Saturday, 15 September 2012

Purple Passion



Note added: Apols I've not got to many of you this week, all good intentions to blog on my lappy did't really work out as I forgot I don't have the voice recognition programme installed on that and I find the keyboard all but impossible to work with.

Hopefully Blogger is playing fair and it's Saturday morning when this pops up as it's one of the scheduled posts I prepared before I had to 'close the doors' on my craft room for redecoration and so on.

This week at  Allsorts one of our lovely new design team members Tracy has come up with a great theme of 'Purple Passion'. Now I know my card looks distinctly blue in the photograph, but despite taking numerous pictures in different locations it still looked the same colour, but I can assure you it most definitely is lilac and purple, in fact I used distress markers dusky concord and shaded lilac from the spring collection.

I stamped the background using the second generation inking from Tim Holts Papillion stamp sheet and then stamped the main image by inking direct to stamp and spritzing with water for stamping. The main background piece was stamped all over with a penny black lace background stamp using versamak and clear embossing powder and then inking the whole piece with dusky concord and shaded lilac. Some ruffled ribbon and diecut roses and leaves.

As always, many thanks for popping in and hope you have a lovely weekend.



51 comments:

sovenok1703 said...

Очень нежные цветы.

ALI said...

Beautiful card love the colours.
You were very quick visiting me ( I think I was editing the page at the time)

Anesha said...

Lovely card, love the colours. Have a great weekend.

Lorraine said...

This is so pretty Brenda. I love the flowers and the beautiful colour. The ruffled ribbon really finishes it off perfectly.
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

Such a gorgeous card Brenda, hope your new craft room has started to take shape x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Love this pretty card Brenda.

Have a good weekend
Hugs Kelly

Craftnut said...

Hi Brenda, thanks for your kind words. I love your card! Tracyx

Mummy lade said...

Love the card and the decorative ribbon. Your header is lovely also =)

Fleur said...

This is so pretty,
Have a fab weekend
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Nicola said...

Gorgeous creation B, love the beautiful flower stamp and that wonderful ruffled ribbon!
Have a fab weekend
Hugs Nicola xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda this is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Wishing you a fab weekend.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Lisa Jane said...

ooh wow gorgeous card .. just love the colours and that ruffled ribbon
Hope the craft room transformation is going well
Have a great day
Lisa x

Marianne said...

This is really pretty Brenda. Love the soft colours and your embellies and ribbon. Hope your husband will give you back your overhauled craft room very soon LOL.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Brenda I love this. Love love love that ribbon at the foot! I am so pleased you have become a follower to my Blog. Welcome! Happy Weekend to you, Judy x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Brenda. I love the delicate stamped image and gorgeous colours.

Hugs Sue

ania said...

Piękna i delikatna:))

Helen said...

Wonderful card, I love the soft colours. Take care, have a good weekend.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, I like the image, the papers and the flowers, I hope all is going well with the redecoration.
Kevin xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I'm not surprised you find the laptop keyboard impossible. Take care whilst all the upheaval goes on. I love the shades you achieved with the stamping. The lilac with that deep green is terrific. The soft white & delicate inking of your rolled flowers picks up on the delicate frothy nauture of those stamped flowerheads beautifully.
Paula (PEP)

Gail said...

Gorgeous card!

cebelica said...

Wonderful card Brenda! I like the image you used. Hugs! xx

Von said...

Beautiful card brenda and the background really it the perfect back drop :)
Von ♥

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

A gorgeous card Brenda, love the background and the ribbon looks fabulous. Isn't it annoying when no matter what you try you can't get photo of a card to look the same as the real thing. Hope you are doing well and having a lovely weekend
Lindsay xx

Dora said...

Wow Brenda, this is stunning, love the soft colours and style of your card. ... yes it does look blueish in colour, sometimes my camera plays tricks on me too and can't get the right colour no matter how I tried... and thank you so much for hopping by too. It's so good to be back :D Hugs xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card.

Aud said...

This is lovely Brenda love the colours and the image youve used a really nice card. Aud x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, this is gorgeous (know what your mean about photographing purple)
lovely image - love the background using the TH stamp.
Avril xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the colours. I often find that my lilac cards end up looking blue whatever I do too. Thanks for your visit, I know it's not easy for you and I do appreciate your kind words.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and take care,

Kat xx

chillin with Quillin said...

gorgeous card, love the color and pretty ribbon!!!
Paula

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Brenda..gorgeous image and perfect colouring

Anne

Linby said...

oooh my fav colour, must try and enter this. Love your card so elegant.
Lynn x

Merry said...

So pretty Brenda all those embellishments work so well together.

Whisper said...

Simply stunning, Luv Sam x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is stunning adore those colours and that stunning,stamp and the really lush ribbon,hugs Cherylxxxxx

walchowDesign said...

Brenda, you've selected a beautiful colour shades for this autummy weather.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card, always love your designs. I have the same trouble with purple showing a blue tint in photos. It's frustrating when you want to share the true colour. I hope Buffy is OK. Take good care, Shirleyx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fab card B!

Love the ribbon Hun very effective and the image is fab!

Em x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

OH I really must get to this challenge this week! I just LOVE purple, and your card rocks!

I LOVE the watercoloured flower, looks so pretty!

Wendy Fraser said...

What a beautiful card! I have the same problem photographing purple too! xx

Natka said...

Very nice card!

Gerrina said...

I allmost missed this one due to the nice weather here... Love the colour and the way you put the card together! Apart from the ribon it let me think of a beautiful hand-painted tile. Hugs, Gerrina

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

It looks purple/lilac to me but most of all it looks absolutly gorgeous. Love the floral image and ribbon and paper flower details. janex

Elizabeth Allan said...

The colors and design are magnificent Brenda!

Lau W said...

This is a so wonderful card brenda, love the ribbon very much ! Flowers are superb, your creation is sweet !
have a nice day !
xxx

Ellie said...

Another stunning card Brenda. I love the ruffled ribbon and beautiful colors!

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the two tone image and the ribbon is fantastic.
Nikki x

Tanya said...

This is fantastic Brenda! I love all those purples, sooo pretty! The image is gorgeous and I love your ruffled ribbon at the bottom, the perfect touch! Hope your renovations are going well :)

Tags xx

Michelle J M said...

Oh this is lovely Brenda. The colours are gorgeous and the ruffled ribbon is so pretty and really finishes it off. Michelle x

PatR said...

Beautiful card Brenda and I love the ribbon. I always have problems taking photos of purple card, they always look blue. Anywya purple or blue your card is fabulous. xx

Pat said...

Such a beautiful elegant card Brenda, lovely image and gorgeous colours be they blue or lilac!!

Pat xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, I adore those colours & fabulous stamp.. Love how you have done the ribbon... Looking forward to seeing your crafty space!! Hugs May x x x