You Make Me Happy Project Life Card

by Joanne James20. January 2015 09:00

Today I have something a little different to share with you, having take this week's sketch over at Pals Paper Arts and the colour palette over at Create with Connie and Mary this week as my starting point:


I decided I needed to feature a sentiment in the rectangle running across the front of the sketch and was about to go off in search of some nice DSP to use for the background, when I remembered an idea I had when perusing through my Project Life cards recently. I love Project Life and generally don't use my PL supplies to make cards, because I can't bare the thought of not having them to use in my album (weird, I know - I could just buy more, right?!), however I have a box of the PL Love Story cards that I won at Stampin' Up! Convention last November that I haven't used as I'm not even close to using them to PL my wedding (or anyone else's for that matter) and had been looking at recently to see what else I could use them for, particularly with Valentine's Day and my wedding anniversary coming up. I decided to take a couple of them and use them for my card today:

My card is quite an unusual size, as I wanted to use most of the 4" x 6" Project Life card on the central panel, so I shaved a little from the width and then measured my mat and base card from there. All of the cards in the Love Story PL set are in black, white and shades of grey, although as my card shows it's not tricky to introduce a little colour. I used my inks and sponge daubers to sponge in some colour around each of the flowers on the central panel, then for my sentiment cut the top off one of the square PL cards and used a cotton bud (cue tip, for my US readers!) to add a little colour to the flower head and used my Bermuda Bay marker to colour in the leaves. I then finished my card with three narrow flags, one in each of the challenge colours, and a piece of Calypso Coral ribbon from the Best Year Ever Sale-A-Bration accessory pack. 

So no stamping on my card today and quite a different use for my Project Life cards - the sentiment is sufficiently generic it could be used for a variety of occasions. Right - I'm off to the opticians again; I've been trialling new contact lenses this week and need a final fitting. Don't worry, I'm not about to change my look - they are for occasional use only as deep-down I'm a committed specs wearer. Vanity is just not my thing :-)

Back tomorrow with a new set of weekly deals and another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (18) -

DebUnited States
1/20/2015 2:31:53 PM #

What a fabulous way to use the PL cards! Sponging the challenge colors over the flowers is brilliant! What a great sentiment and those little flags are adorable! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/22/2015 9:38:07 AM #

Thanks Deb - this is a new one for me as I love my Project Life cards too much to use on cards (weird, I know!) but I liked the opportunity to try something different; this week's challenge colours were perfect for this!


Katy McGloin
Katy McGloinUnited States
1/20/2015 5:01:29 PM #

Such a sweet card and what a great idea to use the PL cards.  Love your introduction of the color to the b/w image.  Thanks for sharing this with the PPA this week!!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/22/2015 9:38:39 AM #

Thanks Katy - that sketch was just asking for a feature sentiment!


Shannon Jaramillo
Shannon JaramilloUnited States
1/20/2015 5:24:55 PM #

Such a wonderful use of the Project Life cards, Joanne! I love how you made them work for you by adding the color to them. The colors are darling and this cheerful card will certainly make someone's day! Thanks for playing along with PPA this week!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/22/2015 9:39:21 AM #

Thank you Shannon - it just goes to show how versatile the Project Life cards can be. Great sketch this week!


Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
1/20/2015 6:01:17 PM #

Sweet card!  Love how you highlighted each flower in color!  Thanks for joining us at PPA!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/22/2015 9:40:02 AM #

Thanks Linda - I felt the need to jazz up this particular PL card, so the introduction of the colour was perfect!


JulieUnited States
1/20/2015 8:00:50 PM #

I love the soft, colorful sponging! Very nice card!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/22/2015 9:40:17 AM #

Thank you Julie - so glad you like it!


Debbie Henderson
Debbie HendersonUnited States
1/20/2015 11:01:40 PM #

Pretty neat how you sponged the colors over the flowers! Love how you used our color challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/22/2015 9:40:45 AM #

Thanks Debbie - a little lateral thinking going on with this one!


Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
1/21/2015 1:50:53 PM #

WOW...LOVE how you used the PL card and adding the color was just BRILLIANT!!!  What a happy card!  Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/22/2015 9:41:13 AM #

Thanks Mary - these colours are just perfect to brighten someone's day!


Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
1/21/2015 2:21:50 PM #

How awesome is your card!!!  Love that it is all PL card and you colored it with a q-tip!  So bright and cheerful!  Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/22/2015 9:43:56 AM #

Why thank you Connie - I loved these colours and resisted the urge to reach for my DSP and found they took me in a completely different direction! I love brights though - my favourite kind of card to make.


Nicole Tugrul
Nicole TugrulUnited States
1/21/2015 4:01:40 PM #

Love it!!! The sponged on colors are gorgeous and I really like the little banners below the focal point.  Awesome card!  Thanks so much for joining the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/22/2015 9:45:05 AM #

Thanks Nicole - I appreciate your kind comment! It's nice to look at things differently from time to time.


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