Friday, 11 December 2009


A bit of purple passion here as my decorated paper turned out slightly darker than intended due to a slightly blocked misting bottle. One of the hazards of DIY but I like the result so it could be serendipity which I swear has to be my middle name!

Ingredients Used:
Stamps: Hero Arts Old French Writing
              Rubber Stampede Woman in Repose 3942F
              Magenta I0359
              Hero Arts Zinnia Style E3274
              Penny Black Dreams 2711F
              Stampers Anonymous Paisley K5-1153
Memento Inks in Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly, Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender
VersaFine Ink in Imperial Purple
VersaColor Inks in Heliotrope and Lilac
Watercolour Paper and Paints
Glimmer Mist in Wine and Roses
Adirondack Color Wash Spray in Wild Plum
Paper Flowers
The background paper here is very easy to make. All you do is cut a piece of watercolour paper to the required size and paint it with watercolour paints-I used deep pink and purple. I dried it with a heat gun (I'm impatient but you could air dry it) and sprayed on the color wash and Glimmer Mist. I stamped the Magenta flower in Grape Jelly and then Imperial Purple. I stamped the Hero Arts flower in the gaps in black.
I stamped the woman in Imperial Purple and cut her out leaving a narrow border. I then cut a slightly larger piece of lilac card and stamped the paisley design in the lavender ink. I cut a larger piece of watercolour paper and inked it with the heliotrope and lilac inks. I then stamped on the French writing in grape jelly. I inked all the edges and layered the panels up.
I stamped the Penny Black text on lilac card and hand cut it out. I inked the edges in black. I assembled the card as shown, using a left over scrap from my second RSS banner trimmed with scallop scissors across the background paper. I finished the card with paper flowers and a glittered centre.


Christine (Craftling) said...

I like the result, too. Beautiful card. (Have always loved that image.)

Chris xx

Faye said...

What a beautiful card. I love the sentiment and colours. Hugs. Faye. x

Fiona said...

Gorgeous. Lovely image and sentiment.
Fiona x