I love the colors for his week's The Play Date Cafe challenge, PDCC 120.  It uses baby blue, orangesicle, and basil, which is basically the same triad I used in my January 22, 2012, Hello Sunshine card.  Isn't that cool!  The challenge is being sponsored by Theresa Momber, a talented designer and illustrator.  If you are not familiar with her work, I highly recommend that you visit her blog.

Anyway, with such a refreshing palette and Spring break right around the corner, I decided to go with a beach theme.  I started with a baby blue note card base, and attached a basil seashell mat that I made with a Martha Stewart punch set and a sheet from her Travel mat pad.  Then, I made another mat with a Fiskars Cinnamon Stick sheet, on which I wrote the word "Aloha" on the bottom left hand corner with a blue Hunt Painters marker.  I edged it with a leaf green Clearsnap ink pad before attaching it.  Next, I tore out a scrap of map print paper to make the third mat.  I used an Aegean blue Clearsnap ink pad to edge it, as well as the note card.  I love origami, so I decided to make an orangesicle bathing suit that I found in a book by Mickey Baskett.  I embellished it with a raffia bow and star remnant punch, and attached it to the map mat.  To bring out the orangesicle, I stitched the corners of the seashell mat with raffia.  I also added some mother of pearl buttons with the raffia on the bottom, right hand corner.  To enhance the asymmetrical design, I curved the upper right hand corner.

This was a fun card to make... but then, aren't they all!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, and please join my followers and let me know what you liked.  Godspeed!


Tracey McNeely said…
Fantastic kite, love it.
Thank you! Although it does resemble a kite, it's supposed to be a ladies 1 piece suit. LOL!