Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sending Big Hugs!--PP303

July 10, 2016

It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  We have a fabulous color combination for you this week!  The multi-talented Nance is our hostess!  

I must admit, these colors threw me for a loop!  I made six cards before I was happy with my entry.  I just couldn't make my ideas come together!  So, I am excited to see all of your creative ideas with these colors!  

My dear friend's mother fell this week and I wanted to make a special card for her.  I hope it will brighten her day!

My card is created on a white card base.  The Mint Macaron layer is next.  I don't use this color often, but I really like it!  The top layer is watercolor paper.  I used the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die to cut the rectangle.  I stamped the Altenew Beautiful Lady stamp with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I used a water brush and Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron inks to watercolor the flower, stem and leaves.  

Island Indigo ink was washed around the outside of the flower.  I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings in black Versa Fine.  Wink of Stella was added to the flower and leaves for shine.  A few clear sparkling sequins were added from Pretty Pink Posh.

So happy you stopped by my blog today!  Please leave a message!  I love to hear from you!  

Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team

Challenge Rules:

 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 the Paper Players this week.  

Have a wonderful week!


  1. Claire I just bought this stamp set yesterday and I absolutely adore what you've done with it! Gorgeous watercoloring!

  2. So beautiful...Love your wonderful inking!

  3. Well it might have taken six cards, but this one is a stunner Claire! Your watercolouring of this single bloom is just beautiful and I love the sprinkle of clear sequins you added to catch the light. A definite pick-me-up card!

  4. I agree with Joanne--we never would have known that the colors challenged you! This one is a beauty. I love the elegant watercolor and that big bold sentiment. It's sure to brighten her day! Thanks for making my colors shine, my friend!

  5. Beautiful Lady is right! This is gorgeous - like you!

  6. LOL....these colors WERE a challenge, but look at this beauty you created! I think it's gorgeous!!! The sequins add just the right touch!

  7. Pretty, pretty and more pretty. Love how you've put this together and the watercoloring is fab.

  8. Claire, this is so pretty. What a beautiful use of the colors. I love the softness of your watercolor background. Gorgeous. Hugs


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