Sunday, August 22, 2010

Paper Players {12}

I can finally share some exciting news with you! I've been busting at the seams!! Lesley, of The Paper Players Challenge, asked me if I would like be one of their guest designers for the month of September! How exciting is that?! Of course, I said yes, yes, YES!! I am so honored to be part of this talented team. Even more exciting, I am starting a little early because DT LeAnne is taking a break to spend time with her new granddaughter (yeah, LeAnne!).

This week Jaydee is our hostess with the mostess and she has challenged us with an yummy inspiration photo. Hmmm, I have to say...I was stumped! But, I focused on the colors and the textures and an idea started to form. I knew that a Cumb Cake base was a must then I stamped a Sanded background with Whisper White craft ink to imitate the flour dusted bread.

The circular element of the blackberries stands out when I look at this photo and the Medallion stamp came to mind. I think it would also look good embossed with black embossing powder to really make it shine like the blackberries. This photo also makes me think of old world bakeries and the Medallion stamp has a similar vintage feel.

A strip of (retired) Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon gives a little pop of strawberry red against the Crumb Cake background. And I am in LOVE with the Decorative Label punch from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog. Here, it's used with a Curly Cute sentiment on top of another medallion image, from Charming, in Crumb Cake ink. I love stamping the sentiment over a coordinating image--it really fills in the space!

Lastly, a peek at the inside. Just repeated elements from the front. A Crumb Cake Medallion, a sentiment from Occasional Quotes in Basic Black and a stamped scallop border in Riding Hood Red from the (retired) All Scallops set.

So what do you think? Are you inspired? What do you see when
you look at this photo? Hop on over to the Paper Players Challenge and link up your creation! We would love to see what inspires you! Thanks for stopping by.

supplies: stamps: medallion; curly cute; sanded ink: whisper white craft; jet black stazon; crumb cake, riding hood red paper: crumb cake, whisper white CS xtras: decorative label punch; basic rhinestone jewels; riding hood red taffeta ribbon; dotted scallop ribbon border punch


Christina said...

What a brilliant take on the challenge! I would have been totally stumped, but this card totally captures the rustic feel of the inspiration photo. I love the way you explained how each of your elements was inspired by the picture. Gorgeous, inside and out!

Christina said...

Oh, and I forgot to say a big CONGRATS for being a guest designer! The honor is well deserved!

Nancy said...

Congratulations on being invited to join the Paper Players as a guest designer, I know you're thrilled! September, what a great month to be able to create many yummy colors to use and Halloween to boot. Love your take on the above challenge. I too like reading how and why you chose what you did, very inspiring.
Love the card!

LeAnne said...

I have missed all my favorite stamping blogs, Nance, so I had to stop by to say hello! Your card is lovely---I love Sanded AND the Medallion BG, so this is right up my alley! I never think to stamp Sanded in white, though...what a great idea! Miss everyone in stamp land....I'll be back soon!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card Nance! We are thrilled to have you play with us this month! Love that Sanded BG stamp in white...looks amazing.

Ann Schach said...

Love the Sanded background stamp! Such a classy card that captures the inspiration photo well! Beautiful!

Diane - said...

Well ditto for me. Love the sanded BG stamp. I don't have it, but this is yet another card that makes me want to purchase MORE stuff!
Great job on the challenge, you've capture the entire 'feel' and color combo wonderfully. Congratulations for being picked as a guest designer.. can't wait to see what's next.

Lynn Put said...

BIG Congrats to you Nance!!! Your card for the challenge is so elegant, I love the design and how you used the large medallion!

Anonymous said...

Wow. I LOVE everything about it. Simply amazing!!!!

jaydee said...

firstly I am so thrilled and excited that you are joining us as a guest designer. I look forward to the creations you will be inspiring us with every week! So... welcome!

Now... on to your card... I love your interpretation of the sketch. I LOVE the sanded background as it really pics up the textures in the inspiration photograph. The black medallion echoes the circles of the cheeses as well as the color of the blackberries. I love the way you tied all the elements together. the scalloped border behind the ribbon, the bling on the medallion and the use of the Riding Hood Red ribbon (love this ribbon btw!!)
What a gorgeous card you shared with us all.

Hands On said...

So glad I got to play with you for at least one week! This card is amazing. I love your white sanded stamp on the crumb cake. I don't think to use white ink to often. It works fantastic! I also love all the rest of your details espacially the sentiment on that shape and the ribbon. Just gorgeous. Your work is really starting to catch my eye! By the way congrats on winning ppa this week!

Cindee Stacey said...

I saw this card when you first posted it, but didn't comment...I just saw it again on Paper Players & wanted to make sure to let you know that I just absolutely love it!!! It's just one of those cards that caught my eye & has held it!!