Monday, 28 October 2013

The Colour Purple - Crafty Cardmakers DT

The last two weeks have flown by and it's time again for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
Hosted by Fiona, who  decided to tax my brain cells and choose the theme of Purple!
So cards/projects that are all or mostly purple please - hair/skin colours are allowed.

This is not a colour that I use a lot - not because I don't like it but because I struggle to make anything with it  that I actually like when it's done!

However, I am actually quite pleased with this effort for a change!

I used basic purple coredinations cardstock for the background.
Stamped it with a lovely floral branch stamp from Flonzcraft and then white embossed.
I used Dusty Concord DI and lightly coloured some of the flower petals.

The flowers were done using an old set of stamps so have no idea who made them!
I punched out the butterfly and gave it a little blingy.
Finished with some antique style lace and shoestring ribbon.
No sentiment ....yet.... but maybe it doesn't need one?

Other Challenges -
My Time to Craft - Butterflies
Flutterby Wednesday - No Orange or Black
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Craftin Boutique - Anything Goes

Hope everyone is safe, warm and dry! Thanks for finding the time to come see me today. x


Monica said...

So stunning and classy. Love it's simplicity.

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,love the colours and fab

brenda said...

Lovely colours and design and super creation as always.

I'm keen on the number 4 this week !

B x

Stamps and Paper said...

A really pretty card Viv...lovely image and love your gorgeous lace


Danni said...

So elegant and pretty! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Paper Junkie said...

So glad you are pleased with this Viv and so you should be - it's very pretty. Purples are one of my all time favourite colours I use, mainly becuase I'm not very fond of pink! X

Pia S said...

It was really worth your efforts - this card is beautiful! So elegant and perfect for many different occasions. I love using purple on my cards, but I feel the same way about green as you do for purple.

Sue said...

Stunning card Viv. I love the design and gorgeous colour.
Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Very pretty Viv, purple is one of my favourites! Love the stamping Nd butterfly, Susan x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous and classy, love this card.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card and I love the colour :o)
Jackie xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card..... Love the colour... Good job....
Hugs Sylvie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is sooo gorgeous, love the colour.

Diane said...

Lovely colors and design with the bit of lace.

Hugs diane

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Viv...I love the beautiful colour and design and the dimension on the flowers....gorgeous.
Thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesday..


Mrs A. said...

I love the purple colour and the flowers look perfect edged with the silver. I think your stamp might be from Hero Arts. It looks very similar to some in their 2011catalogue. hugs Mrs A.

coops said...

so gorgeous viv.pretty lilac colours and your design is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Wedgie said...

A beautiful card! Gorgeous colour colour and so pretty!

Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

aussie aNNie said...

How beautiful are these cards...stunning and classy xxx

Viv said...

So fabulous Viv, love the matching flowers and all the white stamping :) Viv xx

Gemma said...

Simply stunning hun...
hugs and xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous, fab colour work - to get the purples to work beautifully. Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Anything Goes challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey DT

Mau xx said...

Stunning!!! I love the colour too.
hugs Mau xx