Sunday, August 10, 2014

Happy Birthday Buds, PP208 & FMS148


Hi there, Friends! We've flown through another week and here we are back at Sunday again. You know I love Sunday's, which are (usually) a day for relaxing and perhaps crafting, and time for a new Paper Players challenge! The always amazing Nance has a fab color challenge for us this week. Initially it looked a bit daunting, but once I started to work with these colors I realized how amazing they are with each other. I love Nance's inspiration photo, too!


This is the second time I am inking up the Hey There Buds stamp, and I have to say I really love it. It's such a perfect stamp to ink up with markers in multiple colors, and was perfect for this challenge. I was able to get all four colors on the single image! Yay, me!


I'm also linking up with the challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches, and the layout couldn't have been  more perfect for this image.


I've got a crazy number of birthdays coming up in September and October, so I thought I'd get a head start and make this a birthday card. Since I was inking my stamp with markers, it was easy to eliminate the sentiment and add a different one, from the And Many More stamp set. This is an awesome set of 23, yep count 'em, 23 sentiments for absolutely every occasion and holiday. A must have!


Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Hey There Buds, And Many More
Card Stock: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Basic Gray
Designer Series Paper: Gold Soiree
Ink Pads: Basic Gray
Markers: Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey, Basic Gray
Tools: Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Accessories: Subtles Buttons, White Bakers Twine, Rhinestones

Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week, all! Please join us if you can and play along with The Paper Players!




16 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Whoa this is a showstopper! Gorgeous! Glad you shared it at FMS!

Joanne James said...

Love this cute flower stamp inked in this week's challenge colours - and it works perfectly with the sketch!

Doris said...

Love the way you've used the colours and sketch. Gorgeous card! Sending hopes for a speedy and safe return of your pretty kitty.

Andrea W said...

Delightful card Sandy! That stamp is growing on me. I love how you incorporated this weeks colors. Very pretty!

laurie said...

Yay you is right! That was a smart way to go...all the colors with one stamp! It turned out great! I love that button and how the twine is dangling down. Pretty card!

Amy O said...

What a perfect stamp to use to combine both challenges! Beautifully done, Sandy!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Sandy, another beautiful work of art! I do not own this stamp, but you make it look so gorgeous it may be on my next purchase list. I love how you made the colors work together so easily! XX

Yapha said...

Such a pretty card! I love how you embellished those flowers!

Mike said...

Love your coloring of the image and how you added punched objects to create depth! Gorgeous!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Very pretty Sandy! Great job of coloring and I just love that stamp :)

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Sandy! I love that flower! Such elegant, rich colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

LeAnne said...

You colored this image SO WELL! It's gorgeous! You have infinitely more patience than I do!

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Sandy! I love how you inked up this image. What a great way to incorporate the challenge colors!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my, Sandy! This card is beautiful. You chose THE best stamp to ink up with all the challenge colors and it is gorgeous.Love the added little paper flower--it adds so much! Simply lovely--thanks for rockin' my colors! ((hugs))

Nancy said...

Wanted to let you know that I love your card over at FM! Very pretty Sandy!

Jaydee said...

So pretty, Sandy. I love the way you marked up the flower and you are right, it is perfect for this technique. I also love the button with the long tails from the twine. Gorgeous.
Hugs
Jaydee