"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another,
God lives in us and his love is made complete in us." ~ 1 John 4:9-12

4.01.2010

BELLA TOILE TILES / PDC #23 & TSSC #115...


Good morning! Imagine my surprise (& me doing the "Hot Dog" dance) when I got an email from Julie Marray over at the Play Date Cafe asking me to be a guest designer!!! SUPER COOL!




Although I have a hard time with monochromatics, I think I actually did okay! It's kinda on the shabby/chic side - less shabby more chic... I probably should have shabbied it more... sorry, I think I'm talking to myself ...

I started making Thursdays my "Play Date with the Play Date" a while back... they have great colors every week! Usually I check in first thing on Thursday mornings and spend the rest of the day scheming... I don't make it every week, but when I do miss a color combo, I make it a point to play the next week! If you've got the time, please head over to the Play Date Cafe & join in!!!
I combined their lovely colors with Mary Jo's sketch this week, but again I took some liberties - lol!

So yeah, the colors were a little hard - but I do love a challenge! The colors reminded me of Dutch Delft tiles (my hubby's family is Dutch Indo) so I knew I had to try my hand at making some using the cracked glass technique! Using the Stampin' Up! background stamp, Bella Toile, I inked up with Pacific Point ink (retired) and then watercolored some Bashful Blue into it. The I did the cracked glass... one of my tiles didn't want to "crack" so much!

Thanks so much for visiting - make sure to join us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

10 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card! Loved what you did with the tiles and you and I had similar ideas! Beautiful design. So happy to have you guest designing with us!

Kathy Martin said...

Very pretty! Love the lacey paper and the 'tiles!' So creative! :)

Irena said...

Incredible card

Julie Ranae said...

Arielle...so sorry it took me so long to get over here...CrAzY Wednesdays before posting, ya know!

This design is just lovely and we are just as thankful to have you a part of our team this week!

Beautiful creation and thank you for being such a supporter of The Play Date Cafe : )

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is just lovely, Arielle! Your cracked glass tiles are fabulous! So glad to have you guest designing at the Cafe!!

Sarah Anderson said...

you are so spot on with the fact that these colours are like delft tiles! i hadn't thought of those but I love, love, love this card
thanks for making my colour choice work so well :)

Ruby said...

Lovely card Arielle! The way you've done your 'tiles' is so pretty, love it! :o)

MJ said...

Wowzers! This is just beautiful! I absolutely love it. Thanks so much for playing along this week with my sketch challenge! Hope you can come back again soon!

CrazyStampinWomen Nancy said...

Your card is just stunning. I love the tiles---beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Scrappywonder said...

LOVE IT!!! such a FAB card!! TFS! R ;)

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