Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Purple Haze

This month's challenge over at Jay Gee's Nook this month is certainly dear to my heart.... Look at this inspirational montage from Pinterest
Isn't this just the most amazing colour....  I ADORE Puprle.... it's my favourite colour... so much so my new glasses frames are purple!
So of course out came the Rose stamp again.  My previous purple roses card was made just one day too early for the challenge... so had to do another one. 
Purple Haze
I recently bought some Hero Arts water colour paper.... what amazing paper.  I wet it thoroughly and added some watercolour paints in purple, red and gold.  Once this dried, I stamped the Frame stamp in Dusty Concord distress ink and the rose in black ink.  I used distress inks to colour I ( my favouritest  way to colour).  I stamped again onto a lighter weight of watercolour paper and colour and cut a rose and bud.  The sentiment is from a Kaisercraft set I got today.  I lightly sponged a white piece of card stock with Milled Lavender and then stamped in Dusty Concord with a Crackle stamp and edged the piece with the darker ink.   

Hope the week is going well for you... It seems to be flying by for me...  on the countdown to my back surgery... 16 days to go... 

Cheers

Dawn

7 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Such a pretty card Dawn - wonderfully colouring and I love the crackle stamp. Thanks so much for joining us this month at Jay Gee's :)

PS: I just read your profile... I was born in Forest Hill and went to Murrays Bay Primary School. I have only been living in Australia for about 7 years. So amazing what a small world it really is.

Barb said...

I love this card, Dawn! Such pretty purple shades and your rose looks amazing! Can't believe your back surgery is coming up so fast. Yikes. It can be scary, but I know it'll go well and will help you to feel a whole lot better! Hugs!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Oh my goodness I can't get over the crackle effect going on here. This is elegant and beautiful at the same time. Just stunning.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Love the purple hues!

Tiffany said...

So yummy! Just love all the purple goodness on this card, Dawn! Stunning!

Jacqueline said...

That is a gorgeous card Dawn - love this effect!

Ange Kelly said...

Gorgeous card Dawn! I love the rose and the crackle background ... thanks for playing along with us this month Cheers Ange