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:

  1. Очень нежные цветы.

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

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

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

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

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  6. Love this pretty card Brenda.

    Have a good weekend
    Hugs Kelly

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

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

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

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

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

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  12. 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

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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

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

    Hugs Sue

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

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

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  18. 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)

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

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

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  21. 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

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  22. 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

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

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

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  25. 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

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

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  27. Beautiful card Brenda..gorgeous image and perfect colouring

    Anne

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

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  29. So pretty Brenda all those embellishments work so well together.

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

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

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  32. 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

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  33. Fab card B!

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

    Em x

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  34. 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!

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

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  36. 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

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  37. 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

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  38. The colors and design are magnificent Brenda!

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

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

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

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  42. 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

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

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  44. 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

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

    Pat xx

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  46. 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

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