April 21, 2010

Play Date Cafe - Curiouser and Curiouser

Cried Alice!  I'm just loving the new Wonderland Collage plate from Artistic Outpost and thought it would work wonderfully with Julie's inspiration photo for this weeks challenge at The Play Date Cafe!



Don't you just love the bird cage!  I embossed a piece of Black metal from Ten Second Studios with the Damask Folder, ran it through my Big Shot using the Tim Holtz Bird Cage Die, then sanded with a Dura Sand Block (pink), to reveal the silver underneath.  I thought it might be fun to add the DoDo from the Wonderland Collage plate to the birdcage, to fill in the background, I masked the image with Eclipse tape then added the Collage from the Artistic Outpost Birds of a Feather Plate.  The image is colored using the Marker Watercoloring Technique, incorporating colors from the Play Date Cafe Challenge.

This week the Play Date Cafe is thrilled to welcome Mod Podge as the Sponsor, offering up this wonderful prize, and Jen Tappler as Guest Designer!

Here's Julies's inspiration piece, isn't it great!

Colors for this week are a South West Theme of Rust, Pale Grey, Pale Turquoise, and Pale Peach

Thanks so much for stopping by, we'd love for you to  play along with this weeks challenge at The Play Date Cafe, you can find all the details here on how to enter.

Looking for more inspiration using this week challenge visit the other Designers Blogs:

Mona Pendleton * Julie Ranae * Sarah Anderson * Suzanne Czosek * Stephanie Kraft * Ruby 2 Shoes * Savannah O’Gwynn *Jen Tapler - Guest Designer

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Wonderland Collage, Birds of a Feather
Ink - Black Archival, Markers (Blue, Rust, Blush), Ranger Distress Ink Old Paper
Card Stock - Black, Watercolor, Rust, Blue
Other - Sponge Dauber, Big Shot, Bird Cage Die, Dura Sand Block, Ten Second Studios Metal, Metal Clasp, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Damask Folder, Grey Pattern Paper (retired SU), Eclipse Tape

17 comments :

Julie Ranae said...

What a fun image to use with this color story....you did a fantastic job making all these colors work : )

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my gosh Lisa! This card is awesome! Love that big birdcage & that scary vulture inside :)

Sarah Anderson said...

I do!! I wasn't going to buy that die but am so glad I did! Love the added texture from the embossing folder. And that dodo in the cage just makes me smile! Love it!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh Lisa, this is so much FUN! Let's put on our tin foil hats and wait for the ride....you are your mother's daughter! lol

Ruby said...

Love the way you've done your card Lisa, it's fab!!! What a great technique and that phrase is one of my favourites too!

Basement Stamper said...

Lisa, this is absolutely fantastic, I love what you did with the birdcage. The distressing and the bird inside are perfect but I love your color layers!!

BarbaraW said...

Lisa, your card cracked me up. The dodo in the birdcage. It's fabulous.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- the distressing on the birdcage is fantastic! I love the dodo bird in the cage. Will add that challenge blog to my list.....!

leenda said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork!

Cathy said...

Lisa, I LOL when I saw that you put the DoDo bird in the cage. Wonderful!!!I love FUN cards!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

What a wonderful centerpiece, Lisa! Love the fabulous bird cage with the metal showing through!!

~kelly marie~ said...

Such a cool card! I love it!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love that cage, I love it all, and I love the effect of using the embossing folder on the cage. Great design. Tracy Evans x x

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic design. I was wondering what bird you had in your card and love that it is a vulture and the sentiment is perfect.

SmilynStef said...

Love the dimension of that bird cage ... so far I've resisted, but I'm guessing it will be coming to my studio some time soon.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Hello Lisa...I stopped by for a visit with Connie P. and loved the challenge pieces she created. Is the challenge open to newcomers? Is it posted to your blog? Would love to know and the day if it is open. Your blog is beautiful and look forward to returning. I have joined your followers list to that end. I invite you to join me as well, Lisa. Enjoy your day. Hugs, Gayle.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE this bird! Super job with the challenge colors this week:)

 
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