Sunday 24 June 2018

The Paper Players 399 - Design Team Card

Welcome to Laurie's sketch challenge at The Paper Players.

I thought I'd take the chance to play around with some of the glorious new colours Stampin' Up have brought out as part of their colour revamp. I've used Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and a touch of Shaded Spruce. I've mixed the three colours in my water-coloured, smooshed background then overstamped in Gorgeous Grape and Shaded Spruce.

The dragonfly is cut from Gorgeous Grape. I've made her underwings by stamping and copper embossing the matching stamp, die cutting it out and putting it underneath. I embossed the sentiment in copper to pick up that touch of opulence.

We'd love to see what you do with Laurie's super sketch. You can see what the rest of the design team have done with it here.

Here's a quick reminder of the rules at The Paper Players.
  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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  1. Love your smooshed background, those colors are fabulous! Love that embossing on the dragon fly too!

  2. What a lovely blended background Jan and I love the over-stamping to create added interest. The copper and purple look fabulous together and the embossed detail on the dragonfly is really pretty. A lovely bright card to showcase these new colours!

  3. I would never have thought to put those colors together but they are eye-catching! Your background is dreamy and love the copper accents! Hugs, Annie

  4. Jan... your dragonfly... speaks to me! Love the vibrancy of the new colors... such a great card!

  5. Jan, this is lovely! I absolutely love this color combo! That butterfly with the copper embossing is fabulous! WOW! I hope you are having a great week, My Friend! XX

  6. Wow, this Grape color is such a rich, bright purple - I love it! Looks awesome with the Green Apple, and the under-layer of the dragonfly is so beautiful! Great card, Jan.

  7. OH my, these colors are gorgeous together! Reminds me of the green/purple ensemble worn by the Queen for a recent royal wedding--just as beautiful. The copper embossing really adds to the elegance of the whole card...bravo!