Awash In Beauty Garden Blooms Pair PP598

by Joanne James3. July 2022 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's Laurie's turn to host this week and she has a theme challenge for us to work with:


We are a green-fingered bunch in the James household, however at this time of year the only flowers are those that have a fruit or vegetable attached - strawberries, climbing beans, courgettes and tomatoes to name a few. I don't have any vegetable stamps though, but never fear - this week's challenge can include everything from greenery, houseplants flowers and everything in between! I love flowers and with so many creative options, I was spoiled for choice. I was a little short on time though, so I decided to choose a beautiful new designer paper and let it do the heavy lifting - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

The beautiful Awash In Beauty designer paper makes a card all by itself - beautiful watercoloured blooms, with no effort! I added a diecut sentiment and a few iridescent rhinestones, and my card is complete!


I liked this card so much I used another one with the other half of the paper and changed up the sentiment for one from the 'Sending Smiles' bundle:


Check out the subtle sparkle from the rhinestones - so pretty!


I ended up liking this one the best! What about you - do you have a favourite?

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:



You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

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 four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; ... I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (10) -

Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
7/4/2022 2:06:06 AM #

Your blooms are gorgeous!! The colors so pretty!


Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
7/5/2022 2:56:02 AM #

I love how you let that beautiful DSP do all the work! Great job with the challenge! Have a great week!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/6/2022 10:33:27 PM #

Beautiful way to show off these pretty papers!  They are delightful, as is your card!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/7/2022 12:04:39 AM #

Joanne, this is gorgeous!  I LOVE those beautiful flowers on this paper!  WOW!  I need to look at this paper.  I love the big, bold sentiment!  You rocked this challenge!  


JaydeeUnited States
7/7/2022 5:02:23 PM #

Joanne, that paper is gorgeous and you showcased it beautifully!  


Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
7/8/2022 2:06:40 PM #

Those bold dies are fabulous and so versatile. Your work with them and these gorgeous papers is so inspiring!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
7/10/2022 10:38:41 AM #

I was totally inspired by your stunning free watercoloured card that you made for the one layer challenge recently Cindy - but I took a shortcut, my watercolouring skills are not up to your standard!!


Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
7/8/2022 2:55:20 PM #

Simply amazing!  Love the die-cut sentiments on that pretty patterned paper--great way to showcase it.  I broke down and bought Sending Smiles because of your cards Smile


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
7/8/2022 3:31:16 PM #

Beautiful, Joanne! I LOVE it when the paper takes center stage. The bold sentiments are a perfect contrast. Have a wonderful weekend!


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
7/9/2022 5:53:31 AM #

Love, love, LOVE this Joanne! I love how you showcased that gorgeous DSP with the big, bold sentiments. Wow!


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