This is my first post for a fortnight … life just took on a … um, well … life of it’s own … and meant that card making and blogging needed to take a back seat. I’ve been doing my very best to keep up with goings on in the blogosphere, but haven’t been as frequent a visitor and commenter as usual. Sorry. Looking forward to resuming normal service (me … normal … hahahahaha!) with this …
So, can you guess it’s for CASology‘s Purple Cue Card?? I was also inspired by Keep It Simple‘s Square challenge and by the sketch at Annabelle Stamps this month. Just so as you know upfront, I’m not a great purple person … I appreciate what others do with it, but it’s not really a colour I reach for much … hence the challenge of it all.
Here, there’s a bit of experimentation going on … a colour washed background panel and the Annabelle flower silhouettes stamped numerous times in three different colours to see what that would do for perspective. The panel’s popped up on a square of purple vellum (why that’s in my stash I don’t know) that’s adhered to the card base and the Annabelle sentiment’s stamped with Memento’s Grape Jelly. It was going to be ‘dressed’ … however, after exhaustive test runs with gems, twine, pearls, sequins and every other small embellishment imaginable, that idea was abandoned … the sihouette panel was left to take the limelight … and I passed a loooooong time putting everything away again.
Thanks so much to everyone who visited and left me a comment on my last card … it warmed my heart! D’you know that after discussing the matter quite extensively, those little birds still couldn’t agree on a sentiment … so I simply wrote my message on the inside and sent them merrily on their way. I know they’ve arrived safely and are happily installed in their new home across the Atlantic. I’m hoping they’re behaving themselves … naturally.
I’m off to be inspired by what everyone else has been creating. Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