Sunday 10 December 2017

The Paper Players 374 - Design Team card

It's hard to believe that the end of the year is almost on us. This is the last Paper Players challenge for 2017. Look for a new challenge on 7 January 2018 but we end 2017 on a rich and vibrant colour challenge from Claire.

I'm rapidly approaching mid-summer and my roses are still surviving the heat and dry - just - but these colours brought them to mind. So, I got out an old favourite, Birthday Blooms.

I've black embossed them on watercolour paper and used inks and an aquapainter to colour them in. 

The other inspiration for this card came from the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch.

Update: Very happy to get an Honourable Mention at Cas(e) This Sketch.

Why not put aside some quiet time in the busy season and join us for our final challenge of 2017?

There are only a couple of things to remember.
  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!
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If you live in New Zealand and you would like to join my Stampin' Up team, message me for a chat. And, of course, you can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand.

Card: Garden Green, watercolour paper, scrap of Basic Black
Stamps: Birthday Blooms, Thoughtful Branches
Inks: versamark, Garden Green, Lemon-Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Melon Mambo
Other: white and black embossing powder, aquapainter, metallic shapes, clear Wink of Stella for the flower centres.
All products Stampin' Up.


  1. Oh, this is beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  2. Jan, these roses are gorgeous! Your watercoloring is so beautiful! I love that you did something beside Xmas with these colors. The white pink accents are lovely! This is the perfect sketch for your creation! Thank you for rocking my color combo! Wishing you a lovely week, My Friend! XX

  3. This is beautiful! Love your gorgeous water coloring.

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  4. Wow! What a gorgeous card Jan! Your roses look stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Simply gorgeous, Jan. These blooms are among my favorite and you've colored them beautifully. So happy to see a non-holiday card with these gorgeous colors. You've really made them shine--beautiful!

  6. Jan, your coloring is gorgeous and makes me miss my rose bushes as we near the winter soltice. Beautiful card and I'm looking forward to being your teamie for the next six months. Hugs, Annie

  7. SO so pretty! It's hard to think about roses while we have snow on the ground and single-digit temps, but they warm me up on the inside! Gorgeous coloring...a fabulous card!

  8. Your roses are just gorgeous Jan and a great choice for this week's colours. I love the sentiment on the black too, very striking. Such a pretty card!