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Paper Players CHallenge # 86 - Color Challenge

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday.

Lesley has a great color challenge for us all this week.  They are perfect spring colors.

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Now, the card that I made using these colors was absolutely NOT the card I had intended to make. 

I needed to make a sympathy card.  Sympathy cards are the hardest for me to make.  It's made especially hard when the card is for someone you love, about someone you loved.   My intention had been to go with my more neutral, muted color scheme.  However, when I thought about the card - and the person that it related to, I realized that Lesley's color scheme was perfect as the pretty colors were perfect for this person.

So, I went way out of my comfort zone and made a sympathy card with pretty, spring colors!  I wanted nature to feature on the card and decided that the image from Thoughts and Prayers wasn't quite big enough, so I created the tree and the sentiment in My Digital Studio.  That allowed me to stretch the image to the size that I needed. 

Once I had the tree and sentiment down, I knew it needed something else.  Then I remembered the winning card from last week's challenge and how Kathy had used little flowers on her tree.  I decided that was exactly what I was missing.

Here's my card

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We hope you will join us this week.  Don't forget to pop along to the Paper Players to check out the fabulous design team and submission cards.

On a personal note

If things weren't bad enough this week, I got a call from the neighbors across the street to tell me that some idiot had driven down our road too fast and had taken out our mail boxes.  There are pieces of fender all around the area.  No brake marks, I might add.  However, you can see where the idiot mounted the pavement because there is a tire mark as they hit the pavement, the pavement is scraped from the bottom of the car and there is a tire mark in the grass all the way into - and past the mail boxes.  So, we now have to spend the money to replace the whole contraption!

To take my mind off everything that has happened this week, I decided to do some more packing.  Keeping busy kept my mind engaged and the physical activity helped, too.

This morning I noticed two more signs of spring.   Crocuses popping their heads up at the front of the house - and the Robin returned to our garden today.   Those things, along with the warmer weather, the Red shouldered Blackbird - and the mating call of the Chickadee - all herald an early arrival of Spring.  When I went out to inspect the post box detritus, I noticed the wind had a slightly warm feel to it as it caressed my skin.  Yep.... spring is nearly here.  With spring comes our move... yikes.. I had better go and pack some more boxes.

Warm hugs and prayers for those who need a lift today.  Pammie - especially warm hugs and prayers for you.



Card details:

  • Card Stock:  Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake, Pool Party.  Stamps:  My Digitial Studio - Thoughts and Prayers.  Tools:  Punch Pack blossom punch.  Accessories:  Basic Pearls