Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Double D Challenge - Shades of Purple

Happy Wednesday All!
It's time for a new, fun challenge at the 

Today's theme is:


and here's a peek at our Inspiration Board ...

Anyone who knows me, knows that PURPLE is my all time favorite color!
My phone is purple, my purse is purple, my wallet is purple,
my crafting cave is purple ... heck even my 30 year old bowling ball is purple!  LOL
I'm sure you get the picture!

 The main focus die I have used today is the
Sue Wilson 'Frames & Tags - Hannah' #CED4309

And the sentiment die I've used is the
Sue Wilson 'Just A Note' #CED5407

There are so many ways you can create with a die set such as this Hannah set ... but today I chose to use only a couple of the
dies to create my focus panel.

The little hearts cut out so I saved them and colored them with my Spectrum Noir
Alcohol marker PL3 to help achieve a variety of purple colors.
After die cutting my sentiment, I also used the same marker to color it
and tie in with the corner hearts.

Another die set I used is the Elizabeth Craft Designs
Bunch of Flowers 4  #1030

*NEW - Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Bunch Of Flowers 4

As you can see, there are 3 different styles of flowers in this set
and by simply sponging the edges with Tim Holtz 'Wilted Violet' distress ink
before shaping ... I have once again achieved another shade of
purple as well as added dimension.

So there you have it!
Now it's your turn and I can't wait to see YOUR purple creation!

REMEMBER:  We have a fun prize to give away to one
lucky player which will be chosen by
ALL are welcome to enter, we will ship international!

Today's prize is this fabulous Crafty Secrets
Words from the Heart
Love and Friendship Booklet

So be sure to come join in the fun!  YOU could be our winner!!
See you there!!

Challenges to share in:
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Retarte Challenge #81 - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz July Challenge - ATG w/handmade bow
Use Your Stuff Challenge - Die Cuts and/or Punches

Thanks for stopping by today!
Wishing you a fabulous day and week ahead!
As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, deep purple cs, DCWV purple gingham dp
Accessories:  Dies as mentioned above, Kaiser purple pearl, Michael's purple gingham ribbon, HFC pop dots, Spectrum Noir alcohol marker


Diane said...

Well 'Ms Purple Queen' you have certainly done it again with your beautiful purple card!! Lots of pretty details and 'shades of purple' here! And the flower, well here is another die I 'need' to add to my list of needs/must! said...

Wow, what a gorgeous creation and I love all the different shades of purple! Your purple ribbon is the perfect finishing piece to your card!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh WOW! That is just GORGEOUS! I have never been a 'purple person' although you may have just converted me! I love that intricate die and how you placed the little hearts back in in a different color--very pretty!

Vicki robertson said...

This is beautiful, Darlene! The background and sentiment dies are a must for my collection. Love this purple challenge!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Wow, Darlene this card is beautiful! The dies are wonderful and the shades of purple is fantastic!

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful, Darlene. Love the gingham paper and bow, and that Sue Wilson die is fabulous.

Judy Woodland said...

Super pretty, love the gingham background. And those beautiful flowers are just the perfect touch. Great challenge, can't wait to play - purple is my favorite color.

Donna Ellis said...

Gorgeous! Lovely purple shades

Leslie Miller said...

You sure know your way around purple! Love the die cuts, especially the sentiment. And, as if the purple wasn't awesome enough, you did it with gingham! Got to love that! Pretty, pretty!

aussie aNNie said...

The queen of frames has done it again with this beautiful masterpiece, love it.xx

Mans De Fada said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining with us at Retarte.
Yaiza(Stampartpapel DT)

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Well I knew I liked you for a reason! LOL .... we both have the same favorite color and Purple is everywhere here in my home too! I lOVE this card...its gorgeous... I love that beautiful Sue Wilson die! I love all her dies! But this is gorgeous!

missgailly said...

Beautiful purple card. Wow! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Conniecrafter said...

So pretty, I just love how your ribbon matches the words and hearts color perfectly, sweet flower too, all lovely framed!

Barbara Bruder said...

Darlene, this is a gorgeous card. Love the purple and the dies you used are fab. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

Lena Keultjes said...

What an elegant card, Darlene! Beautiful colors, gorgeous dies! And the ribbon bow is totally cute!

PLISSA ADD said...

Beautiful Card! I love the colors and textures... Thanks for sharing with us in Retarte of Stampartpapel. Enjoy!