Sunday 14 October 2018

The Paper Players 414 - Design Team Card

I'm in love with Jaydee's colour challenge at The Paper Players this week.

It conjures up visions of cosy fireside autumn evenings, sunny autumn afternoons playing in the leaves and of opulent interiors. Wonderful colours! But not ones I use that often...

I've been having a bit of a thing with Very Vintage of late and the colours just seemed to be begging to use that set. I used Stampin' Write markers to colour the beautiful floral bouquet and the bee while I used stamped off Cajun Craze for the tattered lace doilies.

It's perhaps hard to see in the picture, but I used Wink of Stella on the bee's wings and on the flowers. 
This not only gives a pleasing shimmer to them but it smears the inks a little so that you get a kind of water-coloured effect in those areas. I suppose you could call it Wink of Stella painting!

For a finishing touch, I coloured some rhinestones with a dark Cajun Craze Stampin' Blend and added a trio of them. Don't the Stampin' Blends make a great job of customising embellishments?

At The Paper Players, we'd love to see what you do with Jaydee's rich colours. Visit The Paper Players and see what the rest of the team have done with them. 

Here's a reminder of the simple rules at The Paper Players.
  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. Have fun!
Please take note of these few rules as entries that do not comply will be deleted from the gallery. 

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  1. Your blooms are SO pretty, and I love the striped background!

  2. Jan, this is so pretty. I love the stripes behind those fabulous flowers. The stripes really reinforce the vintage feel of the focal element. Love the little touches of bling, too. Thanks for rocking my challenge this week

  3. Jan this is such a pretty card! I shy away from stamp sets like this as I find the vintage look a challenging one to get right, yet you make it look so effortless - I'm in awe! I love the addition of the Wink of Stella and the contrast of the striped background too. Beautiful Fall florals!

  4. You had me at "vintage"....and what a gorgeous vintage piece this is! I am amazed at the way you colored those flowers...patience personified! LOVE the bee...I am sure her WOS wings are wonderful too!

  5. Gorgeous, Jan! I am a vintage aficionado, and your card is fabulous! I love your attention to detail!

  6. Jan, this is just lovely. This is exactly the vintage kind of style I embraced when I first started stamping, and I love it. You did a fabulous job inking up the floral with markers, and the bit of lace is just perfect.

  7. Oh Jan, this is gorgeous! I love the vintage feel! The stripes are just perfect and that floral cluster is lovely! Wink of Stella makes everything better! Have a super weekend, My Friend! XX

  8. Jan... you amaze me... fabulous card, fabulous layout and a fabulous feature stamp!

  9. So pretty, Jan! I just love all of the details you added to your card.