Sunday 22 July 2018

The Paper Players 402 - Design Team Card

What a whirlwind it's been at The Paper Players over the last month. First we had our stupendous two week long 400th challenge celebrations. So many glorious entries! Did you go back and check the post on 18 July to see whether you'd picked up any prizes? Check to make sure because if you don't claim it, it will go to someone else....

Then this last week the Linky gremlins struck us and for some of the week, people couldn't link up. Once it was fixed, we extended the deadline by 24 hours and we hope that if you wanted to enter Joanne's super colour challenge that you did get the chance. We're very sorry if you did miss out last week but here's hoping it's plain sailing this week.

It's CAS week this week - Clean and Simple - paired up with a challenge from Nance to use negative space on your card.

That's quite a challenge since to use negative space you're already pretty much committed to at least one layer but you can still preserve lots of white space in the design. At least, that's what I hope I achieved with this...

Isn't that balloon die from Up and Away thinlits just fabulous?

Inspiration for this card also came from the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

We'd love to have you join us at The Paper Players this week - and fingers crossed there are no more computer gremlins in our way! Pop over and see what the rest of the team have come up with then get your mojo going and join in.

Here's a quick reminder of the challenge 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. 

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  1. I love how you used the negative space! And the sparkly balloon is fabulous! Great card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  2. Jan, your use of negative space is just brilliant. I love how the cloud on the bottom extends to left. You consistently rock every challenge!

  3. Beautiful colors, and I love the detail on that die. Such a fun card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. What a fab die! Love the glitter and colors! A great card that had me singing "would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon…" Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

  5. Ooooh, pretty! Two kinds of negative space on this beauty with the clouds and the balloon colors. The detail on the balloon is gorgeous and especially done up in glimmer paper--great idea. Love the stripes behind the clouds too. Fabulous use of negative space, my friend!

  6. Jan, I love this card, the clouds as the negative space, with the blue paper showing through (like sky?!) are awesome. But that Balloon is literally the most awesome thing ever! Thanks for your sweet comment on my card. Clairex

  7. Jan, this is sooooo pretty! You certainly rocked the negative space challenge with different examples. That hot air balloon is beautiful! Wish I could take a ride! I hope you have a lovely weekend, My Friend! XX

  8. Jan, I love your fabulous balloon and the mixture of negative spaces. The striped paper behind is perfect. What a wonderful card! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and good luck with your meeting. Hugs, Jaydee