Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Paper Players Colour Challenge




Good Day folks!  Is everyone having a nice weekend?  Mine started off with a BANG - Friday night we celebrated my 10 (x2) year high school reunion.  (Fyi - I refuse to believe that I've really been out of high school that long!)  It was a great time, and was so nice to chat with old friends and catch up.  Wish I could have gone back for the festivities on Saturday, but this old lady and her hubby we tired!  More so the hubby than me!  We actually saw 2 am and I haven't seen that in well over 6 years!  But I'd go do it again if it meant more time with all of those grand friends!

So, you want to really hear about my card tho right!  I know!  This week The Paper Players are hosting a color challenge.  Phew....you know me.  I'm not always thrilled with color challenges.  When I first saw the color combo, I was a little perplexed.  But once I decided to let the Calypso Coral stand out, it was pretty smooth sailing from there.

So, let me tell ya a bit about this card.  I couldn't find any DSP that just called to me.  Guess what.  With stamps and ink, it's pretty darn easy to create your own!  I used the flowery image from Lacy and Lovely and stamped it with Calypso Coral on Calypso Coral CS.  I didn't bother with the stamp-a-ma-jig - just practiced a bit on my grid paper and got a feel for how to line things up.  Worked slick.  And I'm thrilled with the results.
This sweet little butterfly was punched with the new Elegant Butterfly punch and layered on a delicate doily die, and for his body I used one of the punches in the Little Labels punch pack.  So cute!

Go see what the rest of the design team came up with this week!


The Paper Players Design Team

9 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous background you created with that layered butterfly!!! Fabulous card!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely beautiful, Jen! I love the stamped background!

Danielle Vincent said...

Very lovely! The stamped background is awesome! Congrats on becoming one of the DT members for the Paper Players :O)

Amy White said...

Love the stamped background - looks fab! And the combination of the new buttefly and doily is perfect!

Vicki B. said...

so pretty, love that butterfly on the pretty doily!! That BG is amazing, at first glance I thought it was DSP!!

Mitzi said...

Very cute Jen.

jaydee said...

Jen, your background DSP is perfect and I love the way the shapes echo the shoe of the doily behind the butterfly. The little bit of bling was genius!
Jaydee

H2 :) said...

Awesome card Jen! The background stamping is fabulous & I love your layered butterfly & the cool strip of bling. :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

This is so pretty, Jen! Every single detail from the custom made background to the pop of sparkle just came together beautifully on you card. You really showcased the colors perfectly! Hugs! :)