The Paper Players – PP413 – A Theme Challenge from Sandy

The Paper Players – PP413 – A Theme Challenge from Sandy

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It is week 1!  We have a Theme Challenge over at The Paper Players.  This week, our challenge host, Sandy, is asking us to create cards using TREES and or LEAVES.  I am using an old Walter & Winnie set that has a number of wonderful abstract trees.

So it is the first week of October… it is my birthday and usually the peak weekend for New England leaf viewing.  I lived in Connecticut forever before moving down to south Florida two years ago.  Although I truly disliked the cooler temps, I loved the leaves and the smell of fall.  Palm trees don’t quite equate to fall for me.  I decided to create my trees illustrating those glorious  colors of fall: yellow, orange, red, gold and brown.  The card is primarily distressed (lots of masks were involved) and the small bits were copic-colored.  Enjoy.

Supplies: Walter & Winnie Kindness with Evelyn T, Technique Tuesday Celebrate the Fall, My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, Hero Arts Infinity Circles, Distress Ink, Versamark Clair (brown), Hero Arts embossing powder, Copics, Kraft, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

The Paper Players Design Team. Reach out, get inspired and leave them some love.

The simple rules:

  1. Create a new paper project.
  2. Upload your project to your blog with a link back to The Paper Players.
  3. Provide a direct link to your blog post for your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than FOUR challenges (including ours).
  5. HAVE FUN!

Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players! I can’t wait to see your creations… and again HAVE FUN.



  1. Claire Broadwater says:

    Oh, Happy Birthday Elizabeth! I am sorry I missed it! I love Fall, too, but love warmer weather! Your abstract trees are just amazing! Love all the gorgeous colors, the fabulous sentiment and the sequins! Hope you have a fantastic weekend, My Friend! XX

  2. sandym says:

    Eliz, you always make the most interesting cards with images i’ve never seen before. LOVE this one, and the fun and funky trees. Thanks for rocking my challenge this week!

  3. Jan Clothier says:

    Fabulous card! The richness of the colour is so immediately appealing. I love those lollipop trees with their subtle sequin fruits. As always, just wonderful!

  4. Joanne James says:

    I love abstract trees and your trio, along with those rich colours, make for a fabulous modern fall card. I love the freehand style of the sentiment too and the sprinkling of coloured sequins to highlight the changing colours of the leaves. And lastly happy birthday wishes to you Elizabeth – I hope you have fun celebrating this week!

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