Sunday, August 30, 2020

Thanks for The Paper Players

Hello and welcome back!  It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players and this week the fabulous Ann is hosting our Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

I'm also joining the current Fusion Challenge where I used the sketch plus my color combination was based on the inspiration photo.

And finally I'm joining the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where this week's theme is Anything Goes.

For the Tic Tac Toe challenge I used the bottom horizontal row.  I realized that I had some long retired wood sentiments, including one that said thanks and that would cover two of the three elements.

I began by stamping the lovely floral image and coloring with Copic markers in colors similar to those in the inspiration challenge.  My tendency is to use a lot of contrast when coloring but this time I used very light markers, then went in with darker shades of Polychromos colored pencils to add some shading.  I haven't tried using colored pencils much in conjunction with Copics and I loved how it worked out.

After the coloring was complete I fussy cut the image.  Next I used a cover die on an A2 sized panel of white card, die cut it with a rounded rectangle die and adhered to the base.  I love the subtle pattern it gives.  On top of that a Pretty Posy Die cut circle was layered, cutting of the left side, then I added the fussy cut floral arrangement with foam tape, also trimming off at the card edge.  Finally the wood sentiment was adhered and a bit of shimmer added to the flowers with an aqua shimmer pen.

Thanks so much for visiting, I really appreciate it!  Be sure to check out all the wonderful DT creations linked below and head over to the Player's blog and join us this week!


Stef Perry (that's me!)

Stamps:  Paeonia Japonica (Altenew)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Pretty Posy
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam
Other:  Pinpoint Leaf Plate Cover die (Memory Box), Nested Infinity Circle and Rounded Rectangle dies (Hero Arts), Wood sentiment (ret. SU), Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils, Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen


Vicky Hayes said...

Just stunning Stef! Love the way you coloured those flowers and the leaf cover die is an effective touch. Vicky x

Lisa Elton said...

What a stunning card!!

laurie said...

The florals are gorgeous! Such a pretty card!

Carol L said...

Your beautiful card just jumped out at me from the Paper Players blog! It's gorgeous and so beautifully colored too!

Allisa said...

Such a stunning card! Love the wood sentiment. I have yet to try mixing Copics and pencils....will have to give it a try. Your coloring is perfect!

Claire Broadwater said...

WOW!!!!!!! SO gorgeous!!!!! I just love these gorgeous flowers and as always your coloring is amazing!!!!! The background is so beautiful, too! Love the wooden sentiment, too! Have a wonderful weekend, My Friend!

Jaydee said...

Beautiful, Stef. I love that background and your flowers are just gorgeous. What a wonderful interpretation of the sketch and photo. Stunning

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is just so beautiful Stef! I love the background die, those stunning flowers so beautifully coloured and the wooden sentiment just the perfect finishing touch. I knew this would be a Fusion winner this week - congratulations!

Ann Schach said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely stunning, Stef! These flowers are colored perfectly and are drop dead gorgeous! The background is fabulous! You rocked all of the challenges for sure!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Stef, you have such a way with your coloring. I mean, WOW! The colors really pop and the wooden sentiment is the perfect touch.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

beautiful card , lovely colours and colouring , love the white background . jane x