Just Add Color For The Paper Players

by Joanne James20. August 2017 10:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host this week and I have a clean and simple challenge for you to work with:


Time for some colouring fun! I love to colour, whether it's stamped images or pre-printed paper, with pencils, inks or marker pens, I find it so theraputic and a great stress-reliever. I took the opportunity to make a card using Jen's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week and the colour palette at The Color Throwdown - take a look:


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

Today's card has barely any stamping; I used a piece of the Just Add Color Speciality Designer Series Paper for the base of my card today. Open designs printed on heavyweight paper, these papers have everything from feathers to houses, a complete underwater scene and lots more in between. I used my Stampin' Write markers to colour in my pretty design of watering cans and florals. I finished my card with the angled panel and a stamped and die cut sentiment.  

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 also have another coloured creation to share with you today - Rebecca decided that she wanted to get in on the colouring action too as I made my card for today's post and made her own card at the same time, which she was adamant I shared with you too! So here it is:


Pretty, right? And all her own work too! Colouring is definitely something for everyone from the ages of 2 to 102!

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 your clean and simple creations in the gallery this week. 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 (14) -

LaurieUnited States
8/20/2017 11:47:27 PM #

You both colored so beautifully! Such pretty cards and I love the colors.

Have a great day!

ElizStewartUnited States
8/21/2017 1:19:41 AM #

I saw your card over at Freshly Made Sketches and loved it... and now I see you have the key colors as well... it is just perfect!  Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown!

Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
8/21/2017 2:16:30 AM #

What a pretty card!  I love that background and the fun colours!  Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
8/21/2017 11:36:06 PM #

How fun to have all of those colorful images in the background. So perfect with the simple white panel and the "sending love"! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

BroniUnited States
8/22/2017 6:45:32 PM #

Great combination of challenges!  Such cute images!  I'm so glad you played along with us at Color Throwdown this week!

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
8/22/2017 10:30:43 PM #

Well, clearly the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Rebecca clearly has a flair for coloring just like her creative mum.  Gorgeous colors--so bright and happy--I would have run from that throwdown challenge but you made it shine.  Fabulous use of the sketch too--all 'round great card and a fun challenge, my friend!

sandymUnited States
8/23/2017 1:10:37 AM #

Wow, both cards are just amazing, Joanne!  What wonderful paper and you both colored it just perfectly, plus I love the colors you chose. Super fun challenge!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/23/2017 6:39:41 PM #

Joanne, both of these cards are fabulous!  Such bright, cheerful and happy creations!  I love this challenge!  You know I love to color!  I hope you are having a great week!  XXX

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/23/2017 7:37:58 PM #

SO vibrant! I have overlooked that set of DSP in the catalogue but you make it look like so much fun! Also apologies - I somehow overlooked the CAS part of the challenge. My card is at a pinch CAS but so much less CAS than usual. Will do better....

Pat Gotsis
Pat GotsisUnited States
8/23/2017 11:01:08 PM #

Both cards are beautiful. Such fun colors. Thanks for the inspiration and fun challenge too. 💕Pat

Annie Abrahamson
Annie AbrahamsonUnited States
8/25/2017 1:46:16 AM #

Well, another thing for the wish list!  Love that DSP and you colored it beautifully.  Thanks for a fun challenge this week!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/25/2017 1:54:55 PM #

Oh my goodness, this is as sweet as can be!  Love your take on the sketch and all your pretty colors...you did an awesome job with this paper!  Sorry I am so late in commenting this week, too!

Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
8/25/2017 8:52:41 PM #

Gorgeous cards!  And those colours = SWOON!!!!!!!

jaydeeUnited States
8/27/2017 6:05:52 PM #

Looks like you have been passing down your fabulous coloring skills, Joanne.  Both cards are beautiful.

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