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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wishing You a Good Day

Hello crafty friends,

Welcome to a new Paper Players challenge. This week, Joanne is our fabulous hostess with a sketch challenge. You're going to love this fun and versatile sketch. 

I really did have some fun with this and ended up making two cards. One for Fall and another for Christmas. 

This first card uses a new Pure Innocence stamp set which are always so fun to color. For the background, I stamped the leaf stamps randomly on watercolor paper with SU Archival black ink and painted them with Distress ink with my aqua painter. After they dried, I painted between them alternating red and yellow Distress Ink.

For the focal image, I stamped her with Memento on X-Press It Blending card stock and colored her with Copics using Fall colors. I cut her out with the corresponding die and used the Die-namics Circle Spinner Channels and slider elements to make her tumble. So fun! Instead of using a sentiment form the set, I used the MFT Label Maker set to make my own greeting.

And here is my second card using Joann's sketch. For this one, I used a new Avery Elle set called Retro Ornaments. 

I remember decorating the tree with ornaments like these when I was a kid. I think my sister has them now, anyway I hope that's where they are. They were glittered all over. Here, I tried to recreate that with Stickles and Wink of Stella.

The ornaments are stamped with Memento ink onto X-Press It Blending card stock. Using the masking technique, I layered the ornaments and colored them with Copics. I used Diamond, Silver and Gold Stickles on all three and where I didn't use the Stickles, I coated those parts with Wink Of Stella. I let the panel dry over night then assembled the card.

Here are the links to the rest of the DT's blogs. Be sure to stop by to say hi.

The Paper Players Design Team
LeAnne Pugliese-off this week
Hannelie Bester

I know you'll have fun with Joanne's sketch. I'm looking forward to seeing your cards. 

Have a fun and relaxing Sunday and thanks for stopping in today,

Card 1: 
Stamps: Jumping With Joy and Label Maker sets by My Favorite Things
Paper: Cold press watercolor paper, X-Press It Blending and SU Soft Suede card stock, Pebbles Woodland Forrest patterned paper
Ink: SU Archival black, Memento tuxedo black, Tim Holtz Distress ink, Copics, SU Soft Suede
Other: Die-namics Jumping With Joy, Circle Spinner Channel, Label Maker, and Taylored Expressions Small Scalloped Border dies, Fiskar Corner Rounder punch, MFT Slider Elements, foam tape, aqua painter, the Big Shot

Card 2:
Stamps: Retro Ornaments by Avery Elle
Paper: SU Real Red, SU Gold, X-Press It Blending card stock, American Crafts Be Merry patterned paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, SU Real Red
Other: Stickles, Wink Of Stella, Taylored Expressions Curly Border die, 


  1. Colleen, these are FABULOUS! I love them both! Those retro ornaments make me smile! I would frame that card. Your fall card is perfect! Can't even begin to think of sweaters in GA, but the thought of it is refreshing! You certainly rocked this sketch! Have a great week, My Friend! XX

  2. These cards are wonderful! Your fall colors are spot on and oh those gorgeous ornaments!

  3. Wow both of your cards are gorgeous, Colleen! I can't decide which I like better, the adorable PI spinner or those fabulous ornaments!

  4. Wow - two fabulous cards Colleen! I love the ornament card and the die cut borders, but the fall card with the spinner is utterly adorable - I think this is my most favourite card this week! Thank you for rocking my sketch - your cards are amazing!

  5. Love both of these, Colleen! Love the spinner element and gorgeous colors of the first one. Those glittered ornaments steal my retro-lovin' heart! They would look fabulous on our vintage aluminum Christmas tree! :-)

  6. Awesome set of cards! I just love that fun spinner card!

  7. Colleen, they are both gorgeous cards, I can't make up my mind which I prefer. You really showcased the versatility of the sketch with your beautiful cards


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