Painted Harvest Sunflowers For The Paper Players #PP364

by Joanne James1. October 2017 09:00

It's Sunday, the start of a new month and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! The queen of beautiful florals, the talented Sandy, is the hostess this week and her passion is reflected in her chosen theme this week:


I had the best of intentions of producing a fabulously over-the-top floral to honour the lovely Sandy today, but the last minute preparations for my stand at the Crafting Live Exhibition at Stoneleigh Park this weekend meant that my time rather ran away with me this week and instead I've resorted to sharing much more of a clean and simple card that I already had 'in the bag' as it were. Today's card uses one the runaway success bundles from the current seasonal catalogue - Painted Harvest. Take a look:


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

Painted Harvest - What can I say other than I LOVE these sunflowers! The sentiments in this set are lovely but it's the sunflowers that get me: it is a two-step stamp set that gives a beautiful watercoloured effect and as they are photopolymer it's so easy to stamp. They are so forgiving - they look great however you line them up! If you're a first-time stamper, this would be a great set to cut your teeth on. 

Add A Leaf - The leaves in the stamp set also match up with the leaf punch which is the other item that can be bought in the Painted Harvest bundle for a saving of 10% - that's why we all love a bundle!

Autumnal Colour Combinations - These sunflowers can be stamped in both traditional and less traditional colours; here is my sample board showing how they look stamped in a number of autumnal coloured floral combinations:


Which one is your favourite? I also made a whole bunch of these cards, minus the twine, to send out to my customers with my seasonal catalogues and as thank you cards to be included with my open house orders - here are some of them up close so you can see the colour combinations in more detail. 

This one is a combination of Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight:


This one is a combination of Crushed Curry and Peekaboo Peach:

This one is a combination of Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango:

This one is a combination of Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze:

Lastly my favourite of all, this one is a combination of Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler:

This is by no means an exhaustive set of colour combinations. Let me know in the comments below which ones are your favourites or what other combinations you've tried that you would like to share.  

Also, if you live local to me in or around Northampton, I have a class using this set scheduled for Monday 6th November - read more about it here or contact me to book your place! 

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 
 Annie Abrahamson
Deanne K
Jan Clothier
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 theme. Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; I'll be spending a second day at the Crafting Live Show at Stoneleigh Park today - come and say hello to me on stand A10 if a visit is part of your weekend plans. 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 (11) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/1/2017 12:46:11 PM #

Joanne, this card screams "Autumn!"   I broke down and ordered this set.  I love sunflowers and all those fabulous combinations of colors is amazing!  Those red ones are so beautiful!  Super card, My Friend!  Have a lovely week!  XXX

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/1/2017 8:08:13 PM #

Oh Joanne, you're starting to make me regret not ordering this set. My favourites are the one with Cherry Cobbler and the one with Tangerine Tango, It's such a great card!

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
10/2/2017 11:54:39 AM #

I'm with Claire and Jan on this one--why didn't I order this bundle?!  Oh Joanne, you enabler!  I think I say this about your cards each week but I LOVE this one.  It is clean and simple but the layout and the fabulous colors of the flowers make the whole creation just sing!  Fabulous card, my friend.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/2/2017 11:34:13 PM #

These flowers are AMAZING!  I love that you created a chart with all the possibilities, too!  What a great reference!  Meanwhile, your CAS creation is perfect with those gorgeous florals!

mac mable
mac mableUnited Kingdom
10/4/2017 5:52:17 PM #

I so loved reading your post. Such a fabulous card. Great colour combinations and what a versatile stamp. You really must not have favourites....I love them all! Thank you for the amazing inspiration x

Robin Feicht
Robin FeichtUnited States
10/4/2017 8:18:37 PM #

Pretty autumn cards!  I like all your color combos.

sandymUnited States
10/5/2017 1:23:16 AM #

Joanne this is just gorgeous! Love the beautiful sunflowers, the white space, the twine, all of it! So interesting to see how the different colors layer up, too. Thanks for rocking my challenge!

Mona Pendleton
Mona PendletonUnited States
10/5/2017 3:08:32 PM #

Wow Joanne! What a gorgeous card! All those blossoms are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Annie Abrahamson
Annie AbrahamsonUnited States
10/5/2017 8:02:53 PM #

Oh my goodness!  I wish I was one of your customers so I could receive one of these beauties.  I think your cards are gorgeous with stunning color combinations!  Thanks for sharing your color chart too...awesome because I did buy this set Smile  Hope you're having a terrific week!

jaydeeUnited States
10/6/2017 3:01:01 PM #

Joanne, you really showcased this set beautifully, especially the different color combos.  They are all fabulous.

Deanne K
Deanne KCanada
10/9/2017 11:51:17 PM #

Wowie!  These are gorgeous, gorgeous!

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