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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.


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

    Thank you so much
    "Less is More"

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

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


  4. Perfect
    Really great
    Pleasing to the eye.

    Jenjoy x

  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.


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