Thursday, 25 November 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge - Brown, silver and grey

Hi there
I have wanted to enter the challenges for a while now but with all the stuff I was doing for the fair I just never got round to it. Until now.....
The link is on my sidebar. The colours this week are brown grey and silver. I thought it would be easy but actually found it more challenging than expected! Perhaps because my browns did not quite match what I had in my mind at first.
Here is what I came up with in the end; a tag that will be going onto a project I am busywith for a gift (so no final photo!)
I used textured grungboard for the base left it grey and added patches of silver alcohol ink before inking with brushed corduroy and vintage photo distress ink. Onto this I added a brown floral lazer cut filigree of my own design and two grey tone flowers that I had made yesterday (I made 47 flowers in total yesterday, talk about being on a roll!), a couple of brown papermania gens and a silver sentiment. Then everything was mounted onto brown card and grey card to finish.
Hope you like it!
Be blessed

15 comments:

papercraftbliss said...

I was just posting my PDC project and yours caught my eye. It's gorgeous!

Lisa

JeanFB said...

Wow - you've taken a tough color challenge and turned it beautiful! Great tag!

Netty said...

Totally fabulous work. Annette

Julie Ranae said...

Really beautiful entry for this week's challenge, Neil! I love all the textures and dimension and am so happy to have it in The Cafe Gallery.

Suzanne C said...

Wow! Lovely tag. Beautiful flowers and love the background. Glad you joined us at the PDCC.

Tante K├Ąthe said...

This is beautiful and I look forward to the finished project!

Majo

Sarah Anderson said...

I love it! Really glad you had time for the challenge, and what a stunning tag! I particularly like your filigree paper, and you certainly were on a roll with your beautiful flowers. Thanks so much for joining us in the cafe :)

Lavender Rose said...

Your card is so eyecatching, love those flowers!

Sue A said...

Beautiful and sophisticated!!!
Sue xx

Fiona said...

great tag - the flowers are fantastic :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, me likie! This is exquisite! Wonderful use of the colors and those flowers are marvelous! I certainly would have kept making them if they were turning out that good! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! This is beautiful! I love that you used grungeboard! SO beautiful with all the gems and details! Great job:) Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)

Ruby said...

I LOVE your card Neil, those flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Sorry, I'm a bit late in getting around to comment on everyone's blogs, but thanks for playing along with us this week at the PDCC!

Julie Ranae said...

Neil...this is one stunning creation! Simply beautiful and a WONDERFUL use of the colors over in The Cafe! Great to have you play with us this week!

Sarah A said...

Beautiful! No wonder you got a mention with this in the cafe ;-)

Love the filigree flowers and wow you were on a rol with 47 flowers!

Sarah