Sunday, April 19, 2015

Simple Bunny for Paper Players #241

Hello stamping friends! This week at The Paper Players, my sweet friend Nance has a fun theme challenge to play along with: Clean and Simple (CAS) Watercolor. Be sure to check out the challenge for our rules and inspiration from the awesome Design Team.
I decided to ink up this little bunny stamp from Unity Stamp Co. called Little Bunny for You. The sentiment in that set was just too big for what I was planning for the card, so I decided to use a sentiment from the Hello Life set from SU!

Here is a close-up of my awesome watercoloring skills. I’m kidding, they are NOT that great, at all. I tried! I used a combination of Blender Pens (for the details) and Aqua Painters (for the background). I used Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight for my color combo. I used Natural White card stock for the background to add a little bit of pop. I thought it looked better than a clean, white design. I wanted to add some embossed texture, like 10 times over, but had to keep reminding myself it was a CAS challenge. Less is more. :)
Please join us over at The Paper Players this week! 
The challenge will close Friday, April 24th, 2015 at Noon (PST).

The Paper Players Design Team
Before I sign off, I wanted to share one of my favorite photos from the week. I met this cutie while I was taking photos for my friend who runs a rescue here in San Antonio. Her name is Zoe and she seriously OWNED the camera. Can you believe this girl was found abandoned in a local park? She is gorgeous, right? Thankfully she is safe and on her way to a new, loving home. I leave you with a reminder to please adopt, don’t shop for your next furry family member.
Thank you for stopping by today! Please leave a comment to say hello. 
Have a great day and...Happy Stamping! :)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Two Little Flowers for Paper Players #240

Hello there! This week at The Paper Players, the lovely and talented Joanne is our hostess with a fun color trio to create with: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding. I’m going to be honest, ANY color combo that has Strawberry Slush included, is a winner in my book. I think that is my favorite shade of pink right now.
I used a new stamp set from Paper Smooches called Twiggy Florets. I just love those fun flowers and the cutie patootie vases. After I colored the images in (using my ink pads and Blender Pens) I felt like they needed a little something more. I added a little spot of Dazzling Diamonds glitter glue to the chevron on one of the vases and then topped the images off with some Crystal Effects for shine. I love using Crystal Effects but I am a terribly impatient person, so waiting for it to dry can drive me bonkers. Ha!

I wanted to keep the card clean and simple (CAS) so instead of adding patterned paper or embossing, I just opted for three little strips of card stock on the background to keep the focus on the fun flowers. I really like how it came out. :)
Please join us over at The Paper Players this week! 
The challenge will close Friday, April 17th, 2015 at Noon (PST).

The Paper Players Design Team
Have a great day! :) 

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