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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Purple-Palooza!!

Hey there!! Back with another post for today... this time for the first Less is More challenge of the new year and as my title would suggest we are to use purple on our project.   Ahh...the color purple.   While I'm not a huge fan of purple in general... I do like to use it from time to time when I'm making cards.  I especially like deep rich purples for cardmaking.  Today I used two purple inks, PTI's Plum Pudding and Close to My Heart's Pansy Purple, and a purple cardstock, PTI's Royal Velvet for my card.  The stamps are all from Hero Arts (Carte Postal, Antique Flowers & Butterflies & Luscious Frames).



There isn't a ton of white (or in the case of this card... cream) space, but hopefully there is enough to satisfy Chrissie and Mandi.  I stamped the main image several times on the cream cardstock piece using Plum Pudding ink and then one time on scrap cream cardstock using Pansy Purple.  The Pansy Purple image was trimmed out and adhered as you see.  The "hello" was stamped in black ink to make it stand out more and then a little butterfly was stamped in Plum Pudding, trimmed out and adhered to the card.  A few purple rhinestones finished off the card.

35 comments:

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very cool card, Rosemary! I like the "Carte Postale" image very much.

Saints Rule! said...

Love it! You've inspired me to pull out some purple card stock too!

Sue said...

Ahhhh.... Purple, a palette that is mysterious, and yet sublime, it is a colour that is not used often as a primary on cards, I don't know why! It is a complex colour embracing undertones of passionate Red and cool Blue-which conflict, and perhaps this is a message it gives to artists who work with it, personally I love the colour, as I see it as sensual and at the same time spiritual -again the conflict.
I have an aversion to any hostility or rancour, in my life so it is perplexing to me to realise I like Purple.
This explanation does not however explain my thoughts on your creation today. Your Photo is not picking up the purple of your card too well, but aside from that I love your repeated image, and then the butterfly element which adds that necessary dimension to connect with the sentiment, just brilliant.
Smiles:)

gg nurse said...

So artistic & beautiful, Rosemary!

Chrissie said...

Ah Rosemary... the consummate cardmaker!
This is STUNNING!
The use of colour, the added dimension, the brilliant placement... I could go on!
As you say, there isn't a lot of white space it's true, but it's the MOST fabulous card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

An unusual and FAB take on this week's theme - love it!

Kathyk

Mandi said...

Your card is satisfying to me Rosemary. Whilst I guess the purple isn't predominent, the delicate shades lend themselves to the design perfectly as does the dark card base
Just lovely!

Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Olga said...

works for me, it's gorgeous

Gibmiss said...

Hi Rosie
Gorgeous card..... Love the modern take......
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

JeNjOy said...

Perfect
Unique
Really great
Pleasing to the eye.
Lovely
Exquisite

Jenjoy x

Jacqueline said...

Just beautiful Rosemary, love this design!!

Margaret said...

Fabulous card Rosemary
Margaret x

Suzilou said...

Really like the stamp and love what you have done with it :)

Lynne said...

I think Chrissie and Mandi have said it all Rosie, fabulous card.
Lynne xxx

Jenny said...

Oh that's an awesome design Rosemary, love how you popped one postcard up :)
Jenny x

Lisa Lara said...

This is so cool and trendy Rosi. I love how you popped up the one label. Love the clean look!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous, stylish and beautiful Rosemary you've done it again, LOL Gay xxx

Victoria said...

What a stunner!

Jenni's Jems said...

Brill card love the soft tones x

Cards By Jan said...

Wow!! love what you have done here...its gorgeous...

Elizabeth Allan said...

Gorgeous soft purple. Wonderful use of a repetitive design with the one panel being accented.

kingstonmama said...

Hi Rosemary. This is gorgeous! I'm not familiar with that stamp, but I love it and I love the way you've used it on this card. Really fabulous. :) Ann

Tiffany said...

Delicious colors! Love the butterfly!

Brenda said...

That's a beautiful design Rosemary! I also really struggle with this colour but I love how you used it here!

Susan said...

Rosemary...what can I say...WOW! Gorgeous card...it might not be strictly CAS...but it is absolutely fabulous!!

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, another lovely card for the LIM weekly challenge. Wow! What a lovely mix of stamps and white space...amazing!

Aileen said...

Super design. Love the repeated image and it going over the top. x

Suze Bain said...

this is beautiful Rosemary, I love it! xx

~ Ali ~ said...

Wow I'm loving this!

Ali x

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous card!

Elise said...

You've always, ALWAYS looked sooooo pretty in PURPLE, Rosie! This card... literally, BREATH TAKING! I'm in complete adoration of that compositition - SO clever! I can see that I have MUCH to catch up on {!} but WHAT a lovely ride I'm about to take! This truly is a splendid card, my friend!

Sasha said...

A really lovely, stylish card with a vintage feel:)

Michelle said...

fabulous design!

Viv said...

Yet another fabulous card again Rosie :O) Viv xx

Lisa A. said...

What a wonderful use of some purples, Rosemary!! So creative and lovely...the butterfly a masterful touch!!