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Sunday, January 3, 2021

PP522 Something New for 2021

Hello stampers!  It's time for the first Paper Players challenge of 2021 and I am the hostess!  If you got some new goodies for the holidays, now is the time to break them out!  And even if you didn't get something "new", I am sure you have something in your stash that's not gotten inky or cut into or cranked or whatever!  We just want to see something new!

For my project I chose to do something I've not ever done....watercolor an embossed image!  This is a new folder from the upcoming Mini Catalog, called Seashells, and it's part of a lovely suite called Sand & Sea.  I embossed a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, then colored the embossing with ink and an aquapainter:


I painted each section with ink that was fairly watered down, as I wasn't quite sure how the embossing would take the ink; all in all, I guess it's not bad for my first attempt!  I used several colors to color the shells, adding a little shading after the initial layer dried.  This one used Blushing Bride and Petal Pink:


This one was Pool Party with a hint of Coastal Cabana; the purple ones were Highland Heather and Magenta Madness (I wouldn't do that again):


and this one was So Saffron and Mango Melody along with Blushing Bride; I really liked this one! The seaweed was done with Pear Pizzazz and Soft Seafoam, and I also added Wink of Stella to the little water bubbles, as well as to some of the shells.


I adhered it to a Pool Party card base and added a sentiment from Here's A Card, which was cut with a Tasteful Labels die.

I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, and I was remiss in my last Paper Players post in not announcing that we have a new team of Guest Designers!  Please pop over to the Paper Players blog to meet Nancy, Debbie and Amanda, see what they created, along with our regular team, and give them some love!  Thanks for popping in today!

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Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Here's a Card
Card stock & Papers     Pool Party, Thick Whisper White
 Ink Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Petal Pink, Highland Heather, Magenta Madness, So Saffron, Mango Melody, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Seafoam
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Seashells EF, Aquapainter, Wink of Stella, Tasteful Labels Dies

18 comments:

Kampin' Karen said...

Wow! Awesome watercoloring for your first attempt! It's a lovely card. Cassidy has such a beautiful smile. Is she no longer wearing glasses? Have a blessed day and I hope to participate in your challenge.

tonilea said...

Thank you for your very thorough description of your process and particularly the colors you chose. That was very helpful. I hope to purchase that embossing folder when it becomes available.

Bonnie said...

Beautifully colored, LeAnne! Love these seashells!

elaine said...

Absolutely beautiful! No one would ever know it was your first one if you didn't tell them. Really do like the EF and the colors you used. Give our darling Miss C a big hug for me.

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful card for this Florida girl. Love the softness of the shells. Thanks for the welcome and I am tickled to be here! Your granddaughter is beautiful too! Take care!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful! Love the soft colors.

Lisa Elton said...

If I saw those on the beach, I would pick up each and every one of them! This is lovely!

Debbie Crowley said...

LeAnne, this is stunning! I can't believe this was your first try at water coloring. You have definitely inspired me to give it a try. Thank you also for all your help on New Year's Day!!! You are so thoughtful and kind.

Amanda Mertz said...

Well now I'm kicking myself for not getting that embossing folder to go with the dies and stamp set! This look is so pretty and you can get so many different looks just by changing the inks up. Looking forward to designing with you this year! Thanks for the great 'new' challenge!

laurie said...

Gorgeous!! So pretty and refreshing, I love the soft colors!

Linda Callahan said...

Total wow card! You did a wonderful job with all those shells! Gorgeous!

Kim S said...

Wow! What a gorgeous look this technique creates!! I love the soft colors you used.

lichazul said...

Gorgeous card congrats 👍👏💐
Happy new year 🎉

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Gorgeous! I couldn't resist this set either and am looking forward to playing with it! I might start with your technique - those pastel shells are so pretty and this is such a great way to bring the embossing folder to life. Happy New Year wishes my friend!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, LeAnne! This is such a gorgeous embossing folder, and the soft and subtle water coloring really sets off the shells and brings out the texture. Have a wonderful New Year!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, what a fabulous challenge! I love every detail on your card. It makes me long for a long walk on the beach. This set is so amazing. The soft colors are so pretty, too! I hope your New Year is full of special moments!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, I loved this challenge - but I am obsessed with your watercolored images. this is such a great set and you have showcased it beautifully. I really love the soft colors - just gorgeous.
hugs
jaydee

Anne Marie Hile said...

How cool to watercolor an embossed image! I just received that embossing folder and this is gorgeous inspiration to break it in. I love the soft and "springy" colors, too. Happy New Year, my friend!