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Sweetest Peas for Paper Players #428

Hi Everyone. 

It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a color challenge for us:

I started with a Smoky Slate base and stamped flowers from Altenew's Sweetest Peas with the darkest grey.  I then colored the flowers with a few different pink pencils that are as close to Melon Mambo as I could get.  I added the slightest touch of yellow to the base of the flowers, but the photographs are showing much more yellow/orange than there really is!
Here's my card:
Sweetest Peas (1 of 1)
I hope you will join us and play along.   The design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:

On a personal note:

OK.  It's snowing.  AGAIN!  We are expecting another 3-5 inches today and then more on Tuesday.  Oh... and it's still cold!  I'm hoping to get into my craft room today.  If I do, then I will be back in the week to share the cards and some more photos.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Sweetest Peas - Altenew
  • Cardstock:  Smoky Slate - Stampin' Up!
  • Inks:  Altenew Grey and Polychromos pencils


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Elizabeth Stewart

Jaydee... WOWzer! These flowers are gorgeous... I am in love!

Su Mohr

Jaydee, Your sweet peas are gorgeous! The stems look so pretty in Smoky Slate, and the "sweet" sentiment is perfect with your flowers!


Thanks, Eliz! I think I'm going to have fun coloring this set - I want to try watercolors next!


Thanks, Su. There really is something about the pink and grey color scheme. It's rare that I use anything other than white for the base, so it was good to do something different :-)

Joanne James

Jaydee I love the soft pencil colouring and the contrast with the almost art deco-style block lettering. I can almost smell the scent of those sweet peas - a beautiful CAS card!


I love sweet peas, and your card is gorgeous!My dad grew them in his garden...such great memories!

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, this is just stunning! I love the sweet peas! Your coloring is just gorgeous! I should try to use pencils more often. Thanks for the inspiration! Stay warm, My Friend! XX


Beautiful card. I'm not a "pink" person and avoid it as much as possible. However, pairing it with grey really changes it up. I like the overall softness but still bright and cheery. Thanks for a great example in a color combo I would never have tried on my own.

Ann Schach

Beautiful, Jaydee! What a perfect image for watercoloring! I can't wait to see what else you do with this stamp!

Anne Marie Hile

Absolutely gorgeous Jaydee! I just love the soft lines of the image and your watercoloring is beautifully done, as always. I hope you are getting a little reprieve from the snow. Hugs!

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