Sunday, August 2, 2009

I love to play @ PPA!

I'm so exited to participate in the first Pals Paper Arts challenge! I've been a long-time reader of Mary Fish's blog (who hasn't?!) and am looking forward to great things from the design team of her downlines. This card meets the PPA Challenge #1, PPA1, using a slight variation on layout #52 (FTL52) from the Clean and Simple blog (another favorite). Here I started with a sahara sand base cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" folded at the top. The thoroughly modern dsp provides a beautiful panel of bermuda bay pattern set off by soft suede scalloped edges. Since I didn't have any of the rose red ink that coordinates with the thoroughly modern dsp, I substituted the "in color" melon mambo on the biggest flower from the "petal pizzazz" set. I cut it out and added a little oomph with a flower burst embosslit, an SU exclusive, that had been brayered with melon mambo before running through my cuttlebug. To tie the flower in with the other two colors, I punched out a 3/4" circle of bermuda bay and topped it off with a 1/2" circle of the soft suede pattern from thoroughly modern dsp then popped it up on stampin' dimensionals. The sentiment from "upsy daisy" was inked up with my melon mambo and bermuda bay stampin' write markers and stamped on whisper white cs. Don't you just love having the in color markers?! Lastly, it's punched out with the new modern label punch and tucked it under the flower. What do you think?
edited to add: Oops! I just realized that I used soft suede instead of the challenge color--chocolate chip! I think I intended to use one of the thoroughly modern patterns that included soft suede so there was, apparently, no getting me off the soft suede train. Sorry about that!


stamps: petal pizzazz, upsy daisy
ink: melon mambo
paper: sahara sand cs, soft suede cs, whisper white cs, thoroughly modern dsp
extras: stampin write markers (melon mambo and bermuda bay), scalloped edge punch, modern label punch, 3/4 " and 1/2" circle punches, flower burst embosslit, brayer, stampin' dimensionals.


Denise said...

I LOVE this! Your bloom is perfection - and these colors combined with Kraft are divine! Thanks for playing at PPA!

Ann Schach said...

Nance, your flower is fantastic! It just "pops" with the Kraft background. Super job with the color challenge. Thanks for playing at PPA and please join us again next week!

Margaret Moody said...

I love your card, Nance! I especially love what you did with the flower burst embosslit! What a pretty result! I like the way the Soft Suede looks! Thanks for participating in PPA's first challenge! Join us next week for PPA2!

Margaret Moody

Pals Paper Arts said...

Just beautiful!

Love the use of the embosslit.

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for Playing @ the PPA!

Nancy said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the Petal Pizzaz stamps and with the addition of the embosslit to the flower it really "pops" it right off the card! Great idea to use the brayer on it as well. Keep up the good work!

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous!! Awesome job with the sketch!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Love your use of the fun new punch. Way to rock the PPA color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Natasha said...

Wow! This is fabulous!!!

Diane - said...

Nance....FABULOUS! Love it, but I can't figured out how you brayered the embosslet to get that great effect. What am I missing? diane