Monday, May 7, 2012

You Can't Be Too Purple!

     The post title is my overall motto and apparently, it's Effie's too!   She's a digital stamp from Sassy Studio Designs (challenge theme is You've Been Framed) and she's totally dolled up with a gorgeous trinket on her finger (that's a tiny rhinestone.)


I took the sketch from Sweet Stop, except I used an oval frame instead of a circle.


     "Effie Trinket" is a freebie at the Sassy Studio Designs group at Paper Craft Planet where they want us to use the freebie and help them celebrate 600 members.  They also want to see Embossing, Flowers, Full of color, Ink, and Embellishments (EFFIE).

     Effie's hair and skin are colored with alcohol ink markers, and her dress and hat are completely paper pieced with 3 different dps.  The flowery background dp was in my stash and I have no idea who made it.  I used an oval die to cut the image plus two larger sizes for framing, a total of 3 layers on the image.  The dark frame is metallic paper which has been embossed.  The card base has also been embossed with a CB "Linen" folder.  All the embellishments, including the ribbon for the bow, were in my stash.

     I punched the corners with a decorative punch and added three pearls to each side of the frame.

     Other Challenges:
2 Sisters -- Anything goes
Crafts and Me -- favorite color combo: anything with purples
Crazy Amigo -- Flowers
Divas by Design -- Monochromatic
Little Darlings -- Flowers
Paper Pretties -- Flowers
Poodles Parlour -- Anything goes
Speedy & Friends -- 3 of something (pearls, image layers, papers for piecing)
Stamp Man -- Favorite technique: paper piecing
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle -- Ribbons and Bows
Stampin' for the Weekend -- 4 or more layers (there are 5)

     Hope you're having a great start to your week and that your weekend was fun, relaxing, and filled with creativity, whatever the weather may have been.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie






30 comments:

Linda said...

I totally agree with your title. I am loving this card and Ellie looks gorgeous!!! Love all your creations my friend.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the rhinestone ring! All the purples just work so well together. Great card.

Kate said...

Sassy! Gotta love sassy--so much fun, Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Anne Temple said...

Wow, she's gorgeous! Love all the purples and her ring is to die for :-).

Catherine said...

Fab card, love all the purple...

Victoria said...

Definitely a Nana Connie card! Loving all the purple

jimlynn said...

What a doll!! I do love all that purple on this beautiful card too! So very pretty.
Lynn

Benzi said...

I love purple and you did a great job on your card. I want a ring like hers. LOL

Jacq said...

Hi,
What a Gorgeous card!!! Love the gorgeous image, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous too. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Pat Garvin said...

Great color. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Pat Garvin said...

Great color. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Angie said...

Oh how fun and purplicious!!!! Love the pretty bow at the bottom of the frame!!! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends!

Dawn said...

I love this little confection NanaConnie!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Glenda Atkins said...

This is gorgeous Connie,lovely Sassy Studio image and beautiful shades of purple.Love the roses and little bow!
hugs
glenda

cass said...

Effie looks great.

Lisa Jane said...

Very elegant card - pretty colour
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week for our monochrome challenge
Lisa x

Kate said...

Beautiful Card. You colored Effie wonderfully. Thank you so much for playing with us over at Sassy Studio Designs Dare to Be Sassy Thursday and FFF.

Hugs,
Kate

Lozzapops said...

What a lovely card! So elegant! Love Sassy Studio images, they are fab aren't they? Laura x

Regan said...

FAB-ulous, Connie! I would have to agree with this motto too! ;) Love the bling on her finger! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs!
{hugs}
Regan

Theresa said...

Lovely card and image. Lovin the purple. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends this week. Hope to see you back next week.

Jackie said...

What a lovely card, I think the sketch creation is fabulous too! Thank you for playing along with the EFFIE Challenge at Sassy Studio Designs! ~Jackie, SSD DT

Debbie said...

Effie is sooooo cute in the purples! Love all your details and bling! May the odds be ever in your favor - Good luck in the draw!

Debbie SSD DT

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colors. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Diane J said...

A very stylish looking card, lovely papers and a great image. Thanks for joining us at POODLES PARLOUR. Good luck and hope to see you next time.
Diane x

Mary G. said...

You did a great job using Effie Trinket! Beautifully done!!

Thanks for playing along with us on DTBST at Sassy Studio Designs!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh she is sassy - so pretty! Thank you for joining us this week on the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge! I hope you will join us again! Have a wonderful week!

Kathy said...

Effie is looking great here Connie. Love how you've pieced her outfit in the different patterns, so pretty.

happyglitzygirl said...

A great card and a wonderful image, thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

Valchen said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at 2 Sisters Challenge!

Hugs,

Valentina

Kim x said...

Fabulous card, loving all the purples and the papers.
Well done and thank you for entering the challenge at The Stampman with your favourite technique.
Hugs Kimx