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!
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 DSPxtras: baja breeze grosgrain ribbon, designer buttons (neutrals), scallop border punch,