Tuesday, August 31, 2010

PDCC44 and HB2ME

What is that title?  It is secret code?  No - it's short hand for it's time for another Play Date Cafe Challenge and Happy Birthday to Me!  Yes today is both!!!

Sara Anderson at the PDCC calls this the "colour horribilis" challenge because the colors picked this week are not ones folks would think work together (Navy, Mustard, Hot Pink).

Oh my, I beg to differ!  At first when I saw the colors I might have had a moment of thinking "well we'll see".  But that was short lived because when I pulled out the color cardstock and put them together, my mind raced with ideas of what could be done with this rich color pallette.  I absolutely love these colors together and so thankful for Sara's challenge to bring them to my attention!



I decided to create a summer sunset background using the Mustard and Hot Pink and that's where this card started.  I picked the new set from SU called "Just Believe" as the foliage in the forefront in Navy.  A little bit of light stamping with PaperTrey's Text Style II stamp to add texture and interest to the background and I was set.  The hot pink and navy designer papers are all stamping up - I created the mustard panel using another stamp from the SU "Just Believe" set.  A few buttons and the Daydream Ticket from Invoke Arts and we're set. 

I love this color combination and think its perfect for the end of summer.  Also perfect as a birthday card to myself today : ) - yes my 51st and I've had a grand day. 

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

Wishing you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sharon...thank you for sharing a bit of it with us in The Cafe....we totally know that 'fabulous people hang out in a fabulous place'....wonderful use of this unique color combo : )

Elise said...

Yummmmm, yum, yum! This card is WONDERFUL! {Happy BIRTHDAY, btw!!!} You appear to have been completely undaunted by this unlikely color combo! Your stamp and color work is exquisite! So glad your day was happy and that you found some time and mojo to share this with the PDCC!

Suzanne C said...

Happy Birthday! What an awesome use of the colors. Lovely image and fantastic design. Glad you spent your birthday with us at the PDCC!

scrapperjulia said...

Happy Birthday! You have made and awesome card for yourself and you deserve it! Completely beautiful!

Heide said...

Hope you had a grand Birthday! I love how your card has turned out! I got a little squeamish with the colors but, you Roxed it!

Lisa Somerville said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Fab use of this weeks colors! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Stephanie Kraft said...

So lovely, Sharon! You worked wonders with these colors.. Happy, Happy Birthday! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!

MiamiKel said...

Well Happy Birthday to you, Sharon! What a stunning card you've made - gorgeous shading, beautiful stamp and your paper choice is ga-ga gorgeous! I hope your day was filled with blessings and all things wonderful!

Sarah Anderson said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Sharon, Happy Birthday to you!!
Hope you had a great day! I love your card, you really got the play date cafe colours to work brilliantly together! Just love it!! :)

Dawn B. said...

Happy birthday sweet Sharon.. I hope you had a terrific day.. This card is amazing.. Some of my favorite colors.. LOVE it all.

KarinsArtScrap said...

happy birthday to you sharon
beautiful card and great colors

greetings karin

ChristineCreations said...

OH what beautiful use of these colors Sharon! This is a gorgeous card! A beautiful Happy Birthday to you!

penibear said...

Wow, brilliant, I'm so glad you like my colours! And hope you had a happy birthday x