Friday, March 15, 2013

Baby Smooches...The Paper Players

A couple of weeks ago, I started following the 'charge up your creative batteries' challenges over at The Paper Players and finally decided to toss my hat card in the ring.  The focus on colour, as you see in the image below, sent me searching through my paper stash to create a card for a colleague who just recently became 'Great Aunt" to a new nephew.

As the submission date drew closer, and the stunning entries became more numerous, as usual, my new-comer "should I or shouldn't I" indecision kicked in.  I saw a gorgeous field of cards awash in lovely shades of rose, blue, lime, with just 'hints' of expresso.  My offering seemed such a contrast, especially with its 'bold' background of brown.  Having a card 'stand out' is often a good thing, but doing so because yours seems a bit (okay, maybe a lot) out of step is quite another.  On the plus side, however, I've read the delightfully encouraging comments the Paper Players design team share and that, along with the supportive nature of this community in general, gave me plenty of incentive.  After a couple nights pondering, I've decided to take the plunge.  

Here I first entry to The Paper Players, with my interpretation to Colour Challenge #136.

To the Paper Players - thank you for inspiring my "Baby Smooches" colour palette and offering an opportunity to 'play with paper.'  To those who view my card - I hope you like my little 'celebration' of my colleague's new family member, her "great nephew."  To those who comment - thank you!  Your comments always brighten my day!!

Thanks for dropping by!  May you have a gentle day, filled with pastel colours....


  1. Oh my gosh! This is such an adorable baby card! You did a perfect job using the challenge colors. I am so glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

  2. Carol, I am so glad you joined in my color challenge this week! Your baby card is delightful. The sweet giraffe with his balloons and the hand-cut leaves are just perfect. Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

  3. Awwww, Carol, sweet, sweet, sweet! You should have thrown your card in the ring the minute you finished it up - it's awesome! Don't forget that your cards are AMONGST the beautiful ones!!!

  4. Too cute! That little giraffe is adorable and I love how the colors pop off the dark background. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)