Sunday, November 6, 2011

PP71: Let's Get Cooking

Hi All! I sure hope you're having a great weekend. We are actually getting some cooler weather here in AZ, so we headed out to a Salsa Festival in Chandler. I had never been to one before, so we thought we'd try it out. We got our own little bag of tortilla chips and a ballot. I'm a 'foodie' so it was fun to try all of the different salsas and vote on my favorites. Just yummy!

Anne Marie has a fun challenge for us this week at the Paper Players: Let's Get Cooking. You'd think this would include food, but it doesn't. It just calls for a whole 'recipe' of goodness to play with.
For a clean and simple girl like myself, I thought I'd have trouble with this one, but I didn't. As usual, I just played with a lot of color.

First on the recipe was to use (3) different patterned papers. I kinda cheated on this one...as I couldn't keep it at 3. I couldn't get a balance going with the design I wanted to use, so I actually used (5) different designs. Shhhhh....we'll try to keep that our secret from Anne Marie ;)

Next up, two different ribbons. When I was organizing my panels, I added a pop of More Mustard. I chose a More Mustard Grosgrain for my first ribbon to coordinate with this paper. My second ribbon is a shear brown. I wanted to offset all the color and go a bit more neutral.

My punches were incorporated into the flower. I used the Scallop Circle punch and the 1" Circle punch. I layered four different scallops and scrunched up the edges. The Antique Brad just finishes it off.

Where is the glitter you might say? Well, it's hard to tell in this photo, but I used a bit of Copper Stickles in the center of the flowers on the bottom panel. This color is actually pretty close to More Mustard and adds just the perfect amount of sparkle.

What do you think...can you work all of these elements in to a design of your own? If so, be sure to hop on over to the Paper Players and get it uploaded. While you're there, be sure to check out all of the beautiful projects the other Players have put together for you. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper: More Mustard, Pool Party & Early Espresso Cardstock; Spice Cake DSP
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Pad
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Petal Cone Die, Paper Piercer, Antique Brads, More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Shear Brown Ribbon and a Glue Dot

14 comments:

Susan Joyce said...

Gorgeous Julie. Love the scrunched flower and all the beautiful designer papers.

Lesley said...

Wow Julie! Love your design and gorgeous flower. A wonderful way to use the recipe.

Anne Marie said...

Bonus points for 5 papers...especially because it is Spice Cake DSP. *swoon*! Whoo hoo!! You rocked the challenge, Julie. I really like the clean design and how you incorporated all of the elements in such a beautiful and balanced way. Enjoy the rest of your weeknd. The Salsa Festival sounds like a really good time. Yummo! (hugs) :)

Ann Schach said...

I love it, Julie! This is my favorite DSP and all of those pretty patterns work so well with this challenge! Great job!

Jen W. said...

Love the colour palette you chose and that fabulous flower!

LeAnne said...

Really pretty, Julie....all these Spice Cake papers just take the cake!

Pam~ said...

Perfect pick of DSP for this recipe of goodies! You mixed it just right and finished with a delicious card! I thought this was a fun challenge!

Dawn Braun said...

lovely card, you've done wonders with that Spice Cake DSP and I love your flower!

Tara Bilbao said...

Julie, this is fantastic! I love all the layers of Spice Cake. This is truly a yummy card.

Noelle said...

hi Julie! This is simply a GORGEOUS card! I love the colors and the wonderful patterns & that pretty flower! Thanks so much for popping by my blog :)

Pursuit of Stampiness - Calgary, Canada said...

Dear Julie. This is beautiful. I am so in love with this DSP. You really rocked it!
Pss: you have such a beauty of a blog! Thanks for sharing for all your ideas.

Inky hugs, Pauline

Carole said...

Beautiful card,you rock. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment.

RORO LEE said...

The colors are so Autumn and pretty. layers of papers are very beautiful too.

Deni said...

Beautiful card! Love your design ! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment.