Sunday 19 August 2018

The Paper Players 406 - Design Team Card

Welcome to Sandy's Fruit and Vegetable challenge. This week at The Paper Players, it's Clean and Simple week, so don't forget that in addition to using the theme you also have to use the style. So, Clean and Simple: minimum layers, lots of white space, few embellishments.

This one was a real challenge for me since despite owning quite a few stamps, not one of them was a fruit or a vegetable. My stamp-sharing friend offered me her only fruit stamp - which was bunch of bananas. Three days and many binned efforts later, it was pretty clear that the bananas and I did not get along!

Inspiration came in the depth of the night when I realised that my newly purchased and as-yet un-inked set, Half Full, contained a bunch of grapes as part of a larger tag stamp.

Step one was taping off the rest of the stamp so that I could get a bunch of grapes on the card.

Then I masked off the grapes so that I could add in the glass to look as though it was in behind the grapes. After masking the glass as well, I added in the ink-blended circle which is Daffodil Delight to suggest the sunshine with some touches of Granny Apple Green to pick up the colour in the leaves. I used Layering Circle framelits to cut the mask for the circle.

Since I had the grape idea going, it seemed natural to base it on to a piece of Gorgeous Grape. I used the limited release coloured pencils to colour the image: Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Garden Green. Don't miss your chance to get these pencils as they are only available for certain for the month of August.

As Gorgeous Grape is the colour of grapes but not really the colour of a Merlot or Shiraz, I added in mixed it with Rich Razzleberry for the wine and added in some touches of Razzleberry to the grapes as well.

Living in wine country as I do, I know a lot of people who'd love a wine-inspired birthday card like this so I'm happy to add this to my stash.

At The Paper Players, we'd love to see what Clean and Simple Fruity cards you come up with.

Here's a reminder of our 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. Sorry you didn’t get along with that banana stamp, Jan. I’ll take wine over bananas any day though. Ha! Your card is gorgeous! I especially love how the colors pop off of the clean background. Those Watercolor Pencils have a stunning assortment of colors. I love all of the new colors though, especially the purples. Enjoy your day today! :)

  2. This is a great image for the challenge! I like the sentiment with it too.

    Have a great day!

  3. Jan, this is MY kind of card. Genius idea for the fruit! WINE is one of my favorite fruits! LOL This is CAS perfection and love the color combo! Have a fantastic week, My Friend! XX

  4. I am a Moscato girl myself, but I love all the details you added to your perfectly poured glass of wine and those lovely grapes! The Gorgeous Grape card base was a perfect idea, as was the "sun" shining happily behind it all!

  5. Jan... this is the perfect sentiment! Love it!

  6. We are clearly card-creating twins Jan - I almost used this stamp this week too as it was one of the few with a fruit on in my vast collection, but since I've used it twice for PP posts recently thought I should try and find an alternative to prevent my readers thinking I have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with wine (how little they know!!!) Your card this week is fabulous; it looks deceptively simple, but so much thought and work has gone in to getting your composition spot on - CAS perfection!

  7. What a wonderful CAS card!

  8. Jan, how clever of you to mask off everything on that stamp except the grapes, and they look wonderful perched at the corner of your wine glass. Fabulous CAS creation!

  9. CAS perfection with awesome masking! I'm with is one of my favorite fruits too! Hope you're having a great week - Hugs, Annie

  10. Jan, you know I love a mask as much as you do. This is is awesome and inspired me to check out the challenge. I love how the grapes are hanging outside of your circle! Cx

  11. Jan, I love the grape base it really draws your eye to the wonderful little scene you have created in the corner. Fabulous card and awesome masking. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend