Sunday, July 31, 2011

Vintage Flower Fields: {PP57}

Happy Paper Players Sunday, friends!  Glad to have you here with me for my week as hostess over at The Paper Players.  We're hosting a sketch challenge this week and I designed it especially for you:
Some more goodies from the new catalog arrived on my doorstep last week and I couldn't wait to ink up Field Flowers.
I turned to my Color Coach for inspiration and found this fresh color combo: Soft Suede, Island Indigo, More Mustard and Lucky Limeade isn't it pretty?  Field Flowers is a gorgeous two-step stamp set and the best part is that the stems are separate from the flowers so they can be two different colors without using markers!  The stems were stamped in Lucky Limeade directly onto some First Edition Specialty Paper--love this look!  
One flower was stamped directly onto the DSP while the other was stamped two-step style onto Very Vanilla cardstock and snipped out for some dimension.  Both flowers received a Soft Suede center with yet another stamp in the set. Because I was channeling my teammate, Ann Schach, (!) I sponged the edges of the flower with Soft Suede.  In fact, I think I sponged all the edges and oh, yes I even used one of Ann's favorite tools the 7-sided distressing tool!  Love how it roughs up the edges! 
I rolled one corner and separated the layers of Island Indigo cardstock--I told you I was channeling Ann, LOL!  The corner was just crying out for something so a sweet little Soft Suede bee floated out of the Nature Walk stamp set and landed on my paper!
The opposite corners of the Soft Suede base got a background stamping treatment with the water spots and script stamp from French Foliage. As well as the More Mustard Top Note peeking out from the bottom.  Isn't that new In Color ruffled ribbon lovely? 
Another new stamp set saw ink on this card...Friendly Phrases is a must-have--love the mixed fonts and the cursive handwriting. 
More fun with water spots on the inside too!  Can't get enough of them!  So, I hope you've enjoyed today's card and that you'll cruise on over to the rest of the Design Team for some lovely inspiration:
The Paper Players Design Team
If you decide to join us this week, please load your craftiness on The Paper Players blog by Friday, August 5th at midnight (PST) to be in the running for A Cut Above or even Headliner!  I can't wait to see what you do with our sketch!  Thanks for stopping by!

stamps: field flowers, french foliage, nature walk, friendly phrases
ink: lucky limeade, more mustard, soft suede
paper: soft suede, island indigo, more mustard, very vanilla CS; first edition specialty DSP
xtras: lucky limeade ruffled ribbon; top note die; 7-sided distressing tool; sponges;


Rita said...

This is gorgeous outside and in! I've noticed that Ann's style is very contagious. :)

I can't wait to play along with this sketch tomorrow.

Anne Marie said...

Nance, you are the hostess with the most-est, indeed! Awesome sketch and I love all the fabulous details you added to your card! I finally used Island Indigo with this challenge and I just LOVE that color. I especially like the pop it gives to your color combo. That curled-up corner is such a great touch along with the coordinating inside! Gorgeous!! Big hugs your way! :)

June Houck said...

Very beautiful field flowers stamps. I forget to use the stamping-on-dsp technique. Thanks for the reminder! Your card is beautiful and I am inspired :)

Nancy said...

Another gorgeous card, love all the details, stamping on the DSP, curled corner, the little bee, the new stamp sets and love, love the water spots.

Lauri said...

You have definitely channeled Ann's style, and made it your own!! I love how you used the newsprint paper too...have to get some (note to self)....Thanks for a great sketch!

Amy Papale said...

Beautiful card! Love all of the vintage details.

Cindy Hall said...

I love everything about this card. Definitely a WOW card. I would be hard to pick a detail that I like the best.

Christina said...

Oh my goodness, these flowers are beautiful! They look amazing stamped over the text. And as always, your color choices and attention to detail are incredible. I'll have to have another look at Field Flowers!

Diane - said...

Nance your card is GORGEOUS. I absolutely LOVE the Field Flowers set. I really like how you cute out one of the blossoms, and the little bee is perfect. I also Love the Friendly Phrases set, the mixed fonts is so cool. The extra touch of waterdrops steals the show. Hugs.
PS: I'm using it in class this week.

Kirstin said...

This a wonderful card! I love the flowers and the colours!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet sketch and a gorgeous card! And I will echo the sentiment: You are simply wonderful! :)

Carrie Gaskin said...

I love all of your details on this one, Nance. Stamping on that DSP is just a lovely detail on any project.

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous job, Nance! I could not have done it better myself! lol Your sketch was fabulous to work with. The Bee stamp was the perfect touch! Because of you, I am adding this set to my next order!

LeAnne said...

Just love this, Nance! I think that Friendly Phrases set is going to have to go on my Wish List for sure!

Sandra said...

Have I told you how much I loved this sketch??? I know I did but I just wanted to remind you :) Your card is absolutley beautiful! I love how you have stamped directly onto the DSP! And that colour combo is just perfect.

Tui Nathan said...

Nance you have outdone yourself here .... your card is absolutely gorgeous in every possible way .... this is such a lovely stamp set and you have paired it so perfectly with the newsprint, frenchfoliage stamp set and the distressing ... it is soo complete ... I love it all!!!

jaydee said...

Nance, this was such a great sketch and I really enjoyed playing with it. I love what you did with the color scheme... I would never have put Indigo island with it... but boy does it give this color scheme a fabulous punch of color! I also love what you did with this wonderful set. Gorgeous card