Sunday, September 13, 2020

Extra Whip for The Paper Players

 Hi there friends and welcome back!  I hope you continue to remain safe and healthy.  It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players, where the lovely Anne Marie is hosting our color challenge, and she has chosen some gorgeous colors for us to play with!

For my card I used one of my few Art Impressions ladies stamps that was made just for fall.

I began by stamping these fun gals and coloring with Copic markers similar to the challenge colors, plus a warm gray to ground them and, while it's hard to see in the photos a light tan color for the background. Next I stamped the sentiment in brown pigment ink and heat set with clear embossing powder.  After using oval dies to cut out the image and sentiment. I used metallic pearlescent paint in Orange Copper around the rim of both and then set aside to dry.

For the background, a piece of peacock card was stenciled using the Wonky Dots stencil and Versamark ink.  I actually was aiming for a more subtle background but I do like the playfulness of the big dots.  When that was done the panel was adhered to a 5"x7" ivory card base, then a strip of patterned paper was added for some additional interest.  The main image and sentiment were then adhered with foam tape and some final touch was to add some blue-green crystals for the "glitter" portion of the challenge.

Thanks for visiting, I always appreciate it so much!  Be sure to use the links below to visit the other DT members and check out their beautiful creations.  I hope you'll join us for Anne Marie's color challenge this week!


Stamps:  Pumpkin Spice (AI for 2018 SSS Stamptember)
Paper:  Ivory, Peacock (SSS), Neenah Solar White, Harvest Festival patterned paper (Honey Bee)
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versafine Clair Acorn, Versamark
Other:  Essential Oval dies (Ellen Hutson), Wonky Dots Stencil (MFT), Finetect Pearlescent Colors Metallic paints, Ocean Waves Crystal (Studio Katia)
Copics:  [V15, E33, 11, R22, 27] [BV08, W7, 5, 3] [E19, YR18, 14] [BG78, 49, 15] [E11, 21, 51, R20, RV17] [E79, 57, 35] [V09, 17, 06, 05] [T6, 4] [W5, 3, 1, YR000] [C5, 3, 0] [E43, 41]


Tracy Grauer said...

What a fun image and that sentiment is the best! I love your card! You did a beautiful job with the coloring/shading. Thanks for sharing!

Claire Broadwater said...

Stef, this card makes me smile!!!!! I love these funny ladies enjoying their pumpkin spice lattes! One of my favorite drinks in the Fall. I have have just the right yoga pants for them at ZYIA! Your coloring is amazing and I LOVE the stenciled polka dots. The copper metallic around the rim of the oval is so pretty! Your card is just fabulous for our color combo! Have a great week!

laurie said...

So fun! great job coloring too!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

Oh my gosh! What a fun card - those ladies are too cute and your coloring is....envy-making! Love it! :)

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh...I can so relate to this card! How adorable! And your coloring is perfect, Stef! LOVE it!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a fun card, perfect to celebrate the fall season with a dear friend. You really brought the colors to life with your gorgeous shading, too. I just love everything about this card!

Jaydee said...

Stef, huge smile on my face! What a fabulous - and awesomely colored image! I love the large dots in the background, too. Stunning!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

However fabulous is this?! I love these kinds of cards - I think I identify with those women a little too much lol! As always not only am I in awe of your colouring, I can't quite believe you coloured the whole image with all that detail in just the challenge colours and neutrals. Amazing!

Allisa said...

You totally rocked the color challenge! Fabulous coloring!


I'm glad you didn't end up going with the subtle background, 'cos those bold polka dots on the Peacock coloured background are one of my favourite parts of this fabulous card! Love that you went bold with the colouring, too; awesome work!