Sunday, July 30, 2017

Blue Birthday, PP355

Hi friends! It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week the wonderful and talented Laurie is our hostess with a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. These are so much fun! I went diagonally from the bottom left corner: Blue, Enamel Dots, Birthday.

This is my first use of the beautiful Kind Soul stamp set from Wplus9. What attracted me to this stamp set was that the bouquet was already assembled, and that I didn't have to spend a lot of time masking and layering. It's also more than big enough to cover an entire card front. It was lots of fun to color, too! I used my new favorite technique, coloring with Copics and then going back in with colored pencils to add some shading.

I'm also linking up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, which is You've got The Edge (my leaves are slightly dangling over the edge), and at the Wednesday Challenge it's Anything Goes.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Kind Soul (Wplus9), Agapanthus (Technique Tuesday)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Black and White Basics (My Favorite Things)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn), Kind Soul Die (Wplus9)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Simple Stories)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 

Inky hugs :)


Andrea W said...

Very pretty! Your coloring looks terrific and I love the striped paper behind the flowers.

LeAnne said...

I can see why you like this floral image, it's GORGEOUS! And I love the additional shading...but I REALLY like the black stripes...there is something about that little addition that makes it so classy & beautiful!

Cindy Beach said...

Oh YES! to the black stripes, Le Anne is quite right. You've highlighted this set beautifully. Love your card and gorgeous coloring.

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my WORD, Sandy!! Another stunning card. Those florals are all one complete stamp set?! My goodness that is gorgeous and your shading is fantastic. I agree, the black stripes adds just the right pop of elegance. Beautiful, my friend!

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

AMAZING CARD!!! love the flowers they are PERFECT! i also love the black and white stripes...everything is so elegant and perfect!
Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge....we all hope to see you again in the next one!
X Zoey

Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy, beautiful card and beautiful flowers and beautiful coloring. It all came together picture perfect. Blue is my favorite color. I hope you're having a good summer.

SewPaperPaint said...

Soooooo beautiful! Love the stripes too. Hugs, Autumn

Judy said...

Beautiful card and absolutely love the black and white striped background. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Annie S. said...

That black & white striped background really makes those flowers pop! Beautiful coloring! ~ Annie

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, this is so beautiful! I love the black and white striped background and that gorgeous flower bouquet! Your coloring is amazing! You are the queen of floral cards, My Friend! I hope you are having a great week! XX

Jan Clothier said...

I've had my eye on this glorious card all week. I just LOVE that amazing spray of flowers and the gorgeous way they are coloured. I'm stunned that there is no masking involved - what a find! The contrasting black background and dots just makes the flowers sing even more. What a fabulous card!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I can totally see why you snapped up this floral image Sandy - it's fabulous! Your colouring is so beautiful - I've never tried to blend Copics and pencils and the effect is stunning; you really are the queen of florals for sure. I love the modern edge that the black stripes and enamel dots give too to finish, just gorgeous. Way to ace this week's challenge my friend!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I hadn't seen this stamp before - but I am in love with it. As you said, the fact that it is already assembled and doesn't need hours of masking really makes it an even more "must have" stamp. it really looks as though you spent a lot of time creating that bouquet. I love the stripes, the coloring and the little enamel dots are the perfect finishing touch.
Gorgeous, my friend
jaydee said...

Wow! This is a real stunner Sandy! I love the addition of black stripes!

Ela said...

Oh Sandy,

that stamo is on my wishlist anyway, now you made me want it even more. Wonderful colouring, and I love the striped background!