Happy Sunday everyone and welcome to another week with The Paper Players! This week, fellow DT member and friend, Ann, designed a sketch for us to use:
Use our sketch as an inspiration, a starting point for your creation. Feel free to use any shapes for the circle elements and you can flip the sketch too--whatever works for your image(s). In my case, I did both of those things as they worked better with the stamp I wanted to use.
I started with the cherry blossom stamp from Easter Blossoms, inked it in Soft Suede and stamped onto Naturals White cardstock. I have Lesley (of Paper Players) to thank for introducing me to this cardstock--thanks Lesley! It's thicker than Whisper White and has a very soft--not distracting--fleck throughout. I really like it.
The blossoms were colored with a Blushing Bride stampin' write marker and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz. Some of the flowers have a center dot from my white Signo gel pen but I thought it needed a bit more...so I added the tiniest basic Pearls to some of the blossoms.
Because I flipped the sketch the element peeking out of the main panel ended up on the bottom. So, I stamped more cherry blossoms in Soft Suede trailing out from behind the main panel. I love this look and use it often especially with flowers, vines and leaves. I also like how it draws your eye down to the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.Per the sketch, I added a strip of Blushing Bride DSP (level 1, hostess pack) and a Pear Pizzazz scallop cut with the Tasteful Trims XL die and run through the Polka Dot Impressions Folder. For the final circle element, I made a Chantilly Crochet trim bow and attached it with an Antique Brad.
So what do you think, will you play along with us this week? We would love to see what you make of Ann's sketch. If you do play along, be sure to use PP31 in your post, submit a direct link to your entry on the Paper Players blog and let us know you played by leaving a comment. We can't wait to visit you!
stamps: easter blossoms, teeny tiny wishes
ink: soft suede
paper: soft suede, pear pizzazz, naturals white CS; blushing bride DSPxtras: polka dot impressions folder; chantilly crochet trim; basic pearls; antique brads; stampin' write markers