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Hi Everyone.

Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week - and it's color week:

I love the rich, regal color combo that Ann created.  However, I wasn't quite sure how to use it!  I had in mind to color the little bird from an An Open Heart.  A really old SU stamp set.  It really is one of those sets that will always be in my stash.  However, the colors were a problem as I only own Cajun Craze :-)  So, I had to try to match the Peacock and Merlot as closely as I could.

I felt that the central images needed a little grounding, so mixed the images with a very new set - Very Versailles.  I used the text stamp from that stamp set as the base of my images.  I stamped this onto a Neenah Solar White 80# piece of card stock and then die-cut that layer with my stitched rectangles.

I stamped the bird image onto another piece of 80# and colored it with pencils.  I fussy cut it and then mounted it over the text from the Very Versailles set.  All that was left was to add the sentiment and mount the panel onto a Cajun Craze card base.

I added a little more color to the berries on the image with my pencils.  Here's a closeup.  You can just see the background text and the detail on the berries:

An Open Heart closeup (1 of 1)

Here's my full card:

Open Heart Versailles (1 of 1)

I hope you will join us and play along with our challenge this week.  As usual, the design team have some fabulous cards as inspiration for you:

 

On a personal note:

I haven't had the chance to get into my craft room this week, however, I am hoping that I will be able to spend a little time in there tomorrow!  If I do, then I will have a card or two to share with you during the week.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.

Hugs

Jaydee

card receipe:

  • Cardstock:  Cajun Craze - Stampin' Up!.  Neenah Solar White 80#
  • Stamps:  Very Versailles and An Open Heart - Stampin' UP!

 

 

 

 

 

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jaydee

Thanks, Claire. I do seem a little attached to bird images, don't I? :-)
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jaydee

Thanks, WIndy!
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jaydee

Thanks, Ann. I really did enjoy playing with these rich, regal colors
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jaydee

Thanks, Laurie. The rich colors really are lovely together
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jaydee

Thanks, Joanne... I really do love this little set. I don't use it often but, when I do, I'm always surprised I don't use it more!
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jaydee

Thanks, LeAnne... and I'll remember your offer of help :-)
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jaydee

Thanks, Su!

jaydee

thanks, Wanda. I must admit, I am a little bit partial to the script stamp from Very Versailles :-)
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jaydee

Thanks, AM!
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Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, this is so beautiful! I love everything about this card! You certainly wouldn't know the color combo was hard to use. I love the script and the foliage. Your little bird is gorgeous and looks like a visitor in your beautiful yard. I know how much you adore birds, so this is perfect! I hope you are having a great week! XXX

Windy Ellard

Love the background you made for this sweet colorful bird! I love the vintage feel of the card!

Ann Schach

Oh, Jaydee! I LOVE this bird. You have colored him so perfectly. You did a fabulous job replicating the challenge colors I selected!!! The Very Versailles script looks beautiful behind the foliage. A gorgeous card, my friend!

laurie

Beautiful stamping! I love how you used the challenge colors..so pretty!

Joanne James

This is one of those cards that is so different to something I'd make and I think that's why I love it so Jaydee - the subtle layering a gorgeous colouring make this card perfect for someone with an interest in wildlife. And all with only one of the challenge colours too - go you!

LeAnne

You did a fabulous job with those colors, especially for not having a couple of them in your stash! (I could help you with that, ya know!) I know we share a love of birds, so this made me happy, especially with that gorgeous background stamping!

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