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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Play Date Cafe


This is my entry for the Play Date Cafe color challenge. It reminds me of what Autumn in Michigan sometimes looks like. I had a tough time photographing this. I am working on a greatly needed new set up for photography. I don't know if you can see it, I used the Crystal Effects to layer the leaves for a more dimensional look. I used Core'dinations on the brown tree and leaves and Cuttlebug folder Snowflakes and Swiss Dots. I cut the tree, pumpkin and leaves from Cricut Stretch Your Imagination. I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the snowflakes. Not sure if you can see it, I used a flourish Clear stamp with Stazon white opaque ink to add just a hint of wind to the picture. I must say this was a lot fun to make and the colors really challenged my imagination. Stop over to the Play Date Cafe and see what the designers made.Below is the color challenge. Thanks for looking. ~Diane

12 comments:

  1. whahooo Diane, I love those swirling embossings and then the leaves twirling in the wind, thanks so much for being part of our "Play Date Cafe" Color Challenge Kick-off. Hugs

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  2. loove it! happy SITS Saturday Share feast! xoxoxox

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  3. Diane...you did a fantastic job of photographing from my perspective, but I totally sympathize. I am working on some alternatives, too!

    Your colors look beautiful and I love how you used the EF to create a fantastic background!

    Thanks ever so much for playing along on our first Play Date Cafe Challenge and for being such a supporter over at The Open Window!

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  4. Diane, this card is incredibly beautiful. I love that wind swirl - it is unmistakable. I though it was part of the embossing. I do love those loves, too - they stand out perfectly and you can see the glitter effects. You did a fabulous job on it!

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  5. Diane, this is lovely.... You put the color challenge right up to the challenge and the photography seems great. But I know what you mean. There are some things that never make it to the blog because no matter how i try, the photos are blah...
    Carole

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  6. That swirl of wind is a fab idea, I just want to go and kick all those leaves and throw them in the air :)

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  7. Love your card! The falling leaves and the pile-up at the bottom are such a good idea!

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  8. Love this card, Diane. I think it was very creative of you to use a winter embosser with the fall tree. It looks like the end of fall feels...Remains of the leaves, trees still holding on to the last bits of color with the cold air moving in fast and winter right behind it. Love this card.

    Smiles!
    Gwen

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  9. This is so pretty Diane. What a lovely scene and awesome combo of fall/winter!

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  10. your cards are beautiful
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    xo
    Priscila

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  11. SUPER CUTE take on the challenge.. I love how you have the leaves falling.. so pretty.. I'm So glad you came and played our first challenge at The Play Date Cafe.. Hope to see you back next time.. HUGS

    oh I have a BUNCH of FREE DIGI STAMPS on my blog www.stretchnbubbles.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi Diane! Wonderful entry for the PDCC! Love the Crystal Effects!

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