Thursday, October 22, 2009

Play Date Challenge #1


This is so much fun to be on the Play Ground Floor for the first challenge on the Play Date Cafe Design Team. The challenge is a color challenge, and I have selected autumn colors for my entry.
I used Cricut Basic George cartridge to cut a 5-1/2" capital O to get an open frame. I switched to the Stretch Your Imagine cartridge to cut out the word "autumn" and the wonderful leaves. I selected pattern papers with the two changing colors of the season, I doodled on the leaf and then ran it through the script Cuttlebug embossing folder. Stickles have been added here and there. Some of the leaves have been lifted with popdots. I have some wonderful velum sentiments which I had added to display in the center of the open frame. I like the way this turned out and I hope you do as well. TFL, and do visit Play Date Cafe to see the wonderful creations from the designers. My friend Sandi is one of the designers and I am always entranced by her projects. The whole team is very very talented.

20 comments:

CelticWoman said...

Oh Carole, this is so wonderful, those leaves look like they have just difted down and love that little touch of bling. Thanks so much from all of us and a special hug from me, for takin the CHALLENGE. Hugs

Julie Ranae said...

Carole~What a lovely entry for our first challenge! So glad that you are excited about it and we will look forward to your offerings week after week!

"Um Buggin" said...

OMG!! Carole, what a lovely entry for the challenge. I love the colors you used, and how creative is that to use the letter "O" for the base. I tell you girlfriend, you have some creative imagination!
I just love it Carole, you should be on the team too!

Hugz, xx

~L~

shelly said...

oh carole this is a beautiful wreath!!!! love love love it! ill go check out that challenge :) and.. i owe you an email! xx shelly

Sharon Caudle said...

ooooo...this is gorgeous!!! I love those leaves, Carole! And the word autumn looks amazing! The entire card looks amazing! Great job! hugs!

Joy said...

Just beautiful Carole !!! The leaves are gorgeous!! Another great piece of art!!
xoxo Joy

eiyiyi said...

Absolutely stunning. This is gorgeous. eileen

*Alison* said...

Carole,
This is so pretty.. I love the look of the leaves and the word is wonderful.. I love your entry.. I look forward to seeing what you come up with next week.. HUGS Alison
I am so happy you came to play with us at the Play Date Cafe...

DonnaMundinger said...

Truly stunning Carole! Really captures the autumn feel! Gorgeous entry for the challenge! xxD

Sarah Anderson said...

What a very clever idea to use a giant 'o' as a base!! I love autumn, and this is beautiful

1CardCreator said...

Wow Carole, you never cease to amaze me. This is so beautiful! I love the way you did the leaves, and also your signature white dots. You are 1 amazing and creative woman, proud to call you friend. ~Diane

Whippet said...

That is one of my favorite quotes. What beautiful leaves...thanks for sharing fall:-)

Peet said...

Wow, this is totally stunning, Carole!!!

Kris L said...

Carole this might be my new favorite card of yours (and I have many!). Just Wonderful! Hugs my friend...Kris

chelemom said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!! This is seriously GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Julie said...

Love your card! I really like how you made a wreath of leaves to frame your sentiment--beautiful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Carole! I love your autumn wreath with all those beautiful colors! Great job with the color challenge! :) TFS

Kelly said...

Great job on the challange Carole. Love the colors.

beedeebabee♥ said...

Wow...This is gorgeous!!! ;)

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Carole! Love your challenge entry! The word autumn looks so lovely!