Sunday, November 6, 2011

Let's Get Cooking! {PP71}

Lordy bees, have I got a challenge heavy project for you today! Happy Sunday, friends and welcome to another week with The Paper Players Anne Marie is our hostess with the most-est this week and she has cooked up a Texas-sized recipe for Theme Challenge #71!  Take a look:
Wowzers!  But I had a day off of work and was feeling fresh and ready for the challenge.  I put on my crafting apron and browsed some favorite challenges sites for additional inspiration.  Bingo!  Check out these amazing fall colors over at the Colour Q:
I also remembered this amazing sketch from Create with Connie & Mary that was perfect for Anne Marie's "3 different patterned papers" (there's still time to play at CCMC):
So, I mixed all of that in my crafting stew pot and came out with a birthday card for a friend and co-worker:
The stamp set, Forever Young, has just been itching for ink so I obliged in Soft Suede, stamped onto a 3" circle of Very Vanilla and sponged a setting sun with Pumpkin Pie ink.  You can see 3 different patterned papers in Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler--all from Designer Patterns Paper Stacks in the Brights, Regals, and In Color family of colors. 
For the two different ribbons, I wrapped the scalloped panel in Soft Suede taffeta ribbon and tucked in a small piece of Chantilly crochet trim ribbon.  This is such a great way to bring in another color and some texture without using a lot of specialty ribbon!  Since this is Anne Marie's challenge, I had to give it more than just a sprinkling of glitter!  LOL!  So, I [liberally] spritzed the main image with Vanilla Smooch Spritz for some real sparkle and glitz!
Lastly, using Stampin' Write markers, I finished off the inside with all the challenge colors and a bright and happy sentiment from the hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes.  All together, I used 3 different patterned papers, 2 different ribbons, one punch, one die, 4 color families and 5 stamp sets to complete this card!  Whew, you should see my craft room--it exploded!  Well, I hope you will go make a mess in your craft space and join us over at The Paper Players with your handcrafted creations!  Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration and give a big welcome to our November Guest Designer, Susan Joyce--hi Susan!

The Paper Players Design Team
Tara Bilbao
  Susan Joyce (November GD)

If you can join us, please load your creation to The Paper Players by Friday, November 11th at midnight (PST).  I can't wait to visit you!  Thanks for stopping by, friends!

stamps: forever young, woodgrain, short & sweet, happiest birthday wishes, pony party (grass)
ink: soft suede, pumpkin pie
paper: soft suede, very vanilla; designer pattern paper stacks (brights, regals, in color)
xtras: soft suede taffeta ribbon; chantilly crochet trim; 3" circle die; scallop border punch; vanilla smooch spritz


Marisa said...

That's a brain burner of a challenge LOL! You have done a fabulous job with it! Love the polka dotted DPs and the sponging on the focal image. Beautifully done :)

Diane - said...

Nance this GORGEOUS! OMG I LOVE the image and how you created the glowing background and for me it looks like a soft glow of a field of flowers in the setting sun. Gorgeous. Love your tucked in lace too. Hugs.

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Nance! I love how you used the colors this week. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

jaydee said...

Nance, you did beautifully with this Texas sized challenge. Your card made me smile. Great way to incorporate both challenges and rock them!

Ann Schach said...

Way to combine challenges, N with an E! Fabulous card...and you made Anne Marie's challenge look easy!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Aww, Nance! You know everything is bigger in Texas! Lol! You crack me up! If this challenge was a challenge, you would never know from looking at this gorgeous creation. You really whipped up the ingredients perfectly, in signature Nance-style! I love the shading in the sky and you know that generous sprinkling of sparkles has me giddy! Eeek! You rocked it! Big hugs, friend! :)

Christina said...

Fantastic combination of challenges, Nance! The sparkly sunset is my favorite part, and I love your tip for using just a scrap of specialty ribbon to make it stretch further. So glad you could join us again this week at the ColourQ!

kasia c. said...

Wow! This is so pretty! I love that sunset with the silhouette. Just gorgeous!!

Susan Joyce said...

Hi Nance,
Love, Love your card, you have put the colours together beautifully and given me plenty of inspiration to use that image, because it is the only one from Forever Young that I haven't used. Thanks' for your welcome to The Paper Players Guest Design Team.

Linda Callahan said...

This is gorgeous! Love the image - and the sunset - and oh all of that smooching! You really rocked this one~!

Margaret said...

Is that woodgrain I spy? :D This is fantastic! I love the main image and the crochet ribbon goes so well with the sweet image. Love that you carried the entire theme to the inside as well. As for the smooch spritz...what would we do without it?! Gorgeous card and awesome take on the challenges!!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Absolutely lovely, Nance. I love the shading at the base of the tree. Great job!

Le streghe viziate said...

Beautiful! :-)

Jen W. said...

Love those polka dotted papers, the woodgrain background and that gorgeous tree image!

Jenny said...

Your card is adorable, I love the silhouette image...fantastic sunset shading behind it :)
Congrats on your Colour courtier spot.
Jenny x

LeAnne said...

Gosh, I could have sworn I commented on this card...I must have dreamed it! It is a dreamy card, just love that little silhouette image!

LeroyLime said...

your silhouette is simply the color choice, you sunset shading and how you pulled in just a hint of your second ribbon!

Tara Bilbao said...

Nance - This is SOOOOOO beautiful. I can't stop looking at that stamped image. I love the color combination and how you added a bit of shimmer to it. It brings to mind how early it gets dark now and the kids play until the last rays of the sun are available knowing the cold weather is coming and play time outs tide is limited.

You have cooked up an incredible card!

Lesley said...

This is amazing Nance, I love the stamp set! The paper looks fabulous all lined up and the colours are unexpected and perfect! Love that little scalloped edge and the bit of lace too! Another wonderful card my friend!!

Julie Marshall said...

The colors you've created on this card are just gorgeous Nance! The brayering brings everything together so perfectly.