Hello Peony for Paper Players # 328
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Celebrate Butterflies - for Paper Players #329

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

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

I wasn't sure where to go with this sketch and it's all because I have a thing about squares.... I don't know what it is.... something in my little brain, for sure!  I rarely use squares on a card and, when I do, it's generally as a result of a challenge.  Well, that's what challenges are all about - taking us outside of our comfort zone.
I die-cut 4 squares with my SSS stitched squares dies and decided to play around with those squares on a sheet of cardstock.  I tried a couple of things but they just were not working.  So, I walked away from it for a while and realized that I could stamp and color butterflies and place those on the squares.   But.. I was then in a quandry about what to do with the two different patterns above and below the squares.  I decided to color the butterflies and see if something came to mind.  Once I had the butterflies colored, I realized I could do some ink blending to match the butterflies. Et Voila!
Pp328 (1 of 1)
I hope you will join us and play along this week.  As usual, if you are looking for some inspiration, you have to look no further than our fabulous design team creations:

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




Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Avery Elle
  • Inks:  Altenew.  Polychoromos pencils


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Another great idea! The butterflies are so pretty on the inked background. beautiful Jaydee!

Have a great day!


I think you need to incorporate squares more often. Your card is stunning. The ink blending really made it perfect.


Love the colors on this card.


Amazing inking, Jaydee! Adore that color combo and like your take on the sketch.

Nance Leedy

This is just gorgeous, Jaydee! Such a fabulous take on the sketch. Love how your butterflies are gradient in size and your sponging/inking is incredible. Fabulous card, my friend!


Jaydee, this is lovely! You would not know you struggled with the squares! LOVE the butterflies, but your ombre tones are just perfect! Beautiful!


Fabulous creation, Jaydee! Sponging each side of your card in colors to match your beautiful butterflies was a great idea, and they look perfect perched on the stitched squares.

Deanne @ Three Trees

This is gorgeous - can't tell you struggled with the sketch! Lovely shading too!!

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