Monday, November 10, 2014

Wreath in Non-Traditional Colors

     I love this card but I'm so disappointed in the photograph!  Many of the purple shades turned blue while others stayed purple.  There's no help for it -- this is the best photo I could get.  Please trust that I didn't mix blues and purples in these horribly unmatchable shades.  :-D  Everything, including the ribbon and the buttons, actually is purple.

I chose the sketch from Inspired by Stamping.


     The wreath image is from A Creative Need and I used my ProMarkers to color it, plus a bit of sparkle gel ink on the berries but it doesn't show well  in the photo, either.  It's die cut with a simple circle die from QuicKutz.  I used dp from DCWV and matted each piece with white dp.  I wrapped ribbon around one strip and lace around another, then layered everything together per the sketch.  I punched the starburst piece for the "Merry Christmas" sentiment out of purple CS.  The buttons are also purple, not blue, and they are mini buttons from Dress It Up.  The bow is from my stash of hand sewn bows.

     After all the CAS this month, can you believe I used 3 different types of embellies on this?  Ribbon/lace, bow, & buttons!!  :-D

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     The newest Tuesday Throwdown challenge starts in just a few hours so be sure to stop by and check out my DT card for that and the new theme.  It's a fun one and you'll enjoy it.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. To be honest, I think blue and purple actually look good together - even though I know it's all suppose to be purples in this one! Cameras are just like computers - they have a mind of their own! Still a beautiful card and I love that wreath!

  2. It's frustrating when the lighting doesn't work out NC, I'm sure we've all experienced the colour changing magic of our cameras at some time!
    I love the beautiful wreath image you used, you coloured it perfectly. I really like the idea of the purple berries for the holly... I might have to try that!

  3. This card is very elegant !
    Thanks for playing with us at Paper Creator !

  4. I was thinking the blues and purples aren't supposed to go together when I made my mitten card last week too, but I think it actually looks FABULOUS!! I think I will probably use it again! :) LOVE the lace and your card design looks amazing NC!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  5. A beautiful and elegant card, love the wreath image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  6. I love the non traditional colors you used NC. Your card is gorgeous and your coloring is too!! Yes, I understand the frustration when the light isn't cooperating however your card look marvelous.


  7. I always have this problem with taking photos of purples! No worries, though, this card looks so beautiful regardless! Love the non traditional coloring and such a pretty layout! Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Creative Need~always happy when you do!!:)

  8. so pretty...thanks for joining us at RRR! cherry

  9. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  10. awesome card and lovely image, thanks for sharing your talent with us at Craft this week

  11. This is so pretty! LOVE the non-traditional colors! The image is fabulous and I adore that little bow! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  12. What a cute card. I really like that you picked non-traditional colors, I wish I could see the true shades. :)
    Thanks for joining us over at Challenge up your life.

  13. Very cute - I love that wreath, it's so delicate and adorable!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity! ~Michele, DT

  14. Beautiful wreath and such lovely colours you have chosen. Thanks for joining in with our Christmas Creation with ribbon challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn CR DT xx

  15. What beautiful colours! Lovely! Thank you for playing with us at Sister Act Card Challenge!

  16. This is a fabulous card, such a wonderful design.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator for our Anything Goes Challenge.


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