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Friday, 6 August 2010

Pretty in Purple




One of the challenges on my swap group last month was 'purple'. By now, it's either been received or it's got lost so either way, it seems like a good time to post it.

The image, of course, is one of Ching Chou Kuik's fairies, and she's coloured with Promarkers. Now, maybe it's me, but the lilac/purple shades I've got in Promarkers all seem a little grey.  Which is a pity because I love vibrant purples. (Or vibrant almost anything, to be honest!) I'm always a bit disappointed by them. But then, I haven't got he full set yet, so may be missing the brighter shades. Anyway, I've mounted her on some lilac mesh I've had for years, and also used some purple mirriboard that I embossed in my Wizard using a Cuttlebug folder. The backing paper is one I made in Photoshop Elements to match the Promarker colours, and I finished it off with some flowers. Three were stamped, embossed with holgraphic powder and cut out ages ago, and have been languishing in my box of bits since then. The fourth is even older - bought about the same time as the mesh! I finished them all off with sticky gems. And finally, I added a sentiment which I picked up at our local Wilkinsons!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Flutterby Wednesdays (Favourite colour and wings), and
The Wild Flower Patch which is looking for embossing

7 comments:

Danni said...

What a stunning card!That purple is so striking! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Mina said...

oh wow Josephine shes fabulous in purple...what a gorgeous image this is
Mina xxx

Spyder said...

I can never get mess to look so neat and lovely!!

Love the colour!! and that gorgeous image and thank you for the tip on Mr Linky!
(Lyn)

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Josephine this is gorgeous those colours are both vibrant and beautiful love the embossed mirror card and that image is lovely.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Gemma said...

fabulous card josephine, love the shades of purple you've used :) Xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Josephine, clever you creating your own papers and your design and colouring is gorgeous, fabulous image to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Lin said...

Jo this is gorgeous. You are right about the pros though. Hundreds of blues/greens but very little in the way of purples and reds. Very disappointing to my mind.

Which bug folder did you use here?

Lin xxx

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