Monday, January 9, 2012

LIM 48 - The Color "Purple"

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Purple?  Really?  I rarely use purple...don't have anything against it, just never use it....so this week's challenge at Less is More really threw me for a bit.  I put my thinking cap on and came up with a few cards using mainly purple.  Now...before you say anything, let me tell you...these really are purple, I just couldn't get the photos to reflect the actual color.  For some reason they look all pinky-purple in the photos, but trust me, they are definitely purple!


This first card was made with some Bo Bunny scraps I had.  I cut the purple DP a bit smaller than the card front, then cut it apart and used an EK Success punch to punch the edges.  The sentiment is from PTI and is stamped in purple.  I colored two clear bling with my Copic pen (purple) and added to the sentiment. The purple panels are also pop-dotted for extra dimension.


This second card is actually the first card I made.  The blooms are a Flourishes stamp (Orchids).  I colored the image with  purple (now why does it look blue????) Prisma pencils and used OMS for blending.  I stamped the image again and colored the same, then cut out individual petals and pop-dotted them over the original petals for a bit of added dimension.  The flower panel is also pop dotted on the card base.


For this card I used a Spellbinder die for the butterfly and the doily behind it is a PTI stamp.  The image was stamped in purple, and the butterfly was colored with various purple Copic pens (and they look pink in this photo! Gaah!).  I added a little sparkle with some glitter to the butterfly.


This last card was made using a PTI text stamp (stamped in purple) and the Happy Birthday sentiment stamped repeatedly across under the text stamp.  The Happy Birthday stamp is from Hero Arts (I think).  The small butterflies were punched with a MS punch and the larger butterfly was cut with a Spellbinder die.  I used liquid pearls (in lavender) for the body of the butterflies and added a touch of glitter to each one.  Again, these really are purple butterflies...not pink!

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32 comments:

  1. so.. i knew i could count on you to have more than one fabulous card for the challenge, susan! each and everyone is absolultely gorgeous!! i love, love, love the one with orchids, though...

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  2. Wow, Susan, you have made several beautiful cards featuring purple! I love all your glittery butterfly cards...all of your cards are wonderful!

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  3. ALL of these are simply beautiful!
    Lynn

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  4. You always wow me with your cards - usually several for each challenge! A gorgeous set of purple cards. :) Ann Y.

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  5. WOW! These are all stunning cards Susan. I love the simplicity of the first one especially the stunning shade of purple.
    Love Sheila x

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  6. all the cards are great, but the first I love the most!

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  7. These are all fabulosu Susan
    I LOVE the first, then I got to the last and thats gorgeous too
    Apreciate your efforts, great job!


    Thanks so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  8. You certainly don't do things by halves do you Susan!
    These are all gorgeous but the first one is just SO striking... I think that has to be my fave!
    Tremendous!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  9. So many lovely cards - so hard to pick a fave.

    Nipped over to your linked post to wish you a happy blogversary!

    Welcome to 2012

    Kathyk

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  10. These are all beautiful Susan. I really like the first one as I love the idea of the sentiment sitting in between the split card stock. x

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  11. I love your first card.It's so clean and simple , just as I like.

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  12. Gorgeous cards Susan, the first one is my favourite - love how you've framed the sentiment. xx

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  13. Wow, you certainly tackled this challenge head on! I like all the cards a lot but I love the first two.
    Tara
    x

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  14. Stunning creations as always Susan. Every on a beauty

    Ali x

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  15. A fabulous selection of cards. love the purple one.
    Yvonne x

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  16. These are all gorgeous Susan, I love the orchids but then again the inked PP on the first card really catches my eye too :)
    I think because Purple is a secondary colour it easily morphs to suit or contrast the surrounding colours it's put with...so tricky isn't it :)
    Jenny x

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  17. I love yourt first card! A great idea to cut the purple paper like this and set the sentiment in between. I like also very much the kind you stamped and coloured the card. Great.

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  18. Wow Susan!All of your cards are gorgeous, I love them all but I think the first one just has the edge for me.
    Lynne xxx

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  19. Beautiful cards Susan. Happy New Year to you and yours
    Beryl x

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  20. Love your cards Susan... so many and all perfect.....I smiled when I saw your butterfly card though.....Happy New Year!

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  21. What pretty cards, Susan!! LOVE the first one, especially, the colors and layout...stunning:)!!

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  22. Purple seems to be the hardest color to photograph. Mine looked dark blue. I love the layout, paper and punching on the first card. Those 3D orchids are gorgeous and I love how you used the butterfly and did 2 very different cards. You truly did justice to this challenge!

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  23. Susan these are gorgeous and I LOVE the first card, so simple and elegant. And a great way to use a paper that is "too nice to cut into" lol!
    Anne
    x

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  24. Another fabulous card again Susan, my fav this week I think too :O) Viv xx

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  25. Hi Susan. I love all of your cards, but I am partial to the first one. I love the design on the paper, the piercing, the bling, and the sponges edges.

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  26. What a gorgeous collection Susan! For me the first one stands out - I love the rich DP and the pretty edging and I always love it when a sentiment has a special home!

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  27. Hi Susan, Four fabulous cards each one gorgeous in it's own right:0) My favourite is the first, it's my sort of colour:0) I love the last nearly as much! The text below the butterfly works really well, Gay xxx

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  28. I've just realised that I haven't commented on your gorgeous cards! Purple is my favourite colour and you've rocked this challenge. I love the first one with the wavy aperture.

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Thanks you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment! I love hearing from you! Hugs! Susan

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