Tuesday 30 September 2014

Smile for Paper Players 215

Paper Players was the first challenge I ever entered and it is the one I have entered most often. (This is my fifth one.) I like it because the challenges are varied and interesting within the rotation, so you know what type of challenge to expect. What I like the most is that the design team examples are so lovely and because lots of people enter, it's fun to look at so many different takes on the same task. Love it!

I have entered so many challenges in the last six weeks because of my enforced convalescence but now I'm back at work, that will end. But this week, I was saved by the school holidays, so no work, which gave me time to have a look and a play.

Here is this week's sketch challenge.

Sahara Sand and Cherry Cobbler is not a combination I've used before but I'm enjoying using strong colours at the moment and Cherry Cobbler is a divine colour, almost like rich velvet.

The six flowers are popped up on dimensionals, as is the white layer and the tag. The white layer has had the edges distressed with Sahara Sand. The tag and white flowers are edged with a Cherry Cobbler marker to give them extra definition. I made the tag with the scallop tag topper punch but with a piece only 2.5cm wide.

Update: I was really delighted when this card was picked as A Cut Above at Paper Players

Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Petite Petals, Heidi Swapp sentiment
Ink: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Scalloped tag topper punch, Petite Petals punch, Regals and Neutrals candy dots, Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, dimensionals.


  1. Jan, this is a gorgeous take on our sketch! Love how you grounded the flowers with the background stamping and alternated the colors. Fabulous card...thank you for your kind words about the Paper Players! We're so glad you joined us!

  2. I really like the color combo, cherry cobbler is one of my favorite colors. The flowers worked so well for this challenge,too, such a sweet card! Thanks for playing along this week at The Paper Players!

  3. So pretty, Jan! I love how you alternated the colors of the flowers too, and the grungy background stamping. Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge at The Paper Players!

  4. Delightful card! The Petite Petals are perfect for the sketch and I love the added twine. So glad you shared your creation at The Paper Players.