Up, Up And Away with The Paper Players!

by Joanne James22. February 2015 10:00

It's Sunday and time for another challenge over at The Paper Players. Thank you to everyone who played along with my CAS bird challenge last week - there were some fabulous entries. This week the lovely Sandy is hosting and she has a sketch challenge for us - my favourite! Here is her sketch:


I decided to use the colour palette over at Colour Me for my card today - I haven't had the opportunity to play along with these lovely ladies since I finished my Design Team post over there at the start of the year, so time to say 'hello ladies!' to Hayley, Tara and the team. I just so happen to be using another stamp in the 'Time To Celebrate' hostess set that I used on my Paper Players card last week - take a look:

The temptation to use a feather in my design as per the sketch was high, however there are some wonderful examples using feathers by other members of the Design Team, so I decided to look at what else I could use and settled on the hot air balloon instead. My top mat layer is a piece of 'Flashback' DSP, the circle pattern perfect to echo the central circle of the sketch. I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the now retired 'Cloudy Day' embossing folder and sponged the sky in Pool Party around the clouds and framed this with a Real Red circular frame cut with my Big Shot and Circle Framelits. I added a simple sentiment banner with a little fussy cutting around the 'y' in 'you', then mounted the hot air balloon with dimensionals for a little lift. I stamped the balloon on very Vanilla and coloured it with my So Saffron Stampin' Write marker and the lightest of my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities. I also added a little Crystal Effects to my stars for some additional dimension, although that's quite difficult to see in the photo below: 

That's my card done and I hope you like it. I love the stamps in the 'Time To Celebrate' hostess set - if they are your thing too, please get in touch if you would like to host a party to lay your hands on your very own set. Before you reach for your ink pads, do visit the other design team members to see what interesting ideas they've had this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile
Claire Broadwater
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Debbie Mageed
Karren Johnson
Shannon Jaramillo
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! 

I look forward to seeing how you interpret Sandy's sketch this week - so many possibilities! 

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (11) -

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
2/22/2015 3:15:05 PM #

Cute card! I love how you embossed the clouds in the circle. Fun idea!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/22/2015 3:33:25 PM #

So fun!  And I forgot about the Colour Me colors...they're so pretty and there just isn't enough time to do all the colors, sketches and challenges I want to do, boohoo!  I love the little extras on your card, and I especially love that DSP!!  One of my favs!


Debbie Mageed
Debbie MageedUnited States
2/22/2015 7:11:40 PM #

I absolutely love your card! The hot air balloon is a great image for the sketch and love your colors with the DSP. You have me looking more and more at that stamp set with every card you make!


Cornelia (fun stamping)
Cornelia (fun stamping)United States
2/23/2015 12:59:27 AM #

Such a lovely card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Colour Me...!


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
2/23/2015 2:30:57 AM #

Such a darling card, Joanne! I love the embossed background and the fun patterned paper. The Crystal Effects is the perfect touch, too. Love it! Smile


KarrenJNew Zealand
2/23/2015 5:00:04 AM #

Such a great job combining challenges, Joanne!  The balloon is gorgeous and I love the sky you've created in the circle.


2/23/2015 7:21:41 AM #

love the dimensional stars and the cloud background - thanks for sharing your card at Colour me...! this week


Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
2/23/2015 6:52:26 PM #

This patterned paper was perfect for this challenge, Joanne! Love it, and love the fun hot air balloon and embossed clouds, too. So happy you joined us this week at Colour Me!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
2/24/2015 10:47:45 PM #

Adorable, Joanne! I love the colors. This dsp works so well with the balloon and the sketch.  Of course, you can't beat the clouds!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
2/24/2015 11:59:10 PM #

Adorable card, Joanne!  I've kept the cloud day EF too--it is just so perfect and I love the sponging you added to it here.  Great idea to use the hot air balloon and the glossy stars was a clever idea.  My favorite part just might be the way you cut around the "Y"--what a great look!  Fabulous card, my friend!


jaydeeUnited States
2/27/2015 8:50:29 PM #

Joanne, I love the way you colored the sky and the balloons are beautifully colored.   What a great use of this set!   Fabulous


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