Sunday, 8 January 2012

The colour Purple!

Hi Folks, Nah it's not the book, good as it was it wouldn't make a great card LOL
Over at LIM Chrissie and Mandi have challenged us to produce a predominantly purple card neither Chrissie or Mandi would choose a purple card, which begs the question why choose it, LOL But I'm a happy bunny because purple is a fantastic colour although I don't remember ever making a card  in purple before. Here is my offering...........

My ink is Tim Holtz Seedless Preserve, I love this new colour it's from the fall LTD Edition, gorgeous!
Stamp is Elusive Images from yonks ago but another favourite. I may need to have another bash at this challenge.
I hope you have had a good weekend, Gay x

72 comments:

Chrissie said...

Gay, this is THE MOST FABULOUS card. Your inking is amazing and the spots of water look superb! Great stamping and terrific choice of images!
I think you may have gathered that I love this one!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Cracking card Gay
Sensational design
Thank you so much
Mandi
"Less s More"

sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous colour, one of my favs. I like the image too. You were right about the play dough, it's still stuck in the carpet!
Sarah-Jane xx

craftattack said...

This is definitely a purple car that I love! Valerie

Zoe Sanderson said...

Gorgeous card love that colour as well XOXO Zoe

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous card, love the image and colour. Tracy x

Suzilou said...

This is gorgeous, what a lovely colour and great stamp :)

Lynne said...

Beautiful Gay. Really elegant and such a gorgeous shade of purple.Love it.
Lynne xxx

Scrapmate said...

This is sooooo pretty. That is indeed a lovely colour.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A stunning card Gay and I LOVE the new DI colour - it's glorious!
Hope you've had a happy weekend - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Doreen said...

Wow is all I can say, this is really beautiful.xxx

Margaret said...

Absolutely love this Gay
Margaret x

Fiona said...

Love what you have done here Gay. Great plummy colour DI, hadn't seen that one before.

Valerie said...

Stunning Gay, very stylish!
Val x

Chantal said...

I love your card. It's very elegant!

Bonnie said...

Hi Gay, And you made it a One Layer card too! Wow, it's beautiful!

TAM said...

Wow Gay this is fabulous - loving everything about it.

Elin said...

It's totally stunning!!!!
Gorgeous!
Hugs Elin

Kathyk said...

It's GORGEOUS - love that colour and the image is simply perfect with it

Welcome to 2012

Kathyk

Joyce across the Pond said...

Simply wonderful - a great CAS card...love it!

Willy said...

Love it! So elegant and beautiful..

Jenny said...

ooo yes I love this Gay :) fabulous gradient of colour to the corner and love the water splashes too :)
Missed that inkpad colour, love the name of it :)
Jenny x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Gay
lOVE THE FLOWER GORGEOUS CARD AS PER USUAL.....
hUGS SYLVIE
XXX
hOPE YOU ARE WELL GAY........

Rosemary said...

holey smokes gay... what a GORGEOUS card!!! love it!!

Linda R. said...

Your purple card look fabulous. Perfect LIM card my friend. I do hope you have a nice week!!

Hugs, Linda

Carla said...

great card, love the stamp

Sheila in Cyprus said...

WOW! This is simply stunning. Love your inky background, the black flower stamp makes a stunning contrast. Love it!
Love Sheila

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely stunning! I really love the spotty effect with distress inks (this is a fab colour). Lovely!

Paula Whittaker said...

Nice effect

Junie said...

You have done it again Gay !!! What a truly beautiful and stylish card PERFECT CLASS !!!!!
Oh and Happy New Year my friend !!!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Gay.
luv
Debby

Suze Bain said...

A gorgeous card Gay, love that distress ink. xx

Christina said...

Wowww this is absolutely awesome Gay!!
Hugs Kristel

Tracy said...

What a beautiful card, love it :)

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs pops x

L*I*S*A said...

wonderfull!!
I love it.
Lisa

L*I*S*A said...

