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Orchid Rocks Hi

Hi Everyone  Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our 401st challenge at the Paper Players and she has a bright and fun color challenge for us:

I must confess, I don't have any of these new SU colors, so I had to match as closely as I could using Comic markers.  :-)  These colors did scream FLORAL to me and you know that I can't resist coloring flowers.  The issue was..... what flowers to color?  In the end, I decided on the Power Poppy Orchid Rocks

Power Poppy was on of the sponsors of our 400th challenge and I remembered that I had colored one of their images as part of the Elements of Nature coloring class that I did a couple of years ago.   I visited their site and decided that I had to have a couple of floral stamps and some digital images :-)  

I then went looking for some color inspiration and found this photo on Plant Care today:

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Although I didn't use the exact colors in the photo, it really was a great starting point for me.   I stamped the orchid image onto Neenah Solar White #80 card stock and got to work with my Copic markers.  It didn't take me long to color this image.  

Once I was finished, I die cut the image onto a tag and also die-cut another piece of Neenah Solar White #80 card stock using my Altenew die.   I mounted that directly to the card base and then mounted the tag with fun foam.

Here's my full card:

Orchid Rocks PP401 (1 of 1)

I hope you will join us and play along with this great color challenge.  If you are looking for some inspiration, our design team have outdone themselves again this week.

I'll be back with another card tomorrow - and some bird photos.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps - Orchid Rocks, Power Poppy
  • Inks:  Copic Markers
  • Dies:  My Favorite Things stitched tag; Background die - Altenew


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Mac Mable

Such a striking card, love how you've coloured in that fabulous orchid stamp. The white die cut background looks great too. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration x.

Jeanne H

Oh, I love the stamp you used and your coloring!

Nance Leedy

Stunning coloring, Jaydee! Love all the beautiful white space to reallly make your orchids pop. Beautiful, my friend!

Annie A.

Fabulous coloring! They are so realistic looking! I love the extra white layers too. I hope you're having a good week ~ Hugs, Annie

Jan Clothier

The image you found was just perfect for this challenge. As always, such amazing colouring! The tag element adds extra pizzazz to your design.


What a wonderful choice of floral for these colors, Jaydee. The photo is striking, and you certainly did it justice with your beautiful coloring. Love your white-on-white layers, too!

Joanne James

Jaydee those orchids are just fabulous in this week's colours, and so beautifully coloured too. The white-on-white background really allows their beauty to shine. Fabulous!


Jaydee... another beautiful card, floral and execution. So love your cards!

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