Monday, September 21, 2009

What's your favorite color???



This creation is to cover two challenges today ... the layout is for Carol's Sketch Fun #14 and the theme is for the Stamp Something with your favorite Color or Paper Challenge. Anyone who knows me, knows I love PURPLE and VINTAGE. So, I've combined my two favorites into this one card. I've taken a "little" liberty with the layout but I think you can still pick up the original sketch on my card.



I just LOVE vintage papers ... almost to the point of obsession I'm afraid! LOL!! Sometimes it just so hard to cut into it once I buy it but I've used portions of this 12x12 Tapestry Lavendar & Lace dp before so it wasn't as painful today... LOL!! The tag is actually a portion of the paper that I carefully cut out with my Fiskars swivel craft knife, then used the other portion as background matting for this same card.
The only stamps used is the little Stampendous Funky Flower stamp that I used with Versamark on the foreground lavendar panel (just looked too plain ... needed something ... you know how that is). The ribbon is Offray Amethyst satin purchased from JoAnn's and I've attached the tag with a Making Memories polished gold brad and wrapped a piece of Inkadinkado gold thread around it.
I'm happy to say that my fever has finally broken so I'm starting to feel a little more human today and thought I'd work on a couple challenges. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and if you've commented ... a double thanks goes to you!! Your comments on my work mean so much to me ... whether they are good or bad ... it helps to make me better at this craft that I love so much!! Have a great day!!

20 comments:

  1. Glad you are on the mend! Sounds like a touch of the flu if you had a fever with the cold symptoms.
    LOVE this card and all the purples - gorgeous!!!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

    PS - a spot of malt whisky does the trick for me!! Failing that, some Rum or Bourbon - gotta be neat though!! (hick!)

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  2. Such a rich purple Darlene, i'm so glad you could join in again!
    Love the whole vintage feel to it...thanks for sharing :)

    Hugs
    Carol x

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  3. What a gorgeous vintage card Darlene!!! I love your tag and the purple!! Awesome design!!

    Congrats on the Saturday Spotlight DT! I am so looking forward to working with you!

    hugs,
    Chris

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  4. Darlene, this card is simply amazing! I love the vintage look of it! There is simply no one who does vintage like you!!! btw, I love purple too!
    Blessings,
    Kim xXx

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  5. I am so glad you are feeling better. I love the colors on this card. Really nice job. I am hoping to see you on Saturday. Get better NOW..hehe. My son has a football game at 10:40 but I can do lunch after that...Let me know..hugs

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  6. Glad you're feeling better!!!

    This is gorgeous...love the purple and the vintage!!!!
    Blessings, Maria

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  7. There really IS a miracle in every new beginning! I loved your purple card like crazy! Have a sooper dooper week!

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  8. I'm totally with you on the whole paper thing, Darlene! Your card is beautiful! That tag is absolutely scrumptious!!

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  9. What a gorgeous vintage card Darlene! I love your tag and the gorgeous colours,Hugs Debbie x

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  10. Darlene, I love yoru vintage card. Great colors too! Good job on all of it!

    Joan

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  11. Glad to hear you're feeling a little better! That's a cool sketch...you did a fabulous job Darlene for both challenges, this card is gorgeous!

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  12. This card is beautiful! The purple is so rich and the saying is great. Looks like the perfect card for a young person we both know fearful of the new world just around the corner.(wink)

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  13. Beautiful card Darlene! I just love the tag!

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  14. Hey Darlene!! Love your card. The tag is especially nice and I love those colors.

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  15. WOW!! Darlene, this is just GORGEOUS! I love purple too!! My fav color!! I love your tag..you're a rockstar lady!! ;) HUGS

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  16. This is drop dead gorgeous girlie!!! I hate it when my ever so talented friends are just on a creative rush - creating all these beautiful things - and I miss it all! I hate when life gets in the way of my "visits!!!" Hope things are good where you are! :-)

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  17. So pretty Darlene, I love the romantic softness - I'm so sorry to hear you have not been feeling well, and glad to hear you're now getting better! Take Care

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  18. Now, Darlene--who in the world would EVER leave you an bad comment? I just can't imagine that ever happening! Your cards are just beautiful, as usual! Love the lovely tag on your purple card! The fall card is just gorgeous, of course! And I'm so glad you're starting to feel a bit better!

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  19. so beautiful! love the vintage feel to this one! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week:)

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  20. This purple card is amazing! I love purple too!

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene