Thursday, March 14, 2013

Purple Haze....

Yesterday over at Virginia's blog, I saw a beautiful Ombre effect card Virginia made.... It got me thinking.... and I pulled out some new stamps and my purple distress inks.   And here's what came about

It's your day

I clear embossed the Leafy Vine then used 4 distress inks to do a resist technique, inking from light to dark down the card.   I had the purple lace sitting on my desk and it was just what I needed.  I stamped the sentiment in Archival ink.  I'll add a Happy Birthday inside.  

This card is being entered into a couple of challenges
City Crafters Challenge. ~ Inspired by a song - "Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendricks
Moxie Fab World ~ The Ombre Challenge
A Blog Named Hero ~ make your own embellishment ( the flower)
and Hero Arts monthly challenge ~ Spring

We are off to the beach this weekend... delivering a claw foot bath for our friends.  They will be setting it up in the yard to have an outdoor bath area.  They intend to have some gas heating so they can have a nice hot bath outdoors.  

I have a great post set up over at Die Cut Divas for tomorrow (USA PST)  ~ we have an awesome guest designer!!!!  Do pop over and have a look.  Here's a little sneak peek of one of the cards our guest has designed. 

Enjoy your weekend.


MaxineD said...

Dawn this is a beautiful card - love what you have done with the inks and the gorgeous ombre effect you have created.

Doreen said...

Beautiful ,gorgeous design and

Ros Crawford said...

What a stunner! This is perfect for your song and our challenge... Many thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Barb said...

Wow! Your ombre effect is gorgeous, Dawn! Love the pretty lace and your fabulous flower too!

That sneak peek has my fave colors - looks so pretty!

Sue said...

Hello Dawn
Ombre... French word for shading.
Your values and tones of Purple (your fav colour)has created an elegance on this card.
A blend of the excitement of Red and the tranquillity of Blue. It is radiant, and I love how you have made the flower to. It has wonderful movement created by your White embossed Bg, very pleasing to the eye.

Charlene said...

Hi Dawn!! this is wonderful!!!! LOVE the effect!! Thanks for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a beatiful card and I just adore the purple shades! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

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Nancy K said...

I love purple...and I love this fabulous card design, Dawn! Wow, so pretty!

Maureen Morton said...

Great colors and what a fun effect! I need to try this. Thanks for the inspiration. Love that layered flower. Happy weekend.

Greta said...

Love your purple masterpiece, Dawn!

Monika Reeck said...

I love your purple card and this one is that swirl and the lovely lace on the top of the card dear...lovely flower in different purple too and I have a post with purple too..wanna hear from you what is your comment Dawn...hugs

Linda R said...

What an amazing card. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

Cath said...

Hey Dawn! Thanks for linking this up to the Ombre Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)