Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Paper Players: Colour Challenge..


One of the reasons I like challenges so much, is that they give me the opportunity to use my stash in ways I wouldn't have considered without a little prompt / inspiration.

The Paper Players challenge is one of my faves and this week does not disappoint -

I had an idea how to use the colours, forming in my mind.. and so that it would work with minimal effort, I tried something I have not done before.

I stamped the MFT + Pure Innocence Girl (now retired) onto two white panels. I coloured one using promarkers and spectrum noir sparkle pens. I applied Cracked Pistachio distress ink through my fave ancient (and most overused item in my craft room) The Crafters Workshop stencil.

I die-cut the coloured girl and popped her up using foam tape, covering over the girl that I had stenciled over. GENIUS..It meant that there was no masking needed and the dots are coming from behind the girl perfectly.

I know that I could have just stenciled the background, but I wanted the girl in a specific place, so that I could fit the sentiment on and not cut off too many of the stenciled dots, when I was die-cutting the panel to size.

I'll be doing this again!

I used a sentiment from the set, as this card is going to a friend to say thank you for an unexpected gift she sent me.



  1. Hey Claire, your little girl is adorable - love the dots radiating from behind that co-ordinate so perfectly with the lime on her glass! Thanks for joining my colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  2. Oh Claire, I LOVE that stencilled background. The sense of perspective really makes her the focal point. Do you remember a programme called The TIme Tunnel? It looks as though she's standing in it waiting to be transported away. Thanks for joining in with us at The Paper Players.

  3. Wonderful use of the colors on your PI girl! She's adorable and love the stenciled background! Thanks for playing along over at The Paper Players this week!


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