Thursday, 18 August 2011

Purple and Lilac

Purple, lilic and pinks are colours I like to work with so I thought I would take part in Jay Nook's Challenge 10.  The challenge is to "simply create a project inspired by this photograph, another beautiful college put together by Joy - interpret it any way you wish." 

Here is my interpretation


This is also my card for the Lily Pad Cards, August Chain Card Challenge. 

I then made another card using  lilic.
Textured card

I used a brayer to put ink (lilac) onto my cuttlebug folder and then put the cardstock in it and put it through the cuttlebug slowly several times to let the ink press into the card.  It always seems to work better at one end then the other.  I like this technique as it helps the embossed image to stand out more, but it usually takes a few attempts as it doesn't always work out.  Even this one I am not completely happy with, but it seemed to be the best one.  I then distress inked the scalloped circle in lilac and mounted it on a white circle, edging it slightly with ink and adding a stickeroo.  To finish off I added ribbon for more texture and mounted it all on white card

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. 2 great cards Angela. Love your combination of purples on the first one. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

  2. Both are gorgeous Angela. I always have trouble with the embossing technique too.... This one looks stunning

  3. two gorgeous card love them both but have a soft spot for cute Hedgies.

  4. gorgeous card your embossed background..thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  5. Wow! both cards are great! thanks for playing along with us this month ... cheers Ange