Thursday, January 12, 2012

Purple Thursday

I thought this Penny Black slapstick stamp would be perfect for the Less is More purple challenge only problem was I need a light and dark purple and the only one I could find was Perfect Plum and Light Plum inkpads from Stampin Up. Then when I cut out the balloons and made it predominately purple the light Plum which looks more like pink stood out more than the purple.
Never mind I thought I would have a go with distress inks instead, so I stamped a couple pieces of card and embossed with white powder than got down to blending Mulled ! and Dusty Concord. Made a lovely job with just the right amount of distressing then stamped a verse in the middle looked b****y awful and it went in the bin.
I also distess a couple of bits of card to stamp using black ink this wasn't the time for the inkpad not being juicy enough and it was only when I stamped did I find out so they went in the bin.
So that left this one but there are issues first off, there is a mark in the middle which a butterfly is conveniently hiding but one odd butterfly looks out of place consequently there are now three butterflies using a very old punch.
Then there is the smudged sentiment because I'm stamping on linen card you need to be extra firm guess I was bit too firm. But here it is in all its glory and I shall be wearing purple for the next few days.

58 comments:

heidy said...

Wow they're both gorgeous Debby!
Hugs Heidy

Wendy said...

Looks fab to me Hun lol

Hugs Wendy

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! I especially love the latter one, so beautiful and delicate.

melsanford said...

Beautiful cards, Debby. I love the balloons but those flowers on the second card are amazing! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Suzilou said...

Considering the problems you had making these cards, they are both stunners! I love the balloons and may have to borrow that idea with my Clarity balloon stamps and your 2nd card is gorgeous, love the colour and those butterflies just finish it off nicely :)

Uschi said...

Wunderschön sind Deine Karten. Besonders die zweite gefällt mir sehr.

Liebe Grüße
Uschi

Mandy said...

Two beautiful cards Debby,I especially like the second one...Had a similar thing yesterday just finished colouring an image,went to move an ink pad the lid came of and it fell straight on to the image,I was not a happy bunny,so sulked and didn't do any crafting for the rest of the day..lol...
Mandy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wearing purple sounds good to me Debby, lol! Sounds like you had a real time of it making these two. The bottom one is my fave.

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie these are fabulous I love the colours you have used, love the bottom one the best its a butterfly thing hugs pops x

Irene said...

Your sceond card is sooooooooooo lovely with all those gorgeous flowers and butterflies!!!

Irene

Nicole said...

Lovely cards, very elegant in all their simplicity. Really love the colour purple. Hugs, Nicole

Christine L said...

Oooh Wow Debby..... who would have ever known you'd had problems!! Those cards are both FAB-U-LOUS but I particularly love the second one! I would love to know what stamp you've used and how you've achieved that look? Could you email me??
Big Hugs
Christine x

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous creations Debby. Love the first one.xxx

Irene said...

Two beatuful and stunning cards Debby.

luv
irene
xxxx

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous cards Debby! LOve them both!
Chrissyxx
Sounds easier to do what I call 'normal' cards...than 'More is Less' or is that Less is More lol.

Julie said...

Well Debby I hope you look as good in purple as your cards do!
They are both fabulous!
I love everything about them both.
The first is SO perfect. I love the image and your layout is stunning!
Love the score lines as well as the images on the second. The stray butterflies have created a unique card. I really think the bits that we add to cover our "mishaps" often are the things that make handmade card special.
Great cards!

nnalorac said...

Was looking at the hearts stamp just yesterday, will I or won't I! Makes a lovely card but oh I do love the second one, simply stunning for me Debby. Carolxx

CraftyC said...

Love your cards Debby and what fabulous colours!
Clairexx

catherine said...

Both cards are beautiful and loving the purple
x catherine

Brigitte said...

WOW, I think they are both fabulous!!! You're the only one who can see those mistakes, I certainly can't, lol!!! I think they look perfect! Hugs, Brigitte

Aud said...

Two beautiful cards lovely the 2nd one its so vibrant, the hearts one is lovely to plain and simple but lovely. Aud x

NGCARDS said...

Oooh a lovely set of cards hun xxx

Anita said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!!!
xoxo Anita

Marja Sch said...

Wow wonderful The flowers is so beautiful. Hugs Marja

KraftyKoolKat said...

Both are gorgeous sweetie. I love your honesty, I am glad that someone as great as you makes mistakes like the rest of us. Lol!!! We would never know if you hadn't told us.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Marian de Maijer said...

Wat zijn ze alletwee weer super mooi
Groetjes

Yenni Natalia said...

What a fun card! :)

love this...if it is PINk i think i go crazy! :)

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow these are both beautiful Debby. I just love those hot air balloons .. so different
Lisa x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

so beautiful card….. love the combo and cute image....

Hugs
Judith

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow these are well worth all the effort that it took to get there! both are gorgeous!!! and thank you for visiting x x

Lisa said...

Both fab but the butterfly one is gorgeous and I reckon your rejects that hit the bin are porbably better than the only card of mine I was happy with xx

Anne said...

Both fabby cards Debby. Hugs x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Debby,
These look fantastic to me. I love the colours and despite your problems I think that they are brilliant.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Kathyk said...

Two simply splendiferous cards - couldn't possibly pick a fave!

Welcome to 2012

Kathyk

Bonnie Weiss said...

Love these purple cards, Debbie especially the purple background with the white flowers .... nice change to see reverse stamping.

Craftdee said...

I particularly love your perfectly-placed butterflies :-) Seriously, it wouldn't have been "right" without them! Donna

Craftychris said...

I love both these cards they are fab. The shades of purple on the baloons are gorgeous and the flowers on the second are perfect! xx

jules said...

both beautiful cards and colours Debby!

Dora said...

Wow love these cards Debby, especially the butterfly one.. when I make a mistake on my cards I always say that to myself that it's a sign that I need to put something there ;) .. so no mistakes done ha ha

Elfcrafts said...

Hi Debby, both of your cards are gorgeous. I do love the balloon stamp xx

Anonymous said...

Well they both look fab to me Debby!
Helen x

Frieda said...

WOW !!!

Diese Karte ist wuuunderschön !

Ein Traum !

liebe Grüße
aus Österreich
frieda

Claire said...

Two beautiful cards - love purple. Hugs, Claire x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous cards sweetie I soooo love the colour.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Kathleen said...

Both these cards are stunning.

Kath x

coops said...

stunning cards debby,fabulous designs :D

xx coops xx

Chrissie said...

Two great cards Debby!
I love the one with the floral band.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Scrapmate said...

They both look lovely to me.

Jenny said...

Oh Debby, I love the purple heart balloons, fabulous 3D scene :)
Jenny x

Karen said...

Both are lovely cards Debby, I adore those hot air balloons and think they are my favourite hugs Karen x

Sandra said...

Debby, Both your cards are stunning:) Sandra H

gina g said...

Gorgeous cards Debby loving all the purple. luv gina xx

Melodie said...

Wow, this is again a masterpiece.
Hugs
Melodie

Mandi said...

Both stunning Debby, I love the balloons. That's such a brilliant take on them. theya re usually so vibrant, I love it this way

Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous cards Debby, love both, Gay xxx

Susie said...

Stunning! Susie x

Amanda xx said...

Two gorgeous cards, the purple is divine and the simple, classic lines always are a sure winner xxxxx Amanda

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