Unbelievably, we are back at the beginning of another month, I've never known a year fly by so fast! So, the first Saturday of the month means that at Less is More we are back with a Colour challenge. And this week we would like to see...
Purple and Gold
I love the colour purple but for some reason my camera doesn't, and the shades always look bluer than they actually are. Anyway, I have two cards to share with you this week...
I decided to have another play using the ghosting techique for this card, I just love the watery bleached effect you can achieve. So I blended out two shades of purple Distress Ink up from the corner of a piece of white cardstock then when I was happy with the blend I placed a stencil over the top, spritzed it with water, removed the stencil, left for a few moments and then blotted away the water with a paper towel, which lifted the colour. Once dry I die cut the stitched panel from this inked piece and another slightly larger from some plain white card. I prepped the panel with some anti-static powder before heat embossing the sentiment in gold. The panels were then adhered to the card base, the top one being on 3D foam.
- Ink: Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac; VersaMark
- Stencil: Tim Holtz - from Mini Stencil Set 10
- Dies: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rectangle Stax
- Stamp: Lawn Fawn - Scripty Sayings
- Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Gold Rich
STAMPlorations - November CAS Challenge - Anything Goes with option of Purple
For my second card I put to use some gorgeous gold glitter washi tape which I found in Sainsbury's of all places. The photograph really doesn't show how beautiful it is...
I started by adhering a strip of the gold washi to the base of my card base. I then cut a panel slightly shorter for the rest of the design. I die cut the scribbles from some plum coloured cardstock (I've no idea why my camera hates purple so much, it looks really dark, almost navy here!). I then adhered some washi strips to a scrap of cardstock and die cut the same scribbles from this. Luckily the die didn't cut right through which made the next step so much easier. I thought I would need to adhere the gold pieces within the purple outline but all I did was adhere the purple over the top in position! I love how these scribbles work well as flower heads. I then stamped some stems and a leaf in grey and the sentiment in a co-ordinating purple shade. The panel was then adhered using fun foam for dimension.
- Dies: MFT Die-namics - Scribbles
- Stamps: Woodware - Doodle a Flower; Clearly Besotted - Fancy Sayings
- Ink: Versa Color - Sky Gray, Grape
- Cardstock: Bazzill Card Shoppe - Purple from assorted pack
- Washi Tape: Sainsbury's - From Impressionist Printed Craft Tapes pack
CAS on Sunday - Challenge #95 - Flowers
Thanks so much for stopping by. My teamies have created some wonderful projects using this beautiful colour combo (and their photography is better than mine!) so please do stop by the challenge blog and follow the links. There is also some news for you over at the main post and you may also spot a familiar face over there this week...