Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Sketch for Affectionately Yours: PP301

Hiya friends!  Wow, I finally feel like my family and I can settle into summer.  It's been one activity or another around here since before school let out but now it's clear sailing...well, until mid-August that is!  This week, the lovely Joanne is hosting a fabulous sketch challenge for us at The Paper Players...take a look:
Don't you just love it?  Sketches are my favorite challenge and this one is a keeper!  With all the afore-mentioned activities, I have yet to place an order for new SU goodies...gasp!  Since I'm working only with pre-order goodies I decided to feature the gorgeous Affectionately Yours speciality DSP:
Not a lot of stamping here--just let the paper and colors do the work.  Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Cucumber Crush. 
It's a subtle accent but the Crumb Cake butterfly base layer is stamped with the same ink and the solid image from Watercolor Wings.  Just the tone-on-tone stamping gives a little extra dimension to the background.  There's a little bit of gold thread looped behind the butterfly and some leaves from the Bird Builder punch tucked on the sides.
I can never capture how much sparkle Wink of Stella adds to a project but trust me, it's there!  I brushed it on the background butterfly so it the sparkles would peeok through the die cut.

I hope you enjoyed today's card...be sure to pop over to The Paper Players and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration.  Maybe we will inspire you to play along before our challenge closes on Friday, July 1st at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team
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11 comments:

Prima McLatchey said...

Beautiful card Nance! I love the color combinations!!!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty...I find this paper a challenge to work with, but your beautiful butterfly just adapts to it very well! I LOVE how you added the flower and of course, the wink of Stella is divine! LOVE Stella!

Linda Callahan said...

Gotta love these colors! I haven't tackled these prints yet either but you made them work beautifully! Love the bright butterfly!

Nancy said...

A lovely card Nance, the paper really makes everything pop. Like the fact that you backed the yellow butterfly with another die, the thread, wink of stella, the whole thing.

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

Nance so pretty... love that butterfly too.
I do know you've been BUSY with girls and they did so good! Go Arden...
PS:
I too only did a preorder, but other reasons....
I just now ... last weekend added to a customer order to get her over the $150 mark so she could a hostess credit... hmmmm.
Hugs

Anita in France said...

Rich and vibrant and so pretty, Nance ... that dimensional butterfly is just gorgeous! Anita :)

laurie said...

Those colors just pop...so bright and gorgeous! So fun how you added the thread,too!

stampwithsandy said...

Such a beautiful card, Nance! Love the bright happy colors and all the yummy layers!

libbystamps said...

Love your card! It's bright, beautiful and fun! Great use of this DSP and butterfly!

Joanne James said...

Love those bright colours Nance and your butterfly makes the perfect centerpiece to showcase that bold paper. This is my kind of card and another great take on my sketch this week! Enjoy your restful summer.

Jaydee said...

Nance, I am in love with your bright bold colors and that wonderful butterfly. Fabulous take on the sketch
hugs
jaydee