Happy Sunday, friends, and welcome to another fun-filled week with us at The Paper Players! Ann is our hostess this week and she has a fun challenge for you. It's our Clean and Simple week and Ann is challenging you to use either an animal or a plant on your card. Any flora or fauna that you choose--have fun with it!
Trees, leaves, flowers and plants certainly fill up the bulk of my stamping arsenal so I reached for some brand-new rubber, Nature's Pace, and with this sketch from the gals over at Sketch Frenzy Friday in hand,
I made this for your inspiration:
My maternal grandmother, my Nana, was born in Scotland and emigrated to Canada as a young girl. Thistles always make me think of her. I loved listening to stories of her country and the longer she talked the thicker her brogue became--what a magical sound! Knowing I wanted to use Rich Razzleberry for the thistle image, my card developed around those two elements.
For the main image I cut a circle with my Nestabilities and while the circle was still in the Nestie, I sponged a light application of Baja Breeze ink through the nestie. When the Nestie circle is removed you get a nice matted edge. The Rich Razzleberry thistle really pops against the Baja Breeze and coordinates well with this pattern from the Pocketful of Posies paper pack.
On each side I layered a piece of yummy Quilted Satin ribbon in Early Espresso and a Crumb Cake "button" made with the Sweet Buttons embosslit.
The sentiment that comes in this set is such a wonderful reminder in these hectic times. Here's hoping that this inspires you to adopt the pace of nature this coming week--even if in only one area of your life. Thanks for spending a little of your time with me today. Please check out what the rest of The Paper Players design team has to inspire you:
The Paper Players Design Team
I hope you will play along with us this week. If you do, please link up your creation to The Paper Players blog by Friday, September 23rd at midnight (PST) to be in the running for Headliner or A Cut Above. Have a great day!
stamps: nature's pace, woodgrain, sincere salutations
ink: early espresso, baja breeze, rich razzleberry, crumb cake
paper: early espresso, crumb cake, baja breeze, rich razzleberry, very vanilla CS; pocketful of posies DSP
xtras: scalloped envelope die; 2.5" circle punch; sweet buttons embosslit; early espresso quilted satin ribbon; scallop ribbon border punch; nestabilities