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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Magical Stardust & Rainbows PP389

Hi friends!  Welcome to another week with my gal pals at The Paper Players where the lovely and talented Sandy has a trendy Clean-and-Simple challenge for us...Magical!
As a child I loved unicorns....The Last Unicorn was a favorite book of mine but sadly, I only have ONE stamp set featuring these magical creatures--an old retired set called Pony Party.  As it looks quite a bit like a My Little Pony type of unicorn, it wasn't really what I had in mind for today's card.  So, I turned to the Silhouette Design Store to find a design I could cut on my Cameo...
...and I did cut it out but found that I liked the negative space better!  I used a piece of watercolor paper underneath to color a rainbow with my watercolor pencils starting with Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, and Rich Razzleberry.  The white embossed sentiment is from the retired Pony Party set and it is just perfect for my grown-up unicorn.  I was tempted to add some embellishments or dry embossing but kept to the clean-and-simple style of today's challenge and only added Wink of Stella around the edge of my cut shape.
The inside is equally as Clean-and-Simple with a sweet sentiment and some Crushed Curry stars from another retired set, Be the Star.  Can you tell I have a difficult time getting rid of my retired sets?! LOL.  The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set called Inside & Out: Birthday--my Mom (a die-hard PTI aficionado) bought this set for me ages ago and, along with PTI's Birthday Basics, it is one of my go-to sets for inside sentiments.  It's hard to beat PTI for sentiments!

And it's hard to beat my pals at The Paper Players for creativity!  Be sure to check out all their fabulousness over at The Paper Players....maybe you'll play along with us before our challenge ends on Friday, April 20th at Noon (PST).  

The Paper Players Design Team 

It's been a little while since I shared some volleyball shots, so here's a few of our favorite player last weekend at a tournament in Jacksonville.  Thanks for stopping by!


 

10 comments:

Claire Broadwater said...

Your rainbow unicorn is so magical! I love the way you used the negative space! It just pops off the black. The Wink of Stella adds so much shine and glimmer! FUN, FUN, FUN! I love the shots of Arden doing "her" thing! She is so pretty and talented! I know you are very proud of her! Have a magical week, My Friend! XX

Jan Clothier said...

Using black with the negative space is really striking. A rainbow unicorn with sparkle - what could be better? It's good to know I wasn't the only one scrambling to find a magical creature in my craft room too. Enjoy your week.

Nancy said...

Definitely a MAGICAL card! Very cute and colorful unicorn using the negative space against the black backdrop.
Of course love the pix's of my grand daughter in great for as usual.

LeAnne said...

What a clever way to incorporate the challenge into your card...I am loving the rainbow look, especially with the sparkle around the edges! And Arden is becoming quite an athlete, it is awesome to see the concentration on all their faces!

Claire Grantham said...

This card is amazing!! I love the wink of stella edging. Nice volleyball form! Cx

laurie said...

So FUN! I love your rainbow unicorn, great idea.Love the sparkles too!!!

Fun pics!

Ann Abrahamson said...

Wonderfully colorful unicorn! I like how it pops off the page and the sparkly outline. I hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

stampwithsandy said...

Nance, I love your grown-up unicorn! It looks fabulous in gorgeous rainbow colors and glittery border. I love the sentiments too, especially the inside one. Those girls are creating their own magic, I think!

Joanne James said...

Oh I love your unicorn Nance - inspired by your fabby badge no less! I should my Silhouette more often - especially when you can create such awesome cards. A sparkly rainbow unicorn - nothing better! Good luck to Arden and her team this weekend too xx

Jaydee said...

Nance. one word reaction. JAWDROP. That's all there is to say - it is completely and utterly stunning!
great shots of the team, too! Good luck this weekend
hugs
jaydee