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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Paper Players Colour Challenge {PP42}

Happy Sunday everyone!  I love Sundays because it's one more day to sleep in and it's also Paper Players day--hooray!  This week Ann has challenged us with a fresh color combination:
I will be the first to say that I'm not a huge fan of Poppy Parade but this is a challenge, right?  So, I persevered and...well...I used just a little bit!  That's my solution when I'm stumped by a color, LOL!  I started with this fantastic sketch from Create with Connie & Mary:
 to make this:
And, to my surprise the touch of Pure Poppy is my favorite part!  These colors said "retro" to me and I love the retro/vintage feel of the Morning Cup stamp set so I knew this would be my stamp of choice for this week's card.  Not too many details to explain here but I do need to show you the paper piecing up close:
Cute, eh?!  The coffee pot was pieced with the Baja Breeze pattern from Elegant Soiree DSP and the mug uses a So Saffron pattern from the Play Date DSP.  I love how our DSP always has several versions of a one-color pattern that make incorporating a color so easy!  My favorite part just might be that sweet little Pure Poppy puffy heart!  I stamped it onto Pure Poppy cardstock, cut it out, added a dollop of Crystal Effects and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds while wet.  Puffy glitter heart!  I did add Sahara Sand to my color palette in the steam rising off the mug and a little touch at the bottom to ground the mug and coffee pot.

Well, that's all from me today folks!  We've got a 24-person BBQ to prep so not much time in the craft room or on the blog today.  But, I hope you'll have time to swing on by The Paper Players blog for some DT inspiration.  If you share a project with us, be sure to load it up before midnight (PST) Friday April 15th for a chance at the DT's selections for A Cut Above and Headliner.  We can't wait to see what you make of Ann's colors this week!  Have a good one, my friends!

the goods:
stamps: morning cup, puns from the past, so much [retired]
ink: early espresso, sahara sand
paper: whisper white, so saffron, pure poppy CS; elegant soiree & play date DSP
xtras: baja breeze grosgrain ribbon, designer buttons (neutrals), scallop border punch,

21 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Over the top cute in every way! Wonderful how the arc of dots just ties everything together! This would definitely perk me up!

Marisa said...

24 person BBQ - wowzers, that is a lot of people to have in your back yard and house!

Love the card! The paper pieced pot and cut are precious as is the circle with half pearls. Wonderful use of the sketch.

LeAnne said...

SO cute! That sketch is perfect and I love your little puffy red heart!

Nancy said...

Just adorable! Love the cut pieces and the piercing.

Christina said...

Eeep! This is super cute! You rocked the Poppy Parade and the sketch! Love the punny sentiment and glittered heart.

Nancy said...

Forgot to mention how the little touch of Sahara Sand to ground the cup and coffee pot is genius it really anchors the images.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance this is so cute!Love how you grounded the pot and cup, the layout is perfect. Not too big, not too small... the little button is adorable.
My favorite part though is the stitching and the dotted circle! Love the look! Hugs.

Debbie Henderson said...

Beautiful paper-piecing! Love the circle of dots. Thanks for playing at Create with Connie & Mary!

Ann Schach said...

How adorable! I love the paper piecing! The stitching is fabulous! Another amazing Nance card!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Super card! I love how you paper pieced this set and the pop of Poppy Parade looks perfect!!

Anne Marie said...

Nance, this is fantastic! Love the paper piecing and the puffy heart! Such a sweet touch! The stitching and the half-circle just wrap everything up beautifully in your design! Another winner with "Nance-Style"! Great job, as always! {hugs} :)

Jen said...

A glittery, puffy, poppy parade heart! Love it! I hope you've discovered a new appreciation for Poppy Parade, because it really looks great on your card!

Carrie Gaskin said...

I absolutely LOVE this! The colours, layout, design in general - WONDERFUL!

Deb said...

This is soooo great! I love your use of these colors! Just perfect! Everything about it makes it wonderful! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa said...

Very cute card! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

Mary Brown said...

Oh my...TOTALLY love! I truly love everything about it! Thanks for joining us this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Well...I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! That pop of red really nails it! Wonderful card...thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

Cindy Beach said...

This is super cute and beautifully done! I love the touch of poppy best too.

~Erica~ said...

Love, love, love this! OMG! The colors and paper piecing is fab! Thanks for playing at CCMC! :-)

Amy Papale said...

What an adorable card! I love the paper piecing. So Sweet!

Welcome said...

Hi dear. I am sorry that I am so late with commenting, but I so SO love this card. In so many ways it is so well done. So fun that you stamped the image on the DSP. So clever! I think that I feel a case coming. :) Not that I have this stamp set.. (sigh) but I have an oldie goldy one like it from SU. I will keep you posted ;)

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card.
Inky hugs, Pauline