Saturday, 21 August 2010

Back from hols with a PDCC and step away from the macaroons!Take 2.

We are just home from a great week in London, so time to give my feet a rest and have a go at another Play Date Cafe Challenge!

Two greens and a blue.

This was more difficult than I first thought, and I did struggle. I'm still not happy with the arrangement of the embellishments, but sometimes things just won't fall in to place. This is my second attempt, which I like better than the original, but I'm still not thrilled with. LOL!

All paper used is Ideology.

The flower is made using a PaperArtsy die, and I sprayed the top layer with Glimmer Mist and went round the edge with a Martha Stewart Punch and some apple green ink. There are two more "plain" layers underneath, but they don't really show here. It's finished off with felt leaves and a brad.

The background leaves are Wendy Vecchi and the bird on acetate is by Elusive Images.

The tag has some script in the background stamped with apple green ink and the bird image is by Cavallini. I put another layer of Martha Stewart punched paper under the green ribbon and again inked the edge.

Back to London - my crafty friend Paul has raved about Laduree macaroons in the past.  Now I quite like macaroons, but can take them or leave them, but since we were in Harrods one day I thought I would try some.  OMG - they are one of the scrummiest things I have EVER tasted - good job they are quite small and that I only bought 5 - they didn't last long.  Will definitely be going back for more next time! Absolutely yummy, another addiction! Thanks Paul (I think)  X


Suzanne C said...

The macaroons sounds delicious. Beautiful card and love the two different bird elements. Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week.

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely flower medallion! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Paul said...

Haha You see!!! I know what I'm talking about. Those Macaroons are a little bit of luxury aren't they :) But as you say, best enjoyed when you only have a few. I know what you mean about struggling with this week's colours as I found them problematic too. You've done a fantastic job though as this card is lovely. Esp like the flower you've made. Pxx

Neet said...

Well I love your artwork - I can't see anything wrong with the balance. Love the coloors you have used.
Glad you had a lovely holiday and trust that Paul to tell you about something scrummy to eat - what is he like?

Ruby said...

It's funny how some colours are more difficult than others. I think you've worked our colours really well! I love the way you've done the birds. Thanks for joining us this week at the PDCC!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE those two birds--beautiful card! I like how you used a tag--clever:) Great job all around! Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just lovely, Anne! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!