Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Purple Rose

This week I've started playing with a new challenge blog - Stampin' Royalty; what better way to start off the colour challenges than with the regal colour of purple?! Those of you who have been following my blog for a while know I love purple, so of course I had to play along. As with previous recent colour challenges, I have substituted Perfect Plum for the Rich Razzleberry as we don't have it here in Australia :(
As usual, Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch is gorgeous, and (as she suggested) the perfect way to use up some DSP oddments (although I only used one piece).

This card ended up completely different to how I initially pictured it, which was a baby card for my cousin's brand new baby girl (I decided the Elegant Eggplant was a bit heavy for such a card). I rotated the sketch and instead of the square I have used the rose from Fifth Avenue Floral which was stamped 3 times and paper toled. I sponged the edge of the Enchante DSP (retired) with Pale Plum and the card base with Elegant Eggplant to soften the edges a tad, and pulled out the white organdy ribbon to provide the softer finish than grosgrain or ric-rac.
I'm not quite sure what occasion this card is for yet, but I'm sure it will find a home soon.
Don't forget to pop on over to these two talented blogs to check out the latest challenges.

Stamp: Fifth Avenue Floral
Card: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White
DSP: Enchante (retired)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum
Other: White Organdy Ribbon (retired), Scallop Edge Punch


Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

I love what you did with the colour combo even though you did not have all of the colours! Your card is amazing!
Thank you so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, #1 Rising Star Canada 2008/2009 said...

such a pretty card Natasha... very clean and elegant! Thanks so much for playing with us at SR!

Sarah Newman said...

Very pretty card! What patience you must have to do paper tole! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!

Sandra Farrell said...

Very cute - that rose is awesome. Thanks for playing with us.

Sue said...

gorgeous- very elegant!