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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Paper Players 132

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Happy Sunday, everyone!  How about some nice spring colors from Ann for today’s Paper Players challenge?
I was excited to see these colors, but I must admit that it took me forever to complete this card!  That just happens sometimes, I guess.  Anyway, here it is:
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I just received Blooming with Kindness, so I thought I would use the floral image as my focal point.  Instead of just stamping the image, I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder on shimmery white paper and did some loose watercoloring with Primrose Petals ink to make it really stand out:
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I added a couple of circular mats and mounted it on a piece of Comfort Café DP and embossed Very Vanilla.  Some resin Dahlias and a sentiment from Fabulous Phrases complete my card.  It uses the Seize the Birthday sketch from this week as well:
I hope you’ll hop over to the Paper Players blog to see what the other designers have come up with as well with these deep, saturated colors!  You'll be happy you did when you see their wonderful creations!


Sometimes, playing just wears you out and you have to lay down:
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Or you have to use a couple rolls of painter’s tape!!!
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17 comments:

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love the color combination and that flower.

Linda said...

Love the way you used those Dalias. Such a nice balance of the challenge colors.

Playing can be such hard work. I know I often need to lay down after I work hard. Just wish it was as okay for grown-ups as it is for kids! LOL

stampwithsandy said...

Very pretty card! Love your technique with the Dahlia, LeAnne. I'll have to give that a try.

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, LeAnne! I'll have to remember that technique with this gorgeous bloom. It's one of the prettiest I've seen! Love those little resin flowers too! Did you get a lot of snow?

Nance Leedy said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous flower! Love how the "loose" watercoloring adds so much dimension--what a great idea! Beautiful use of the colors....and Cassidy's approach to play cracks me up! Hope you're not under too much snow!

Amy O said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! I love the way you colored the flower! That stamp is so pretty and you gave it a different look that I love. Great take on the challenge!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love this color combo and the way you did the flower. TFS

Tracey McNeely said...

What a beautiful card LeAnne, love the Dahlia and those resin flowers.

Lesley said...

Vibrant and so pretty! Love the flower accents LeAnne! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday this week.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! I love how the flower image jumps off the page. The dahlias are the perfect accents!

Carol L said...

Absolutely beautiful! That flower just steals the whole show!

irishgalkelly said...

Stunning LeAnne! What a beautiful flower and I love how you embossed and colored it. Your sweet little banners are pretty neat too. What a treat to see!

Denise Marzec said...

Gorgeous papers! Really great color combo, too.

Patti said...

Love that big, bright flower. It is certainly a great focal point on the card.

Rose said...

beautiful colors and i love the tiny flowers :)
So glad you joined us on Seize the Birthday.

Deepti said...

Beautiful colors n choice of card stock :) I so much love your card

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, the dahlias were the perfect finishing touch to your card. Great combo of the challenges, too!
hugs

jaydee