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Sunday, October 2, 2022

The Paper Players: Theme Challenge

 Hello! Hope you are doing well on this Sunday! 

Time for our new challenge at The Paper Players #611 where Joanne has chosen a changing seasons theme, particularly Autumn.


It seems the leaves in our yard have begun to change early this year! My card is created using a randomly stamped background of leaves in Distress Oxide inks: Charted Mariner, Carved Pumpkin,  Wild Honey and Fired Brick. 



Using the Fall Foliage stamps (The Greetery) for the images I stamped the word Autumn in Versamark ink and embossed it with Distress Oxide Embossing Glaze. It's unique in that it's translucent so colors and images underneath are visible.

When stamping images for a background, it's good to have a smaller image or two for fillers. The smaller leaves are from another set. I like to use dots  as fillers too, and these are from the Floral Frames set (Altenew). I am noting it here for myself to remember so next time I don't have to go combing through supplies to find them!


If you love fall as much as I do, then I know the change of seasons is a happy one for you! Thanks so much for spending time here today! Hope you have a great week. 

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  





Saturday, October 1, 2022

Grateful for Color Hues!

 I can't believe we are greeting another month and you know what that means. A new challenge at The Color Hues! 

We are combining Carol's choice of orange and purple for Challenge #50 and I know you will have fun with that combo. 


I went with a leaf stencil from Gina K that has been around for awhile but it is new to me and I couldn't wait to try it out. Using two shades of each color I brushed them over the stencil. Beware! I was reminded that blue and purple make brown but I decided to go with it anyway! I trimmed the panel to allow lots of white space. 
The sentiment circle is also Gina K and the leaves are from The Greetery. 



These colors are wonderful for fall! I hope that you enjoy using them and will be inspired to play along. 

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  





Sunday, September 25, 2022

It's Time for a Sketch! So Sweet!

 Hello friends! It's Sunday, time for a Sketch Challenge from Jaydee at The Paper Players #610! I have found that when we're away the mice come out to play and they made their happy appearance on today's card. 



I may have taken a bit of liberty with the sketch. It seems there are quite a few variations possible. I used a pale gray rectangle behind the die cuts so the three sweet mice wouldn't seem to be flying along the top of my card.


The mice were colored with Copics very simply. I used a second sentiment on the bottom of the banner. I love when sentiments combine that way. 


How will you choose to create with this sketch? I sure hope you will find time to play along! Have a wonderful week. 

 Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  



The stamps are Anita Jeram~ So Sweet Slimline by Colorado Crafts Company







Sunday, September 18, 2022

Clean and Simple for Fall

 Hello, it's Sunday! Time for a new challenge at The Paper Players #609! Claire's Clean-and-Simple Challenge asks us to use Scarecrows or Leaves on our projects. I went with leaves, here's my take!


I stamped leaves using Distress Oxide Inks in Uncharted Mariner, Peacock Feathers, and Wild Honey. The leaves are a new set from WPlus9 Design called Wild Flowers, and the sentiment is from Hello & Thanks.  The very simplest embellishment is a wooden leaf tied with twine. 


I can't wait to see what you will create. Have a wonderful day!


Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  






Friday, September 16, 2022

Color Hues I'm Thinking of You

 Hello, welcome to our mid month challenge! Our weather is still summery. I've had my card ready to go for the new colors chosen by Tracey for Color Hues Challenge #49, Yellow and Brown!

These are a perfect combo for fall or back to school cards. You know, I just had to go with florals and a bit of loose watercoloring. How will you be inspired? 

I used Distress Oxide Inks (Fossilized Amber) and a paintbrush to add yellow, including a splattering of ink for a more distressed vibe.  


The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink and heat embossed clear.

I can't wait to see what you will make! Hope you can join us in the challenge. Thank you for coming by today! I love having you visit. 

 Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  



Supplies are from WPlus9:  Modern Pansies; 

Flora & Fauna 3

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Find Beauty for The Paper Players

 Good morning on this Sunday Sunday September 11.  I hope everything is going well with you today! I am so glad you're here to join in for The Paper Players Challenge #608. Joanne has a wonderful group of colors to choose from for your projects! 


I pulled out some of my Stampin' Up! card stock and made my decision to feature dies and flowers using the MFT stamps Flower Bouquet Dynamics. 


These can be arranged in so many ways and I love that they have some cuts that allow the individual blooms to flex for some dimension. 




I used Old Olive, Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss, and Daffodil Delight card stocks. The basket (from The Greetery) is lined with a soft Petal Pink pattern from Stampin' Up!'s Textured Chic Specialty Designer Paper. The crosshatch die (Stampin' Up! Chic Dies)  is one of my favorites to provide a textured backdrop. The sentiment was stamped using Blackberry Bliss Ink. I love the contrast this color gives! It's a nice alternative to black.

That's it for me today, I hope that you will be inspired to play along!

 Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  





Sunday, September 4, 2022

Jump for Joy for The Paper Players

 Are you ready for a theme challenge for The Paper Players #607? You're here just in time for some Fall Fun! 


What could be more fun than jumping into a pile of leaves? Just for the joy of it! I added a die cut cover to a white card base, and topped it with a tag sporting a cute critter. 


He is a squirrel but I used Copics to color him in foxy colors. 


I can't wait to see what you will create. Have fun doing it! Thanks so much for your visit today. 

 Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  







Card Supplies: Stamps - Lawn Fawn; Cover Plate - Waffle Flower