8.20.2017

The Paper Player 358:




Good morning all!  Happy Sunday to you! I am still sitting in an upside down craftroom.  I basically have a small idea of where things are, but otherwise I have things a mess!

This week at The Paper Players, Joanne's CAS Challenge is to colour in any image:



I wanted to create a loose watercolour painting card.  Is that even a thing??!  I wanted very defined lines and splotches, which is quite a challenge for someone who like things meticulously done.  It was harder for me to do a messy look and took twice as long LOL.  Go figure!!


+++PHOTO TIP+++
I also wanted to challenge myself with taking a photo of this card.  Not every day is sunny and soon the Canadian winter will be upon us in a few months.  So I decided to take the above photo in complete darkness with my two lamps.  I also use a large 14 x 14 white board to reflect light back onto my card (not pictured).
With a bit of photo editing it turned out pretty decent with online PicMonkey.  I use the "Royale" version, but they also have a great free version that is easy to use (this in my opinion only).


Very glamorous, Arby's Diet Coke and all =)





Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers, WPlus9 Modern Peonies
Die cuts: My Favorite Things Stitched Basic Edges
Frosting: Wow Embossing Powder White, Tim Holtz WaterbrushCanson XL Watercolor paperTsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Real Brushes





I also created this card for the following challenge:








8.19.2017

Aqua Coffee:





Happy Saturday all!  I have been feverishly working on cards as I took a week off from crafting.

By feverishly, I mean I have created one card with many more to go.  EEP!  Ha ha - looks like I have some crafting to do.

I pulled out one of my favourite stamp sets, Caffeinated Cups (with coordinating Confetti Cuts) and went to work.  I also used Warm Heart patterned paper to paper piece my little coffee cup.




Creating this paper basket weave is harder than it looks, at least it was for me!!  A good couple of hours later, I glued them all *perfectly* in place.














I created this card for the following challenge:













8.13.2017

The Paper Players 357:






Good morning all!  Happy Sunday to you! I decided it was a great idea to redo/redecorate my craft room.  So as I sit here, I am surrounded by an upside down room.  However, I am never bored and always keep myself busy... very, very busy.  Ridiculously busy.


This week at The Paper Players, Sandy has a beautiful Colour Challenge:




As usual, I immediately thought of flowers.  And I went through my newly ordered stash and found Altenew's Bamboo Rose stamp set.  Perfect!!



Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus (sentiment), Altenew Bamboo Rose
Die cuts: My Favorite Things Blueprints 21 (retired)
Frosting:  Wow Embossing Powder White, Tim Holtz WaterbrushCanson XL Watercolor paperTsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Real Brushes,
  Stampin' Up! cardstock









8.12.2017

Mahalo All!




Happy Saturday all!  I hope the weekend has been treating you well so far!

Today I wanted to make a bright happy card.  So I went to my go-to stamp set, Reverse Confetti's Mahalo (with coordinating Confetti Cuts).  

Coconut beach drinks make me happy!!! In fact I wish I could have one right now!



Mahalo all!






 
















I created my card for the following challenges:








8.11.2017

Build a Birthday:





Hi all!  Happy FRIDAY!!  I am actually back to work today from a week off.  I have been very busy being crafty (enter HAPPY face here!).  I have been painting and (re)decorating our living room.  I also got to clean my craft room (yes, this makes me happy) and create some cards!!

Speaking of creating cards, it's been about a week since I made my last floral birthday card and was feeling withdrawals...  I also wanted some bright happy colours.  So I created this little gem!



Such happy colours!  It's hard to believe that soon Autumn will be here.. and then Christmas (jumping up and down, Christmas!!!!!)



   

   





I have created this card for the following challenges: 

(exotic)








Pssssttt... Reverse Confetti is having a three day sale!