Sunday, 5 June 2016

Purple petals

Sometimes a challenge grabs you and you just have to join in. This week Less is More are asking for Purple. I know many blogging card makers love purple and I am no exception. 

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 I rummaged though my very well organised (!) box of stuff and found a scrap of paper that I had coloured in an experimental inking session sometime. I think I'd crumpled the paper up, wet it, then inked. This is what it looked like:

 I wasn't sure where I was going with it except that I wanted to cut out purple flowers. 

The inky paper gives a lovely effect, rather like batik.
I used a Leane Creatief die, made the flowers and decided to inlay the bottom layer of each flower so I moved them all and cut out the shapes, trying to stick to where I'd decided I wanted them - which I mostly managed. The bottom left hand corner fell apart, predictably, but I was able to save the bit and stick it on.
I used a piece of thin card behind the white square to glue it all down onto. Once I had it all stuck down, heart in mouth, I trimmed two flowers as I wanted it to be off the edge. I knew if it didn't look right I'd ruined the whole thing! But I think it did and I hope you do too. 
The sentiment is Paper Smooches and the background swirl is one from and Artemio set. I've used them so many times. 
As it's all made from snippets I'm hopping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground where Miss has time off for good behaviour  I mean, she's doing teacher training so who knows what is going on while she's away?
I'm also linking to CASology very late in the day. Where it is week 200 and celebrations are underway.



  1. Those flowers look great! What a fab way to create them, and a very striking card as the end result. Love it!

  2. Fabulous, the flowers look almost tie dyed love it Debbs x

  3. Gorgeous flowers and the paper you punched them out of is so pretty. Thanks so much for playing along at our 200th challenge at CASology.

  4. A lovely card - fabulous flowers and a great way to use your beautiful inky paper.
    Kath x

  5. Love the idea of using a masterboard - cool make


  6. Stunning and clever use of purple Alison and a perfect CAS card. Thanks for joining us and playing at Less is More this week. Sarah x

  7. Oh Alison, this truly is gorgeous! Clever you - I just adore those flowers!

    I'm back home now - we actually spent a few days in Germany visiting Len's little grand daughters and their Mum. Came back shattered needless to say!!

    Lovely to see you in the Playground.



  8. What a great idea! Love the background you created---wonderful color combination. The result is beautiful.

  9. Wonderful flowers!

    Love and hugs

  10. Love the effect on your paper, great for the petals of these blooms.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  11. What interesting techniques... love the inlaid element too!
    Super card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  12. Great use of your 'scrap' piece of paper and a super card!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week
    "Less is More"

  13. Hi Alison I somehow missed this little beauty. I'm still playing catch up! Your card looks beautiful. I love your flowers and such lovely colours. A wonderful snippets card. Barbxx


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