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Moon Lake for Paper Players #244

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulously talented LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a stunning color combo for us:


Isn't that a fabulously serene color combo.  I would never have put them together, but the minute I saw them I thought... WOW... I know exactly which set to use for this color scheme.

I knew the canoe image from Moon Lake would be perfect for these colors.  It took a little while to get the right shading with just the three colors, but that's the wonderful thing about watercoloring, you can do more muted colors and then add shading and depth with the same color marker.

Here's my card:

Moon Lake

I love the texture the watercolor paper gives and, of course, had to add a little shimmer and shine to the water with a touch of Wink of Stella pen

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I am so pleased that Moon Lake has carried through to the new catalog and know that I will be using it often.  

The players have some fabulous cards as inspiration for you, I hope you will check them out and then play along with us this week.  We'd love to see what you create with this fabulous color scheme.

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:

I thought I'd share a couple of shots of our regular visitor.... we think this must be a female as she comes and goes very quietly.  It seems that Niles and Daphne have not returned to our neck of the woods this year, but are quite happy to have one of the Crane's as a regular visitor.

I loved this photo... she's grooming and has created an almost whimsical heart shape with her body:

Daphnegrooming (1 of 1)

Aren't her feather colors beautiful?  She really is so elegant.

I'll be back on Tuesday with another card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Cardstock:  Lost Lagoon - Stampin' Up!.  Watercolor paper - strathmore
  • Stamp:  Moon Lake - Stampin' Up!
  • Inks:  Pistachio Pudding, Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand


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What perfect coloring for this stamp! Wow!! I need to try this now. The sparkle on the water is genius!

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, this is just gorgeous! I do not own that stamp set, but now I think I have to order it! I live at the lake and there is nothing better than paddling around to see all of natures finest sights! This is such a peaceful, serene beauty! I adore the sparkling water, too! Thank you for sharing! XX

Joanne James

This is just gorgeous Jaydee - I would never have thought it possible to get such a beautifully watercoloured image with only three colours, so clever. I loved the feeling of texture that the background stamping on the frame too.


Love this!I thought about using this stamp,too.It just works so well with these colors. Such a pretty scene!

Andrea W

Lovely card Jaydee! You used the colors beautifully.

Sandy M

Such a serene and elegant card, Jaydee. The smidge of a black border was an excellent decision, and the background and stitching tie everything together perfectly.

Nance Leedy

Wow, Jaydee, the depth and dimension you created with just these three colors is amazing. Mad watercoloring skills, my friend! This image is perfect for the challenge and I love the water splatters you added to the card base. Just the perfect touch. Great card!

Shannon J

Wow, you really rocked this challenge, Jaydee! I love everything about your's perfect!! And the sparkle on the water is the icing on the cake!! Love it!!

Doris D.

Beautiful watercoloring. I love this stamp set and you did it proud.
Thanks for the nature shot today. She is elegant indeed.


Just lovely as always, Jaydee! You're right, that image is perfect for the colors and I love the soft, subtle way you colored them! Thanks for rocking my challenge!


Beautiful card - your wonderfully watercolored scene is so soft and serene - perfect for these colors.


Beautiful card. Like the way you made the water sparkle.
Such wonderful coloring.
Enjoy your day and have a great evening

Has been pouring down rain all night and think it will keep it up all day along with the severe thunderstorms. Rain in the forecast for all week. No work getting done this week outside. Have had so much rain that it has no where to go. The ditches are full and water running across the roads

Anne Marie HIle

What a beautiful card, Jaydee! I just got this stamp set and am really looking forward to using it. The challenge colors are perfect for the image and I love that touch of sparkle you added to the water. Such a pretty detail. What a great photo you captured of your little visitor. I always enjoy seeing the photos of the wildlife that is in your backyard. Have a great day! :)

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