Sunday, January 23, 2011

Paper Player Blossoms {PP31}

Happy Sunday everyone and welcome to another week with The Paper Players!  This week, fellow DT member and friend, Ann, designed a sketch for us to use:

Use our sketch as an inspiration, a starting point for your creation.  Feel free to use any shapes for the circle elements and you can flip the sketch too--whatever works for your image(s).  In my case, I did both of those things as they worked better with the stamp I wanted to use.
I started with the cherry blossom stamp from Easter Blossoms, inked it in Soft Suede and stamped onto Naturals White cardstock.  I have Lesley (of Paper Players) to thank for introducing me to this cardstock--thanks Lesley!  It's thicker than Whisper White and has a very soft--not distracting--fleck throughout.  I really like it.
The blossoms were colored with a Blushing Bride stampin' write marker and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz.  Some of the flowers have a center dot from my white Signo gel pen but I thought it needed a bit I added the tiniest basic Pearls to some of the blossoms.
 Because I flipped the sketch the element peeking out of the main panel ended up on the bottom.  So, I stamped more cherry blossoms in Soft Suede trailing out from behind the main panel.  I love this look and use it often especially with flowers, vines and leaves.  I also like how it draws your eye down to the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Per the sketch, I added a strip of Blushing Bride DSP (level 1, hostess pack) and a Pear Pizzazz scallop cut with the Tasteful Trims XL die and run through the Polka Dot Impressions Folder.  For the final circle element, I made a Chantilly Crochet trim bow and attached it with an Antique Brad.

So what do you think, will you play along with us this week?  We would love to see what you make of Ann's sketch.  If you do play along, be sure to use PP31 in your post, submit a direct link to your entry on the Paper Players blog and let us know you played by leaving a comment.  We can't wait to visit you!

stamps: easter blossoms, teeny tiny wishes
ink: soft suede
paper: soft suede, pear pizzazz, naturals white CS; blushing bride DSP
xtras: polka dot impressions folder; chantilly crochet trim; basic pearls; antique brads; stampin' write markers


Marisa said...

Fabulously done, Nance! Love how you used the image as the spiky circle. Lovely card.

Tara Bilbao said...

Nance, this is sooooo pretty. I love the detail on the lace bow as well as your color choice. Simply beautiful!

Nancy said...

Cherry Blossoms in Spring (is it Spring yet)? Very pretty colors so soft looking, really like the large scallop punch run through the embossing folder. Thanks for the tip too about the Naturals white card stock. Very pretty card.

Diane - said...

Nance such a pretty card. Love the soft pinks with the saude. So calming. The flowers are done perfect, with just a touch of pearls. Beautiful.

Christina said...

Lovely card, Nance. The image trailing off the main panel is beautiful, and I love the pearl centers on the flowers. Gorgeous color choices, too!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Nance! I love the coloring and the pearls! The image stamped onto the soft suede is the perfect touch.

Lesley said...

Love that bow and the brad! The sketch flipped looks great and I am so happy you did that! Those blossoms are beatiful.

LeAnne said...

Very nicely done, Nance! I need to use that image more's so versatile!

jaydee said...

amazing. as always. I love the fact that the Eastern blooms is also on the basecard at the bottom right. It gives fluidity to the image. I love that you think outside of the box for these challenges. Thank you for inspiring us to see things just a little differently

Marisa said...

You made Nancy Riley's iPicks with this beauty :) Congrats!

Yvonne said...

Very pretty! LOVE the pearl accent.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Nance, this is stunning, as always! Your attention to detail is absolutely amazing...WOW!! What a great interpretation of the sketch, too. :)