesties (phew, that was a few Nesties I used there, wasn't it!)
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps, 'Fancy Phrases'
Papers: K & Co
Accessories: East of India ribbon,  Tim Holtz distress ink - 'tea dye', Prima gems, K & Co raised flower

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's inspirational pieces!

and our Celebrity Guest Designer this week is Mariana Grigsby.  I've been following Mariana's blog for a while now, her cards are fab! 

Jelly Bean Designs is sponsoring us this week, which is owned by our very own Savannah O'Gwynn.  Look at all of these lovely little yummies that she's giving away.  I LOVE these papers!  The very first challenge I won was using this range, they are some of my favourites! :o)

So come and join in on the fun!  Pop on over to the Cafe and link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC37.  Can't wait to see what you make!


  1. Great interpretation, always! Love it! xx

  2. Very pretty, love the design and your choice of papers!

  3. LOvely card! I could tell the colors were rich and bright. A Ruby color scheme. :) Love how you layered all the gorgeous colors.

  4. I am in awe! You are so clever to be able to put all those papers together - they look wonderful! Great card :)

  5. Ruby,
    This card is so pretty! Love the colors, design, big scallops and colors!

  6. Gorgeous mix of colors and patterns, Ruby! Love it ALL!!

  7. Lovely card and great colour combination. Love all the embellishments too and the scroll thingy around the sentiment. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

  8. This card is so pretty, love your interpretation of the colours! ;-) x

  9. I think you used every single color in the pic! LOVE your card, especially the flower!

  10. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE when you add your "steps"--I know I say that every week--but I can just see you saying them while you type:) LOVE IT!! I love that last one--I totally see your connection to this inspiration photo--beautiful card! I really like how you used all the colors!! LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting here! I sure do miss you--I will email soon--so sorry that I'm MIA.... hugs to all:)


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