Blogging keeps me in touch with creative friends I've made on workshops, at shows, and through other friends. And through the Play Date Cafe I've met more people who, although I've never met them in person, have become friends. Many sent me kind messages of love after my accident this week so this week's play date cafe theme couldn't be any more apt! Thank you so much everyone; when something awful happens it's people who care that make you feel better - and you've done just that! [update: I slept all day and all last night, still feeling wobbly inside but am ok, I feel best when I'm with other people, so it's great that it's the weekend!]
For both Julie and I the cafe has been so much more than a colour challenge, it's a place where people meet like-minded people, who care for each other and appreciate and are inspired by each others creative pursuits. So this week we are celebrating our regular players with some great prizes, from three fabulous sponsors, and as their design teams are also playing along there's tonnes of inspiration over in the cafe this week :)
EAD designs sent each of our design team some vinyl stickers to work with this week. I LoVe stickers, always have and probably always will, so really enjoyed making my decorative hanging heart. I had it made before the accident, just didn't manage to get it posted on time, for obvious reasons!
With Tim's tags coming up soon I decided to make a start on some heart shaped ones, made from recycled materials, to hang on a tree or in a window. I used corrugated card with the top layer torn away, painted it with Red Pepper acrylic dabber then highlighted areas with Pool dabber.
I added snowflake stickers and words to the heart, along with some bling to catch the light, then put the tree stickers onto card before cutting them out and pop-dotting them onto the heart.
I added a similar design to the back of the heart, and used a torn strip of co-ordinating cotton fabric for the 'ribbon'. This week's colours are great for Christmas, but you don't need to stick to that theme, as long as our colours are the main feature of your piece you can use any theme, and make aNYTHiNG!!! Our regular design team have some fab ideas for you
senior designer Julie Ranae