Monday, September 7, 2009

Under the Weather?

From The Funkie Junkie
Note: I have to apologize for purple colors in these photos. My camera does not like PURPLE!! I know it doesn't look like it in the pics, but the background purple really does match the Copic-colored Willow.

Here's this fortnight's Creative Inspirations guest DT card. The challenge this time is the color combo purple or lilac and gray. When I saw the guidelines for this challenge, I was not inspired. Ugh - purple and gray? I'm in a fall mood and want rich auburns, oranges, browns, mustards and olive greens, not purple and gray! I struggled to think what image would go well with gray.

Then I remembered this Whiff of Joy stamp that I purchased several months ago and still had not used. Perfect - a gray day! I found this Creative Memories purple and green designer paper in my stash and paired it up with SU's Green Galore. It looked great! Willow is colored with Copics, stamped twice, trimmed out and popped up. Her umbrella is paper pieced and the top surface glazed with Crystal effects. Willow is mounted on a die cut from the Nesties Labels 4. While it was still in the die, I sponged the surface with Going Gray ink. Stickles were applied to the rain drops and also used to create a pubble at her feet.

I cut two scalloped rings, one out of chipboard and one from purple card tock. The card stock went through the Cuttlebug with the Tiny Bubbles EF. I dropped a bubble of Crystal Effects on each of the tiny bubbles and added clear dew drops for good measure.
As always, the inside was also finished off in coordinating papers and embellishments. Update: This card was featured on Card of the Week.


Anonymous said...

Hi Linda, I love your card! The colors are so pretty together and the image is adorable! Have a wonderful day.....Abby:)

Christine said...

This card is exactly how it looks outside, only much more cheerful! It really is sweet!

cheryl said...

this is brill hun love it the image is adorable and your detail is great too love cheryl xxx

Wendy Hall said...

Just beeeeeeautiful Linda

Debbie said...

Hi Linda - what an adorable card. I love purple - fabulous colour. :) Your card is beautifully designed and layed out and how you have decorated the inside too. :)


Juls said...

just beautiful! love the raindrop gems!

rozzyb said...

Fantastic Card Linda, i love it :)
Hope you are keeping well
hugs rozzy xx

Dianne said...

Linda, love your card. Purple is one of my favorite colors. I have trouble with my camera when it comes to purple and blues. However, your card is beautiful !!

Lynn Biermann said...

Wonderful work! I came across your blog & am very inspired! Fantastic details! tfs :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card! I love your coloring... those buttons add so much to the card! TFS!

Victoria said...

Hi Linda
thanks for visiting my blog and for you lovely comment about my chunky 60!

Your blog is wonderful, love the detail you put into your work, you must have so much patience


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