Saturday, May 14, 2011

Just Saying Hello

If you follow my blog regularly you already know how much I love playing at The Play Date Cafe.
Here are this week's colors

I missed the last two challenges :( so this week I was determined to play along. It turns out that was going to be harder than I thought! I was on a hunting trip through my stash for gray paper, or gray ink, or well gray anything!! The only thing I could find that had any kind of gray in it was graduation paper . . .eek! Thankfully, amongst all the wonderful bright colors in the Jillibean Soup staples pack there was a 6 x6 sheet of gray :) After a hour long scavenger hunt I finally got to work :)

I started with a standard size white card. I rubbed dusty concord distress ink all over the front. Next I cut my precious gray paper to 3 1/2 x 4 1/4. I rounded the top two corners and adhered it flat.

I cut a piece of white to 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 and added some gray ribbon (American Crafts) I accidentally found this while looking for my purple ribbon,  I had no clue I even owned it  . . oops :) I added my purple ribbon and then trimmed the edges.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts, All Occasion Messages.

The flower was stamped 3 times on white cardstock and the leaf twice (both from Hero Arts, Layered Flowers) I colored the flower with my H20 pen and dusty concord. The leaves were colored with crushed olive. I fussy cut everything out. The flower was put to together with foam tape and adhered flat to the card.

I topped the flower off with some stardust stickles and a purple button.

So now that it's all said and done I think I like it enough to go get some more gray paper :)


  1. Kelly, this is such a beautiful card! Love the way you used those colors!

  2. Well hello there lovely card!! I adore polka dots and that grey pattern paper is super yummy! You've done a wonderful job with the colors and I'm so glad you joined us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. Fabby flower Kelly! Great card and great to have you playing along at the PDCC this week :)

  4. Oooo! That flower is so full of color and depth and scrumptiousness! This is just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. OHHH! your purple paper is just AMAZING! I love it--beautiful flower too! Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

  6. So so cute - LOVE your layered flower, and I'm always a sucker for polka dots - love them!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week!