Friday, April 19, 2013

One of my favorite . . .

. . . color combinations . . .


Good Friday Afternoon everyone!
I'm supposed to be packing for a little road trip but instead I just had to join in a couple of challenges that involved one of my favorite color combinations.

The beautiful background was created when I was out in Indiana a few weeks back with some crafting friends at Joan's Gardens ... you remember THIS GROUP don't you?  Well, after playing around with altering our canvas, we wanted to try out a new product (to us) call Gelatos by Faber-Castell.  Purple being my favorite color ... that's the color palette I chose to play with.  We used a JustRite background stamp/Versamark stamped onto white cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Heat set then using the Gelatos and our fingers, began swirling the colors we wanted.  We finished by buffing with a soft cloth.  LOVE this effect ... so easy and pretty!

Here are the challenges I'd like to enter into:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Pretty in Purple
Wild Orchid Challenge - Purple & Green
The Outlawz Greeting Card Monday - April Showers bring May Flowers
There She Goes - Just Because
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Backgrounds (vintage/shabby chic)
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Friendship
Love to Scrap - Cut it Out (use die cuts/punches)
Divas by Design - Butterflies and Birds
Flutter By Wednesday - Sentiment with your Butterfly or Fairy
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Use a Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Okay ... I'd better get off the computer and busy in the laundry room!  I heard the dryer buzzer go off about 30 minutes ago ... that was supposed to be my 'time to quit playing' alarm!  MY BAD!!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have an AMAZING weekend ahead!
And, as always . . .

Recipe for this creation:
Papers:  Eggplant purple cs, Lightweight ivory cs I inked over with Momento 'bamboo leaves' ink, white cs
Sentiment Stamp:  Verses Rubber Stamps
Inks:  Versafine Onyx, Momento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories:  Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Paper Roses, Gelatos, JustRite background stamp, Cheery Lynn Designs B147 Olive Branches, Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterflies Sm, Memory Box #98401 Tiffany Frame die, Memory Box #98402 Cherise Label die, Kaiser pearls


Danni said...

What a pretty card!! Love the strong purple accents!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Pam said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the purple.

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is just lovely, Darlene. I am a love of purple and it always makes me smile to see it. Thank you for stopping by this week to share in our challenge. It's always a blessing when you are able to join us.
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Such a pretty card. Love the colors.
Hugs Miranda

Rita said...

Darlene, I so love what you've done and the colours are so pretty. I'm doing some chores to-day as well. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx

sassy said...

hi my friend this is just perfect love the colours and love purple and greens together .hope you are well hugs sassyxxxxxxxxx

Diane said...

Wowza Dar...this is gor-ge-ous!!! Love it and how you added that beautiful background!! A winner for sure!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Very pretty card, love the colours and the oval showcasing the sentiment is beautiful. I love the butterflies, they add movement to your card and gorgeos flowers too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Patricia St Martin said...

Beautiful. Love your creation, all the butterfly's are just stunning and love the colors you choose.
Hugs, Patricia

Valerie said...

This is such an elegant and lovely card. Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Scrap challenge blog.

Tracy said...

That background is just beautiful and I love all the delicate butterfly die cuts. Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSG!

Leslie said...

Love this! Green and purple are one of my fav color combos! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Cut It Out!" challenge!
Leslie, DT

Jennifer said...

Wow, Darlene, your card is beautiful! I love it.

Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

Jennifer. x

Joann said...

Hi Darlene,
I have to get me some of those Gelatos. I love what you did with them and as always, your card is stunning! Thank you very much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Cherished said...

Beautiful Card! Thanks for joining us at loves to Scrap.

Sanja Grdinić said...

This is beautiful! :)

mags said...

A lovely creation. Super sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

mags said...

A lovely creation. Super sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's.

Cathy van de Bruinhorst said...

Pretty card! Thanks for playing with us at Loves To Scrap!!