Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday.
Firstly, my apologies for having been away from my blog for so long. Lou and I were back in England and I didn't get to my blog for the latter part of the stay. When we got back I went straight back to work and had to catch up on the time that I had missed. Very long days, very short nights and absolutely no time to get anywhere near my crafting table! I also missed the deadline for my Paper Players card - I think that's a first time ever!
I'd like to send a big shout out to Tracy. Tracy sent me an email this morning checking in to make sure that I was OK and she was worried because I hadn't posted for a while.
It's the talented Anne Marie's turn at hosting our challenge this week and she has a sketch for us. I ended up making two cards based on this sketch and you will see the other one a little later in the week. Here's here sketch:
I really wasn't sure what to do with the sketch. I had so many ideas and tried a couple of them before realizing that I was just thinking much too hard and consequently the cards were just not right. I'm not sure that I'm happy with the final result!
I went with a very different color scheme for me - Bashful Blue and Early Espresso.... keeping with the theme for the year of using things I don't generally use. Bashful Blue is NOT my go to blue, but it does work nicely with the Early Espresso. The image is an MDS image. All I did was print it out on to Whisper White card stock and color. I used my nestabilities to create the square and left the nestie frame on whilst I colored the background with some Bashful Blue ink and a fine sponge.
Here's what I came up with
Card supplies - all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
- Card stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso
- Inks: So Saffron, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
- Stamp: printed from My Digital Studio. Sentiment: So Happy for You. Bottom sentiment: Love and Care - both sets retired
- DSP: Subtles Patterns Pack
- Accessories: Button and Linen twine
- Tools: Big Shot, Nestabilities classic square small. Nestabilities scalloped classic square small.
So, why don't you pop along to the Paper Players and play along with us this week?
You can check out the fabulous design team inspiration cards at the Paper Players blog - or on their individual blogs below:
- Anne Marie - Stampin Anne
- Ann - Stampin Schach
- Lesley- Always Playing with Paper
- LeAnne - WeeInklings
- Nance - Canopy Crafts
As always, thank you for visiting my blog. Your visits and your comments are always much appreciated.
Warm hugs and prayers for those who need a little lift today. Especially big hug for Pammie.