Hello there! The Paper Players are finally back from holiday hiatus this week with a super-fun challenge. Our fearless leader, Lesley Croghan is hosting and our theme is: "All You Need is Love". That also happens to be one of my favorite songs by The Beatles. Are you humming the tune now? I know I am. Here is more about the challenge, in Lesley's own words:
"Today's challenge is a Theme Challenge. I decided to focus on love with Valentine's Day fast approaching...but you could also create a project for a man/woman, a best friend, a work mate, or even a family member. Love comes in all forms, so feel free to choose romantic or platonic love!"
For my card, I used one of my new favorite color combos, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz (and in this case some Old Olive, because I grabbed the wrong card stock to match the DSP on accident...oops!). Everything about these colors together just says HAPPY to me. :) I also used some new products from the Occasions Mini Catalog: DSP from the Spring Fever Simply Scrappin' Kit and the Fashionable Heart Embosslits Die. The Daffodil Delight DSP on the main panel is from the (ret.) Sunny Garden DSP. THis paper is still available, however, as a digital download in My Digital Studio. Please contact me for more info or to place an order.
For the sketch, I got inspiration from this week's design over at Freshly Made Sketches, which I flipped on it's side.
All of the edges are sponged with ink to give them more dimension and I popped up all of the layers with Stampin' Dimensionals, as well. I also added some sponged ink to the pieces of Silver Glimmer Paper, although the Melon Mambo scalloped oval came out a little lighter then I had hoped. All of the supplies I used are listed in detail, at the end of this post.Thanks for stopping by! Please stop by the Paper Players site and check out the rest of the projects from the LOVE-ly ladies on the Design Team. We sure hope you will play along this week. The challenge closes at Noon (PST) on Friday, January 13th, 2012.
The Paper Players Design Team
Have a HAPPY day today!
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Well Scripted (retired, Sale-A-Bration)
Paper: Spring Fever Simply Scrappin' Kit, Silver Glimmer Paper, Sunny Garden DSP (ret. but still available in My Digital Studio), Cottage Wall DSP (ret.), Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight Classic ink
Punches: Large Oval, Scalloped Oval, Extra-Large Oval and Pinking Hearts Border punches
Accessories: Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges and Basic Pearls