Happy Paper Players Sunday, friends! I just love Sundays don't you? Sleeping in, big breakfasts and the whole day ahead. Hopefully you're enjoying your Sunday morning with a little blog surfing! This week, our fabulous friend Anne Marie is hosting a Texas-sized sketch challenge:
For today's card, I was determined to show the versatility of the You're My Type set by making a vintage-inspired feminine card. So I grabbed some new designer series paper, Attic Boutique and went to work:What do you think? I really tried not to use Pool Party on yet another card but since it was one of the colors in the paper....I couldn't help myself! The colors here are so beautiful together: Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Soft Suede and Calypso Coral. The DSP actually uses Pure Poppy but it is not a saturated color in this particular paper so I thought, at just a few shades lighter, Calypso Coral was a better fit.
Calypso Coral accents abound in the Baker's Twine, the sentiment on the banner and a little bit of ruffled ribbon bordering the center strip of Soft Suede designer paper--also from Attic Boutique. There's also a little bit of Pool Party spritzed onto the center circle...I tried several different embellishments in the bottom left corner of the sketch but couldn't settle on one that I liked...until I added a trio of Daffodil Delight embossed buttons from the Sweet Buttons embosslit. I like the tone-on-tone look and they coordinate with the real button used at the top!
So, what do you think? Did I pull off a vintage look despite the clean lines of the typewriter? I hope it inspires you to play along with Anne Marie's wonderful sketch. Be sure to check out what the rest of my Paper Players friends have created:
I hope you will play along...our challenge ends Friday, February 3rd at 12 Noon (PST). And, just in case you missed it on Thursday, I posted a FREE Tutorial for you on Full-Page Printing in My Digital Studio!! Check it out with the link below, or under my new Tutorials tab at the top of my blog! Thanks for stopping by!
Tutorial: Full-Page Printing in My Digital Studio
Stamps: You're My Type
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Whisper White cardstock; Attic Boutique DSP
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party classic inkExtras: Sweet Buttons embosslit; Decorative Label punch; Designer Buttons (brights); Calypso Coral Baker's Twine; Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon; Circle Scissor Plus