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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Shades of purple

When I got up this morning, I checked the Less is More challenge blog, as I usually do on Saturday mornings. I was surprised to see that the challenge for today is Predominantly Purple.

 It was particularly fitting, as I had planned to post this card later in the week, once I'd done the LIM challenge. I made this card for my dear friend Gail for her birthday.

I don't usually use purple, but my nieces were visiting over Christmas and they LOVE purple and pink. I have very little of those colours in my stash, so I hauled out what I had, and we played.

I taught my older niece how to use alcohol inks while she was here- she had a blast mashing the colours together to see what she could come up with. While she was playing, I made the card.

I used shades of purple alcohol ink for the background and stamped the image with staz-on. It was then layered on a light purple background that I ran through the herringbone embossing folder and placed it on a darker purple. The envelope was stamped with dusty concord distress ink.

Now that the snow is starting to fall here, I think I need to make some spring cards. My parents will be opening the greenhouse in a few months, and I need to get my stock built up for their clients.

6 comments:

  1. Lovely ink effect, super card!
    Snowing, oh dear!
    Keep warm

    Thank you so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  2. Alcohol inks make such dramatic effects... this is gorgeous!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. Love your card - the alcohol inks look great and I love your image - inkadinkado isn't it?

    Kathyk

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  4. Perfect
    Unique
    Really great
    Pleasing to the eye.
    Lovely
    Exquisite

    Jenjoy x

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  5. Beautiful card Amanda, I've never been brave enough to play with alcohol inks!, but I love the effect they produce. Thanks for popping in.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  6. I love how the alcohol inks look! Very pretty!

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