Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Season of Hope -- PDCC43

It's time for another Play Date Cafe challenge, and Senior Designer, Julie, has chosen the fabulous inspiration photo (above). Thanks to everyone who participated in our challenge last week.. we love your creative and wonderful entries!

Our sponsor this week is Creative Inspiration Paints. They are a family owned business that offers quality iridescent craft paint in 55 vibrant colors. You can visit their blog for ideas and tutorials HERE. A big thank you to them for donating this generous prize - 12 jars of paints (winner to choose colors)!

Please WELCOME our fabulous friend and guest designer, Paul Browning!

I just love the wonderful inspiration photo... it reminds me of summer days gone by, relaxing poolside and sipping on a cool beverage and not having a care in the world! This week, however, I took inspiration from only the colors. I was reminded of some Basic Grey Mistletoe & Pear paper that I picked up at Michael's a couple of Christmas' ago (before you start searching online for it, I believe it was a Michael's exclusive BG release). I thought the ornaments were a good match for the colors, which I interpreted as turquoise, chartreuse and pine green. I added some distressing to my panels and embossed the lighter green panel with an ornament embossing folder. The sentiment is from JustRite Christmas Nested Sentiments. It reads "May this season hold for you the Hope, Wonder & Amazement that you felt as a child."

Are you ready to play along? We'd love to see your creations! Be sure to go over to the Cafe and link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC43. And, be sure to visit my PDCC teammates for some wonderful inspiration.

Guest Designer, Paul Browning

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Christmas Nested Sentiments (JustRite)
Paper: Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah), Mistletoe & Pear (Basic Grey)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento New Sprout (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Labels Eleven Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Ornament embossing folder (Provo Craft), Ornament border punch (Martha Stewart), Pearls (Zva Creative), Ribbon, Flower (Prima), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.