Sunday, July 12, 2015

Paper Players 253


Happy Sunday, peeps!  It’s time for another Paper Players challenge, and Jaydee is our hostess this week with a gorgeous color combo!  It’s so soft and pretty…what do you think?

I incorporated it with a new (to me) sketch challenge at TGIF challenges:

and my favorite set from this year’s catalog, Awesomely Artistic:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 253 Awesomely Artistic Stampin Up

Even though it seems like there is a lot going on here, it was pretty simple to put together.  I stamped the images on my tag; I stamped and colored a butterfly from Papillion Potpourri and punched it out, adding some pearls for glam; heat embossed a sentiment from Six-Sided Sampler in silver and stamped some grunge on the Sahara Sand card base with Sahara Sand ink. I dyed some white seam binding with Smoky Slate ink and crumple-dried it in the microwave, then added a doily and some gathered Mint Macaron lace, and for the final touch, cut a couple of little banners from glassine paper and Smoky Slate cardstock, then some hearts from Brushed Silver and Shimmery white.


I would never have thought to put the neutrals of Sahara Sand and Smoky Slate together, but I love it!  I hope you love it too and will share what you create with us at the Paper Players blog!  Meanwhile, check out the other gorgeous creations from the PP team:
I promised a few more pix of Cassidy very intently drawing with her new goodies:



“It’s a playground!  See the ladder and the sliding board?!” 


Enjoy your day!


  1. Beautiful card. Love the addition of the lace, doily, and seam binding.

  2. Gorgeous card LeAnne. I agree the colors are so soft and pretty and you did a wonderful job with them. I love your doily and gathered lace, and the tag is so pretty.

  3. Oh this is just GORGEOUS! I adore the colour combination, it really does work so well, and how you have worked all the pieces together, so pretty, so elegant!

  4. Love these subtle colors together and your card is done in my favorite style of yours! Lots of stampiness and stuff! Beautiful!

  5. Leanne, this is just beautiful!!! You and Joanne have now enabled me to purchase this set. Your details are just fabulous! Bow, lace, pearls! Does it get any better than that? I love it! XXX

  6. Omg , on your card !!! That is one beautiful card !!!!!!!!!! I love that ribbon how you scrunched it , mine are so ugly when I have practice, like you taught , but nothing like yours , lol, I'll keep trying,

    And to that beautiful SMART little CASSADDY, she's just Darling , we love her !!!!!!
    You all did a GREAT job raising such a beautiful little and smart grand daughter, it reminds me of my grandparents, they brought me up till I was 15 , I sure miss them ,
    Ok enough of that , thank your for sharing her with us ,
    Have a great day !!
    Hugs to both of you
    Frenchie !!

    1. Thanks so much, Frenchie! You're a sweetie and your grandparents brought you up right too!

  7. I LOVE all the details to your beautiful card! They all work so well together!

    Looks like Cassidy is really enjoying drawing!

  8. Oh, be still my heart! This is just stunning. So many gorgeous elements and delicate layers. Just lovely. Thanks for playing along at TGIF this week!

  9. Simply stunning!!! Love the ribbon and all of the layering, your little banners and heart punches top it off perfectly. Fantastic card!

  10. Wow LeAnne, your card is really stunning!! You've done a beautiful job with the colors here!! Sure wish I had that Mint Macaroon color! ;)

  11. Talk about a home run and knocking it out of the ball park...this is DREAMY!! Each and every element fits together perfectly. PRETTY card LeAnne!!

  12. LeAnne this card is jaw-droppingly gorgeous! Love all those delicious layers and embellishments!

  13. Oh Leanne - what a gorgeously girly girl frilly beautiful card! Love it! I am so amazed with all the design team cards this week! Yours just jumps off the page! LOVE IT!

  14. Gorgeous card LeAnne! I love how you gathered the lace into a yo-yo shape, super creative.

  15. Late with my comments due to my holiday packing - another awesomely artistic Awesomely Artistic creation my friend! I love your take on the sketch and the lace and crumpled seam binding bow - gorgeous!

  16. Congrats on being one of the #tgifc11 Honorable Mentions! We have posted a link to your card on our Facebook page!
    Don't forget to grab your Honorable Mention Blog Button!


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