Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Play Date Cafe - Shades of Grey (PDCC #122)

I am SO excited, yet again, to play along in a new challenge!!! :D  This time it's called, Shades of Grey (PDCC #122).  I've never participated in this one and I just heard about The Play Date Cafe for the first time, LAST NIGHT!  

I have never done any color challenges, so when I saw this, I thought: "Wow, what gorgeous colors AND they're trendy indeed!".  So I was up for the challenge.  I'm havin' so much fun with all these super amazing blog challenges.  I predict I'll be having a hard time going in to work on Monday... I'll be daydreaming of paper, ink, stamps, ribbon, etc., etc... [sigh] ♥  So, anyways, below are the challenge & card details.  Also, be sure to check out what this week's sponsor, Simon Says Stamp is giving to the winner as well. 

The Play Date Cafe's colors to use are:

Charcoal, Ash & Butter

And here is my card! :D

I am in love with how it turned out!!! Plus, I had a blast making it!!! :D  I will be giving this card to Sonya White, the cooperating teacher whom I work with as part of my student teaching assignment.  I only have 2 more weeks left with her before I begin my second placement.  I will miss her immensely! I am thankful to her for her undivided support and encouragement, and grateful to GOD for allowing me to cross paths with her!!! What an amazing woman she is! (: 

Okay, I won't keep you waiting any longer.  Here are the materials I used to make this card:

  • Pattern paper: Echo Park 6x6 Victoria Garden paper pad (I'm obsessed w/anything that has a music note theme!)
  • Die Templates: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One Small
  • Punch: Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly
  • Embellishments: Rhinestones by studio-g; pearl by Recollections; ribbon by Michaels (from the dollar bin), satin, butter/yellow color.
  • Embossing Powder: Can't remember the brand, but got it at Michaels a while ago--it was in a package of 5 different colored embossing powders, all for just .01¢ - Yes, that's right, you read correctly: ONE cent! (; [Shown in silver]
  • Cardstock: Colorbök Deluxe Textured Cardstock Pad, "Earthtones".
  • Adhesive: "The Craft Collection - Tombo" permanent tape runner; "Elmer's Glue" mini glue dots; Dimensional foam tape by "Recollections".
Hope you were inspired like all of you inspire ME daily!!! Blessings on you all!!! XOXOXOXO 




MorenaBella said...

Gri, this is amazing! I love that card you made. It's very fabulous, like you! I can't wait for our card making appointment!

gRiSeL™ said...

Thank you!!!! :D Looking forward to it!!!

Pat said...

LOVE the colors and the music note background!

gRiSeL™ said...

:D Thanks for your comments! I think I may use these color palettes in my future wedding! HA!

Stacy said...

Great card, love the pearl on the ribbon. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

gRiSeL™ said...

Aww, you made my day with that compliment! Thank you so much! (:

Alicia said...

You nailed those challenge colors, love it! thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

gRiSeL™ said...

Thank you so much, Alicia for your kind words! Looking forward to participating in more challenges in the future! (:

Crafty Peoples said...

Oh! I love this card! Really beautiful and elegant without being overly formal! Fabulous!

gRiSeL™ said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! It put a smile on my face! (: