Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Purple Patch?

My tiny little bit of creativity seems to have deserted me completely lately.
I tidied my desk, put away all the stuff that was laying about and sorted all my papers into some semblance of order - since then - nothing!! I had to tidy the desk as there was no space to work, now I've got loads of space to work and a blank mind (no comments from those who know me well thank you...LOL)
Here is an offering for this weeks challenge at Less Is More.

I confess I am not a lover of the colour purple. There are a couple of LIMettes who love it so I apologise in advance for the next comment  - think I could probably live without the colour!!
Consequently purple inks etc are in very short supply in this craftie space.

I was also reluctant to use this stamp as I know someone else has already done so, but I like this stamp and to be honest it was all I could think of using when I read the challenge on Saturday, so use it I have!


My background is on glossy paper.
I have some very old Whispers inks - so old I thought they'd have all dried out by now but there were a couple that still had a little bit left - one thankfully was called  Violet - so I used that, plus Adirondack Rueberry, plus a Dove Grey Versamark ink, plus a Big and Juicy Birthday stamp pad - inked them all onto the craft mat then got out the duster brush and mixed them! The result is this plummy purpley colour which IRL is actually quite nice!
The stamp was embossed in Seafoam White and although you can't tell by this awful pic (the light here is terrible), I have dotted some sparkles onto the flower heads.
Matted onto white then purple card, a length of ribbon added then put onto card base which has been (very) lightly sponged with the Violet ink pad.


This actually looks much better here on my desk than it does in the photo (it must look OK cos I'm not unhappy with the result for once!) but you'll just have to take my word for it!
Have also submitted this into the Sketchy Colours challenge which is Purple and Grey.
Thanks for visiting, whatever you're doing I hope you're enjoying yourselves! x


33 comments:

  1. Hi Viv.This is absolutely Fantastic,i love the image too.Happy New Year to you both.xx

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  2. Well I think you've done brilliantly and I LOVE that stamp (AND purple!) so you'll hear no complaint from me! Your card is simply lush!

    Welcome to 2012

    Kathyk

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  3. Hi Viv, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :) I love the shade of purple you've created and it is a gorgeous stamp, which looks stunning with emboss resist.

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  4. I wish I could make cards like this with a blank mind lol.Fabulous Viv, love it.
    Lynne xxx

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  5. Your card is really gorgeous x x

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  6. This is just beautiful love the colours that you have used x

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  7. Hi Viv the image on the purple background looks great, nice card!

    Thanks for your nice comments on my card, agreed it also looks nice without the ribbon, I made one with and one without, so I will post the without card soon on my blog.

    Emma

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  8. Very successful ink mixing! Love this stamp and your card
    Anne
    x

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  9. Simply stunning, I love it
    Beryl x

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  10. A really like this stamp & you've used it perfectly with the purple. A smashing card.
    Sally x

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  11. A tidy desk often has the same effect on me Viv! Nothing to do and plenty of space to do it in.
    This is gorgeous, you have made a terrific background and the embossed image looks super against it!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  12. It looks great embossed in white and I like the coloured background you have made.

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  13. That background looks stunning and
    the white dndelions looks superb

    Thanks so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  14. Oh my, what a wonderful use of my favourite agapanthus stamp. Stunning card. By the way, I love purple :o)
    Jackie xx

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  15. so stunning viv.the stamp is beautiful and i really love the clean design and purple ;D

    xx coops xx

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  16. It's lovely! I like the way your purple background has a slightly mottled look--it adds a lot of dimension.

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  17. Hi Viv, Thank you for stopping by my blog and your lovely comments. I love your card, such a gorgeous background and fabulous stamping. The stamp you used is so pretty:)

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  18. Great card love the image on a fab background.
    Thansk for your comments on my blog

    Maggie H

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  19. Hi Viv

    This is lovely.

    Such a gorgeous colour and I love that image ... ... as you might know.

    I usually find a good clear up of the craft space clears my mind for new projects .. .. I think it worked for you too without you realising LOL!!

    Love Jules xx

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  20. Well the consensus seems to be stunning! Lovely work!

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  21. This looks gorgeous! I love the depth of your purple background and the flowers are striking in the white. x

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  22. Hi Viv, Well I think it's stunning, I love the purple shade you've achieved and that is one of my favourite stamps! :0) It's a winner, Gay xxx

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  23. This is fabulous, love the way you have mixed the colours for the background.

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  24. Your flowers look so striking against that gorgeous purple background. Really beautiful. :) Ann Y .

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  25. Another beautiful card Viv, thanks for the lovely comments also :O) Viv xx

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  26. Very pretty...stunning use of the purple!! And like you..my "creating" mind is on vacation...maybe I need new stamps eh??

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  27. This is gorgeous, the colours just pop, stunning technique hugs Karen x

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  28. Beautiful card. Love the simple image. Have a great day. Angela

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