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Sunday, June 15, 2014

A Milestone Celebration! {PP200}

What an amazing milestone!  This week at The Paper Players we are celebrating our 200th challenge--wow!  I was invited on board as a Guest Designer in September, 2010 and never left, LOL.  We laugh, cry and cheer each other on through more than just stamping and I am honored to be part of this great group of artists.  I count each and every one of them among my very treasured online friends.  To celebrate our milestone, we each selected a favorite past challenge and created a new project for you.  I loved Anne Marie's sketch for Challenge #65:
I couldn't wait to ink up the new Flower Patch stamp set and use the coordinating Flower Fair Framelits to cut all those flowers!
My color palette was inspired by this week's ColourQ challenge--so bright and cheery!  I layered a subtle Sahara Sand pattern from the Moonlight DSP stack in the background and used the sunburst image from Kinda Eclectic as a ray of sunshine for the flowers.  I [happily] received Kinda Eclectic as part of my Display Stamper goodies and even after making 8 projects with it, I still love it!  Each image is so versatile!
I substituted Crushed Curry for [retired] Summer Starfruit mostly so I could use my brand-new Crushed Curry embossing powder!  I love how it looks when embossed on colored cardstock as I did for the centers of all three flowers.  I wouldn't be able to achieve that same look with stamping alone.  Crushed Curry ink alone would never show up on Pacific Point cardstock!  But when embossed it sure does!  The great thing about the Flower Patch set is all the layers you can achieve with the matching Framelits.  The layering possibilities for the flowers are endless!
...and it comes with great sentiments too making it an all around beautiful and practical set!  Gotta love that!  And, I hope you'll love our look-back challenge this week at The Paper Players.  Be sure to check out all the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and see which challenges they have selected.  Hopefully, you'll be inspired to play along before the challenge ends on Friday, June 20th at Noon (PST).    I hope to see you there!





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10 comments:

Jen said...

This is gorgeous - both inside and out! I love the cluster of bright, colorful flowers! I will have to carve out some time to play along with your milestone challenge!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous flowers and a fabulous use of the sketch :)

stampwithsandy said...

Wowee, this is gorgoeus, Nance! This stamp set is on it's way to me and I can't wait to ink it up! Love your flower layers, bright happy colors, and the twine bow! Happy 200!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance Such a pretty card. Love your colors and the SUN burst is fabulous! I just got this set (and many, many more) and was playing with it with your mom. Love it. Hugs

LeAnne said...

Oooooh, so pretty! We are getting this set at convention and I can't WAIT! Love your big bold flowers, too! Just a happy creation, perfect for the CQC colors as well as our 200th challenge!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful flowers, I love how the colours work with them! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the colourQ!

Jaydee said...

Nance, I love this card. The popped up, layered flowers are so perfect for the sentiment. The little bit of twine behind is a great way to anchor them, too. I also love how you added in the sun at the back. Fabulous way to showcase this sketch
Hugs
Jaydee

laurie said...

This is stunning! I have this set on my wish list...can't wait to order it!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Bright, fresh and FABULOUS!! Wow Nance! This is one of my favorite sets in the new catty and now I want it even more! Adding that sunshine background is an awesome touch. Very pretty, my friend! :)

Linda Vich said...

Loving your cards! You are so talented. On this card, I like how you tied the inside to the card front.