Sunday, January 15, 2017

Beautiful Friend, PP327


Hi friends! This week at The Paper Players, it is my turn to be hostess. I have a simple color challenge for you: black, white and any one color. Lots of room for interpretation here, I hope you are inspired!


Though my first thought was to combine black and white with red or another Valentine color, I shifted gears entirely. I had this floral stem stamped up and waiting to be colored for quite a while, but decided I liked it the way it was, colorless. Instead, all the color was in my background, and I thought the white image stood out nicely against it. 


I die cut the image, then stacked it up on three more layers of the same die cut in black. I took another piece of patterned paper from the same paper pad and lined the envelope with it. 


I am also playing along with the Altenew January Inspiration Challenge. I was inspired by the white blossoms and the rich shade of yellow-gold. And of course my gorgeous Altenew stamps!


Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Lady (Altenew)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Summer Starfruit, Basic Black (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Harmony (Authentique)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Lady Die (Altenew), Envelope Liner Die (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Simple Stories)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please visit the rest of our Design Team at The Paper Players, and I hope you'll play along with my challenge this week, too! 


9 comments:

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Yes, there are many way to interpret, that's true Sandy. Love your idea to make a yellow background for the outlined bouquet. Thank you for the inspiration and the challenge.

Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy, I have been meaning to check in!!! Hope the new year has been kind to your family!!! I think this yellow looks fantastic. I love how you built up the flower! You are so right most would gravitate to the red. I'm going to check out the rest of the team now. Talk soon!
:)

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, this is a fun challenge! So many ideas floating in my head! I love the way you left the flower colorless and let the background stand out! Genius! The envelope is so pretty, too! Wishing you a fantastic week, My Friend! XX

laurie said...

That starfruit looks awesome with the black and white, and your blooms really stand out. SOOO pretty Sandy!

Have a great week:)

Nance Leedy said...

Sandy, this is gorgeous! I love your colors--starfruit was always a fave of mine--and the line image flower is stunning. Also love how you stacked it with additional die-cut layers. Greay layout and fabulous challenge, my friend!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So pretty! Love the colours and that paper is gorgeous!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, the yellow, black and white is such a classic combo - but the fact that you left your flower white is a genius choice. Beautiful.
hugs
jaydee

Joanne James said...

This is one of those cards that blows me away Sandy - the decision to leave the flower colourless and use the patterned panel behind to add your colour is something I would never think of - I love it!

Fotinia said...

Sandy, I love how you went with uncolored flowers, they look gorgeous with this background! Thanks for taking a part in our challenge.
Altenew DT