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


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.

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