Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Paper Players!

When I saw this card Lisa Elton created for The Paper Players, I think I actually swooned!  Just look at these gorgeous papers with their vintage feel, and Lisa's incredible talent for making every card look perfect in its design:


A sweet little posy, and that darling, tiny little bow - you will teach me how to tie a bow some day, right Lisa?

I recently purchased a large stash of Glitz Christmas papers [yes, it is Christmas paper!]  One had just the vintage feel I wanted for my card for The Paper Players challenge #255 - a sketch from Sandy:







Okay: the tag, the narrow panel, the vintage-feel paper, an embellishment, die-cut, and string!! Check!




Thanks, Lisa, for the inspiration!
 
Paper: Glitz 'hello December', cardstock SSS; dies: tiny bow from Mama Elephant,
PPP Stitched Tags, Paper Smooches Borders 1 for pea vine, and Green Thumb 2 dies,
and Green Thumb stamp set for Pea Pod.  The sentiment, all mine.
 
Hope you're having a lovely, Summery day!  Thanks for sharing a few moments with me ...
 
=] Michele


23 comments:

laurie said...

Beautiful designer paper..and what a cute sentiment! Very pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

~amy~ said...

a-dorable!!!!!!

Taunya Butler said...

WOW - you took this sketch and RAN with it - your card is full of gorgeous, stunning color and design!! You are awesome!!

Judy1223 said...

Michele, you are so right! I swooned when I saw Lisa's card, too, and I agree that she works magic with her cards! However, I must say that YOUR card also made me swoon...I love the rich colors and sweet image on your card! Wonderful inspiration!!!

lostinpaper said...

AWEsome choice of design paper and colours Michele!

Nora N. said...

Oh WOW!! I have had this sketch on my mind and I am LOVING how you used it. Those papers are fabulous-not that Christmasy. I love using holiday papers for something other then what they were supposed to be used for. I really like how you have the string "vine" coming down into that pea pod. Such a great idea. Fabulous card!!

LeAnne said...

Lisa has great style, but SO DO YOU!!! I just love this sweet floral creation, especially with that punny phrase! Thanks so much for sharing this with us this week at the Players!

Sharron said...

Love the lush colors in your fabulous paper! And adore how you make designs your own by adding little punny sentiments. The tiny bow and trims are such sweet additions!

Karen Mead said...

Love your gorgeous card Michele and your design is fab too:) xx

Cat Craig said...

Michele, this is gorgeous. Those colors are so lush and the pattern is fabulous. Your sentiment is perfection.

Laura Dovalo said...

What a pretty card (loved Lisa's as well)! ^_^

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous bold and bright DP, Michele ... a wonderful background to your sweet pea (!) tag ... love the detailing with the tendrills and twine! Hugs, Anita :)

Joanne James said...

Michelle I was bowled over by that beautiful paper, then my eye fell to the tag and that super cute sentiment and pod of peas - what fun! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, this is so cute, Michele!!! Love that beautiful dp with the bright flowers and the pea vine is just so fun - love how you have it hanging from the top with the piece of string, too!!!! Gorgeous!!!
Have a great day!!!

Leigh Penner said...

Lisa's card is beautiful and so is yours, Michele! I have that Glitz paper and have been holding it. I love how you used it for a non-holiday project!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Christmas paper!?! I need to shop where you shop, cos my Christmas paper doesn't look like THAT!! LOVE this card in its vibrant red and green. LOVE that paper, and your little sentiment -cracker! I love how you combine themes so effortlessly!

Barb Ghig said...

Love your take on the sketch and this pretty vintage paper! Beautiful card, Michele!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous...simply fabulous card Michele. Just love your take on Lisa's card and love that they both have that sweet vintage look. And your tag is over the top adorable...just so sweet.

Joyce said...

Gorgeous--bright and cheerful. A perfect take on Lisa's card, and enough to inspire many more cards too.

Michelle said...

Oh, I love word-plays! Love you to peas-es, lol! The colours on this card are BEAUTIFUL!! Love it!

Lisa said...

You sure know how to make a girl put her hands in her pockets, give a little kick of her foot, hang her head and say "awe shucks"!!
I'm so happy I was able to bring some inspiration into your day. Your card is beautiful. That Christmas paper sure is versatile and the little pea pods tugs at my heart strings!!

Bobby said...

Simply fabulous, Michele.

cm said...

WOW! That paper is incredibly pretty, but what you've added to it - the sweet tag with the pea and its darling tendril - transforms it to outstanding! I haven't been using patterned paper much, of late...given your card here, maybe I'd best start doing so! Such a 'peas-ing' card in every way!
Hugs~c