Sunday, March 29, 2020

Blossoming Cherry for The Paper Players!

Hello friends, I hope you are staying safe and well!  It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players.  It's Tic-Tac-Toe week and the lovely Joanne is hosting.  She's offered lots of great choices to spark your creative energy!

I'm also joining up with the make your mark challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, and the anything goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

I love Tic-Tac-Toe challenges because they definitely help when my mojo is lagging.  I chose the left column elements (ribbon, die-cut and pink) for my card. I had this lovely Power Poppy digi image printed and ready to go, and what's better for pink than cherry blossoms?

I started by coloring the background in my lightest blue Copic marker, then worked on the cherry blossoms in the pinks.  There are definitely a lot of blossoms to color in this piece but it was rather meditative and I enjoyed the process.  When the coloring was complete I trimmed down the panel to fit on the white die cut scallop rectangle.  Before doing so I used my Misti to help align and stamp the sentiment on the colored panel.

Sorting through options of neutral card bases, Fog ended up working the best.  A separate A2 panel of Fog card was stamped with a woodgrain background stamp in the same color of ink for a suble tone-on-tone look, then wrapped with a piece of ribbon and added to the base.  After adhering the main image to the card base with some fun foam, a few jewels were added for that little bit of sparkle!

Thanks so much for visiting, I really appreciate it!  I hope you have a good week and stay well!


Stamps:  Blossoming Cherry (Power Poppy digi), Delicate Flowers (sentiment, Simon Says Stamp), Woodgrain background (ret. SU)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Fog (SSS)
Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne, Fog
Other:  Ocean Wave Crystal gems (Studio Katia), Iridescent Jewels (Lucy's Cards Little Things), White Satin ribbon (ret. SU), Scallop A2 Rectangle die (Honey Bee)
Copics:  E47, 44, 42, RV69, 09, 14, 13, 00, B0000


laurie said...

Love your spray of cherry blossoms...beautiful card!!

LeAnne said...

Those blossoms are realistic, they look like they could pop right off the page! I love the blue sky, because out my window right now, there's not a thing but gray clouds! Just delightful!

Claire Broadwater said...

Stef, I absolutely love those cherry blossoms! The blue skies make them look so realistic. Your coloring is amazing! Thank you for the smile! This is a gorgeous card! Stay well, My Friend!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

Oh my goodness, Stef! What perfectly colored cherry blossoms! You ARE the queen of Copic coloring! Love this card so much! :)

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

This is absolute beauty. Love the vibrant colours. Thank you for sharing your card with us at ATSM.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Your cherry blossoms are stunning Stef - so beautifully coloured and the soft blue sponged sky sets them off perfectly. They are a perfect reminder of spring - I love the sprinkling of jewels too. Stunning!

Cindy Beach said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love this Stef! These cherry blossoms are the sweetest and I love how you added the fog card base. I have to remember that. Your work is so beautiful! Thanks for making me smile today.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Stef as always, your coloring has my jaw on the floor. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Wow!

Jaydee said...

Another beautifully colored card, Stef I love the bright blue sky with those wonderful cherry blossoms. I especially love it against the soft gray background. Fabulous card