Sunday, September 21, 2008

Feeling Purple

Those of you who know me well know just how much I love the colour purple. Looking back over the cards I've made during the past few weeks, I realised that there was a distinct lack of purpley goodness in my creations. So last night after it cooled off a bit, I sat down at the craft table, got out a whole heap of purple CS and did some creating. I did make some Christmas cards (not purple) and I'll put those up sometime later in the week. Today it's all about purple.

For an added inspiration I used a couple of sketches. There are a lot of sketch challenges that I like to try and do, but often don't get the time, so last night I also got to do a couple of those as well. This first card is for a blog candy challenge over at the fabulously talented Christine's Creative Journey. Christine is giving away a RAK to celebrate 20K hits and all you have to do is make a card based on this sketch:Pretty easy huh? So, in my madly purple mood this is the card I came up with:

See, I told you I was feeling purple...LOL! Even my *tree* is purple....Kaiser rhinestone btw, with purple Prima flowers. The little owl is from Celebrate Everyday and is coloured with Copics. The "hi!" sentiment was made with some white American Crafts chipboard thickers. The CS is Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace, and Almost Amethyst. The little eyelet is Perfect Plum and the ribbon is Eggplant grosgrain. I was a bit impressed with my sparkly tree...especially the way it seems as though the owl is looking at it to say "What the..."

The second card I made was based on Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #34...unfortunately I still don't have any cupcake stamps...though that will soon change...LOL! So I just used the basic sketch to produce this card:

Same colours of CS as the card above with the addition of some Whisper White. Same ribbon too! The Eggplant BG is done with the So Swirly Wheel in Eggplant ink and the white swirls and sentiment bit are SU's Urban West rub ons. Because it was so hot yesterday the rub ons didn't come out quite perfect...I'll have to touch them up with the white gel pen before I send this one off.

Well, it looks like today is shaping up to be just as hot as yesterday. I hope to get some more creating done today...I still have a bunch a Hanna stuff that I want to finish. I've been having so much fun just colouring the images that I haven't made them into cards yet! If you like colouring then these stamps are awesome! I am getting better with the Copic markers but I need more colours....MORE, MORE, MORE!!! That's the problem with these gorgeous pens, once you start I think you won't want to stop til you have all of them...a very expensive hobby for sure!

Hope you all have a fabulous Sunday,



SmilynStef said...

Very fun sketch card ... love the purple.

Chrsitine said...

What a lovely card, Kristie! I love the rhinestones that you used and the owl is adorable! Thanks so much for playing! :-D

Have a great weekend!

Nikki Bond said...

These are fabulous Kristie! I love that you added the sketch too....such a wonderful sketch at that! I'll have to save that one away for later! {SMILES}

June Houck said...

You succeeded in achieving "purpley goodness" :)

Why not try a Christmas card with some purple? I like a little non-traditional color in holiday cards. No pressure...

Lea L. said...

Fun little how you made the tree limbs out of rhinestone strips! Great job with the sketch!



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