Sunday, April 8, 2018

Paper Players 388 Congrats

Hi everyone!  Sunday means another Paper Players challenge, and I am the hostess today with a color challenge for us!  I find purple shades very challenging to use...I like them, but I can't always figure out how to use them.  I was sad to see the Amethyst color retire several years ago....SU replaced it with Wisteria Wonder and it just has too much gray in it for my liking!  But I digress!  Here is the color palette, I hope you like it and will play along with us:

True to form, I struggled with my own challenge!  I finally decided on something "light"...I had some watercolor paper on my desk from my crafting earlier in the week, so I dabbled some water on it, then added some Wisteria and Eggplant inks to it, then stamped some florals from Beautiful Bouquet on top once it dried:

For fun, I did a partial diecut, leaving the stem intact, added the little bow diecut from the set, a few sequins and a Tranquil Tide mat from the Layering Circles Framelits:

I mounted it on a Very Vanilla panel that was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots EF, then mounted that on a Wisteria Wonder mat and an Elegant Eggplant card.  My final addition was the sentiment,  from the same set, diecut with a banner die, and a "Happy Anniversary" sentiment on the inside:

As I said, I hope you'll play along with us!  Unlike me and my struggle, the DT seemed to have no problem coming up with some amazing creations!  Check them out:

·        Claire
·        Jaydee
·        Joanne
·        Laurie
·        Nance
·        Sandy
·        Elizabeth
·        Annie
·        Jan

Despite the stubbornness of spring, which really doesn't want to make an appearance, we did have a day over a week ago that was vaguely warm; it wasn't warm enough to warrant bare feet, but Cassidy and my great-nephew seemed to think it was okay as they did some "digging" in my SIL's woods:

I had to draw the line at playing in the creek in their bare was still March, after all!  But they got some fresh air and much-needed outside exercise!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet
Card stock & Papers     Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, Watercolor
 Ink Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Tranquil Tide
Accessories Sequins (Sylvia's Etsy Shop)
Tools     Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot EF (ret), Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, Banner Die (Nestabilties)


Kampin' Karen said...

Your struggle is over...beautiful card! Love the challenge as purple is my favorite color. I am going to attempt to play. Blessings to you and your family.

Bananastamper said...

This is a pretty card and the sequins are a nice touch. Bare feet, yikes! Spring will arrive when its ready I suppose. Enjoy the rest of your weeknd. :)

laurie said...

Your card is lovely...that background for your blooms sure is pretty too!This was a fun challenge...great colors!

Linda Callahan said...

You mixed those purples together quite nicely! And I always struggle with my own challenges too!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I often find purples tricky to work with too LeAnne - especially Wisteria Wonder (I agree - to grey/blue for me!) I think you rocked your challenge though - I love the loose watercolouring and the clean and simple feel of your card with those lovely layers and subtle detail of the embossing and scalloped circle border - so pretty! As for Cassidy's bare feet - that girl is a brave one!!

Lisa Elton said...

I see no struggle here LeAnne! That little wispy stem of flowers is perfect and I like the tiny Tranquil Tide scallops peeking out. I struggle with purples too...and teal! Little barefoot babes in the woods...they are braver than I am this time of year!

Lorraine said...

Your bouquet looks so dimensional. Wonderfully done!

Jan Clothier said...

I adore that lovely water colour panel you've got as your focal point. The partial die cut is impressive! Very pretty colours, LeAnne.

ElizStewart said...

LeAnne... this is a beautiful card! I love the small repetitions and distressing over the bouquet made the whole arrangement feel warm. Great card!

Annie S. said...

Love how the watercolor adds such a soft backdrop for your pretty bouquet! I hope you're having a great week - Hugs, Annie

lichazul said...

pretty card and gourgus photos
thank you so much for your comment in my blog
hugs from Chile

stampwithsandy said...

LeAnne this is such a pretty card! So many sweet and feminine elements. I particularly love the delicate branch of flowers and your awesome background. Those bare feet though - brrr I am shivering just thinking about it!

Nance Leedy said...

What is it about purple, I struggle too! We wouldn’t know though with your pretty card. Love the partial die-cut, such a fun technique. Cassidy sure is an adventurous soul!

Claire Broadwater said...

You know I love that embossed polka dot background! The beautiful bouquet is lovely and I love the Tranquil Tide scalloped circle. The watercoloring looks amazing! I think you rocked your own challenge! I love that the little ones got out to play! They need exercise and fresh air! Hope you are having a great week! XX

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, I love the background you created for your florals and that polka dot embossed background complements it perfectly. I love the simple banner as it doesn't detract from that gorgeous focal point. Wonderful card.
Oh... and I love the photo.... how fun :-)