Country Lane Happy Harvest Blessings PP409

by Joanne James9. September 2018 09:00

I took a few days away from my blog - call it a little birthday gift to myself as I was celebrating being another year older on Friday! It hasn't stopped me creating though and as it's Sunday you all know what that means: it's time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of our returning Player, the lovely Anne Marie Hile, to host this week and she has a gorgeous colour challenge for you to work with:

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These colours were asking for something natural and autumnal and I decided to do another make using products from one of my current favourite suites, the Country Lane Suite, for my card today and I used the current sketch over at Inspire.Create for the layout of my card - take a look:


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

My Colour Of Choice - I decided to use the Country Lane designer series paper that you see as the two outer vertical border strips as the starting point for my card today, so decided that my colour of choice in addition to the Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake and Blackberry Bliss chosen by Anne Marie would be Early Expresso - a rich, dark brown that outlines the cotton on the paper. I used it to heat emboss the outlines of my jug and floral stem arrangement, and to ink my Pinewood Planks embossing folder for my background stitched circle, then finally for my sentiment strip. Whilst there is a lot of white elsewhere on my card, I am counting this as a neutral rather than a colour in its own right.

Lots of Layers -  I couldn't resist adding lots of layers to my focal point; in addition to my fussy cut flower jug, I added an embossed stitched circle and a stitched label in Blackberry Bliss. Sometimes it just has to be the way to go!

An Embellishment or Two - I finished my card with some Blackberry Bliss natural twine and faceted jewels; this adds a bold pop of colour in addition to the purple berries in my floral jug. 

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 really love this Country Lane set - it is so versatile and lends itself to lots of great autumn-inspired cards and the blooms are great for a spot of colouring with Blends too.

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
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 can't wait to see what you create with this week's colours and look forward to visiting your blogs 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: 

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Comments (8) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
9/9/2018 8:26:49 PM #

Oh, yes! Early Espresso is a perfect fourth colour. It adds so much warmth and richness to an already opulent combination. The pinewood planks circle adds to the natural feel of the card while the Blackberry Bliss label adds a delicate pop of colour - strange how a strong colour can be delicate in its application! Totally in love with this card, Joanne!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/9/2018 9:50:21 PM #

Joanne, this is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!  I love every detail in this gorgeous card!  The pinewood planks adds so much dimension and that cotton in the DSP is perfect with your bouquet.  I am going to have to rethink this stamp set.  I love this card so much!  You certainly made this color combo shine!  WOW!  I hope your birthday was wonderful and I hope you have a fantastic week, My Friend!  XX

sandymUnited States
9/10/2018 7:22:06 PM #

Joanne, this is just gorgeous. I love the addition of espresso; it adds some great contrast to the softer colors. The patterned paper peeking out from the sides matches your stamped image so perfectly. The whole thing is just so professionally done!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/10/2018 10:27:33 PM #

You've almost pushed me off the fence upon which I was sitting, trying to decide if I "needed" this stamp the country feel of it and with these colors, your creation is just delightful!  Love the sketch too (I used it for my tomorrow card, LOL!), it's perfect for these images and sentiments!

Denita Wright-Smee
Denita Wright-SmeeAustralia
9/11/2018 5:20:38 PM #

Oh, so lovely Joanne. The Country Home stamp set is just gorgeous and so are your colours, elements and details. Thankyou for joining in with the Inspire.Create.Stamping Sketch Challenge. D x

LaurieUnited States
9/12/2018 6:14:39 PM #

Expresso was a great perfect for your design! just love that woodgrain circle too. Hope you had a Happy Birthday!

Annie A.
Annie A.United States
9/13/2018 11:04:34 PM #

I absolutely LOVE this card...the way you used the colors, the layered focal, the DSP and everything else! You are just so darn talented and always inspiring!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
9/14/2018 6:11:37 PM #

First of all, Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day! Smile Next, your card. Can I just say WOW?! I originally wanted to use this stamp set but struggled with it. But your card showcases both the stamp and DSP beautifully. This should be in the catalog because it is so beautifully done. Every little detail is perfection. Wow!

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