Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Time for a Play Date (again)...

Original card... What was the end, became the beginning!
I really wanted to join in the 3rd Birthday celebrations over at The Play Date Cafe - but I struggled with this weeks colour palette - purple is not on my list of favourite colours - probably stems from the childhood trauma when, according to legend, purple actually was my favourite colour, but I could never spell it correctly so I decided to change my favourite colour to light blue - strange but true LOL!

I finally hit upon the combination of Distress Inks Barn Door, Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean applied to my clear stamping block and oversprayed with Glimmer Mist S.W.A.K. before stamping onto watercolour paper.  I overstamped my colourwash with Glimmermist Graceful Journey Butterfly and Dylusions The Right Words, before fussy cutting them.  I pop-dotted my butterfly, positioning it and some of my sentiment Over The Edge, perfect for a CAS-ual Friday.

UPDATE...  I had to laugh that this card became a self-fulfilling prophecy!  I thought this card was the end, but the start contrast between the inky butterfly and the white wasn't working for me, and it felt too much like the elements were "floating" - and not in a good way LOL!  So it became a new beginning - I added text paper from Crate Paper, bordered by Basic Grey, and I'm much happier with its' new look :)


  1. This is great Lyndal! You are right with the colours, I'm still thinking about it and I only have one day now to submit!!

  2. Oh my gosh Lyndal... that story about your favorite color is just too funny!!! Why purple is spelled so weird I don't know!?! I totally see what you mean with the card. The one with thte text paper is way more grounded!!!

  3. LOVE the added texty paper! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. This turned out gorgeous! Love the way you colored the sentiment pieces and butterfly!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  5. texty paper...good choice!!!! love this!


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