Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Color Purple

The Less is More challenge is....
 the first week of the month and a colour challenge
this time we want to see
Predominantly Purple
And purple  was a good choice for this Sale-a-bration set.  It's called Fresh Vintage and it will be free (with a $50.00 Stampin' Up! purchase) from January 24 - March 31.

I used my SU Markers (Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Lucky Limeade) to ink the stamp, huffed and stamped on Whisper White.  The image was cut with my Bigshot and the Ovals die.  The larger oval was cut with a non SU product.

I used my Simply Scored to do a lattice background.  If you don't have this wonderful tool, you can use your Fiskars Papercutter.

The sentiment is from Loving Thoughts.  It's a set in the new Occasions Mini catalog and there are 11 beautifully scripted sentiments.  I think I'll be using this set a lot!

If you're still with me, here are a couple more purple cards that I did using the Medallion background stamp that I've had for a couple of years and haven't used.  I think it's about time I dusted it off, don't you?

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Card Recipe
Stamps:  Medallion, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess set)
Ink:  Concord Crush
Paper:  Whisper White, Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder
Other:  Small Scallop Circle Punch

And here's another version with the Medallion.  Once I got started, I couldn't stop!

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Card Recipe
Stamps:  Medallion, Tagtastic (Hostess set)
Ink:  Concord Crush
Paper:  Concord Crush, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Other:  Small Scallop Circle Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

Do you remember that book, The Color Purple?  They made it into a movie too.  It's one of my favorites.

This is a long post, but these days I never know when I can post again.  I hope to get back to daily posts, but my good intentions seem to fall flat as the week wears on.

I'm so glad you stopped by.  Hope you check back soon.



Benzi said...

Yummy cards, Bonnie. I love your scored lattice on the first one and the image is so sweet and delicate. The medallion cards are great, also. Glad you got in some crafting time.

Chrissie said...

Great cards Bonnie, I love your LIM contribution this week, the colours look so serene!
Neat embossing too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Smashing projects - loving your LIM card and that dry embossing works a treat with CAS

Welcome to 2012


Cynthia said...

I love the cards, Bonnie!! The Fresh Vintage image is really beautiful. Love how you colored that!

Kim S said...

Gorgeous cards- LOVE the coloring on the first stamp and it is so nicely accented by the scoring.

Jenny said...

Beautiful cards Bonnie, love the first as purple looks so good with green I think :) Great embossed bkgd too.
Jenny x

jimlynn said...

All are beautiful! LOVE all the purple too.

Anonymous said...

Bonnie, the Fresh Vintage card is so so elegant. I just love it. The medallion cards look pretty too.

Bea said...

Agree with others the lattice is lovely and the card so pretty and CAS

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
Fabulous card fave is the 1st one ...
Hugs sylvie

Kimberley said...

All your cards are beautiful especially the delicate LIM entry.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Bonnie, Three wonderful cards, I love the medallion and the colours are fabulous. Pretty flower stamp and I love how you've inked it with your markers, great job, Gay xxx

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, sheer elegance
Love it!

Thank you so much
"Less is More"

Jenni's Jems said...

What beautiful and elegant cards Bonnie x

Suzilou said...

Love the embossing and beautiful stamp on your first card and great medallion stamp :)

Scrapmate said...

Beautiful cards.

Lisa A. said...

What pretty cards, Bonnie!! Love your use of purple and incorporating the medallion(love that stamp...great to see it being used again:)!!)! The Fresh Vintage with the lovely:)!!

Judy1223 said...

Bonnie, your first card is pure eye candy! I love the medallion cards, have been busy!

Colleen Dietrich said...

These purple cards are all so beautiful! This is my favorite color. And I do love the Medallion stamp; it looks great in this royal shade!

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous cards Bonnie, must ink up my medallion stamp. xx

Sue W said...

Three Beautiful cards Bonnie! The 1st is my real favourite though.....such a pretty image and the embossed background sets it off so well...Lovely!

Vicky Hayes said...

These are all gorgeous Bonnie but the 'happiness' card is my favourite. That floral image is wonderful! I do remember The Colour Purple - it was horrifically gripping and I read it in a day.

Susan said...

LOVE your coloring on the stamp! The scored lines add just the perfect touch! I feel another order coming on! LOL!

Stamp In Style Suze said...

Beautiful Cards! Love all of them!

Doris said...

Love your choice of color and the lattice background!