Monday, February 9, 2015

Poppies for Paper Players

It's a blustery, wet and cool evening here in Western Oregon.  While we don't have 3 feet of snow, there's lots of flooding and trees coming down on houses and power lines.  But here in our house in Sherwood, we're fortunate that we've not had any damage from this crazy storm that's been hitting the West Coast since Friday.

So let me share a card with you that I made for the color challenge at Paper Players, where we are to use Real Red, Calypso Coral and Black.

Since these are the colors that are in the Stacked with Love designer paper, I thought the paper with red and coral would be a logical fit, but in the end used the black patterned side of the paper and instead decided to highlight an image with Pleasant Poppies so I could use Blendability markers.

After coloring the poppies and trimming the image down for a long, slim look, everything was adhere to the main panel covered with the dsp.  Some lovely Real Red grosgrain ribbon was then wrapped around everything.

A pretty clean and simple card.  I guess I'm becoming a convert(!!?!).

As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  Be sure to use the link to check out the wonderful inspiration and join in the challenge - there's still plenty of time.  I hope if you are enduring rough winter weather that you stay safe and warm the next few days!



Product details:
Stamps:  Pleasant Poppies, Fabulous Phrases
Paper:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Stacked with Love dsp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black marker
Blendability Markers:  Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral
Other:  Brights Candy Dot, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon


laurie said...

Your poppies are gorgeous! They look so sharp with the black DP background. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players....and stay safe and warm!

Elizabeth Reed said...

Stunning! I am so CASE-ing this ... with a link back to you. Thank for sharing.

Stef Perry said...

I would be honored if you did Elizabeth!!

CherryTartt said...

Quite elegant!

Christine Blain said...

Wow, Stef - this is stunning! LOVE the dramatic black background, and you have achieved a beautiful balance of the other colours.

LeAnne said...

Beautiful, Stef! Those poppies are stunning against the black background! So glad you shared this with us at the Paper Players this week!

Monika Reeck said...

Stunning card..that black background really make it magicaly...congrats on being choosen at some HM at Paper player your card is stunning...I will CASe ing too ♡♡