Sunday, 20 March 2011

Playful Purples

I used purple a few times this weekend - mainly on colour combos, but I do love a bit of purple!

This first card is for Mojo Monday #182 for the sketch, Color Throwdown's Challenge #133 to use More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi and Early Espresso and for Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #63 to use dry embossing. I used one of my new SU embossing folders and it has a really deep impression - love it!


Recipe:

Stamps: Petals & Stems, Circular Sayins both from Verve

Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Early Espresso, Perfect Plum, Whisper White all from SU

Inks: Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum all from SU

Accessories: More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder both from SU, Circle Nestabilities

My next card is for Sweet Sunday's Sketch #109, Truly Scrumptious' Challenge #53 to use a tag and CR84FN20 to use plum, lavender and green. This is the gorgeous swatch for these colours.


And here's my take on these challenges. I know Lily of the Valleys are meant to be white, but I just pretended they were bluebells and coloured them in lavender hehe.


Recipe:

Stamps: Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley, Delightful Dahlias, Background Basics: Botanicals all from PTI

Papers: Perfect Plum, Gable Green both from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI, DSP from Basic Gray

Inks: Perfect Plum from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: Doily Lace Border Punch from Martha Stewart, Modern Label Punch from SU, Purple Ribbon from stash, Purple Baker's Twine from Quixotic Paperie

And my final purple card is for Viva La Verve's sketch #4 for March, Free for All Challenge #56 to be inspired by your garden or flowers (I guess all of these cards could qualify for that challenge) and for Play Date Cafe's Challenge #73 to use the colours from the following inspiration swatch. I used lilac, peach and rose red as mine.

And here's my card for it.


Recipe:

Stamps: Take Three Summer from PTI

Papers: Rose Red, Lovely Lilac (retired), Whisper White, Peach Parfait DSP from hostess pack, Sweet & Sour DSP all from SU

Inks: Rose Red, Peach Parfait, Lovely Lilac (retired) all from SU

Accessories: Buttons from stash, Corner Rounder Punch, Double Ended Banner Die from PTI, Scallop Trim Border Punch from SU

And that's all my purple cards for today folks! Thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

  1. Very pretty cards! You've been busy! Thanks for playing with the CQC this week!

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  2. WoW Vanessa! ALL 3 of these cards are fabulous! The green eyelet border looks wonderful! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

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  3. Wow all of your cards are just fantastic!

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  4. All of these are so very pretty! I really like the layout of the PDCC card! Nice work!

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  5. Beautiful cards Vanessa!! LOVE how you used the PDCC colours!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

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  6. Very pretty cards. I love how you changed the colour of the flower, I wouldn't have known if you hadn't said,I'm rubbish at knowing all the different type flowers,lol. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN.xxx

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  7. All of these cards are so beautiful!!! You've been a busy crafter! Love all of them, but your CR84FN card is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! So glad you could join us this week!

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  8. These are all lovely, Vannessa! Love the sweet flowers on the first - great take on the Mojo sketch! The lilies are also fabulous -- Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

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  9. These are all cute, but I have a special affinity to your CTD card. Love your CAS design and those 3-D blooms! Just GORGEOUS!

    Thanks so much for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week!

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  10. oh my gosh, your card is so cute!!! mind if I CASE? Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

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  11. Great collection of pretty cards. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty this week.

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  12. All of course cards are beautiful! I love how you coloured the lily of the valley!! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

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  13. What lovely cards you've made - they are all beautiful. I love the "bluebells" in your CR8FN card - so very pretty. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

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  14. Your DP's are an awesome match to this week's colors at The Play Date Cafe. This card has so much fun stuff to look at and take in. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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  15. I love purple, so I'm tickled to see so many purple cards in a row! Love the way you've used each of our challenge colors in a vertical row with a bold stamp. Very dramatic. THanks for playing with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

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  16. Wow, what a great collection of cards. Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.

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  17. All of our cards are gorgeous, so pretty! I especially love your purple one, lovely colours! Thank you for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

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  18. Vanessa, LOVE your lily of the valleys even if they're not "supposed" to be purple! Pretty card! Your Mom is going to LOVE it! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

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  19. Love your design and those awesome SU! papers! Super cute flower stamp, too! Thanks for joining us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

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  20. All of these cards are beautiful! The lily of the valley as bluebells is just perfect - what a great way to get more versatility from a stamp. (I love bluebells, I may have to get this now, tee hee!)

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