June 16, 2010

PDCC#34 Splash of Color and Where I Create


Thanks for stopping by for today's Play Date Cafe Challenge. If you follow along with the PDCC, Julie asks the Designers a question each month, so you get better acquainted with the Designers and this week is my turn to answer Julie's question - Where do you Create? I'll be sharing my creative space further down in this post, so be sure to scroll down.

This week Julie issued the DT a wonderful "Splash of Color" challenge. These are always fun, I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone (YOU included) interprets the challenge. This weeks color "splash" is Blue, the prize is being sponsored by Limelight Papercrafts.


I used the Up and Over Technique from the June TJNL along with the beautiful Winter Queen Anne's Lace (BG-147-0) from Fred B. Mullett. I added some butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit, leaving space at the top to add a sentiment later on. This card would make a great All Occasion card, but I think it would also be perfect for a Sympathy card.

So, where do I create? My studio is in the back portion of our house, it's a nice sized room with an "L-shaped" counter top and cabinets overhead for plenty of storage. I also have a wonderful cabinet on my wall that my Father-in-Law built for more storage. I do tend to keep things out on my workspace that I use daily, which sometimes (most of the time) only leaves me about a 10"x 10" workspace, after all a studio is supposed to messy, right? It's a creative place! I did however clean up my space, so come take a look at where I create. (click video below)



As I mentioned, I cleaned up my studio to show you what it looks like, when my family came home, both the boys said "boy you have so much room on your counter now, why'd you clean?" My DH asked if a storm came through my room. Actually it did storm when I took the photos, that's why they appear so dark. The last two photos are of my studio later that night, as I had some work to do. 

Here's this weeks Color Story Photo, 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. If you upload to any online gallery please use keyword PDCC#34 so we can find your creations!

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 * Mandy Cheshire Guest Designer

Thanks for visiting with me today!

17 comments :

Julie Ranae said...

Great peek at that very 'clean' studio, Lisa : )
Thanks for the wonderful inspiration of a color splash, too!

Sarah Anderson said...

Yay! I'm so glad you put some reality pics at the end! Love your card, Queen Anne's lace is one of my favourite images :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Love the way you used the colors. The overlay of the black for flowers with blue butterfly accents is lovely. Great video of your work room. Love all the comments you get when it is clean. (I hear similar comments when I clean up) :)

Sandra said...

very nice - love the card.
nice work space!
Sandra

Carole Miller said...

Great peak at your craft room. I'm lucky to have a small path to walk in mine, and as soon as I make space to work, it seems to shrink. I love the blue in your card. Thanks for sharing.
Carole M.

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful card. I agree that it would make a great sympathy card. Your storage space is awesome. You lucky lady! TFS.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Lisa! Wonderful images and love the bright blue butterflies! Loved the peek into your studio, too.. what a great space!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv the card, and the studio tour is really cool, but I like the irl areas best...I'm going to befriend Carol, cuz her room shrinks and she has paths, just like me! hugz

Terry said...

Perfect for a Sympathy card, which are always so difficult to create. Thanks for the visit in your studio! Wish I had cabinets!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I love your studio--love that second desk for me! And I love those pics of your studio "after" you were creating! AHHHHH--LOVE IT!

I also am super excited about this card--those flower stamps are super gorgeous:) I love butterflies too! Two good combos:) And the third would be PDCC:) LOVE IT!

Danni said...

I love the color of blue you used, gorgeous card!! Just fabulous!

Nancy Y said...

what fun to get a peek at your studio!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Love the video of your crafty space! TFS :) Your card is lovely! I like how you embossed the wing of the butterfly!

Michele said...

Fab card! Love the technique you've used.

pezadoodle said...

LOVE the splash of color!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Stunning!! Gorgeous!! You did an amazing card

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this card! THX for the tip about leaving space for the sentiment - too smart for ME to figure out on my own!!! THX for the pics of your space!!

 
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