It feels like it's been so long since I've had a chance to play along with a challenge from The Paper Players, so I'm really excited to be doing one today. It's a sketch challenge from Claire and I really like it. I chose to go fairly CAS (uncharacteristically) because I wanted to use a new stamp set that I finally ordered. It's been on my wish list for a long time - Wild About Flowers! and I'm sure glad that I got it. I had an amazing time playing with it and that's just one of the three possibilities!
Here's The Paper Player's sketch that I followed:
And here's a closer look at my design:
- I sponged the circle in the background using a reverse mask - that is a piece of cardstock with a die cut hole in it. I used Sweet Sugarplum and Wisteria Wonder around the edges to get that look.
- I stamped the stem of the wild flower from the Wild About Flowers stamp set in Emerald Envy. The thistle-like flowers that go with this stem I coloured in with a mixture of Mint Macaron and Perfect Plum on some and Sweet Sugarplum and Perfect Plum on the other two. I used Stampin' Write Markers to do this.
- The sentiment is from the same set and comes in two parts, with choices for the second part, but I love the script here. I used an old faithful die set - Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits to die cut the top one. None of the other dies I had would fit. I used the same die to cut a Mint Macaron and a Sweet Sugarplum panel as well and layered them so that the Mint Macaron would extend beyond the Whisper White at one end and the Sweet Sugarplum at the other.
- The Designer Series Paper behind the front panel is from the Succulent Garden Series. A sweet little bow tied in the Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon adds the final element of the sketch, and a few pearls bling it up a notch.
That's a wrap for this week. My newsletter will be out tomorrow just after 1 pm Pacific time so be looking for it then! Have a great weekend!
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