Sunday, April 8, 2018

Enjoy Today

Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week the sweet and talented LeAnne is our hostess with a color challenge.

Though I love the inspiration photo and actually do have a lavender stamp, I decided to go in a bit of a different direction. I've been into using more meaningful sentiments lately, and decided to use a quote I printed off my computer, and work the rest of my card around it. With a little adjustment of the rows, I was able to get it to follow the shape of my single blossom, which I colored with Copic markers in the challenge colors. I die cut the image and stacked it up on two additional layers of black card stock for some added depth. 

I love this sketch from Cecile at Freshly Made Sketches! I visualized my card immediately. Love when that happens :) 

My card also seems to work perfectly with the gray and purple hues for the inspiration challenge at the Altenew Blog. Love when that happens, too!

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Lady (Altenew)
Card StockL Solar White (Neenah), Smoke, Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Patterned Paper: Welcome Home (Carta Bella)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Lady Die (Altenew)
Other: Sentiment printed off my PC

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 :)


laurie said...

I LOVE this Sandy! The sentiment is so meaningful.... and very beautiful along side those gorgeous blooms. Really such a stunning card!!!!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love the flower Sandy, but you had me at the sentiment - truly words to live by. A fabulous card!

Amy O said...

This is gorgeous, Sandy! I love the beautifully colored flower and the sentiment. Always a treat to see you in the FMS gallery!

Darnell said...

This is breathtaking, Sandy! Your coloring and design are fantastic and I'm head over heels in love with that sediment and the way you made it fit your design!! Hugs, Darnell

LeAnne said...

This is amazing! I would not have guessed that was a computer-generated sentiment, it works perfectly with the flower and I would have thought they were a set! You are a genius! Beautiful verse, beautiful flower, beautiful card!

Nancy said...

This is so pretty! Think you did a great job lining up the sentiment with your blossoms. I really love this!

Jan Clothier said...

Sigh ... just so lovely! The words are fabulous and the flower is spectacular. I like the patterned paper you've used for the columns - perfect choice.

Annie S. said...

This is such a GORGEOUS card! You nailed the FMS sketch! I love the gray accents and the sentiment if a perfect fit. I hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie.

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, this is STUNNING! That sentiment is so true! I need to heed this special message! I love that gorgeous flower and the PP is perfect! I sure hope you are having a great week! XX

Jaydee said...

Sandy, a wonderful sentiment from one of my favorite people. I LOVE the way you managed the get the sentiment to go around the shape of the flower - it really is gorgeous. Beautifully colored, too!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my, Sandy, this is beautiful!! I love the way you framed the sentiment with your gorgeous flower and what a sentiment it is. So true and that makes your card even more special. Just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

We are in awe of this beauty! So happy you could join in the fun at the Altenew Inspiration Challenge this month.