Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sweet Pineapple, PP343 & FMS286

Hi everyone! It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week the wonderful LeAnne is our hostess, and she has a tasty challenge for us: Sweet Treats! 

In perusing my stamp sets I found I actually had very little in the line of baked goods, and not a single ice cream or candy set. Can you imagine? I did have a few fruity options, and settled on this sweet pineapple stamp set from Avery Elle. I heat embossed with white EP onto watercolor paper, and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers and a water brush. The Zig's are still new to me and I'm learning how to use them, but I love how fluid they are.

I wasn't thrilled with my first try at a card, but was able to salvage the pineapple. The sketch at Freshly Made Sketches inspired my second try, which I like much better.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Stay Fresh (Avery Elle), Mini Messages (Mama Elephant)
Card Stock: Smooth Watercolor (Bristol), Solar White (Neenah), Cucumber Crush, Basic Black (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Snow Day (Lawn Fawn)
Ink Pads: Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Clean Color Brush Markers (Zig)
Tools: Water Brush, Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder (Simon Says Stamp), Enamel Dots (My Minds Eye)

Thanks for paying me a visit today! Please visit the rest of our Design Team at The Paper Players, and we hope to see your creation in the gallery, too! 

Inky hugs!


Nance Leedy said...

Oh wow, Sandy--your water coloring is fabulous! Such a great image and perfect use of the sketch. Makes me wish I had bought the retiring SU pineapple stamp! Gorgeous card my friend.

LeAnne said...

I am thrilled you used this big beautiful pineapple for your card today! It's so pretty the way you embossed and colored it, and it is one of my favorite sweets of all--healthy too!

Nancy Farrell said...

Beautiful Sandy, good enough to eat. Again gorgeous coloring too. 🙂🙂

laurie said...

SWEET pineapple Sandy!This is a cute idea for the crisp and it!

Karren said...

This is so sweet, Sandy! Beautiful coloring of that pineapple! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

How sweet and yummy! Love your idea of using a pineapple for the sweet treat challenge, Sandy! Your embossing/water coloring combo technique is fantastic.

Michelle said...

Your pineapple looks good enough to eat! Love how you used this sketch to highlight it!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I am obsessed with this card. I love the colors - I love the coloring - I love the little touches of black. CAS perfection, my friend

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, I love this! SO fun to see that you used a pineapple for your sweet treat. One of my favorite sweets to eat! Your coloring is fabulous! Hope you are having a great week! XX

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I'm trying to be good this week so it's nice to see your healthy pineapple treat on the page this week Sandy! Love the way you used it with the sketch - works perfectly. Beautifully coloured too, it really adds a sense of dimension to your fruit.