Sunday, February 23, 2014

Morning Meadow Thanks, PP184

Greetings, Friends! I'm happy to report that it is my favorite day of the week, Sunday! That also means it's time for another Paper Players challenge! This week the talented Jaydee has challenged us with a simple but awesome sketch.

I immediately fell in love with Jaydee's sketch but at the same time had no idea what I wanted to do with it. The layout reminded me a bit of a card I had made before, so in the end I wound up CASing myself. To see my inspiration card you can click here. I used the same stamp set and a few of the same elements, but as you can see the end result has an entirely different feel. I hope Jaydee doesn't mind, but I used the mirror image of the sketch, otherwise the back of my bird would have (rudely) been facing the sentiment.

The Morning Meadow stamp set is one of my favorites! I used markers to color the blossom stamp and then stamped it off once before stamping twice without re-inking. The effect is very subtle. The sweet bird was stamped and cut out by hand.

The Pistachio Pudding DSP is from the Venetian Romance package, and the tape measure strip is from This & That Epic Day. Some Pistachio Pudding Ruffled Ribbon and an In Color Boutique Detail are in keeping with my monochromatic color scheme. 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Morning Meadow
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Pistachio Pudding
Designer Series Paper: Venetian Romance, This & That Epic Day
Ink Pads: Basic Gray
Markers: Basic Gray, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Pistachio Pudding Ruffled Ribbon, In Color Boutique Details

Please join us this week and play along with The Paper Players!

Inky Hugs! 


Lee-Anne said...

Love the colors you've used, Sandy! That ribbon is awesome it!

LeAnne said...

I looooooooove this! I totally forgot about that cool measuring tape in the Epic Day paper....appeals so much to my "vintage" side! Your colors are soothing and I am glad your little bird was not looks fine facing this way!

Michelle said...

Pretty card, Sandy!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I love that you CAS'd yourself :-) I'm totally in love with this color scheme. It's so calming. I love the bird, the button and the mixtures of paper. Fabulous take on the sketch.

Nance Leedy said...

Such a lovely card, Sandy! So calm and serene with the colors and subtle patterns. Great details with the ribbon, button and I love your (polite) bird! Beautiful. ((hugs))

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Sandy! I love the soft colors, and the measuring tape. The button embellishment is the perfect accent, along with the ruffled ribbon. The entire design is perfectly thought out.

Anne Marie Hile said...

What a beautiful card, Sandy! I love the soft and subtle colors. Kudos for that perfect fussy cutting, too. :)