Saturday, June 5, 2010

Clean & Simple PaperPlay Challenges

Today's card was inspired by two challenges: Clean & Simple FTL93 sketch and PaperPlay 2010 Week 22 flowers and sparkles.  As soon as I read about the flowers and sparkles from a design team member's blog (Colour and Ink), I knew I wanted to mimic those colours somehow.  Her sample is stunningly vivid.

Here is the sketch:
And here is how I used it:
I decided to use quilling for the stems and leaves and I used some Boss Kut die cuts for the flowers which I glittered to try and get a pretty colour scheme.  This card took me 2 hours to make.  I had to cut the flowers out by hand twice (would have only been once if I had thought ahead!).  I think if I try this again, I will change the colour scheme, but it was definitely a great technique to play with and I do like how the flowers on the quilling turned out.
I just finished complaining on the Two Peas in a Bucket Message Boards how my creativity is sometimes smothered in guilt.  I buy all these neat and trendy things because they look good in the store but they don't always fit my style.  So, when I get them home, I don't know how to use them on my stuff.  One of those things is brads.  Well, look ma!  I used brads.

I'm glad I saw the PaperPlay samples.  I do like how my version turned out.  Now I just have to tweak the formula a little.  This one took so long to make, though, I think I will just keep it!



  1. Very cool! I love the colors!

  2. This is beautiful.
    Love the pop of colour on the black

  3. So pretty! I love the quilled leaves on here!


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