Hello and welcome to a fun filled week with us at The Paper Players
! Our sweet friend across the pond, Joanne, is hosting my favorite type of challenge this week....SKETCH,,,and it's a fabulous one too...take a look:
Right?! I liked it so much that I made two cards with it! I'm trying to go through my
stash of designer paper and decided to use some of my treasured prints from the retired collection.
If any card could represent my style, I think this one is it. It's clean but layered and features some background/watermark stamping which I love to do. The colors in the [retired] Spice Cake DSP are wonderful together and the pop of Pool Party is so unexpected. I stamped the tree from Sheltering Tree on Pool Party cardstock and framed it with some Spice Cake DSP that was cut with a die from the Leaflet Framelits.
There's some background tone-on-tone stamping wtih a leaf from Thoughtful Branches and some other retired goodies in the More Mustard cardstock sentiment banner and the Baked Brown Sugar ruffled ribbon. There's really not a lot to this card but the details and layers make it look more complicated that it really is.
The same tree on the inside with some scattered leaves (also from Sheltering Tree) in More Mustard and Pool Party. The sentiment is from a long-ago retired set called Season of Friendship that I specifically kept for the sentiment--love!
I mentioned that I made two cards, right? So here's the other one featureing some retired DSP (can't remember the name!) with Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede.
These little wooden embellishments are also retired but I wanted to show you how I colored the acorn with a Crushed Curry and Soft Suede marker. Cute, no?!
Some images on the inside of this one but this retired sentiment is from another fall favorite called Falling Leaves. I also kept this one for the sentiment. I love autumn/Thanksgiving sentiments and SU doesn't seem to have many of them so when they come around they tend to stay in my craft room!
Thanks for sticking with my long post--lots of pictures this week! But that just proved how much I love this sketch! I know you will love all the inspiration from the rest of my Design Team peeps. Be sure to check them out over at The Paper Players
before our challenge closes on Friday, September 30 at Noon (PST).
The Paper Players Design Team