Sunday, August 12, 2018

Wishing You PP405

August 12, 2018

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!

Our lovely LeAnne is the hostess this week and she has a gorgeous color challenge for us!  I must admit, I struggled with this at first, but when it all came together, I absolutely loved the beautiful shades together.  Have fun and we can't wait to see what you create! 

My card is created on a white card base.  I added two strips of black and white MFT Striped paper on the sides of my main panel.  The watercolored panel was created using the smooching method.  I used the three colors in the combo and loved the way it turned out.  The Dandelion Stamp is from Technique Tuesday.  I stamped it three times in black Versa Mark ink and heat embossed the dandelions with clear embossing powder.  I love the shine it gave these flowers.  The sentiment is from the same set and embossed too.  

Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.

The Paper Players Design Team

Elizabeth Stewart 

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!!
All stamping products are welcome.  Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

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  1. Claire your watercoloured background is gorgeous and the perfect backdrop for those shiny black seedheads! These colours are perfect to add a touch of bright colour that will hopefully be uplifting for the intended recipient of your card.

  2. What a gorgeous stamp that dandelion head is. Embossing it add just that little bit extra to it. I found these colours to be elegiac but also hopeful too. Lovely card, Claire.

  3. LOL, I chose this combo a while back and when I looked at it again, I thought....what was I thinking? I am glad you pushed through your hesitation, because I love what you created...I always love silhouettes and your background is delightful! It will certainly be a comfort to someone at their time of need! Thanks for rocking my challenge!

  4. Your card is striking Claire! The black with that color combo is beautiful, love the embossing.

    Have a great day!

  5. Claire, I love this card! The background is awesome, love the dandelions silhouette, and the black stripes are the perfect finishing touch!

  6. Wonderful "smooched" background and I love the dandelion silhouettes. A very comforting card! Hugs, Annie

  7. Claire, the addition of the black and white stripe really makes these colors pop. The background is beautiful and I love the black elements. Perfect sympathy card.

  8. Oh Claire, this is gorgeous. You've stamped one of my favorite wildflowers and the black silhouette really pops on the gorgeous smooshed background. Love the striped paper and how it plays off the black embossing...just fabulous, my friend!


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