Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thank You Sarah Anderson

I'm back playing along with The Play Date Cafe this week. This challenge is special because it is a farewell to one of the Design Team members, and not just any member one of the co-founders, Sarah Anderson.

Here is the challenge: black, white, and a splash of green

and my take

I decided to make a thank you for Sarah. She has provided so much inspiration at the Play Date Cafe!

I cut a piece of white card stock to 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.

I cut another piece of white to 3 x3 then covered it in peeled paint, shabby shutters, and crushed olive. I cut the piece into 1x1 squares. I used black soot distress ink to stamp each square with a different background (all Hero Arts, Reversed Flowers and Leaves, Music Background, Envelope Pattern, Flourish Background, Stripes Pattern, Friend Definition, Cling Dots, Magical Background, and Large Fabric Design).
I cut a piece of black to 3 1/4 x 3  1/4 and adhered all my squares flat. I attached the black panel to the card with foam adhesive.

The sentiment (Hero Arts, Essential Messages) was stamped in jet black archival ink (Ranger) on a 1/2 x 2 1/2 each piece of white. I then notched the edges to make it a banner.

Thanks to you for stopping by to visit and to Sarah for all her time and inspiration these past years. Good Luck in your future endeavors Sarah!

P.S. I'll have some exciting news to share soon :)


  1. Thank you for joining in on our farewell colour challenge for Sarah, she truly is an inspiration! Your card is lovely! I love the way you've done the little squares and that sentiment looks great the way you've offset it! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  2. Kelly, those little squares add up to one eye-catching design. From the little thumbnail photo in our gallery, I thought, "That's so cool!" ANd up close, it's even more beautiful. THanks for playing with us at THe play DAte Cafe!

  3. Love all those little squares of DP - so fun to look at each one. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.