Sunday, August 7, 2016

Paper Players 307 AO Live in the Sunshine

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Hope your weekend is good so far!  Today, Joanne is our Paper Player hostess with a challenge that really challenged me, LOL!

I was hung up on using a light bulb on my card, but didn't have a single stamp that fit the bill!  Then I remembered some Artistic Outpost stamp sets and lo and behold, there was a perfect "sunshine" sentiment!  It was easy after that:

I love these eclectic-style cards...they're fun and forgiving, if you happen to stamp something not quite straight!!  I started with some polka-dot paper (Park Bench by Fancy Pants) and stamped the sunburst from Kinda Eclectic with Crushed Curry ink.  Then I just randomly stamped the other images in Stazon Black and Smoky Slate; the sentiment is from AO's The Outpost; the bee is from Darcie's Heart & Home BeeUtiful; the "be happy" is from Our Daily Bread Designs' Mini Tag Sentiments.  All the other images are from AO's A Lovely Day.  

I wanted to put some banners in the empty left-hand corner, but the sentiment was in the way, so I made two slits above and below the sentiment, then tucked the banners underneath:

I thought the bee and "be happy" looked sweet together!

And when I was in elementary school, I thought Holland would be the most wonderful place to visit...not sure what the appeal was, but maybe it was all those tulips!  I love how the polka dots make some of the tulips look yellow!

And since most of the stamps I used were Artistic Outpost, I am entering this in their August challenge!  

I can't wait to see your interpretation of the Paper Players challenge!  I hope you play with us!  Check out what the other team members created here:

Cassidy was insistent on doing some harvesting in the garden!  Grampy went down to help her out:

Check out the size of this beet!  She won't eat them either, but she likes to pull them up!

And a couple more birthday cards....I keep getting them, it's delightful!  This delicate design is from my friend Sandy:

and Cassidy and I both were enthralled with this fun card from my sweet friend Kristi!  This cupcake is AMAZING!

 Thanks so much for stopping in today...have a blessed one!


lisa808 said...

Love your 'eclectic' card! The yellow is fresh and fun. The slit for the banners is a super idea.

mudmaven said...

Gorgeous, as always! Love the entire thing. ~chris

laurie said...

SO creative! Your stamping is awesome..I have trouble with that style and then mine look like a mess:(

Yours is perfectly balanced, and I love the extra details. sure received lots of bday cards...I have been enjoying seeing them!

Linda Callahan said...

Be still my heart.......she is s/s/s again! You are the master - this is fabulous!

Dawn Tidd said...

You always have the perfect touches for the collage cards, LeAnne! I know you said it random but your stamping looks strategically placed and gorgeous!! Love all your banners, enamel dots and the baker's twine bow too!

Lisa Elton said...

Lots of great images and creativity on this incredible card LeAnne!! I alway wanted to go to Holland when I was little too. I thought the tulips and windmills were kind of neat!! Look at the size of that beet!! More pretty birthday cards ;)

Wendy Bellino said...

Love your card! I agree eclectic is a great description of the elements you chose. Winner color combo!

Miss Iowa said...

Beautiful card. Fresh, modern color scheme and I like that some of the images are stamped in gray while others are in black; it gives depth to the card without having to pile on the layers.

stampwithsandy said...

I love your eclectic card too, LeAnne! Super job layering images. Wow, that is some beet! I love beets!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, this is perfect! I love this fun, eclectic collage of elements! The colors are beautiful and the polka dots make me smile!
Now, that is a BEET! WOW! XX

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Week in glad the light bulb didn't work out LeAnne - this is such a bright and cheery card! I so wish I could do this kind of eclectic stamping - you make it look so easy, yet there is a definite art to it! Such a lovely card. I actually visited a working windmill in Holland once - fascinating! Almost as much as that beetroot - what a whopper!!

Colleen Begley said...

Another of your eclectic and creative cards that I just love. This is fun, cute and interesting. I love it.

Mrs.B said...

A wonderful summer card, love the choice of images, and papers and the stamping in two colours gives the card a great depth.
Thanks for joining us at Artistic Outpost.