Wonderfull.
I LOve it.
Lisa

lisa said...

Hi Gay
If I've not said it already, Happy New Year to you. I hope 2012 holds all you would wish it too.
Your LIM card is gorrgeous, it's the first time I've seen that new DI colour irl so to speak and it's gorgeous, mmm now I have ink envy!!!
It looks lovely with that stamp, I can see why it's a favourite.
Have a good week.
Hugs Lisax

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW WOW WOW ... this is STUNNING. I simply adore it. xxx

Sally said...

A stunning card Gay & beautifully stamped. Can you let me in on your secret of how's it's done?
Sally x

Netty said...

wow its a fabulous card Gay, x

Victoria said...

This is just perfection! I'd be very surprised if this isn't one of the showcased cards.

Anne said...

Wowzers Gay this is gorgeous! When I did a lot of quilting there was a range of fabric with the splodges on in all the colours and it was just wonderful to use, called Fossil Ferns I think. I think you just reproduced it and went one better, LOVE this.
Anne
x

Sandra said...

Fabulous card, Sandra

Gio said...

Just one word: bellissima!

kingstonmama said...

Gay, I adore this! It is just beautiful, and that really is the most delicious shade of purple. :) Ann

Margreet Havinga said...

The color is amazing. The image great. I loved this card.

Margreet

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow This is just fantastic ! x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fabulous card ! Love the purple, love, the stamp love your stamping, can you tell I love it ! No make that adore it !

Marie

Marlena M. said...

AMAZING work! I love the look. ;)

Lizy said...

Wow this is totally wonderful Gay! I love the colour, the stamp, the splashes...perfect! :)
Lizy x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Gorgeous card!! love it!! Happy New Year to you!

Lisa A. said...

OH MY GOODNESS, Gay, this is SPECTACULAR!!! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!! The stamping, the color...WOW...WOW!!!!

Aileen said...

Brill card Gay, I love the way the ink deepens into the corner and the splashes work brilliantly. x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

The Crafty Elf said...

Everything about your card is stunning Gay! You continue to set the bar high which is exactly what card crafters need to be inspired. You should take a bow on this one for sure!

Viv's Visuals said...

Maybe the next colour challenge should be Green.... green with envy... cos that's what I am at the sight of this gorgeous creation. Love it absolutely and unreservedly.!!!

Evelyn said...

That's a gorgeous card!
The coloring is so perfect - I love the water drops so much!

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Gay
Beryl x

Sue W said...

Stunning!!!!
Love the design!
Love the colour inking!
Love the stamps!
Have to try one.........I'm feeling inspired thank you!

Isabelle Norris said...

Stunning as ever !!!
hugs
isa

timepasshobbies said...

Perfecto. Simply fantastic.
:)

Sasha said...

Such a stunning and beautifully stamped card, Gay:)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is stunning, Gay! I wouldn't choose to make a purple card either but you've sure inspired me to use the colour more. This is absolutely gorgeous!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Gay

Fabulous card for LIM and I like your other entry too - both totally gorgeous!

I see from your sidebar that you have addiction like me....Pinterest I'm following some of your boards - I'm loving it on there!

Tina
X

Melissa Norris said...

I loooooove your card Gay. My favourite colour is purple.
Hugs :o)
Melissa xxx

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Looked at the previous card first. Thought that was fabulous and this is even more so. Way to go!!!

Karen said...

Ooh rats I can't get this ink pad as it's not available to buy separately! I just love this colour and hope that I may find a used one at some point somewhere! Gorgeous card again! hugs Karen x

Viv said...

Most fabulous Gay, I adore it :O) Viv xx

Susan said...

Ding, ding, ding!!!! We have a winner here!! LOVE this card! Perfectly balanced...and fabulous shading! You totally rocked this challenge!

Your blog looks different...or is it just me? I like it!

Faith A said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the purple.

~ Ali ~ said...

This is stunning!!!!

Ali x