Sunday, October 1, 2017

PP364 Autumn Floral


Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week I have the pleasure and honor of being your hostess with a theme challenge: Autumn Floral. Didn't Nance come up with the most amazing challenge badge?! I love it, just gorgeous. I had something else in mind originally, but Nance inspired me to kick it up a notch!



Though these elements are certainly not necessary to play along with this challenge, I was inspired by the berries and woodgrain. When coloring my images I laid down a base layer using Copic markers, then after that was nice and dry I added detail using colored pencils. My ingredient list is pretty long because I kept fiddling and playing with my card for a few evenings :) 


I was glad to hear that the 30 Day Coloring Challenge was extended, so I have the opportunity to share my creation there, as well.

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Day, Peony Bouquet, Beautiful Lady (Altenew)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Black (Simon Says Stamp), Woodgrain (Altenew)
Patterned Paper: Words of Love (Carta Bella)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Markers: Copic
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Beautiful Day Dies, Peony Bouquet Dies (Altenew), Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: White EP (Simon Says Stamp)

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 :)

18 comments:

Vicki Finger said...

An absolutely gorgeous card, Sandy!

Nancy Farrell said...

Well Sandy, you certainly stepped it up a notch. It is gorgeous. I love the 30 Day Color Challenge too, but I only watch, no coloring for me. Do you like Copics? SU is coming out with "Blends" today. I am not sure I should give them a try?
Happy & Blessed Sunday!
:)

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, I couldn't wait to comment on your card! It is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Your coloring is amazing!!!! The woodgrain and patterned paper are just lovely to show off these blooms! I would frame this beauty! Such an awesome idea for the challenge! Have a marvelous week, My Friend! XX

Nancy said...

Your card is truly gorgeous! WOW....Talk about eye candy! You nailed the photo! Enjoy your Sunday!

Jan Clothier said...

Sandy, I couldn't wait to comment on your card either. I've admired it from afar! The bouquet is glorious and looks just stunning against the grey strip of pretty paper. There's even beautiful stitching details. To borrow a word from LeAnne... swoon! This is utterly, completely and totally fabulous!

Flo said...

Such a beautiful & elegant card! I love the stamp, plus the colors you chose.

Simple Stampin' said...

Fabulous and simply stunning!

Andrea W said...

Your coloring is wonderful and I really like the peony stamp. Lovely card!

Joanne James said...

This card is a fabulous example of everything you do best Sandy - amazing florals and exquisite colouring! Love the subtle background details but its the floral bouquet that totally steals the show. What a fabulous card for your theme this week; I predict a busy gallery!

laurie said...

Beautiful coloring and design Sandy!Your flower arrangement is gorgeous and I love the textured background.Pretty!

Have a great day!

LeAnne said...

Just one word....STUNNING! You continue to amaze me with your beautiful coloring; I love how you add shading with pencils, I never think to do that! SO pretty! And the background is amazing too!

Vicki Finger said...
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Stampingcountry said...

Your card is gorgeous and your coloring is outstanding!

Nance Leedy said...

My jaw literally dropped open when I saw your card, Sandy. I'm pretty sure I needed a drool cup! You perfectly captured the profusion of colors that personify autumn in this gorgeous creation. The layered elements of flowers, berries and leaves is stunning on it's own but your layout and pop of black makes me swoon. Absolutely STUNNING card, my friend. You blew your own challenge out of the water!! :-)

Ann Abrahamson said...

Hi Sandy, I'm a little late to the party but have to add my love of this card to the cheers. Your coloring is so perfect and a gorgeous layout. I really like how the bouquet is center stage with your wonderful layout! Hope you're having a great week and thanks for such a fun challenge!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I don't know what to say about this card other than STUNNING. The time you spent getting this just right was so worth it. Your color is superb. The layout fantastic. Combining the flowers from the different sets - genius.
hugs
jaydee

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Ooooooohhh - this is SO pretty! I love how you used this stamp set!

Daria said...

Lovely card! Your coloring is wonderful. TFS.