Monday, October 22, 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge #154





Another entry for the 3rd Anniversary Celebrations. Please see my previous post for all the exciting celebration activities!

I used the challenge photo for my inspiration.  I love the purple tone of the wooden boardwalk and the soft glow of the lanterns .... reminds me of a warm, summer evening at the lake!  

I embossed SU Elegant Eggplant with a wood grain embossing folder, cut narrow strips and adhered to the card front to mimic the boardwalk. 

I wanted to give my "lanterns" a 3D look so I curled/curved the 'paper prior to adhering to the card.  Quite a nice effect in real life! My attempts at creating a candle glow were quite unsuccessful....pretty much looked like the whole thing was on fire!  The above was plan B.

Happy crafting!

8 comments:

  1. I thought that the eggplant on a slant was dp and I was impressed with your thinking to put it on the diagonal. But cutting the strips so that they are the same size and then placing them so perfectly - my hat's off to you, my friend! Another wonderful card with these colours and I love how you mimicked the inspiration photo (even if you didn't achieve the candle glow this time!)

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  2. Great take on the challenge, Geri! Love the lanterns, and how you've done the boardwalk.

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  3. cute~thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!!!

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  4. I love your take on the color story, Geri! Those bold hearts and wonderful purple are super! Great job and thanks for playing along with us at PDCC this week!

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  5. Love the pop of your card! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  6. I love your sweet card! Thank you for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  7. I love the pinstripe look of the card base. It's a gorgeous design. Great flow of color.

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