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!


13 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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.

    Wow..you sure received lots of bday cards...I have been enjoying seeing them!

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

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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 ;)

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

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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!!

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

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  13. 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.
    Avril

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