I wanted to play along with The Play Date Cafe again this week. The challenge is part of a "World Tour" - the theme this week being Provence!!
The greatest challenge for me with this one, is that it was a COLOUR challenge, not a CONCEPT challenge :0) Doesn't the word "Provence" bring up all sorts of images for you? Weathered wood, terracotta pots, lavender, lemons, beautiful fabric prints - mmmmmm!
Here is my card interpretation - which hopefully manages to incorporate a little of both ideas into it!
Without a doubt my two favourite paper lines which have been released to date - are "Urban Prairie" by Basic Grey and "Thrift Shop" by October Afternoon. Both of them found a spot on this one!
Here is a glimpse at some of the Provencal influences I incorporated - my sentiment (smile :0), the weathered wood background, the patina of old writing, the "cafe curtains" in my card design and the lemons - which are an important source of revenue for the region!
So there it is. I loved making this one, and loved the challenge. Thank you so much for the opportunity to play along!
Blessings to you all!
Materials: Wood Pattern, Old Writing, Sentiment Stamp - Hero Arts; Lemon Stamp - Flourishes; Buttons, Twine, Cardstock , Ink; Distress Ink - Papertrey Ink; Designer Papers - Basic Grey and October Afternoon; Labels Die - Spellbinders; Ribbon - Michaels