Sending Good Thoughts Your Way For The Paper Players

by Joanne James13. July 2014 08:00

It's Sunday and today I'm sharing my weekly card designed for this week's challenge over at The Paper Players, where I'm a Guest Designer for the next few months. This week we LeAnne is hosting and she has a colour challenge for us using the following colour palette:


I also used the sketch over at The Paper Craft Crew this week for the layout of my card. I chose to make the new In-Colours of Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon the focus of my card, but the other two colours also feature - take a look:

I used two pieces of DSP for the background of my card - the honeycomb from the Midnight DSP stack and the tiny blue flowers from the All Abloom DSP stack and I used a piece of the lovely Lost Lagoon satin ribbon to cover the join and create a statement bow. As these papers both have quite busy patterns, I decided to go with a fairly simple stamped focal point, with a sentiment from the 'Perfect Pennants' alongside a simple floral circle using Summer Silhouettes in Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss and Wisteria Wonder. Lastly, I fussy cut one of the Wisteria Wonder flowers and mounted it onto a dimensional for extra interest.

I hope you like my card today and that it inspires you to hop on over to the Paper Players challenge blog to join in and upload your challenge creations. The Paper Player challenge takes place weekly, opening on a Sunday at 8am (PST) and closes at noon on Friday (PST). Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules: 

1.  Create a new paper project

2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the  post featuring your challenge submission.

3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.

4.  Have FUN!

We look forward to seeing your colourful creations! Right I'm off to a ballet exam today (chauffeur not dancer, of course!). Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (19) -

Andrea W
Andrea WUnited States
7/13/2014 4:55:51 PM #

Lovely card Joanne! The colors balance well in your layout and your bow is fantastic. Very pretty!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/13/2014 8:37:03 PM #

Thanks Andrea - so glad you like my card; the new satin ribbon does make beautiful bows!


Nance Lempinen-Leedy
Nance Lempinen-LeedyUnited States
7/13/2014 5:40:40 PM #

So pretty, Joanne!  I love how you've featured the two colors and let the others pop.  The wisteria flowers are lovely!  Great use of the sketch too.  Cheers!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/13/2014 8:48:54 PM #

Kind of you to say Nance - it's sometimes easier to work with two main colours and highlight the others, and my two favourite new in-colours were just crying out to be showcased!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/14/2014 2:23:41 AM #

I am fascinated by this looks so complex and yet it's really not complicated at all!  The Summer Silhouettes brings such a clean floral look and your background papers complement each other so well!  I LOVE IT!  Thanks for making my colors look so wonderful!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:17:23 PM #

Oh no LeAnne - I've been rumbled Wink You're right - my card isn't that complicated at all, in fact I removed a few additional things I had going on with it in order to get the balance I was looking for - but there is actually lots going on too. Loved your colour choice this week!


laurieUnited States
7/14/2014 2:01:58 PM #

Love that just finishes off the card perfectly!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:18:06 PM #

Thanks Laurie - the new in colour satin ribbon is destined to be a favourite, it's gorgeous for bows.


YaphaUnited States
7/14/2014 6:07:32 PM #

Gorgeous card! I love those two DSPs together, and that one popped up flower is a great touch!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:19:00 PM #

Thanks Yapha - mixing DSPs scares me, yet on a couple of cards I've made recently, including this one, I've been really pleased with the result. maybe I should do it more often!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/14/2014 6:31:03 PM #

Joanne, your card is gorgeous!  I love this stamp set.  These colors look amazing on your card!  XX


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:19:52 PM #

Thank you so much Claire - this was a great colour combination this week.


Jan M
Jan MAustralia
7/15/2014 5:35:23 PM #

Such a gorgeous card Joanne! Those colours together are fabulous and I love your little popped up flower too Smile Thanks for joining us at The Paper Craft Crew this week!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:23:34 PM #

Thanks Jan - another great sketch from you guys over at PCC this week!


Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
7/15/2014 6:33:32 PM #

Very pretty, Joanne! I like the mix of dsp's and your perfect bow!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:24:10 PM #

Thanks Sandy - I really liked the colour combo this week!


Karen M
Karen MUnited Kingdom
7/15/2014 8:29:06 PM #

Hi joanne, I love, love, love this beautiful card!  The colours are perfect together and I adore the ribbon and the cleanness of the flowers.  Beautiful!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:25:32 PM #

Thank you Karen that's so kind of you! I was really pleased at how this card came together and I really love these colours together.


jaydeeUnited States
7/19/2014 1:42:36 AM #

JoAnne, this is gorgeous.  I love the use of the DSP and the bow on your ribbon is gorgeous.  I really love how you placed the flowers.  Gorgeous


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