When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, with a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me, and I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves, and satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter ~ Jenny Joseph (I love this quote! It's so ME! lol)
If you were ever to visit my house or look in my wardrobe, or indeed view the photos from my handfasting, you would probably be thinking that my favourite colour is red. Well you would be wrong. One of my lesser known secrets is that my favourite colour is purple. I have always loved purple. It's just such a lovely colour and there are so many variances in shade, plus with my dark hair colour and anaemic complexion it is one of the colours that adds colour to my pasty white skin and doesn't leave me looking washed out. Oh and it usually looks fab with my green eyes! ;-)
The stamp I have used is ching-chou kuik's Dark Royalty from Sweet Pea. Yes, it's another Sweet Pea! I just love their stamps and as purple is my favourite colour it fits the In a Sweet Pea Dream challenge. I have coloured using a range of promarkers in shades of purple (my favourite) and green, and for once, I chose my DP first and then coloured the image to coordinate with the colours in the paper. This may not seem unusual to many people, but believe me, it is highly irregular for me! I usually set about colouring an image and then discover that I have no paper to match and have to reach for my stains and shimmer mist and create my own. Well as you can see I have actually used a panel of my own, which was made with shimmer mists then embossed with a polka dot embossing folder. Felt quite strange to be so organised for once!
I was so organised, I even sat down and made all my embellishment flowers, as challenged to do by Passion for Promarkers, to match. I had a great time with my coffee filters and stains and heat tool. Made a batch of 3 large flowers - 2 turquoise and one purple, and 4 small purple flowers, all with gems and pearls in the centres with the full intention of using them all, but I went downstairs this morning to find der der der! No small purple flowers... seems my dear cat has been playing with them (I found one of the turquoise flowers in the bin next to my desk). But now I am worried as the rest are nowhere to be seen and he has a habit of eating random thinks so he is possibly going to pass some very interesting poop... cats, grrrrrr Anyway, the few flowers he had left me to decorate my card with had escaped intact.
I have assembled this card following the sketch at The Sweet Stop as the moment I looked at it I could see all the papers I had planned coming together, great when I plan eh? The main design paper with the large purple flowers on it is one I picked up in my local craft shop and even though it came in a pack of 10 sheets of the same paper, I just had to have it! Might take me a while to use it all though... The DP on the circles behind the flowers and the bracket at the bottom is from a Laura Ashley set. The panels are either trimmed with purple paper or with purple edging borders to coordinate with the image and papers. Oh and then I added a couple of turquoise gems to finish off. The colour scheme fits perfectly with Sketchy Colors challenge for turquoise, purple and green too :-). I hope my gems will pass for pearls for the Magical Monday Challenge too, the card would have had lots more pearls if it hadn't been for my darn cat lol. This is probably going to end up as a birthday card for one of my mothers so hope it fits in ok at Sweet Pea Stampers as it is a feminine card and uses a Sweet Pea image.