Sunday, June 24, 2012

Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers

Alliteration:  that's when a whole string of words begin with the same sound. See?? "Same Sound" is such a sweet sample!  But today, we are not using "SSSS" as our alliterative letter.  Today's post is brought to you by the letter "P"!

You see, I happened perchance upon a paper project at Pals Paper Arts this past week, and I was primed to participate.  Presenting the picture:

The stamp sets I used are Pleasant Poppies and Papillon Potpourri and I wanted to keep it plain and poignant! 

And that's about as far as I can carry that gimmick!
Seriously, though, I loved this sketch by Margaret Moody (Ack!  More alliteration!):

and I was dying to try out my new background set Pleasant Poppies and the lovely butterflies that are part of the Papillon Potpourri, as well as the coordinating punch, Elegant Butterfly.

I wanted to use the spotlight technique, in which you stamp a background in black and white or in one colour, then you add a circle that matches the background, but you give it more colour and punch.  I did that by using a darker circle card stock - Early Espresso (on the lighter Crumb Cake panel) and heat embossed the image using Tangerine Tango embossing powder.  I used the same embossing powder on the butterfly image only on a Crumb Cake background.  The Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon (is there no end to the alliteration today??) adds a sweet note and the sentiment, stamped with Early Espresso ink is from the One in a Million set.

Well, I hope that pumps you up to play with paper today!  Practice your P's.  (But warn me, so I am out of the spray zone!)  Pip! Pip!

Stamps:  Pleasant Poppies (w 126480; set of 1; $21.95); Papillon Potpourri (c 123759; set of 7; $17.95);  One in a Million (w 126380; set of 10; 32.95) 
Paper: Early Espresso and Crumb Cake card stock
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad (126974; $7.25); VersaMark (102283; $9.95)
Accessories: Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon (122976; $13.50); Linen Thread (104199; $5.95), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247; $6.50)
Tools:  Embossing Buddy (103083; $7.50); Stampin' Up Heat Tool (129053; $36.95)

Pleasant Poppies
Papillon Potpourri
Elegant Butterfly Punch


Dawn Tidd said...

Your Pleasant Poppies & Papillon Potpourri perfected the play at the PPA! :) I'm done with the "p's" but not until I say that your card is very pleasing! Thanks for joining us at the PPA this week.

Mary Fish said...

this looks amazing with the tangerine tango embossing powder. WOW! congrats on being a PPA top pick this week! hugs, mary

Deb said...

Your spotlighting technique is superb! "Above and Beyond" - that's how you card turned out - Just LOVE it! Thanks for the inspiration.