Hiya friends, I am so glad you're here. Today is a VERY special day at The Paper Players because we are celebrating our 100th Challenge!! 100 challenges with these amazing women on the Design Team who I respect so much for their creativity, support and friendship. I am honored to work alongside of them and, though we've never met in person, I count them among my very best friends. :-)
For our 100th challenge, we each chose a favorite past challenge to re-visit. Looking back at our past sketch and color challenges, I was immediately drawn to Anne Marie's fabulous sketch for Challenge #65.
Such a great sketch! I love the focal circle and the trio of panels so perfect for featuring designer paper. What sold me on using this sketch was that I didn't get to play with it the first time! I was on a short break the week that it posted and am delighted to get a second chance! The big brown truck delivered some new goodies this week and I couldn't wait to dig in. New paper, new ribbon, new stamps, new colors...oh my!
There is so much inspiration in our designer paper and this one is Patio Party featuring some of the newest In Colors: Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals paired with Baja Breeze. Gorgeous together.
The Summer Silhouettes set is great because each element is a separate stamp so you can mix and match flowers, leaves and colors too. The leaves and stems were stamped in Summer Starfruit while the flowers were stamped in Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals and Baja Breeze.
Summer Silhouettes also includes this fabulous trellis pattern that I used here. So trendy! I stamped it in Primrose Petals onto cardstock of the same color and used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up both rows. Each panel is 4" x 1.5" and the image is stamped twice. I needed to pull in another color and frame the focal circle somehow so I used the Four Frames set and punched four Baja Breeze decorative labels. As you can see above, two labels were adhered directly to the circle and two were adhered to the card base--giving each layer a little more dimension.
Those bitty pearls are the perfect accent for the Midnight Muse flowers, aren't they? So, what do you think? Will you join us for our 100th Challenge? Take a browse through Paper Players history and see what catches your eye. You can play along with any of our previous challenges (except Anything Goes challenges, please)...or, pick one of the challenges featured by the Design Team. Hop along to all of their blogs and see which one inspires YOU to play along with us. And did I mention? This week's Headliner will receive ALL of the Design Team's cards--it's a Paper Players inspiration package! So come along, join us, and let's raise a toast to 100 more challenges with The Paper Players!
The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes; Petite Pairs; Four Frames
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse; Baja Breeze
Paper: Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse; Baja Breeze, Naturals White; Patio Party DSPExtras: 3" circle die; Decorative Label punch; Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon; Basic Pearls