Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mo's Challenge #15

Not My Favorite Color!

Our hostess at Mo's Challenge for this month, Lisa Cook, asked us to use Almost Amethyst, Bashful Blue, and Elegant Eggplant for our cards this week.
I really have a difficult time using purples. I rarely use it unless it's required in a challenge. In fact, I still have almost full packs of all the different  shades of  purple card stock I bought from SU! years ago! That being said, I really love this card! Of course, the image is wonderful (I never met an image from Mo's Digital Pencil that I didn't like!), but I think these particular colors work very well together.
I had a lot of fun making the bachelor buttons. I just layered several different punched flowers and secured them with a brad. The leaves are a Martha Stewart punch.
I love using the 'out-of-the-box' technique, and it worked perfectly with Alice, having her dress blowing out of the frame. It gives the card a feeling of movement.
The 'love' charm is is from Walmart's wedding section....I've found a lot of inexpensive charms there.
As you can imagine, Alice is at a tea party! The tiny table was handcrafted by an artisan whose work was available at the Shaker Village in Canterbury New Hampshire. (It's a wonderful place to visit if you're ever in the area!)  The miniature teacup is part of a sweet little set from my collection of miniatures.


Dawn B. said...

She is so sweet Elaine. I love the out of the box you created..It makes her look like she could pop right off that card..Great job..

The Wired Angel said...

I love this technique Elaine. You did a fab job and if you aren't crazy about purples you certainly can't tell from this beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Peggy

Sandy Hulsart said...

Elaine, this card is just precious. You are so right, it is a perfect image for the "out of the box" technique. You have colored her perfectly and those flowers are gorgeous.

Caryn said...

Gorgeous card hunny - the dress flowing over the edge of the frame is fantaastic and I love the flowers - not heard of that term though, batchelor buttons?? I don't use a lot of purple either so this was a great challenge for me too!!
Caryn xxx

Cherie said...

Hi Elaine,
Your card is adorable love the flowers you inspired me to use my punches again.
Thanks so much for your comment.
Love Cherie

Candy said...

A beautiful card in every way. You conquored your purple problem!!
Hugs, Candy