The Paper Players #508

 Time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  Anne Marie is hosting a color challenge this week.  We want to see your creations with Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze and Blackberry Bliss with added glitter or foil.  You do not have to use the exact colors, but at least a close variation of the same.

I went totally unconventional with my color scheme....mostly because I had new stamps that needed to be inked! In my youth, I showed horses and always had boots in a rainbow of colors. While purple boots might not be for everyone....I would have totally worn them!  My boots image is from the newly released Bloom with Grace Scrapbooking stamp set.  This set is available with or without Thin Cuts.

To create my card, I stamped my image in Intense Black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I blended out the pencils with Gamsol.  I will admit, I totally spaced the glitter or foil part of this challenge!  I went in and added glitter to my sunflowers with a shimmer brush to compensate. My image was die cut and applied with 3-D foam tape for added dimension. A few bitty sparkles add a tiny bit of bling.  My sentiment is from the new Craft with Heart card subscription.  

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z3769 Bloom with Grace Scrapbooking Stamp Set
Sept-Dec Craft with Heart Card Subscription Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
Prismacolor Pencils-922,032,132,1027
Stitched Rectangle Die-Simon Says Stamp

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz-Anything Goes w/optional glitter twist
Gem of a Challenge-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Use Your Favorite Stamp

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I just love this image! Sunflowers and cowboy boots works for me. And yes, I would wear purple boots, too! The glimmer on the sunflowers is so pretty! I hope you have a great week!

  2. Such a cute image and I love the glitter!

  3. I love sunflowers and this is perfect, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge

  4. Super fun! Love those shimmery sunflowers, Allisa - and the purple cowboy boots? Yeehaah! :)

  5. Beautiful, Allisa! Your coloring is fabulous! I love the shimmer on the flowers. Oh my gosh...I showed horses half a century ago. I bought a ton of white boots and dyed them to match my outfits. I had hot pink, red, burnt orange, turquoise and well as the traditional brown and black. I didn't have purple...but I would have definitely worn them! Great card...I LOVE it!

  6. Oh my goodness, what a fun image! Your coloring is gorgeous and I especially love the pops of sparkle. Wow!

  7. Allisa, I love this bright, bold card. I love the sunflowers in the cowboy boots! Fabulously colored, too!

  8. Such a fabulous image with the sunflowers and awesome boots, no wonder you wanted to ink it up,and you've colored it so beautifully Allisa! I'd wear purple boots today too, if I had some!

  9. Purple boots? I would totally wear those too! Love that these ones are filled with sparkly sunflowers - what's not to love?!


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