Before I share my card for this week’s Paper Player’s Challenge, I’m excited to let you know that my Paper Players card from last week was selected as The Headliner for the week. Remember the one-armed bear I created for Joanne’s colour [sic] challenge? If you don’t remember, you can see it here). I’m always so inspired by online challenges and look forward to sharing my projects with the other participants and design team members. I don’t ever expect to win, but it’s always nice to be recognized by the panel of artists. Thank you, Joanne James, for selecting my card as The Headliner.
This week’s Paper Players challenge is equally as fun – a Clean and Simple Challenge that includes Watercoloring. Yippee! Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:
And here’s the challenge banner for Nancy Leedy’s challenge that inspired my project:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- All Torn Up. I do love a super-clean card, but it needed something else. Even with the the bumpy watercolor paper, the card needed a little texture. That’s when I decided to use one of the oldest techniques in the book – I tore the piece of card stock with my fingers to create a rough, torn edge at the base of the Crumb Cake panel.
- Colors. The combination of Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding and Crumb Cake define “soft and beautiful” in my mind. You can never go wrong with these three! OK, you’re right! I suppose you COULD go wrong – they wouldn’t work so well in a Halloween card. Why do you have to take everything I say so literally? 🙂 If you like this color combination, too, feel free to save this:
- Color Pairing. When you watercolor, the rich colors disperse a bit, and variants of the selected color shine through. It’s fun to watch the colors change slightly. After I was done painting these delicate flowers, the Blushing Bride ink appeared slightly more peachy than the true color. As such, I decided to accent the watercolor panel with Pistachio Pudding and Crumb Cake. I like how the pink stands on its own in the middle of the card.
Stamp Sets: Indescribable Gift, An Open Heart Papers: Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding, Watercolor Paper Inks: Jet Black StazOn, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding Accessories: AquaPainters, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to The Paper Players challenge site to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
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