Fable Friends Stitched Frame Friendship Card PP437

by Joanne James14. April 2019 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Ann to host this week and she has a fresh colour challenge for you to work with:


What a pretty trio of spring colours Ann has for us this week! I knew exactly how I was going to use these colours. As I have been busy at Stampin' Up!'s Onstage event these last few days I needed a straightforward layout and the sketch over at Fab Friday was perfect for what I had in mind (I rotated it through 180 degrees) - take a look:


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

Fable Friends - Having resisted it for many months, I eventually caved and purchased the adorable collection of farmyard animals that is the 'Fable Friends' stamp set. I have seen one too many examples of loveliness as far as this set is concerned and decided I 'needed' to add it to my stamp collection. The mama duck and her trio of ducklings seemed just perfect for a spot of colouring with this week's colours.

A Trio of Blends - I used the combo packs of Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight to colour my little duckiest, along with a little Ivory for feather detail and light Smoky Slate to ground them. So super-cute is the little trio of ducklings, I had to repeat them on the inside of my card too. I added a close-up here so that you could see how I had coloured them and to show that you don't have to be a colouring expert to get a good result:


Frame It - I used a simple frame made from two Rectangle Stitched Framelits and a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock to provide the border outline for my picture, along with some Gingham Gala check to add to the theme. My greeting is from the same set and I stamped it on Balmy Blue to make it stand out from the white space surrounding my image.

I really love this fresh, spring-inspired card - now I just need to decide who to send it to!

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
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!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; mine will be a quiet one as I feel I need to recover from the last 2 days of Onstage, which were long and hectic, whilst also fun and a great opportunity to catch up with friends. 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) -

LaurieUnited States
4/14/2019 12:50:18 PM #

Yes I can see why you needed this set...it's so stinkin' cute!!! It looks so fresh and fun in the challenge colors too..perfect for spring! I love how you framed it.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/15/2019 3:01:42 AM #

Stop enabling me!! I've havered about this set for ages and you're not making it easy to resist!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/15/2019 4:05:40 PM #

Perfect use of that sketch...your little ducklings and their mama are adorable!  Love the gingham, but my favorite part is the watercoloring!!

Heather H
Heather HUnited States
4/15/2019 8:41:08 PM #

So very adorable Joanne!  Love these well-dressed waddlers - so ready for Spring!  Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
4/18/2019 2:52:18 PM #

What an adorable card, Joanne! It radiates spring! Your coloring is absolutely beautiful. Such a perfect layout to showcase these cutie patooties! Thank you for rocking my challenge this week!

Wanda Cullen
Wanda CullenUnited States
4/18/2019 9:02:12 PM #

These sweet ducks remind me of something in a vintage Mother Goose book!  So adorable!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/19/2019 8:12:08 PM #

JoAnne, this reminds me of the children's book, Make Way For Ducklings!  I LOVE IT!!!!!!!  The watercoloring is amazing and this is the perfect way to showcase this color combo!  Wishing you and your family a Blessed Easter!  XXX

jaydeeUnited States
4/20/2019 5:09:31 PM #

Joanne, this is absolutely adorable - reminds me of Jemima Puddleduck and how happy she made me as a kid.  I agree with Claire, this is fabulous watercoloring.  Great use of the colors, hugs jaydee

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