2013-15 In Colour Hey There Buds Card for The Paper Players

by Joanne James12. April 2015 10:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players and this week we have a colour challenge for you and I am the hostess! Stampin' Up!'s 2013-15 In Colours will soon retire on the 2nd June, to make way for five new In-Colours in the new annual catalogue. Whilst we still have them though, I thought this week we would showcase three of my personal favourites:


I'd like to take this opportunity to give a big shout-out to the fabulous Nance Leedy, who makes all of our challenge badges and does so much to ensure our weekly challenges run smoothly - Nance, you rock! - didn't she do a great job on my challenge badge this week? I used the sketch layout over at The Challenge for the layout of my card this week, and decided to go floral with my chosen colours - here's my card:

I have had the 'Hey There Buds' stamp set for edges and been dying to ink it up, so decided that today was the day! I used Coastal Cabana for my card base, then created a split mat panel of Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana, which I embossed with the large polka dot embossing folder. I matted my central panel of Whisper White on Coastal Cabana too (having rounded the corners of both pieces with my Project Life corner rounder), then on my piece of white I stamped the whole image in Pistachio Pudding, with the exception of the sentiment which I inked up separately with my Coastal Cabana Stampin' Write marker. I then stamped the whole image again on scrap cardstock in Strawberry Slush and fussy cut each of the blooms and stuck these onto the focal panel. I also stamped the central section of the open flower on a scrap of white in Coastal Cabana, and fussy cut around the spiky white section before adhering to the main image. I then added a blob of Crystal Effects to the blue flower centre for some extra dimension. I added a piece of Coastal Cabana ribbon (from the Sale-A-Bration Best Year Ever accessory set) and a white button tied with some split Strawberry Slush thick baker's twine to finish, before popping this panel onto the base using dimensionals.

So a little fussy cutting required, but it enabled me to get a more solid image than selectively colouring the image using markers and I think it was worth it. So before you reach for your paper and inks, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Ann Schach - taking a week off
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 hope you like today's project - I'm so looking forward to see what you create with my chosen colour palette - I look forward to seeing your cards and projects in our gallery this week.

I'm off on an all day team training day today, which promises to be fun. I then have two days of classes to look forward to. The James juniors are back to school on Tuesday after the Easter holiday and whilst I will be sorry to see them go, it should at least mean that normal blogging will resume shortly thereafter. This week the call of the warmer weather here in the UK was simply too much and we spent our week outdoors; with the exception of making the samples for next week's classes, my ink pads have remained firmly shut!

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


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Comments (10) -

Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
4/12/2015 9:58:07 PM #

Joanne, this is gorgeous! I love the embossed background panels and that flower is so beautiful. Funny how we both used the same sketch and colors, but the results were entirely different!


Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
4/12/2015 11:14:01 PM #

Beautiful! The flowers are gorgeous, and I love the embossed background. Cute button and bow,too!


KarrenJNew Zealand
4/13/2015 7:15:34 AM #

What a beautiful floral image and it works so well with this color combo.  I didn't give a thought to the fact that Coastal Cabana will be retiring soon.  I might have to stock up on a pack or two Smile


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
4/13/2015 4:55:57 PM #

This is gorgeous, Joanne! I love how you used the colors on the floral image and that tiny button is a cute touch. Thanks for the beautiful color combo this week! Smile


Debbie Mageed
Debbie MageedUnited States
4/14/2015 6:03:42 PM #

You made that stamp look so beautiful that I honestly didn't recognize it! And your fussy-cutting - incredible! I would have thought that an e-cutter did it!! I love your layout and all of the details are perfect!


LeAnneUnited States
4/15/2015 7:44:11 PM #

Your challenge was awesome, Joanne!  I love this color combination, and the gallery is full of gorgeous creations!  Your card is super, too!  Love the layout and the beautiful florals!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
4/16/2015 12:59:09 PM #

Love the way you colored this flower--coloring separately and fussy cutting really highlighted these gorgeous colors.  Love those big polka dots and the little pops of Coastal Cabana.  Thanks so much for the sweet shout out--I think you rock too!!  ((hugs))


Claire Grantham
Claire GranthamUnited States
4/16/2015 3:53:28 PM #

Love this colour combo Joanne, great choice. I am head over heels in love with the giant polka dots! Cx


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/17/2015 2:37:25 AM #

Such a fantastic color challenge, JoAnne!  I love all of them and will be sad when they are retired!  Your big, fun polka dots made me smile and what you did with that stamp is so creative!  WOW!  
So glad you had some pretty weather and enjoyed special time with your children.  Those stamp pads will be there.  They grow up so quickly!  XXXX


Shannon Jaramillo
Shannon JaramilloUnited States
4/17/2015 10:09:39 PM #

LOVE your card!! Your combination of the colors is wonderful and your fussy cutting is VERY well worth it...SO pretty!!! Thanks for a fun challenge this week!


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