Being the real creature of habit that I am, I tend to stick to my most familiar haunts. I guess I can be a bit shy at times. I knew that if I were going to move beyond where I felt most comfy, I'd have to try out a new challenge group. Truth be told, I wasn't really as game as I'd like to make out, because I just did my best sheep impersonation and followed the lead of a few of my crafty friends and tried out a challenge group that they seemed to be having fun with at the moment. So, The Play Date Cafe was picked as my next foray into a new challenge group. I'm kind of excited, but plenty nervous too. I haven't had time to make any cards over the last week and a bit and seeing that I was instantly smitten by the challenge colors and image, I knew this color challenge could be just what I needed. I'm a bit rusty, but still, oh so, keen.
Pretty cool inspiration photo, huh? Just love the vintage warmth and charm captured there. The stamps used in my card were pretty much all Papertrey Ink's, with the exception of the gigham background stamp and that belongs to Darkroom Door. Apologies in advance for the less than ideal photograph of my card, but I didn't have it finished until well after sundown and had to rely on my camera's dodgy flash (and my lack of photographic skills more to the point). Please do forgive the scarcity of crisp focus and complete absence of natural light. Do know though that a lightbox is sooooo on my wishlist. Just need to do a bit more research into the best one that's available here in Australia and won't cost me a kidney. Please let me know if you've got any great ideas.
I digress. So without further ado (codename for waffling on)... my first ever card made for The Play Date Cafe: