Monochromatic Purple Beautiful Bouquet PP352

by Joanne James9. July 2017 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my wonderful friend LeAnne's turn to host this week and she has a fun colour challenge for us to work with:


Ok, time for confessions first! I saw the colours on the badge and had such a clear idea of what I wanted to make when I was preparing my card that I pulled the colours from my ink caddy and set to work. It wasn't until I started to write this post that whilst I had used monochromatic purples, I hadn't used the three on LeAnne's swatch! I actually used Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry and Fresh Fig for my three colours and I didn't have time to remake. So I'm hoping for forgiveness from LeAnne for choosing Fresh Fig instead of Berry Burst and that you can all use your imagination!

I took the opportunity to create a big bunch of flowers using the Beautiful Bouquet bundle - take a look:


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

Pick A Bunch - Like most of the team this week, I was drawn to use flowers with this monochromatic colour scheme and decide to ink up my Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and create a bunch of flowers. The thing I love most about this set is the co-ordinating framelits: the Bouquet Bunch Framelit Dies make cutting out the flower heads and stems really easy and enable you to create layered florals with ease. 

A Beautiful Bouquet - In addition to the flower pieces, the stamp set also contains a great selection of sentiments in a lovely combined block and scripted font. I chose one of my favourites for my card today - the perfect greeting for a friend who means a lot that lets them know how you feel. 

The Importance of White - I often talk about the importance of white on cards, usually in the context of 'white space' or clear and uncluttered space, a key feature of clean and simple cards. On today's card white plays an important role as a colour to break up the monochromatic colours and add definition to the flowers themselves. 

I really like this card, even if the colours are not quite what LeAnne had in mind when she set us the challenge!  

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:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
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; 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 (7) -

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
7/9/2017 5:34:42 PM #

Berry Burst or not, this card is lovely Joanne!  Truly, I didn't even notice that the combination was different.  Such a gorgeous bouquet and a great way to highlight this stamp set.  Love the layout too.  Nicely done, my friend!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/10/2017 11:50:31 PM #

No worries on the colors, Joanne!  I almost swooned when I saw your gorgeous creation, I wouldn't have even realized the colors were a bit different!  BEAUTIFUL way to use them....I think I need to sit down and stamp a few of these lusciousl blooms and re-create this card just for myself!  Thanks for rocking the pinks!

sandymUnited States
7/13/2017 2:13:09 AM #

Wow Joanne, what a stunning card! Love all the fabulous layers of your bouquet. You really rocked the color challenge, too!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/13/2017 6:40:58 AM #

It's a fabulous bouquet Joanne, whichever colour swatch you used!

Annie Abrahamson
Annie AbrahamsonUnited States
7/13/2017 2:19:34 PM #

Ok, this card makes me want to stop my self-imposed shopping freeze NOW!  It's absolutely gorgeous and really a beautiful color combo!  Have a great day 😆 ~ Annie

Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
7/14/2017 6:57:58 PM #

Ooooooooohhh - this is gorgeous Joanne!  Love those blooms!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/14/2017 8:18:45 PM #

This is so gorgeous!  I love that beautiful bouquet of flowers and the sentiment is lovely!  It looks great in this color combo, too!  Have a great weekend, My Friend!  XX

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