Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Purple and Gold for the Woodware challenge

Good Morning,
At least I hope that this has appeared at the scheduled time.
Today I am once again filling in at the Woodware challenge for the lovely Siobhan who is enjoying a well deserves rest.
This week Dorothy has asked us to make something Purple and Gold. Now you know me, I got a bit carried away as usual and made two cards.
They both use the same stamps and papers, I just cut them out using a different shaped nestie.
I stamped a piece of white card using the Artemio Musical background stamp and a Gold Encore ink pad.
Having dried it with my heat gun I then stamped and embossed the Magenta flowers over the top using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder. This acts as a resist and the music shows through the image.
The purple colour has been achieved using a combination of Purple Memory Mist ink which was spritzed over the image and then Dusty Concord ink which was sponged over it
Having cut the image out using a nestie, I tapped around the edge with a versamark ink pad and embossed it with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.
The background paper is from my stash and has been stamped using Dusty Concord ink.
The stamped greeting is a sneak peek of one of the fantastic new stamps that Jane let me play with.
This card has been made in exactly the same manner, I just stamped the musical background using Dusty Concord ink instead of the gold encore.
The ribbon, nailheads and card candy are all available through a Woodware stockist.
 The embossed background is a Cuttlebug Embossing folder.
Happy Birthday is also from the same lovely new stamp set that Jane loaned me. I added Aged Gold Embossing Enamel to the outer edge of of both cards.
I hope that you feel suitable inspired and that you will join us HERE with your Purple and Gold creations.
Have a wonderful day, lets hope that it is another sunny one.
Happy Crafting.
hugs Kimx


  1. These are both stunning as I am a fan of purple but the top one is my fav because I particularly love that shaped piece, its just someting about the curves that always catch my eye.

  2. Gorgeous cards, both of them. Thank you for sharing your techniques for the gold features on your cards.
    Liz xx

  3. Beautiful use of one of my fav stamps - the manuscript - the colours and techniques are super. Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x

  4. This is beautiful Kim, fabulous technique and colour! X

  5. Gorgeous colours Kim. Love the cards, thanks for describing the techniques used. Anne x


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