Sunday, January 13, 2013

Blue Sky & Daffodils {PP128}

Hi there friends! It's another Paper Players Sunday and the always-effervescent-Anne-Marie is our hostess this week for a color challenge!
I love color challenges.  I love the opportunity to mix colors and how the combinations sometimes push me outside my comfort zone.  I have to admit, anything using Pacific Point does just that, lol!  That said, I adore this combination that Anne-Marie has given us.  Pacific Point is really pretty with gray & yellow.  I knew that I wanted to incorporate flowers:
And that is exactly what I did!  I was itching to use the Secret Garden stamp set and coordinating Framelits and they did not disappoint.  I started with a Basic Gray base and layered a piece of Pacific Point run through with the Tulip Frame embossing folder and trimmed down to size.  I found the perfect patterned Pacific Point paper (say that 5 times fast!) in the International Bazaar DSP. 
Then the fun began!  I stamped the flowers with Versamark ink onto Daffodil Delight and heat set them with white embossing powder.  I stamped each flower twice and fussy-cut the center part to layer.  I wanted to highlight the beautiful line art of the flowers so I added a little shading with a blender pen and Daffodil Delight ink.   I must say I am really pleased with the results!
I do hope you'll join us this week for Ann-Marie's fabulous color combination.  As you read this I am traveling back from SU's Leadership Conference--my very first!  I am sure that I will have lots of ideas to share with you as I try to absorb and create with all that I've learned from the experience.  In the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team who are sure to have some stellar projects to share with you.  This week's Paper Players challenge closes on Friday, January 18th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by today!

The Paper Players Design Team

Stamps: Secret Garden; Blooming with Kindness
Ink: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Versamark
Paper: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray,Whisper White CS; International Bazaar DSP
Xtras: Secret Garden Framelits; Basic Gray taffeta ribbon; Labels Framelits; Festive Paper Piercing Pack; Tulip Frame embossing folder; blender pen


Rita said...

Nance, this is a gorgeous card. I am a bit terrified of Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight, but you whipped them into shape on this one. They look stunning!

Marisa said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!! Love how you used the colour combo. Fabulous card as always ((hugs))

Brian King said...

Nance - this card is gorgeous. Such a beautiful piece of art. So wonderful to meet you this weekend! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Tara Bilbao said...

Oh my goodness this is such a rich, beautiful card. The big yellow flowers are so amazing and all the texture is just fabulous. You totally rocked that color combo!

Nancy said...

It's even prettier in real-life! Love the colors, so intense. what a fun time we had in Orlando, so glad I could join you and meet so many blogger pals!

stampwithsandy said...

What a gorgeous card and great use of these colors, Nance. I love how you embossed the flowers and of course the rhinestones. So pretty!

Christina said...

I'm just smitten with those daffodils, Nance! You did an amazing job on them, and they really pop with the Pacific Point!

Diane - said...

Nance just beautiful. Love the yellow/blue combo in anything and your choice is fabulous. Like the rhinestone centers too.. so cute. As always your inside is goregous as the outside. So glad you got to go to Leadership... so fun I bet.
PS: I just made a card using two of thesse colors but the third was brown and not gray... dang.

Jaydee said...

Nance, beautifully colored and I love how you placed the sentiment. Those flowers are really stunning. Fabulous card

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely beautiful, Nance! I love the rhinestone centers. Thanks for the delightful time at Leadership! I can't wait for the next time we meet up!

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous! That DP is perfect for this bold, stunning beauty! The inside is as beautiful as the outside!!!

Amy O said...

What a beautiful card, Nance! I love what you did with the flowers -- adding a little extra shading made such a big difference. Gorgeous use of the color combo!

Margaret said...

There is such a sense of depth on this beautiful card! The coloring on the layered flowers and the DSP inset on the embossed frame really make this feel so dimensional. Gorgeous!

Dawn Tidd said...

Beautiful card, Nance! I love the flowers and the DSP you chose...sort reminds me of Orlando, bright & sunny!

Anonymous said...

I love the richness of your card Nance! The flowers are gorgeous!