Thursday, 21 January 2016

A Little Purple Playtime

Hello there friends I've had a little play in my craft pod this afternoon 
having seen a couple of challenges in blogland that inspired me.

First up Inkspirational is having a 'Blast From the Past'
in celebration of their 100th challenge!!! Choose any previous colour challenge!
So 'Congratulations' on a brilliant achievement and here's to the next 100! 

I've chosen #67 – purple with grey or silver

This started out as a bit of a mess!
Using watercolour card I've haphazardly 'painted / daubed' purple shades
of Distress Inks and Gamsai Kuretake watercolour paint. Mixed, drizzled, 
spritzed and splattered with water before drying then stamping the flower
images from Uniko: Pure Florals - Chrysanthemum in Versamark then 
heat embossing with silver EP. I splattered the cardbase with some surplus 'paint'
added a strip of silver glitter card, heat embossed a sentiment from the same set,
popped the die-cut florals up on 3d foam then added a few sequins to finish.

My inspiration for the design came from Marika who is the Guest Designer over
at Time Out Challenges and the challenge is to CASE Marika's card 
'with your own twist' ... I couldn't resist going with a purple shade and florals.

Here's Marika's card:

Ok off to catch up on some comments now but I'll be back tomorrow
with a reminder card for the latest challenge over at Uniko.

Thanks for calling by and see you soon.



  1. Love the combination of silver and purple, looks so pretty. Beautiful card

  2. Gorgeous design. I love the colour combination. xx

  3. Wow! One amazing card, I love it!

  4. Positively, passionately purple, and perfect!! Sarah, you have captured the essence of Marika's gorgeous card beautifully - LOve that Mum!

  5. Purple is my fave..and Sarah your card is so dazzling and a beauty!!! I love it! :)
    Suchi xx

  6. Such a stunning card!! The colors are so pretty

  7. Wonderful Sarah. You really have created a fabulous take on Marika's card. I love the strip of silver and the splashed of purple around the flower. Great to see you at Ink and TO

  8. Really beautiful! Its perfect for both the challenges!

  9. Beautiful colours and the smooshing, splattering etc worked out great. That stamp is always a favourite and you've used it beautifully. Fabulous card, really striking x

  10. This is a wonderful flower stamp and I love your take on Marika's card, the bg looks great! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

  11. Gorgeous purple flowers Sarah, another fab card ;) Viv xx

  12. WOW! This is gorgeous. Love the splatters on the back and I agree... purple and silver looks so great together. Thank you so much for CASEing my card.

  13. So bright and shiny! Beautiful CASE of Marika's card!

  14. It doesn't matter how it started out, it's a wonderful result - elegant and fabulous!

  15. Messy beginning or not, this is gorgeous now!

  16. The shimmer of the mums is beautiful, loving the layout too. Beautiful showcase of this set. Hugs Bev x

  17. What a beautiful card - you've used those colours in perfect proportions. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  18. Oh Sarah, this is gorgeous!!!! Love your explanation of the chaos of paint, splattering etc that ended up with this card. Those flowers are stunning and I love your strip of glitter down the card front. So very happy to see you at TIME OUT!!

  19. Great CASE of Marika's card Sarah! I love the combo of silver and purple - and that sparkly silver strip is divine! Great to see you at Time Out! Jill

  20. What a unique design and beautiful card! The large flowers look wonderful aligned up top with the paint splatter and sequins. As always, thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna


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