Peace, Prayers and Blessings

IMG_0334Hey Friends!  It’s time for the June Sparkle Blends Release Inspiration Hop!

Together with the rest of the Design Team, I will be showcasing some of the 7 new Sparkle Blends from this month’s release! We’ve got everything from 80’s Neon to a glow in the dark alien blend in this release, so if you haven’t see them yet, make sure you hop over to the Sparkle Blends Shop and check out Broken Glass, Extraterrestrial, I Love the 80’s, Pawsome Pals, She Sells Seashells, Stars & Stripes and You’re Pand-tastic! If you act quickly, there even a couple of discounted release bundles left for order!

Want a chance to win one of 3 fantastic prize packs, each valued at approximately $15.00 each? Make sure you leave comments as you hop & you’ll earn one entry for each blog you comment on! See the Doodles Paper Playground Hop Post for giveaway prizes and entry details. Comments must be posted no later than 11:59pm EST on Sunday, June 28th, 2020 to be eligible to win. Open to US residents only who are at least 18 years old. Winners will be drawn Monday, June 29th & posted on the Doodles Paper Playground blog, Facebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on FB.

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Use Coupon Code: JUNE15OFF (Excludes June Release Bundle. Can not be combined with other coupons or offers. Can not be applied to previous Purchases. Valid June 26th through June 30th, 2020)


For my project today, I wanted to create something a little more subdued.  I always need on hand sympathy cards, because when you need them, it is always so hard to make them.

IMG_0272Step One:  I started by stamping a single tree and bird house onto a piece of watercolor paper using water soluble ink.

IMG_0273Step Two:  I blended out the watercolor ink out so the lightest part of the card was the stamped images.

IMG_0274Step Three:  I added a ground layer using a grey toned green art marker.

IMG_0275Step Four:  I then adhere Broken Glass sequins to the tree limbs, letting the sequins be the foliage.  I added a few sequins to the ground like fallen leaves.

IMG_0276Step Five:  Finally, I stamp the sentiment onto the card using the same grey ink I used to stamp the tree.

IMG_0335I hope you find this card as pretty as I do.  No on likes making sympathy cards, but if you must use one, it might as well be stunning.  I just love how the Broken Glass blend creates this look of elegance.


Make sure you Hop along with us and see all the stunning projects!

Alison, Phoenix & Rhiannon








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  1. What an AMAZING LOOK!!! I never would have thought to add them to a cool tree. I am going to find out who makes that tree. I LOVE IT.


  2. So clever to use the sequins as the foliage, I know I have countless sequins and you’ve started my brain churning. As an added bonus, I have that stamp set, the images and sentiments are fab for sympathy cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.


  3. Truly beautiful card and one that will be much appreciated when the time comes to use it. I love the shaker blend adorning the tree. Just gorgeous.
    I too find it easier to make sympathy cards ahead of time. Came in handy for me this week as there was a memorial service today that I attended…and I only found out about it yesterday! Glad I had a card ready.
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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