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Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's my turn to host the Paper Players challenge this week and it's a color challenge:

I had leaves in mind when I chose these colors, but decided to go with a floral instead!  I started with the flower itself - Altenew's Wildflower Garden.   I love this set, although I haven't quite brought myself to make a garden card out of this set yet!

I used the Watercolor Stripes stencil on the card base with some Crushed Curry equivalent ink.  I know it's hard to see, but the lines really are there :-)  Let's see if a close-up helps.

Wildflower Love (1 of 1)

Yeah... I think you should be able to see them on the close-up.     I stamped the flowers and then die-cut them with a Studio Katia die.  I mounted the panel onto the striped base with fun foam.  I added some enamel dots to the middle of the flowers as a finishing touch.

Here's my full card:

Wildflower Love (1 of 1)-2
I hope you will join us and play along this week.   As usual, the design team have some amazing inspiration for you:

On a personal note:

Lou and I spent the early part of the week in the Carolina's celebrating our anniversary.   The Blue Ridge Parkway was supposed to be at peak color this week.  Mmmm... it was 91 degrees when we arrived and the leaves were all pretty much still green!  So no fall color watching for us, but we enjoyed our stay anyway.  We spent a couple of days in Greenville and loved the downtown.  Lots of great restaurants and coffee shops.  It was a hive of activity on a Sunday night.  It was a fabulous couple of days relaxing and spending time in nature and the mountains.  

We left on Wednesday and missed the rains from Hurricane Michael.   My heart goes out to those that were in the path of this dreadful storm.  It's so hard to look at the photos of the devastation knowing how many people have lost their lives, have been displaced, or have lost everything they had.

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



Card recipe:

  • Cardstock:  Recollections Vanilla
  • Stamps:  Wildflower Garden - Altenew
  • Inks:  Altenew