Happy Saturday! It's my turn to host the Paper Players challenge this week and I have a sketch challenge for you.
Now, I went for a square card. It's VERY rare that I make a square card, but, for some inexplicable reason, I decide square was where it was at :-)
Here's my card:
I used an old Simon Says Stamp set to create the flowery focal point. It was one of the old SSS Monthly kits! I stamped various stamps from the set onto a piece of Whisper White card stock with a mixture of retired and current SU colors: Mossy Meadow, Summer Starfruit, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral. The great thing about this set is that you have a solid shaped image, with a corresponding outline image. That makes it really easy to create the flowers!
I used a retired SU sentiment, stamped onto vellum and secured with a current SU button. The silver elastic cord might be retired, but I continue to use it and love the way that it forms a bow!
As always, the design team have created some fabulous cards for your inspiration. Check out their blogs and then come back to the Paper Players, where we hope you will play along with us.
On a personal note:
Lou just got back from a trip to China and, I think, is finding traveling so far in economy class, just a little bit constricting :) Oh! and... tiring! He was in bed by 9 last night (having gotten home at 7.30). I am totally surprised that he made it through most of the day. He had a couple of catnaps 1) whilst I was working out at the gym and 2) whilst I was working in my craft room :-) He's currently rushing around washing the dishes (after I cooked), but I don't think he is going to be up for more than another 20 minutes :-)
Niles and Daphne made an appearance yesterday. The first in nearly a week. Needless to say, they were MIA today! Regardless of how infrequently they visit, I always love seeing them. Especially as it is particularly difficult to see them with the height of the flowers this year! I promise I will share a photo of them in tomorrow's post! Oh! and I will also post some photos of the flowers that have blossomed in our prairie this year!
In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight. Jeanne... I know that still includes you :-)