Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Play Date Cafe' Challenge #11--Vintage Picture Day

Good evening, everyone!  Two posts in one day--makes me feel pretty productive!  Can't believe we're up to week #11 with The Play Date Cafe' Challenges--more creative people have played this week than ever before...so exciting! 

Sandi is our host this week, and the colors she came up with are so lovely and refined...black, white, gold and silver...




Here's my take on the challenge:



Sweet little photographer ready to take some vintage photos...got this adorable image from Crafty Secrets' "Girlfriends" Images & Journal Notes booklet. 



So glad I still had some of this wonderful textured gold and silver metallic paper left--can't get it any more!  Had to add lots of lovely silver shavings glitter, black & white gingham ribbon, some great gold metallic ribbon, and these fabulous white vintage buttons from my husband's grandmother's  button stash...(thank-you, Fern!)



...I really love these buttons--they really shimmer--hard to see in the photo, though...

That's it for tonight!  Hope you all can play along with us this week--any style is welcome! 

Sweet dreams!

21 comments:

  1. Love the sweet little fellow! And of course I LOVED the buttons! Who wouldn't? Great job! HUGS! Charlene

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  2. Beautiful job on the challenge this week! Wouldn't expect anything less!

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  3. Beautiful challenge card Julie! He is so sweet! And I can see the buttons shimmer:)
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs Hanne

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  4. Julie, I just love what you did with this card!!! I think it is one of my favourites thus far! I just adore the black and white ribbons and the glitter and that wonderful phrase you used, Say Cheese!! Picture perfect! I think you did a fabulous job with this. Your talent is shining through right along with your pearl buttons! Just beautiful!! Sending some snowy love across the seas to greet you on this cold winter's day!! xxoo

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  5. Wow...you just threw this together? In the last week? Girl....you are seriously, awesomely talented! What a beautiful little work of art! :-)

    Anne

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  6. Julie, love what you did with the colors, the ribbon and buttons are perfect. Sandi

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  7. This is so lovely, Julie! I just love your blog :)
    XO
    Kerry

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  8. Gorgeous card, Julie! I love the image, of course, and the layers and embellies you chose show it off so beautifully.

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  9. I love the image you used. I always look at the other PLAY DATE entries and yours is always the one that catches my eye!

    Terrific!

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  10. Love that key chain and everything blends so well; beautiful!
    Rita

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  11. This is so beautiful. Love your Grandmother's buttons, so unique looking. I seldom see that particular shape. I always look forward to seeing your take on the challenge. This one is so classy looking.
    Maureen

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  12. Hi Julie! I love how you were able to put all the colors together! It flows beautifully! I'm still thinking on my card! LOL! Love your vintage style!

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  13. What a beautiful card Julie! Such a great work of inspiration for this week's color challenge at the Play Date Cafe! I will come to see you at CHA :)

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  14. Oh, how I love this! I love these old pictures and do you know how much I love black and white gingham?! Lots! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

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  15. MAGNIFICIENT!!! Love the image you chose ... perfect for this color combo!! Hopefully I can play along this week! I have 60 Bridal Shower Invitations to make before Monday ... yikes ... a bit of a late notice but I couldn't say no!!

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  16. Marvelous work, you've honored this endearingly wonderful vintage photo so beautifully, Julie! (I just adore those faceted white button, too!)


    Wishing you a gorgeous Friday & weekend ahead, my sweet friend!
    ♥ Jessica

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  17. This is darling Julie!! The embellishments you used are just perfect for that image. What a shame that you can't get any more of that metallic paper, it's really pretty!

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  18. What a lovely card! The buttons are just gorgeous. I love the metallic paper too!

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  19. Hi Julie, Be sure and share what your mother creates! It's good to Gnome I'm not alone in thinking they are so cute! Elizabeth

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  20. It's all the details that make this very special!

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