Sunday, June 27, 2010

PDCC#35 - Weathered chairs

I based this card on the color challenge found below - The Play Date Cafe Challenge - 35.
I was struck by the weather-beaten look of those old chairs and the wood behind them. Looks way cool in a picture - maybe not so cool if they were in your backyard - I keep thinking "paint splinters" - plus, metal chairs get super HOT in the summer. . . YOUCH!!
I punched a hole in the cardfront so the metal flower is actually on the inside of the card - fun way to add some dimension. After taping the strips of colored cardstock together, I ran them through the Cuttlebug with one of my new Tim Holtz embossing folders and then randomly inked the top with PTI Vintage Cream and Tie Dye inks. Love the worn look it gives! Sentiment is from A Muse.
Finished off with my EKSuccess border punch - can you believe how the "hills and valleys" perfectly matched the strips of paper?! That was a serendipitous moment! Hope you have had a great weekend!

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

This is fabulous! The texturing/inking of the CS strips is wonderful! BTW - love the bad pun that is your blog title!

jen said...

This is terrific! What are the odds that punch would line up so perfectly? If you'd tried to do that it would've taken hours!!!! Love your take on the photo- and the vintage look to the paper is awesome!
(I have a friend that just bought these type of chairs & had them sandblasted & powdercoated pink! I know- not your color- but fun! I think they sit in the morning sun...)

Becky Rusher said...

Great take on the challenge, Michelle! I love worn/aged look!

Tracy Evans said...

Great card, I love the background pieces and the colours work beautifully. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Nancy said...

Fabulous card...I love the weathered and worn look you achieved with the colored cardstock, very inventive!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! This is wonderful, Michelle! The distressed background is just fabulous! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

ScrappinCntryGrl said...

A great card, loved how you were able to capture the rusting of the chairs onto your card and including the metal piece. Beatiful!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Very striking! Wonderful use of the embossed panels for this weeks challenge. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Anne said...

Love your embossed and distressed looking panels of color here and that metal flower you used too- fabulous card!

Sarah Anderson said...

I love how you found the whole photo inspiring and not just the colours. You are so right about metal chairs lol. Love the textured, stripy background, and your metal embellishment is yummy. Thanks for playing at the playdate cafe :)

Ruby said...

This is fab! Love how the little border matches the panels, and the metal embellishment. Thanks for playing along at the PDCC this week!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your win, you're on a roll!

Julie Ranae said...

Congratulations on winning The Cup of the Week over at The Play Date Cafe...this was such a wonderful interpretation of the color story and a great offering for our gallery!

Hope to see you back again this week!

veronica said...

cool inspiration! looks great.

Glenda said...

So beautiful Michelle! Great work!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY GOODNESS--love it love it love it! I love all the details and the embossing---BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the PDCC:)