Sunday, March 11, 2012

Springtime Walk {PP86}

Hey there friends! It's Sunday so you know what that means...it's time for...The Paper Players!  Lovely Lesley is our hostess this week with a gorgeous, I mean gor-juss, color combination.  I'll bet you can guess what color it includes, right?  You got it...Pool Party!


Beautiful aren't they? When I look at these colors I hear, "Spring is here, Spring is here!"  Looking through my stamps for something "spring-y", I found one I haven't used in a long time, Nature Walk which I combined with Linda's fabulous sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:
 


This is one of those sets that I struggle with.  All the images are so pretty and lend themselves to a collage style which I love.  Problem is, I still need a lot of practice with the "collage" look.   I fuss over placement of the images when I really just need to let it flow, right?  Well, anyway...after many tries on scrap paper, I'm finally happy with this one...I think ;-).  All the images are stamped in all 4 challenge colors...


with a little extra sparkle, via Dazzling Diamonds, on the bees' wings.  A little background stamping in tone-on-tone Crumb Cake really adds some interest to the plain card base.


I'm not really sure what I will use this card for so I left the inside sentiment-free for use at a later time.  But I did have fun with more Pear Pizzazz foliage and some bees.  Just love that sweet little bee.  That's it for me folks, I hope I've inspired you to play along with Lesley's gorgeous color combination.  Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team for some fabulous inspiration:
The Paper Players Design Team
Sherry Eckblad (March GD)
Our challenge will close Friday, March 16th at Noon (PST).  I hope you can join us!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Supplies 
Stamps: Nature Walk; Easter Blossoms [retired] 
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Whisper White; Flirtatious Specialty DSP
Xtras: Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon; Linen Thread; Scallop Oval, Scallop Ribbon Border and Large Oval Punches

25 comments:

Paper Potter said...

Nance, this is the prettiest color combination for Easter. Thank you for reminding me to get Nature Walk out for a walk, too .... I love this card! Celia

Nancy said...

Oh I don't think you need practice at all, your card is beautiful. Love the colors and your placement of the images is perfect, it really is a Springtime card!

Patti said...

Such great colors to work with. Your card says spring all over it. Beautiful.

Kathy said...

Nance, Your card is beautiful!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Oh Nance I absolutely love your card and I think you nailed the collage look on this one.

Rita said...

This turned out lovely, Nance. I have that same problem with that set! I think your collage really works though. It all comes together so well into a gorgeous card. :)

Mitzi said...

I love what you did with the colors in the challenge. Very pretty card. And you achieved the "college" look quite nicely.

LeAnne said...

I think you mastered the collage style just fine! One of my favorite sets, and so pretty in these colors!

Christina said...

Your spring collage is lovely, Nance! I don't use this set as much as I thought I would, either, but now I'm itching to give it some more love. Those bees are the sweetest!

Marian Garcia, Studio M said...

YOU go Girl! Love this, inside and out.

xo, Marian

Marisa said...

Great take on the sketch and use of the colours and set! I am SO ready for spring!

Julie Marshall said...

Beautiful card Nance! Adore that ribbon treatment.

Lesley said...

This is so pretty Nance, I love your collage stamping with this set, it is one of my favourite sets! So happy you liked my combo...it was nerve-wracking choosing those colours!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance this is gorgeous... I think it can be used MANY occasions too. Love the color combo and I LOVE that set. I always admire your details,,, the scallops behind the seam binding, the thread tied at the top...so sweet. The DSP was one of my favs. I agree with mom... no more practice needed sister! hugs.

Jen said...

What a wonderful spring-time card - inside and out! I love the little dazzling diamonds on the bees wings too!

Heidi said...

Nance, I guess I haven't really heard much about making collages as a background, but both you and LeAnne did it beautifully this week. Guess it's time for me to give it a try! :) And oh, how much I love the extra special touch of the glitter on the bees wings and my most favorite part I think is when you open the inside. It's like a surprise second card! Hope you have a blessed week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Nance, I'm pretty sure you can call yourself a pro at this collage-style! This is gorgeous! I tend to struggle with this stamp set, as well but this is wonderful inspiration to show it some ink once more. I especially like the DSP you paired with the images. It gives such a fun and playful touch to your card! Love it! Have a great day! :) Hugs!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow your stamping is fabulous! I am sure LeAnne the master collage stamper is very proud of you! Gorgeous spring card!

Amy Nuttall said...

Of course you used pool party. This is just beautiful Nance. We should make at our next party.

Amy Nuttall said...

Of course you used pool party. This is just beautiful. I think we should make it at our next stamp party.

Jenn Picard said...

Wow you did a fantastic job with these colours! Love that you used Nature Walk and I love the collage effect that you did with the images. I especially love the whole layout of the card and the way you did the ribbon.

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Nance! This was the perfect stamp set to use with these gorgeous spring colors. And your collage was perfect!

Just a Thought... said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!! I LOVE the softness of this card with the Spring colors. I too struggle with this set and yet it truly is my favorite. Most of the time I just stare at it and ponder the possibilities without inking it up. LOL!!! Fantastic job!!! Amy L.

jaydee said...

Nance, this is gorgeous inside and out. My favorite card this week. I would never have made the bees in wisteria wonder... but they look fabulous! I really need to get out of my analytical brain occasionally and be that creative - it certainly pays off!
Fabulous
hugs
jaydee

Bonnie said...

You may feel you had to struggle with the collage look, but this is beautiful!