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Moon Lake for Paper Players #233

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

It's the fabulous Sandy's turn to host our challenge at the Paper Players this week and she has a great sketch for you:

I love this sketch and immediately knew what I was going to use for the elements:  Fine Feathers and Moon Lake ... they seemed like the perfect combo for the sketch.
I began by die cutting a circle using my Lil Inkers Stitched circles with Soft Sky card stock.  Once I had the hole placed where I wanted it, I placed a piece of x-press card stock under neath and made a faint circle with my pencil.
I then inked up the image from Moon Lake with Memento Black ink and colored the image with various Copic Markers. 
I stamped the sentiment on Vellum with StazOn Black and used the same vellum for the feathers.  However, I didn't want the feathers to take away from the image, so I used Encore Silver Ink.  It took a little while for the ink to dry on the vellum, but I set them saide whilst I worked on the rest of the card.
Here's my card:
Moon Lake
It might be a little hard to see, but I actually used the SU canvas background stamp inked up with white ink on the front of the card.  I just thought it needed a little "something", but I didn't want to use an embossing folder and the white ink gives just enough interest without distracting.  Here's a closeup of the feathers and the hatching on the card base:
Moon Lake
I needed something to anchor the feathers, and found a glass dot in my stash.  The hatching on it matches the hatching on the card base and the color blends really well with the silver of the feathers.  I was really pleased with the finished card :-)
I know that the design team must be pleased with their finished cards, too.  They have outdone themselves again this week.

Ann Schach
Anne Marie Hile
Claire Broadwater
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis
Debbie Mageed
Karren Johnson
Shannon Jaramillo


On a personal note:

It's going to be a quiet week from me this week  I'm travelling again and it's midnight and I haven't packed or even finished the work that I have to have done before I leave tomorrow. Consequently, NO time in my craft room this week and no time to create posts before I left.  I will try and pop in and show you a couple of cards I have made in the last couple of weeks and will be sharing a little blog candy.  So, I hope you will come back and check out my blog.

I hope you are all staying warm... it's almost impossible to stay warm here!  We are back to several days of minus 25 to minus 35 degree days.  Spring cannot come soon enough!!!  I know that many of you feel the same way :-)

Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless noted:

  • Card stock:  Soft Sky.  Xpress(copic).  Heavyweight Vellum
  • Stamps:  Moon Lake.  Canvas background stamp (retired)
  • Inks:  Memento Black.  Encore Silver.  White Craft Ink
  • Tools:  Lil Inkers stitched circle.  Fine Feathers dies


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Shannon J

Wow. Every detail of this card is amazing. I love the use of the background stamp with white ink to create texture, I must try to remember to try that! The coloring of your image is beautiful and the feathers and sentiment are just the perfect balance, without distracting from the focal image. Such a beautiful job with the sketch this week!!

Joanne James

I love the soft, delicate feel of this card Jaydee. The colouring of your bird image is beautiful and the feathers the perfect embellishment. I particularly love your embossed card front - it definitely adds a special finishing touch. So pretty!

Nance Leedy

What a lovely, soft and serene card Jaydee! Love the soft colors and the subtle stamping in white. The vellum is the perfect choice for those gorgeous feathers. All 'round such a peaceful card. Great take on the sketch, my friend!

Ann Schach

Beautiful, Jaydee! So soft...I LOVE the vellum feathers and the canvas background.

Rosa M. Vasquez

Beautiful card! The muted colors of the feathers and textured card face make the image pop.

Kelly W.

Hi Jaydee! Such a serene scene created with those gorgeous Spring flowers! I just love your soft and pretty card. The feathers are a nice touch as well as your subtle background. I forget about the background stamps I have tucked away, I guess I should dust them off and let them see some ink! Safe travels and hope you find some time to catch up on your rest.

Colleen K Teichman

Spot on!! Have a safe trip.


This is such a gorgeous card! So soft and serene and so beautifully colored.

Anne Marie HIle

Jaydee, I just love everything about your card! The colors really pop on the soft background and those feathers are so delicate. Very pretty! Have a great week and safe travels. Hugs! :)


Love it, Jaydee, especially with the Canvas background...one of my favorites! It adds just the right textural touch to an already-beautiful creation!


Your card is so soft and pretty! I love the canvas background,too.

Safe travels!

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, this is so beautiful! I love the stamped background on the card front! Such a lovely touch! Your coloring is gorgeous! Those vellum feathers are beyond fantastic! Just WOW! XX

Sandy M

Jaydee, everything about this card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the subtle background stamping, the shine of the feathers, and your beautiful coloring. You really rocked this sketch!

linda callahan

Absolutely beautiful in every way!


Stunning card Jaydee.
The stamped vellum sentiment and feathers really give it a nice soft touch to the card.

Freezing temperatures for this evening with sleet coming for all day tomorrow and into the evening and freezing cold for Tuesday as well. :{

Thought to myself; think Spring, think Spring. :}
I'm well past ready to put away my winter clothing and want to so bad bring out my Spring and Summer wear.

All my roses have new growth so I can just imagine what's going to happen to them with the sleet coming tomorrow. It's sure to set them back some. Got daylilies coming up along with my hyacinths. The daffodils have been blooming and do have a couple tulips that are up as well.
Have a fun, enjoyable and safe trip Jaydee.

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