Sunday, August 8, 2010

Passionate About Purple

I recently bought a Provo Craft Cut & Emboss Die, but wasn't overly inspired by it...until Paola showed us at the August Cardi-ologist FunDay how to highlight the raised areas by lifting a plastic flap after running it through the Cuttlebug and sponging colour over them - you will see that I have done white on the owl card and black on the face card.
I wanted to include a link on what the product looks like, but I can't find anything yet under Provo Craft's many links - maybe they haven't updated their sites yet!!

The lacy border below the picture, separated by a ribbon is made with one of the Fab Scraps Border Punches that comes in a set of 4 with the handle and guide to help get the positioning right. The side borders are the left-over strips that come away from the pattern that one would usually throw away!
Maybe the flowers I used aren't really suitable, but the colours match and I was going to visit Linda & Francine at Carrots Crafters and I decided to use many products that I had bought at them. I added a bit of Stickles to various raised areas.
I coloured in the owl with pencil crayons from 3 different sets of's super how different makes have different shades of one colour!! So I used purple from Staedtler, Faber-Castell and Rolfes. Much nicer than just one solid colour!

I shaded the lady's face with sponges dipped into inkpads. I enhanced her eyeshadow and lips with an earbud dipped in the Violet inkpad. Then she got the sparkles on her eyelids from Stickles. Sparkly was also added to the centre flower. The black border was one of the other punches from Fab Scraps...pretty, hey?!
The pearls were bought from Ruby's, a local Haberdashery Shop. They are on a type of fishing gut, but keep falling off, so I added a few extra purple beads and stuck the end of the gut into the glue & let it dry, hopefully sealing the beads in place. I've used Creative Memories Memoranza packs from a few years ago for the background papers. IF I can find enough dark purple flowers, I may be able to teach this as a workshop card...but may have to change colours, as I heard from our local Paper Enterprises that Purple cardstock is scarce at the moment. I better hoard the scraps I have !!
I used a Heliotrope inkpad and sponge to edge the back flower and also the torn paper, which I then further edged with a black inkpad.


DAWN said...

These two are beautiful my friend. I would love it if you would teach them to us at a Workshop. You are so good and thank you for all your help. You are a special friend.

Linda said...

These are really effective! It's nice that you also tell us how you made the cards, so that I will know what to do when I get round to making some cards again!!

Susan Nel said...

Woww, you made 2 beautiful cards,, i bet you're going to use those dies much more now that you know how to. Must say i like them too!!!

Soera En Johan said...

ek dink jy is goed en jy mag dit maar weet. As jy iets spesiaal wil hê vra vir Dale

Valerie said...

Purple is a particular favourite colour of mine and I have a collection of owls - combine the two and in my book you have a winner though I would never have thought of a purple owl!! Great Dale.

Dale's Crafts said...

Thanks for all the positive comments, friends :-) I enjoyed making them!

Valerie said...

LOVE your blog Dale.