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Sunday, April 14, 2019

PP437 Do Something Creative


Happy Palm Sunday, peeps!  It's time for another Paper Players challenge, where Ann has given us a  beautiful color challenge:


What beautiful spring colors!  My first thought was to do a floral, but I like to try to think out of the box a wee bit, so I pulled out Crafting Forever, which I haven't used in a long time, and went to work stamping, coloring and cutting:


And my sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches:  

This was a lot of fun to make!  First, I stamped all the pens in Memento ink, then colored them with SU Blends and fussy-cut them out.  To assemble the card, I used a piece of retired Daffodil Delight DSP for the top layer, then a piece of Balmy Blue, on which I stamped a floral image from an older Paper Pumpkin set.  I colored it in with the light shade of Balmy Blue Blend and added a few little speckles.  The little scallop of Calypso Coral finished the sketch!  My final addition was the sentiment panel, which was diecut with a Stitched Shapes Framelit and accented with a Grapefruit Grove faceted gem, which I colored with a Calypso Coral Blend:


I left the bottom portion plain to offset the busy upper portion!

I am willing to bet you could come up with some amazing projects with these colors...I hope you'll share yours at the Paper Players blog!  Meanwhile, check out what the DT did:


Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Crafting Forever, Paper Pumpkin (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight Patterns DSP (ret)
 Ink Memento Black, Balmy Blue
Accessories Dimensionals, Faceted Gems
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, SU Blends

13 comments:

Kampin' Karen said...

Wow, your coloring/blending and fussy cut skills are off the chart! It looks like you used a die but I know there is no die for this set! It's obvious as to why you are so happy with it. You captured the sketch totally. Have a blessed Sunday.

laurie said...

I love the sketch and the colors and the card you created with them! So fun and I can think of a million people to give it too. Enjoy your day!

Frenchie said...

Cassady..... what no Beautiful smile 🤪...

LeeAnn I love your card , isit a card ?i bet a tablet would look so cool 👌🏽😜
Tfs hugs , hope your all doing great , Cassady is sooo big and beautiful ♥️♥️♥️♥️
Frenchie ♥️

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Now that's a fun card! I love the colors and how those pens just make me itch to get creative! I do love a good pen!

Amy O said...

What a great color combo, and what an adorable card! I love everything about this, LeAnne! Always a treat to see you in the FMS gallery!

Lisa Elton said...

This is fantastic LeAnne! You've used the colors to perfection and the sketch too! I spy a winner here!!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the bright colors here! Cute!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

I LOVE this.
Your fussy cutting is amazing.
xxx

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is such an awesome card - so much detail packed into one third of this card! Love the bright colours and fun design and genius idea to stamp the florals behind on the blue panel too. I love it!

Ann Schach said...

What an amazing card, LeAnne! There are so many wonderful details, yet it is so clean! I love how you used the challenge colors. You hit this one out of the park for sure. Thank you for rocking my challenge!

Wanda Cullen said...

LeAnne, this is such a creative and fun design! LOVE it!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, I love this card! Fabulous idea for the sketch and such a fun way to use this set. I love those antique pens! I totally agree with this sentiment, but it has been a week, since I saw my craft room. I guess dying eggs with the kids was creative! LOL! Have a blessed Easter, My Friend! XX

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, I love this. My mind went florals and you showed us that these colors are even more flexible than I thought! Fabulous use of the sketch. All that wonderful white space allows your focal elements - and colors - to really shine. Fabulous, my friend
hugs
Jaydee