Saturday, 7 January 2012

Fruit and Flowers and a lot of purple!


I love purple, I also like green, pink, blue, red........  perhaps red is my favourite colour but purple comes as a strong second.  Do you have a favourite colour?

For me it was no hardship to do this weeks challenge at LESS IS MORE which is to be predominantly PURPLE.  I've teamed this challenge with FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES and here's the sketch I followed - 


So onto my card.  I've used Elegant Eggplant as my card base with Perfect Plum as a matt.  Before attaching the matt I used post its to mask off a strip.  I stamped the group of flowers/ leaves from Fruit and Flowers to make a pattern.  The same stamp was used to make a pattern on the Very Vanilla in Perfect Plum by stamping off on some scrap several times.  My thanks so much is from Pocket Silhouettes in Elegant Eggplant.  

Then comes the fun toppers.  I love this flower and I'm sure I'll use it often.  For this card I stamped it in Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum.  Then cut them out using my paper snips.  The middles are the fabby In Colour Designer Printed Brads.  So much you could do with these middles - buttons, glitter, glimmer brads or just stamped in another colour.  Loads of possibilities.

Go check out Fruit and Flowers, one of the many fabulous new sets from the Spring Mini Catalogue.  This is the first year we've had a Spring Mini and it's well worth a look with lots of new items such as the Simply Adorned range.  This range includes jewellery, charms keys and crowns which will make a fab addition to your projects. 


The Spring mini runs from 4th January until 30th April.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I look forward to seeing your projects too. x 

27 comments:

Suzilou said...

Loving this egg plant colour and what great flowers with the different coloured centres. Great card :)

Chrissie said...

It looks great Aileen... I think naturals are among my favourite shades!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Linda Callahan said...

Very cute! Love the different colored flower centers!

Chantal said...

I love your card. It's beautiful!The colors are perfect.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Aileen, Gorgeous Purple card, nice combination to the two challenges.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Tui Nathan said...

Gorgeous Aileen ... love the purples and those flowers are soo cute!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Kathyk said...

FAB card and well done on making it fit several challenges too

Kathyk

Mandi said...

Your dark card base makes for a striking card Aileen.
I have to say Im a pink girlie, but orange and green are a close second

Thank you so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Gillian said...

Great card Aileen. Love the flowers, they look fab

JeNjOy said...

Perfect
Unique
Really great
Pleasing to the eye.
Lovely
Exquisite

Jenjoy x

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card Aileen
Margaret x

Faith A said...

A great take on the challenge and I love the fact you have introduced other colours with the candy.

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the shades you have used, and the different coloured brads make the flowers pop out at you x

Jenny said...

A great way to combine both challenges Aileen, those flowers are so pretty especially with the designer brads as centres :)
Jenny x

Notes by Nina said...

Love the purple and your flowers are fantastic.

Notes by Nina said...

Love the purple and your flowers are fantastic.

Vicky Hayes said...

I love all the different purples Aileen and particularly the dark strip of stamping on your card base. Thank you for your good wishes and wishing you all the best for 2012 as well! Vicky x

Ann Schach said...

Purple is one of my favorite colors! I LOVE the flowers with their centers. You did a perfect job with the sketch!

Suze Bain said...

Love the different shades of purple and the background stamping. A beautiful card. xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is stunning, Purple is my fav colour so it was a joy for me this week on LIM. Thanks for dropping by my blog, Hazelxox

Bonnie said...

What pretty purple flowers! I love the different tones. I think yellow is my favorite color but I don't use it on cards often enough.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Aileen, Fabulous card, I love the rich deep purple and pretty flowers, Gay xxx

Carol said...

Love this Aileen, gorgeous shades of purple and I love the pop of colour on the flowers. ATM purple is one of my favourite colours - just painted my new kitchen aubergine! Carol x

laurie said...

Love the flowers!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful! I love the colorful brads and soft border in the back. ;)

Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Aileen! Gorgeous shades of purpleness!

kingstonmama said...

What a lovely card. I like that purple card base, and the touches of color in the flower centers really make them stand out. Wonderful! :) Ann Y.

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