Sunday 9 July 2017

The Paper Players 352 - DT card

Welcome back to a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week we have an opulent colour challenge from LeAnne.

I had such a lot of fun with these colours. I started by sponging Rich Razzleberry to Berry Burst to Sweet Sugarplum, bottom to top, onto a piece of watercolour paper. I flicked it with water to lift the colour in spots and flicked it with clear Wink of Stella to add some shine. Sadly, these bits of glimmer haven't shown up so well in the photo.

Then I stamped the flowers from Awesomely Artistic in Razzleberry in the bottom zone and then in Berry Burst towards the centre. The dragonflies are also in Berry Burst. Finally, I used a rectangular mask and sponged on a layer of Berry Burst along the bottom and left side of the panel to create the illusion of depth.

The finishing touches were the frame stamped in Berry Burst, which I fussy cut. The greeting is from Sunshine Wishes. The greeting is grounded on some twists of  gold metallic thread. The sponged panel is matted onto Sweet Sugarplum and is on a Basic Black card base.

There are a few rules to keep in mind.
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
I'd love to see what you do with these glorious colours. You have until noon on Friday 14 July, PST, to join in.


  1. Jan
    fabulous use of the colors. I love how you faded from dark to light. It's sad that the wink of stella doesn't show up in photographs- but I bet it looks gorgeous in real life. Great layout, too.

  2. Firstly, welcome Jan! I missed your debut last week but I am so glad you have joined our team. Secondly, this card is a stunner. What a great way to feature the challenge colors and your sponging is seamless. Brilliant idea to shade the edges with the dark color--it really does add dimension to the design. Fabulous!

  3. SO pretty...I love all the shading and details you added to your card! The gold accents are pretty, and I can imagine the shimmer perfectly! I almost used this set myself for my own card...great minds DO think alike! Thanks for rocking my colors!

  4. Super stunning card and design, your blending is amazing.

  5. Gorgeous Jan - your blending and shading is amazing! I bet in real life the shimmer on this is fabulous. A lovely card!

  6. Hi Jan! I really like your use of the darker ink color on this card. It reminds me of a dusky summer night...very pretty! Have a wonderful day ~ Annie

  7. Oh I just love this! All your stamped layers are wonderful!

  8. Gorgeous card, Jan! I love your rich use of color, so striking!