Sunday, 23 September 2018

Paper Players 411 - Design Team Card

Welcome to sketch week at The Paper Players. Jaydee has given us pretty sketch with a diagonal element to get our ideas flowing.


I decided it was time to use some of the DSP I accumulate. Are you one of those people, like me, who buys pretty paper and then wonders what you're going to do with it? Or if it's really, really pretty it seems a shame to cut it?

I used Petal Palette during last week's classes and I was reminded again how very pretty it is, so it became the basis of this week's card along with the DSP.



To give some extra zing to the floral cluster, I stamped it a second time, fussy cut the largest rose and popped it in with dimensionals.

I'm also still very impressed by the ease by which rhinestones can be transformed into any coloured embellishment with a Stampin' Blend - in this case, Cherry Cobbler.


We'd love to see what you do with Jaydee's pretty sketch.
Why not see the rest of the team's creations over at The Paper Players then share your creation with us? Before you join up, here's a reminder of our few rules. 
  1. Create a new paper project.
  2. Upload your project to your blog with a link back to The Paper Players.
  3. Provide a direct link to your blog post for your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than FOUR challenges (including ours).
  5. Enjoy!
Please take note of these few rules as entries that do not comply will be deleted from the gallery. 

If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

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Friday, 21 September 2018

As You See It 185 - Design Team Card


This week at As You See It, Amanda has given us a gorgeous colour challenge. Isn't it a pretty colour combo?



With Stampin' Up's big colour re-vamp this year, I did part with quite a few of the retired colours. Dapper Denim wasn't one of them, so I dug it out and sponged it, along with Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist, onto a piece of watercolour paper. Then there was a flurry of spritzing, stencilling and stamping until I was happy with the look of it.


Sunshine Sayings is a great set especially when paired with the matching dies, Sunshine Wishes. Together, they give you any number of salutations and wishes for most occasions. The 'love' I die cut from the background paper before the stencilling and stamping happened and it's layered up on two Dapper Denims cuts. Doesn't the Stitched Shape framelit add some pizzazz to the simple white circle?


Dapper Denim is a retired colour but you could recreate this look easily by substituting Night of Navy.

Pop over to As You See It and check out how the rest of the team saw this challenge then join in and show us by Wednesday 3 October. 

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NOTE: Dapper Denim cardstock and ink are retired colours.
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Sunday, 16 September 2018

The Paper Players 410 - Design Team Card

Welcome to this week's challenge at The Paper Players. Claire has a sports theme for us to play with. Of course, this is also Clean and Simple week so we have to keep the style in mind too: lots of white space, minimal layers, minimal embellishments and an uncluttered design.


I really like the Enjoy Life set which includes this great image of a cyclist. Here he is, cycling his way into a new day full of new adventures and new ideas. 


I sponged the lower part of the panel with Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch before stamping in the grass and the cyclist. I added a little strip of Grapefruit Grove DSP to one side and stamped the sentiment in sections and punched them out like little sign posts.


We'd love to see what you do with the sports theme and how your CAS creations turn out.
Why not see the rest of the team's creations over at The Paper Players then share your creation with us? Before you join up, here's a reminder of our few rules. 
  1. Create a new paper project.
  2. Upload your project to your blog with a link back to The Paper Players.
  3. Provide a direct link to your blog post for your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than FOUR challenges (including ours).
  5. Enjoy!
Please take note of these few rules as entries that do not comply will be deleted from the gallery. 

If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Colour Inkspiration 41

Regals are my favourite Stampin' Up family. Tough choice but I do love the rich and earthy tones of this family just a teeny smidgeon more than the other wonderful colour families. So I was happy to see the latest challenge at Colour Inkspiration.


Choose any three regals. What a choice! Blackberry Bliss is hands down favourite, so what to put with it? Garden Green narrowly won out over Shaded Spruce: if only Tranquil Tide was a regal! Then Rich Razzleberry came in as third so it could tone in with Blackberry Bliss in a floral cluster. There's a touch of silver added in to tie in the chicken wire element, since metallics are free.

Oh So Eclectic has been neglected of late, so she came out for a play with these great colours.


I do love the way that the stamp for the flower is shaded so it gives the illusion of depth to the bloom.
I think I'm going to love the new Chicken Wire element - it worked a treat here to ground the cluster, almost like a garden trellis. Another firm favourite of mine is the Subtle embossing folder, which I've used on the card panel.


If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

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