Paper Players 97

Monday, May 28, 2012

I spent this weekend trying to get my new vegetable garden ready so that I could plant my veggies.  I am glad that I can report that I was successful!  In fact, as I sit here typing this I am contemplating my dirt-covered feet and realizing that today was a good day in the sunshine tilling the earth!

My card today is for The Paper Players where LeAnne has cooked up an awesome sketch.  I started making this card yesterday and finished it up tonight.

To me, this sketch was tailor-made for showing off some DSP, so I figured I'd start off by picking a patterned paper and let my card evolve from that.  I looked through several candidates before settling on this subtle Sahara Sand print from Sweet Pea.  I followed it up with some accent colors of Chocolate Chip and Old Olive with my flowers colored in some dusky pinks.

The sentiment is from Perfectly Penned and - I can't believe I'm saying this - I've had that stamp set for nearly a year and it's the first time I've inked it up!  My Chocolate Chip stamp pad is the worst ever and I wanted the sentiment to really show up, so I inked it in Versamark then embossed it with some ancient SU! embossing powder called Powder Stack Earths.  It's not as good as the current embossing powder, but it gets the job done.

I'm sorry to say that it's back to work for me tomorrow.  I wish every week featured a three day weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!   

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12 Responses to “Paper Players 97”

Rita said...! This is gorgeous, Jen! I was going to try that sketch tonight but I know my attempt would be pitiful compared to this beauty!

Marisa said...

The flowers just pop off the card. Great use of the sketch!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card Jen!

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow! No matter how many layers you use Jen your cards are always so clean looking. I love this! (And I should imagine that sentiment will get a bit more inking after this triumph won't it?!)

Erna said...

Stunning Jen!!!

Kristin said...

Love it. Beautiful card!

LeAnne said...

Big, bold and beautiful....what a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing with us and making my sketch look SO great this week!

Kim S said...

I love how your flowers and leaves extend over the circle...they stand out so beautifully! Lovely choice of colors!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Your cards are always stunning Jen! This one is one of my fav's - I just love those flowers and the fern fronds are beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

Nance Leedy said...

Stunning card Jen! Your coloring on the leaves and flowers is gorgeous and the way they flow off the circle really gives them a wild and realistic look. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

jaydee said...

Jenn, isn't getting your hands dirty in the earth, planting something you know you will eat, just the greatest feeling! :-)
I love your card. The focal image is gorgeous and the sentiment is perfect for the card!
So glad you were able to join the Paper Players this week.

Allison said...

Beautiful! Love your colouring on the flowers and leaves!