Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday.
It's the fabulous Nance's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a theme challenge for us. Of course, because there is a theme... I decided to go looking for a sketch and a color challenge to help me along. Luckily, I managed to find some :-)
Here's Nance's challenge:
I found some color inspiration across at Pals Paper Arts:
I used the sketch from last week's match the sketch challenge.
Initially I was tempted to use Wetlands as my stamp set, but decided it was time to ink up By the Seashore again and show it a little inky love :-)
The colors from Pals Paper Arts seemed ideal for the Paper Players theme and work beautifully together.
Here's my card:
I needed a holiday type of sentiment and realized that the only one I had was a Christmas sentiment from More Merry Messages. I took my craft scissors to my stamp and cut it in half so that I could easily put the "Happy" and "Holiday" portions of the stamp on top of each other as I thought this was a great sentiment for anyone getting ready to go on vacation :-)
We have our new guest designers joining us at the Paper Players this week providing some more fabulous inspiration for you.
On a personal note:
We continue to enjoy our time with P&J and R&R and today we spent some time visiting our wonderful shopping centers whilst our guests contributed to the local economy with some fabulous purchases:-)
Yesterday we celebrated the 4th of July with a picnic at a local county park and then fireworks in the evening. The city certainly put on an incredible fireworks display that continued for almost a full 30 minutes. It certainly was a day to remember!
I'll be back with another card and some photographs on Wednesday. In the meantime warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up!:
- Stamps: By the Seashore
- Inks: Island Lagoon, Basic Gray, Pool Party
- DSP: Moonlight