Wednesday 4 August 2010

It's Purple and Green at Craft's and Me

Good Morning Peeps,

Hopefully if this post has scheduled correctly I will be chilling in the Cotswolds, ahhhhhhh fabulous!  Today's challenge over at Crafts and Me has been chosen by our very own purple Frog "Amy" and Amy has chosen a colour theme, not too far off one of my favourite combo's, "Purple and Green".  Now, lilac and mint is one of my favourites and this combo is just a shade or two darker, so I personally love it.  We are being sponsored by Mary Dew Lee from Serendipity Stamps , these are gorgeous and I don't think you'll want to miss out so please pop over the see the beautiful creations the design time have produced HERE and we look forward to visiting all your blogs to see your interpretations of Green and Purple.  Here's my card using one of the new Crafts and Me very own brand of stamps designed by Sara Burrier, she is called "Romeo Oh Romeo" and you can purchase her from HERE.

The background paper was a freebie from Scrapbook Magazine and the green paper is from basic grey.

I have distressed all the edges using walnut stain distress ink and added diamond stickles. I added old paper distress ink around the image.  The image itself has been coloured with copics.  I was going to have a play with painting with my distress inks and creating a background but I couldn't find my watercolour brush :(  I do have some time schedule for a craft tidy up but the last time I did this I couldn't find anything for week's, lol!

A bit of a dimensional view for you.

I have used a Marianne Design Die for the swirls coming out of the flower bloom, which incidentally is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I have also used two doilies and spritzed with glimmer mist, edged with walnut stain distress ink and added some diamond stickles.  I have also used those gorgeous metal corners, I got these from one of the craft fairs from a stall right in the corner and will have to try and find them again at the next Stameprama.  The leaves are from the gorgeous martha stewart front punch. 

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Create 4 Fun - Sketch
Dutch Dare - Anything Goes
Just Hannah & Friends - Favourite Movie (Shirley Temple)
Paperplay - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - Distressing
All Sorts - Dressing Up


angelwhispers said...

Love it!! The colours are gorgeous as is the image (I have tried to be very good and not order anything but I can feel the strain!!!lol) may have to be naughty. The photo edges are just perfect on this beautiful creation Love Chanelle xx

Lizzy said...

WOW another stunner from you Tracy...gorgeous image & colours and once again beautiful details & layout ~ Good luck in the challenges xx Lizzy xx :o)

CraftyC said...

She's gorgeous Tracy.The colours work so well and you have embellished it beautifully!

Juls said...

so fab!!! Just love the colours, your fancy corners, and all the lovely sparkle! Hugs Juls

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, beautifully coloured and embellished. luv gina xx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Tracy
Beautiful card, gorgeous image, lovin' all the purple. Pretty doilies and love the decorative corners too!

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful card everything fits together beautifully.
Hugs *Karla*

Fleur said...

Tracy this fab, love the purple & green together - perfect
Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week,
Hugz Fleur xXx

Viv said...

These colours look great together Tracy! Another gorgeous card, love all the distressing and stickles! Viv xx

zoe.payne said...

Beautiful card, love the colour combination. the image is very cute. Flowers and layout are

Mummylade said...

sensational card! So glad you joined the Allsorts challenge this week, good luck.

Annika said...

Gosh, your colouring is totally stunning!! Such a gorgeous card!
And believe me, I know all about "I tidied up and now can't find anything" syndrome! lol

Faye said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Thank you for playing at Cupcake. x

crafty amy said...

Hiya teamie :D
This is so pretty there are so many great little touches here I just love those corners!
Amy xx

Vicky said...

Hi Tracy thankyou SOO much for your lovely comment on my blog. This card is just amazing, its......WOW...I love absolutely everything about & your colouring is BELISSIMO. Take care

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx