Monday 10 March 2014

Project 138: Play date outputs part 2

Following up from yesterday's post, here we are again looking at the outputs from my playdate with Claire. 

The headline card was a challenge Claire gave me to use a tag - I struggle with them and rarely use them as I just can't make them work! I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder for the texture in the back and then topped it off with some button die-cuts from Claire's collection. The tape is one that I've had for years and the little brown dew drops are from Paperchase. I added natural kitchen string to the tag to make it look a bit less random on the page. I like the overall look but I'm not convinced if this is my style if I'm honest! 

This one is much more me! We cased a sketch in Quick Cards for this layout and I think it's such a win. The feature image is from Fiskars, as is the greeting. I hadn't used it yet and it stamps like a dream, such a sweet image. The patterned tapes were from a little set that Claire brought with her from the US and the candy is from my collection. It came together so easily and I will definitely use this layout and technique of using tapes in the future.

I found this random magazine in Waitrose called Vintage Ladies or something like that and it featured fantastic ads and  images. I bought it for Claire as part of our playdate exchange and we decided we needed to use it as the base of a challenge. I love her card so I'm anxious for her to blog about it so I an link to it! 

This image cracked me up so I had to use it. Mainly for the headline, enlarged here: 

I kept the layout very simple, framing the image in pink and then a floral pattern. Both are from Trader Jane Recollections pack from Michael's. I added a big papery flower with beige pearls to keep the vintage feel of the card. Simple and sweet.

I think the image looks a lot like Lady Mae Loxely from Mr Selfridge, no?


Finally this card was created under a challenge Claire and I set ourselves to create an image with big type as the central focus of the card. The stamp is a Papermania stamp and it works here, though I've definitely struggled with it in the past. The bunting paper is from the Neopolitan Recollections set from Michaels. I added these little flower buttons that I don't use outside of baby cards and Christmas. I think they look quite sweet here, like little candies. I added the glitter to the present just to give it a bit more texture.

A few more cards were created but I can't post them here as I'm using them as gifts. Definitely a great day of output and a really fun time catching up with Claire. I wish we could have regular playdates but we'll have to go back to Skype dates for a while. Still, I was honored to get a full day of Claire's time in her short visit here in the UK!

1 comment:

  1. I like the tag card and your new home card is way better than my attempt at that sketch..I got a bit strange there! I am still laughing at that random magazine.. There was never any chance of us not having a playdate whilst I was here. Skype is nice, but it is not the same...we can't share our stash. I think we will have to meet once a year somewhere in the world and have a crazy playdate...Cx


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