Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Gardeners Delight

For someone who didn't have much purple...here I am doing another card with purple. I have found this coloured image amongst my UFO's (unfinished objects) in my endless pursuit of a tidy desk....but that a great feeling to get another card finished! I have to say I am loving these colours together - so vibrant!!!

I actually finished this card last night but waited until this morning to get the photo...but what a shock I had when I went into the garden to find some lovely greenery - I have to add at this stage it must have been a few days since I have been here, as the frosts have turned most of the gorgeous pink flowers a not so delightful shade of brown - finally I saw this little glimmer of colour on a potted camelia....I love the way the sun is just filtering through....such a pretty day!

This card ia a triple challenge card - I am liking making them this way - it is for the Crafty Creations Challenge where we are to use purple....and as you can see - I have!! The Our Creative Corners Challenge, using a border punch...I have used two infact - one behind the embossed image and one on the corners of the image...I used a scalloped border punch for that...pretty sneaky!! LOL!! The final challenge is a new one this week, run by the lovely Susie and Vicki...It is the Die Cut Dreams Challenge where the theme is GREEN FINGERS....this card is floral and the photo taken in the garden - does that ge me extra points girls!?!? LOL!

The image is watercoloured with Whispers pens and an aqua brush, layered on mauve CS and then again on an embossed layer....I have embossed the sentiment in white as it makes it stand out more...I have to say I don't recall seeing too many flowers in this colour...but do have a gorgeous rose in our garden that we hunted for...it is called 'Shocking Blue' and the perfume is divine...I have 2 of them actually and just love the fragrance and it's elegant beauty. Nature is such a source of inspiration, infact for perfect colour combinations...look outside your door!!

Thank you for stopping by today...I appreciate your visits and each comment you leave....you make my day. Have a great day - God bless you!!
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  1. Beautiful card Linda I popped over and saw it on SCS first and now here I adore the colours its totally stunning.
    Thank you for taking part in the first DCD challenge
    good luck in the draw
    Love Susie xx

  2. Hi Linda, what a beautiful card, Such gorgeous colours. Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge this week and good luck.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

  3. Wow, Linda tht is as lovely as you :-)


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