Thursday, 7 April 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge (PDCC76)

I am thrilled that the team at The Play Date Cafe asked me to join them as Guest Designer this week.  Check out the fabulous colour combination Sarah Anderson chose.  I wanted to create something a little different from a card this week so decided on a felt book cover.
I have stamped the owl onto calico with StazOn ink and needle felted his body with fibres to match our colour story.
I have hand stitched around the edge of my image with sky blue thread and added co-ordinated buttons to one side. A small owl charm has been added to my owl's body.
Ribbon and heart beads have been added in this weeks colour story.

CROP STOP is the sponsor this week and they have a fabulous prize on offer.  Please check out the prize and challenge details at The Play Date Cafe.  The deadline for this challenge is Tuesday, 12th April 2011 at 11:59pm EST. Join in the fun, we would love to see your projects in the gallery.
Thanks once again to everyone at The Play Date Cafe for the invite and a special thank you to Jinny for all your help with the co-ordination.  Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

22 comments:

Fiona said...

Fantastic to have you as our guest designer this week Tracy! Fabulous to see your tactile project up in the gallery :) Thanks for being part of the PDCC this week!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun,well done on your GD post,as for this hun its just brilliant,amazing work hun hugs cherylxxxx

Lynn Stevens said...

How Fun Tracy,
I've always wanted to try needle felting. Your owl is a hoot (couldn't help myself) He really is wonderful!
hugs Lynn

Helen said...

Well done on your GD spot! I love this book cover, it is so unusual and I too love your owl!

Suzi B said...

Nice to see you on PDC Tracey..Love that owl... didn't fancy needle felting untill I saw him :)
Sue B x

Sue said...

It's nice to see a non-card make every now and then and you made a great job of it...love the idea of needle felting his body :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

We're so thrilled to have YOU, Tracy, as our Guest at The Play Date Cafe! I think your owl's body is terrific. He has such wonderful texture and color. What an amazing piece of art. :)

Sarah Anderson said...

Fab needle felted body Tracy, and so cool having you as our guest designer at The Play Date Cafe :) Love your little book, bet it's great to touch

Lisa Somerville said...

What a cool book cover! Love the added fibers, they add wonderful texture! Congrats on your guest spot at the PDCC!

Gaby Bee said...

This book cover is amazing! LOVE the vibrant blue and the owl's body is simply perfect. Great job!

Hugs,
Gaby

flutterbycrafter said...

What a wonderful project, love the owl and the colours are gorgeous.

Jinny Newlin said...

Aw, aren't you sweet?! You are more than welcome, Tracy! You made my job EXTRA easy! Thank you! And your piece is stunning! LOVE all those scrumptious textures and elements; and that owl image, with his little charm, just steals the show! Hugs!

Ruby said...

It's great having you play along with us this week as Guest Designer! Your project is fab, SO cute, love the colours too!

TuKara said...

Vous êtes une personne très créative.
Vos cartes sont très originales.
Chouette est magifique!!!!

Maria said...

A gorgeous creative card...just love that owl!!! Love the bright color, ribbon and little buttons!

Pauline said...

This is wonderful Tracey, the owl is amazing, and I love the ribbon trim and heart beads - a wonderful addition.

Andrea Ewen said...

This is so wonderfully creative Tracy! We're so glad to have you be our guest this week at the Play Date Cafe! Your creations wow us week after week and this project is no different! This is a great design, it's also a perfect tribute to our colors! Super work!

Michele said...

My goodness, you are a fantastic guest! I hope Play Date Cafe has you back lots ~ superb work ~ so delightfully different and wonderful creative! Best of all, inspiring; thank you for sharing your unique take on this challenge; I LOVE it! Cool! :D

Suzanne C said...

I love when you use different materials... This is no exception. Beautiful owl. Congrats on your Guest Design! Well deserved!

Susan Allan said...

Tracy, I'm so sorry. I meant to leave you a comment last week to say well done and congratulations on becoming guest designer for the Play Date Cafe.
Why am I not surprised you were chosen!!
Well done, Tracy...well-deserved!!!!
Sue xx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Oh, Tracy! You knock my socks off each week--and I am happy to say that you've done it again! This book cover is FABBBBO! I love that owl--so many details! LOOOOOOOOOOVE your design and how you used our colors! So excited that you are a part of our DT this week! Way to go:)

Julie Ranae said...

Tracy ~ It has been so lovely having you as our guest this week in The Cafe! We always love your work and we sincerely appreciate your support each week! You are welcome anytime!