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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sending You Hugs and Fishes - The Paper Players Challenge 281


I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Today is Sunday, and it's time for a new Paper Players challenge. This week, LeAnne has a fun theme challenge for us:

I have several stamps with cats and dogs, which I'm guessing many of us do. After looking through all of my options, I settled on this cutie from SugarPea Designs. I just love coloring the images in their stamp sets. The layout is based on last week's Retro Sketch.

I stamped the image onto Neenah cream card stock with Memento tuxedo black and colored it with Copics. It's cut it out with a Die-namics die. The card base is SU Pool Party and the layering panel and the scalloped border are SU So Saffron. I have a bag of old patterned papers and scraps and I pulled these out from it. I have no idea what company they are from. After putting the card together, I used some Crystal Effects around the edge of the fishbowl. IRL, it really makes the bowl dimensional.

Take a look at the rest of the DT's cards. You find some awesome inspiration!

The Paper Players Design Team
Colleen Begley-me

I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with our dog and cat theme challenge this week. 

Have a great Sunday afternoon. If you're a football fan, enjoy the BIG game later today.
Thanks for looking in,

Stamps: Don't Be Koi set by SugarPea Designs
Paper: SU Pool Party and So Saffron card stock, Neenah cream card stock, misc patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, SU Hello Honey and Riding Hood Red classic ink pads
Other: Die-namics Stitched Curved Rectangle and large Banner STAX dies, Taylored Expressions large Scalloped Border die and Curly Border die, We R Memory Keepers enamel shapes, the Big Shot, dimensionals


  1. So sweet! Your coloring is terrific and I love the adorable scene!

  2. You are truly the queen of colouring Coleen - this little scene is just adorable! Love your background patterns and layering too! So very pretty!

  3. Aww...such a cute scene! I think those lil enamel dots are so sweet!

  4. Colleen, this is just adorable! Your coloring is fantastic and I love this stamp set! XX

  5. This is just adorable! What a sweet image...so detailed and you've colored it so well, especially with that COOl fish bowl! And I love your background papers and diecuts!

  6. Colleen, this image just makes me happy! You colored it beautifully, too. I love how you paired those fabulous DSPs together, too. Fabulous

  7. Colleen what an adorable image! I don't think I've ever seen it before, and I stalk kitty stamp sets! You colored it just beautifully, too.


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