Wednesday, May 20, 2015

My favorite color ...

Hello Dear Friends!
Today I was in the mood to just create something in my favorite color combination ... purple & green (or for that matter, purple and ANYTHING!) lol
Here's what I came up with . . .

I've actually pulled out a couple of dies that I bought and never used.  Do you ever do that?  I see a die I just HAVE to HAVE then once I get it I put it away and forget to use it ... is that considered hoarding?  LOL

Anyways, I love how this came together.  Of course I'm sure you recognize the background paper as Graphic45 'Secret Garden' and the bird image comes from the Graphic45 'Time to Flourish' 8x8 paper pack.  A short while back I spent a day making homemade flowers and this is my last purple one ... guess I'd better get busy making a few more for my stash (in purple that is ... I still have other colors).

Here's a couple of close ups ...

A few challenges to share in today are:
Artistic Inspiration Challenge #131 - Anything Goes with a Twist of Swirls
Card Mania Challenge - Pearls and Swirls
Crafty Boots Challenge - Ribbon or Lace

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy day to stop by to see what I have to share with you today!   I hope you find inspiration in my work ... I know I find so much inspiration from all of you!
Have a fabulous day and please stop back again real soon.  Now I'd better get outside in the flower beds ... I think that's the weeds I hear 'taking over!'

As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Lavender cs, Graphic45 dp, olive cs
Inks:  TH 'Dusty Concord', Memento 'Bamboo Leaves'
Dies:  Joanne Sheen 'Isobel Lace Border', Memory Box 'Forest Hummingbirds', BoBunny 'Flourish Dies', Sue Wilson 'Classic Rose'
Accessories:  MS Frond Punch, Eva crystal swirls, Kaiser pearls, SU dimensionals, large sponge daubers


Diane said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous flower, yes I need to make more too...never enough all those pretty dies you have used, too and oh yes, I have oodles of dies I have not used, it's not hoarding, it's not enough hours in the day, that's my story and I am sticking to it..LOL...Have a great day with your Mom my friend!!

Joann6274 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card! Oh oh oh how gorgeous!!! As you know, my fav color is purple too.... and I love this card! That trim is beautiful and i love the little bird.... the dies you use are just so stunning too!!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 2 Crafty Girls, good luck!!! Amy

Jacee said...

Beautiful Darlene, gorgeous colour, so deep and rich, love your design, fantastic card!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Dee's Craft Room said...

Lovely card, I love the colours and great embellishments ... especially the humming bird. Thank you for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for playing with us at 2 Cute Ink challenges!
Monica - DT

Anonymous said...

Very beautyful card you've made. love the colors and the ornaments.

Thank's for your comment an hugs from Germany

Lisette Baker said...

Very stylish card, love the postcard and how you have decorated around it. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Gaby said...

Love your card! Thank you for joining us at 2 Crafty Girls!
Hugs, Gaby