Friday, July 22, 2016

DOUBLE "D" - Shade of Purple

Dear Ones~
Jane Austen said, "What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance." How well said.....I totally agree with dear 'ole Jane!!

Today's card was made for the Double "D" Challenge. This time we are invited to use shades of purple. Just look at this wonderful set of tiles they have provided us for inspiration.

These colors are so luscious they just make my mouth water. Did I mention that purple is my favorite color?? And it's my friend Ina's favorite too. Hope you can play, Ina!!

 I had so much fun making this. I used Altenew's beautiful set called Peony Scrolls. I stamped the images on watercolor paper and pulled out my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers. I haven't used them in ages, I don't know why. The colors are just beautiful, and so vibrant. The purple background piece was watercolored with Brushos.

I liberally used Wink of Stella on the flowers, hope you can see the glitter here.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Lovely Lavender and Black Onyx Card Stock
Patterned Paper from my Stash
Altenew Peony Scrolls Stamps and Dies
Cheery Lynn Designs Burlap Die Cut (thanks, Kathy!)
Crafty Secrets Stamp for Greeting
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers
Brushos Crystal Colors
Clear Wink of Stella

So that's it for me tonight. I'm sitting in front of the fan. We don't have AC, Northern Michigan isn't supposed to get this Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!!


  1. Marvelous purple creation! Your flower is amazing and I love your vribrant colors on this one. Amazing job again. You are on a role.

  2. You knocked this one out of the park. Love all the shades of purple. Evidently the heat did not affect Mo and Jo because this is fabulous.

  3. This is so beautiful! The colors are amazing, so vivid. I love your design and that gorgeous flower. I hope you get some relief from the heat soon. It is smothering hot here too, but thankfully, we have air conditioning.

  4. WOW Judy this is B-eautiful!!! Of course you know purple is my favorite color (hence the challenge theme, lol) and I just LOVE what you've created! OMG those flowers are colored perfectly and I adore the design! What an awesome creation (need my address? lol).
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Shades of Purple’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  5. Oh My! This is glorious! Love purple and green together! That peony stamp is fabulous and your coloring is mahvehlous....simply mahvelhous :) Love the 'burlap' and flourish dies. VERY pretty! Sorry about your heat....I fear it just landed's a sticky mess....we had thunderstorms last night, thought it would be cooler....sigh....

  6. This is gorgeous Judy. Purple is such an elegant color. You colored the flowers perfectly. I love the swirl and burlap(?)

  7. Oh, and I hope the heat breaks soon, but try not to hog the fan too much :)

  8. Beautiful! Love that die cut that looks like burlap, and the flourish with the main image is perfect.

  9. What a stunning card Judy! Love,love your flower and design!

  10. Wow, that is very very pretty with all the purple! What a great flower and all the layers that are surrounding it are so pretty too.

  11. Such a fun and flirty flower and I love it in the shimmery purple! I'm finding that lots of folks claim purple as their favorite color. I think it's especially pretty with green, as in those green leaves. Beautiful card, Judy! I hope it cools off for you soon. Thanks for joining our purple challenge at Double D!

  12. Oh, Judy, what a gorgeous card, and I love the purple you've used for the inspiration photo challenge! It's absolutely stunning and a great layout! Hugs!

  13. This is totally gorgeous. Love the colors and great layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)