This week at The Paper Players another wonderful woman, Claire, has a bright and beautiful color challenge for us:
I'll admit, I was a little vexed when I first saw these colors but then I realized that I could blend the red and orange together....maybe cheating a little but it's a good way to approach similar colors in a palette. So here's what I pulled together:
I really love the Special Reason stamp set and am sad to see it retire. So far, I've mostly used it with the coordinating dies for the beautiful cut outs it creates. Here I wanted to feature the full stamp and the pretty flowers.
The two sizes of similar flowers makes for easy bouquets—I like the graduated look of the sizes. Here I inked the flowers first in Tangerine Tango and with a sponge dauber tapped in the center and the edges with Real Red ink. After cutting out with the coordinating die, I painted the flowers with Wink of Stella…happy sigh.
The watercolor look to the background was made easy with the swoosh stamp from Work of Art—a set I am happy to report is not retiring! Since the swooshes were stamped off I wanted another layer that was full strength Tempting Turquoise so I added some watery dots from the Dragonfly Dreams set
So, there are a mixture of sentiments from three different stamp sets. The front features an oldie but goodie from Delightful Dozen while the inside combines Petite Pairs and Teeny Tiny Wishes. I stamped another blended flower and using a mask added some more swooshes and Pear Pizzazz leaves.
Thanks so much for stopping by today….be sure to check all the lovelies from my teammies at The Paper Players. Maybe you will join us before our challenge closes on Friday, May 19th at Noon (PST). Have a great day!
The Paper Players Design Team