Sunday, November 16, 2014

Paper Players 222 Old and New

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Hi stampers!  It’s Sunday, and that means another Paper Players challenge; this week it’s a Clean and Simple  from the awesome Ann, and “thank you” is our theme:

Since I have been dusting off some unloved stamp sets and inking them up lately, I came across a couple from my very early stamping days….around 2000 or 2001, maybe even earlier!  Yikes!  So when I saw Ann’s challenge, I decided to put them to use!  Say it With Scriptures has been used so much, the impressions are a little fuzzy around the edges, but I felt like they were an old friend and I didn’t want to throw them out!  I paired up this Philippians verse with the fall images from Nature’s Seasonal Borders on a notecard-sized card.  I began by stamping the sentiment in Gold Encore ink and embossing it with Gold Glory embossing powder:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 222 Stampin Up

Watercoloring was my absolutely first love when I began stamping!  I can’t draw worth a bean, so to have those outline images already created for me was a dream!  I could just color them in!!  I stamped this wonderful border in Stazon and used my Aquapainter to add some fall hues.  I colored in each square’s border with a gold Zig Painty pen:

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To add a wee bit more gold-ness, I used Itty Bitty Backgrounds to add some Gold Encore speckle, then diecut two Lawn Fawn stitched leaves in Brushed Gold and Gold Glimmer cardstocks and adhered them under a bit of gold baker’s twine:

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I just love that little extra surprise pop of gold!  Now, what will you make for our CAS Thank You challenge?!  We can’t wait to see your creations!  Be sure to check out all the designers’ submissions as well:

Did you read Highlights magazine when you were a child?  She loves it!

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19 comments:

  1. Well you know me......I adore that stamped water colored row of images! This is wonderful and so perfectly fall!

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  2. I love that sentiment and your pretty card.

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  3. good morning LeAnne ~ your card is absolutely stunning as is your watercoloring...as always...our children used to read Highlights and now our grandchildren do! ~ enjoy your day :-)

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  4. From the moment I laid eyes on this card, I LOVED it, LeAnne! The touches of gold, the watercoloring, and the wonderful sentiment...You hit it out of the park!

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  5. What a lovely card, LeAnne! I love the gold embossing with the fall colors.

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  6. I can see why you love to watercolor..you do such nice work. I like all the details you added, the speckles and pops of gold,too!

    Looks like a fun maze..did she get to the end?

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  7. Your card is absolutely stunning and so elegant! Love it! And I loved Highlights as a kid. I remember reading it at the dentist's office!

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  8. Gorgeous card, LeAnne! The touches of gold are perfect and that watercoloring spectacular! I love the scripture that you choose for the front!

    Highlights are a highlight for 7 of our grandchildren too! :)

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  9. Highlights is a great magazine. So sweet to see Cassidy so interested
    Beautiful card I love the way you used the leaves.

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  10. I love this, LeAnne! Your Thanksgiving stamp may be an oldie, but I love the beautiful traditional images and they are perfect for watercoloring. The bits of gold are the perfect finishing touch!

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  11. I love today's card LeAnne - that scripture sentiment is so fitting and the row of watercoloured images just beautiful. The touches of gold add a real 'wow' too. Gorgeous work, my friend!

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  12. LeAnne I think this is the prettiest Thanksgiving card!! The images and that wonderful sentiment are perfect together. The pops of gold really kick it up a notch too! YES I love highlights. My favorite part was the picture with hidden things to search for. I would probably still turn to that page first if someone gave me one today LOL!!!

    Guess what...I am a GRANDMA!!!!!

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  13. Lovely fall colors! I really like the twine detail and all the touches of gold. Very pretty!

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  14. I absolutely love this card. One of my very favorite stamp sets. Such cute little images to use alone or string together. I remember Highlights from my childhood and from my children's childhood. So grand to see another generation enjoying it too!

    ~chris

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  15. I think you used this set last fall and I loved it. I actually went to Ebay and put a bid on one then kicked myself for bidding so much. I lost the bid. I kinda wish I hadn't now. This is gorgeous!

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  16. Lovely card, LeAnne! Everything about it is just perfect. Love the fall colors, your rustic watercolor look, the speckles and the perfect touch of gold. A great card. Highlights? You bet! It was the only good part about going to the pediatrician, lol! ((Hugs))

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  17. LeAnne, this is just wonderful! The sentiment is perfect and the row of watercolored images are beautiful! Such a lovely card!
    Highlights!!!! I still love that magazine! How much fun searching for the items in the search! :)) XX

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  18. I had totally forgotten that stamp. I've always loved the little scenes. I love the sentiment you have paired it with.

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