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Beautiful Day for Paper Players #307

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  It's the wonderful Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great theme for us:

When I saw this challenge, I realized it was THE perfect opportunity to use my fabulous shimmery gold watercolor inks!
I began with the golden shimmer gold watercolor inks with just a little water.  I placed the Tim Holtz sunrise stencil vertically onto my card base and gently stamped the gold watercolor inks with a sponge.  Whilst that was being left to dry, I worked on my flower.  I stamped that onto watercolor paper and colored it with Zig markers.   I love the fabulous shimmer from the sun rays.
Here's a closeup to get you started:-)
Therealthing (1 of 1)-2
I really do love the shimmer.
All that was left to do was to assemble the card, stamp the sentiment and add a few gold enamel dots.  Here's my card:


Pp307 (1 of 1)-2

I hope you will join us and play along this week.  If you are looking for some inspiration, you have to look no further that our amazing desing team:

On a personal note:

Ok.... it's still hot and humid here.  I honestly think this is one of the longest spells of heat and humidity that I can remember.  Lou and I were at the nursery today and I swear I wanted to jump into a fountain and cool off.

We purchased a few more butterfly attracting - and hosting plants.  Because... well... our 24 butterflies didn't stick around, so we presume that we don't have quite what they are looking for!  We added Joe Pye Weed, Cardinal Flower, Showy Goldenrod, Swamp Milweed and even... horrors of horrors ... annuals in the form of Zinnias.  Now.. Zinnias are NOT my favorite flower... they are just too hot and too showy for me :-)  but... apparently the butterflies - and even the humming birds like them...   So.... Lou will be planting them tomorrow and we are going back to get a few more to help fill out some empty spaces - and take over the place of some of the bee balm, which has really taken over!

We do have a few Prairie Onions planted and they are so pretty. 

Prairie allium (1 of 1)

I love listening to the male goldfinch and watching them flitting backwards and forwards.  Their call is one of the prettiest sounds in the bird world... it makes me happy just listening to it

Goldfinch (1 of 1)

Tomorrow is Lou's birthday and we have a relaxing day ahead of us.  I am hoping that I might get into my stamping space tomorrow whilst Lou is stamping.. but we will see what the day brings.

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



  • Stamps:  Beautiful Day - Altenew.  Sentiment:  Winnie and Walter
  • Stencil:  Tim Holtz


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Such pretty shimmer gold rays! I LOVE your card...reminds me of summertime. Always enjoy your nature photo's too!

linda callahan

Calm, soothing and oh so beautiful! Love the gold shimmer!


Beautiful card. Lovely color of flower and such great color for the sun rays.
Lou, this is 4 U
Birthday Wish

It's your birthday time again;
It's true; there's no denying,
Another year has come and gone;
You know that I'm not lying.

So for you, the birthday person,
Here's what I want to say:
I hope this birthday's the best one yet,
In every delightful way.

So happy birthday to you.
Have lots of birthday fun!
May your birthday wishes all come true,
Even if you have a ton.

Happy Birthday Lou
Hope you have a great and fun day.
Jaydee; as always, Thank You for sharing your lovely photos


Beautiful card. I love your coloring and the shimmer of the rays. Very clever!


What? Shimmery gold watercolor ink?! Where can one obtain these? Your card is stunning, Jaydee. And a Happy Birthday to Lou!


Love the shimmery sunshine, and your floral is gorgeous! LOVE your nature pix too. The goldfinches are having a feast at my coneflowers right now!

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, I just LOVE the gold shimmery sun! Your card is beautiful and very creative! Love your photos, too! Hope you are having a great week! XX


thank you so much for my birthday poem. I loved it! So thank you for taking the time to type that in :-) Sandy, thanks for your birthday wishes, too. Really appreciate both of you:-)

Joanne James

I didn't know there was such a thing as gold watercolour ink Jaydee, so I'm off to hunt it out - your sun rays are so beautiful behind your flower! Happy birthday to Lou too - hope it was a good one!

Colleen Begley

Beautiful card, Jaydee! Love your watercoloring. It's perfect!

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