Beautiful You And A Pop Of Pink

by Joanne James15. January 2017 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the talented Sandy to host this week and she has a fun colour challenge for us to work with:


I haven't been getting as much time to get in my office and craft as much as I'd like lately, so decided that today I was going to make a card using a set that was at the top of my wish list as soon as I set eyes on the Spring-Summer catalogue, along with the Fusion sketch for my layout - take a look:


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

Beautiful You - I loved this set the moment I saw it! Sketched outlines of the female form and some great sentiments in fonts that combine script and print; now who wouldn't want to receive a card with the sentiment 'Happy birthday, Gorgeous'? That's guaranteed to raise a smile. Here I stamped the elegant lady in the hat in Archival Black in watercolour paper and coloured her in with Melon Mambo ink and my aquapainter. This set has so many creative possibilities, I'm really looking forward to using it in lots of other ways too.

A Pop of Pink - Having chosen pink as my 'colour', I spent some time experimenting with different layouts and pattern combinations and decided on a plain Melon Mambo central panel with a piece of Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper beneath it.

Stitched Framelits are back! - I chose to cut out my elegant lady with my Layered Oval Framelits and frame it with a simple stitched oval in mat black. Why am I teasing you with something you can't get hold of, I hear you cry? Well, fear not - as of tomorrow, 16th January, Stitched Framelits are back in stock and available to order - woohoo! These are the perfect way to add the finishing touch to a border or frame. Order yours tomorrow!

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. 

I'm also linking my card up with the challenge over at Stamp, Ink Paper where this week the challenge is also black, white and one colour; what are the odds?!

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

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
 Crystal Komera
Valentyna Komisarenko
Deanne K
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! 


I look forward to seeing what you create with this week's colour palette. Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; we are off to watch the National League basketball finals today - the tickets were one of Ben's Christmas presents. I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (8) -

1/15/2017 2:37:00 PM #

Such a glamorous beauty!!! Gorgeous card, Joanne, pink is perfect to showcase such stylish lady.


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
1/15/2017 2:43:45 PM #

You're making it even hard for me not to buy this stamp set, Joanne!  I think this just might be the one that sends it over into my shopping cart.  Love the simple elegance you've achieved here with the layout and your blended coloring is gorgeous.  I agree with Valentyna, pink is perfection for this gal.  I hope you find some relief in your busy schedule soon, my friend!


LaurieUnited States
1/15/2017 11:00:41 PM #

Love your choice of pink..what a sharp card! That's an awesome set, and I love how you used it here.

Have a great week Joanne!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
1/15/2017 11:09:37 PM #

Joanne, I LOVE this card!  Melon Mambo is a favorite of mine.  I don't have this stamp, but now I want it.  Who wouldn't want to receive this beautiful card?!?!  I hope your schedule gets a little easier soon.  It is so difficult when the children are busy in lots of activities.  Been there----Sending you a hug and lots of love!  XX


Karren Johnson
Karren JohnsonNew Zealand
1/15/2017 11:55:55 PM #

Beautiful and elegant card, Joanne!  The colour scheme really pops!  Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.


sandymUnited States
1/18/2017 2:17:34 AM #

Joanne, this is gorgeous! Love the hot pink with black and white, so glamorous, especially with your glamour girl!


Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
1/20/2017 8:28:04 PM #

Beautiful card!  Love this stamp set!


jaydeeUnited States
1/20/2017 9:34:21 PM #

Joanne, I love the black, white and pink combo.  The polka dots with that striking image is just so Audrey Hepburn.  the black enamel dots are the perfect finishing touch and a great way to bring the DSP and the front of the card together beautifully.


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