Hi friends--WOW what a turnout we had these last two weeks for our 400th challenge over at The Paper Players
. Randomly selected winners of all 41 prizes will be announced on Wednesday July 18th - so be sure to check back. In the meantime, our sweet friend Joanne has a lovely color challenge for us this week:
Flowers were all my mind could come up with for these colors so I pulled out one I was so glad to see return in this year's SU catalog...Climbing Orchid:
I have to admit that I haven't purchased many of the new SU colors so I had to make do with what's already in my craft room...Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder [retired], and Granny Apple Green [new!]. I think they're a pretty close match. The main panel of Wisteria Wonder DSP was trimmed with a stitched border die from My Favorite Things. I found the little strip of Melon Mambo cardstock in my scrap bag and it was already embossed! I think it's a long ago retired SU folder called Lattice.
The orchids were heat embossed in gold on thick whisper white cardstock and colored using a sponge dauber and Melon Mambo ink. The center piece is stamped in Wisteria Wonder and them and even tinier image is heat embossed in gold. I can't believe there is a die tiny enough to cut out these little centers! The gold stem holding the orchids is cut from Gold Foil paper using the branch die from Seasonal Layers Thinlit dies. I used Granny Apple Green for the leaves and die cut them with the coordinating dies. One thing I did purchase right away from the new catalog are these Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins. There are 5 colors in the pack and 50 of each color--that's a lot of sequins!
There's also a lot of inspiration waiting for you over at The Paper Players
! Check it out and come play along before our challenge ends on Friday, July 20th at Noon (PST)
. Thanks for stopping by today!
The Paper Players Design Team