Friday, March 27, 2009

Clear Dollar Weekend Color Challenge ~ Monochromatic and Purple!!!


Hello everyone!
Today's Clear Dollar Stamps Color Challenge over on PCP is to make a monochromatic card, and a further challenge was to use purple. We could use as many shades of our color as we wanted, and white for a neutral.
I don't honestly have a lot of purple ink! I ended up pulling out the really retired (like 07???)"In color" from SU!... Vintage Violet. I still had the ink, ribbon and card stock, so that worked for me! I also found this lavender cs in my stash, sorry I don't know where it came from. I rarely use purple!
I used two Clear Dollar Stamp Sets here. The Sentiment is from "In God's Hands", and the flowers and Hummingbird are the March 2009 Set "Sweet Hummingbird". I stamped the sentiment in Vintage Violet and cut out the oval with my Nesties. I matted that in lavender and then a scalloped Vintage Violet layer. I matted my card the same way, and the white layer I ran through the cuttlebug for some texture. My flowers and hummer are first stamped in VersaMark, then Vintage Violet, and Clear Heat Embossed. I then cut out one flower / bird image and three more flowers from which I cut the hummer. I punched some Martha Stewart Greenery Punches from the lavender, and popped up my flowers on dimensionals.
I love these Clear Dollar Stamps! There are so many great Scriptures, images and great sentiments! They really stamp well too... make great impressions!
Thanks for taking a peek! Sorry the photo is dark, but it's dark here and going to be tomorrow... so I just did what I could with my lamp. Have a great weekend!

20 comments:

Saved By Grace said...

Very pretty card...I will have to check into the Clear Dollar Stamp Sets...

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Wow, gorgeous card, Grace!!! It is funny, I just used that same sentiment for a card today (I have not uploaded mine yet :( )
Love the shades of purple you've used. This stamp set is one of my very first ones I've ordered from Clear Dollar Stamps, but I am already eyeing some more ;P.
Hugs, Sabrina

scrapperjulia said...

This is just lovely! I love the hummingbbird!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Oooohh, just gorgeous! So very pretty! Lovely design with the oval and florals along the bottom.

Shawne said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely beautiful! I don't know how you came up with this so fast, I love your purple embossing!

Chef Mama said...

GORGEOUS! It's ever so purple and simply beautiful!

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Grace.

hugs Riet.x

Cassie said...

Wow, this is so elegant and beautiful! Great card, Grace!

Codi Jo said...

Hey Grace, I like your card very much. Very nice. Isn't blogging fun? Who knew?it really gets my creative juices going.

Katie Renz said...

Gorgeous card Grace. I love this stamp set too.

Scrubbysue said...

WOW! this is so elegant and beautiful! TFS!

Elizabeth said...

I want to come and sit with you one day and watch you create. Another amazing job with great detail.

Jill Haddad said...

Wow - definitely some beautiful work in these posts!!! Good luck on the Designer Spot challenge.

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is beautiful, I'll bet you make it as a Designer---that's my prediction!

peggysue said...

Grace that is a lovely card and those branches in lilac? What a fabulous touch. I like the large oval against the CB background and you framed the sentiment so nicely.

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is really pretty Grace. I was just talking to another SCSer about this dt call. This is super. I love that they made it a purple challenge. Good luck

laos348 said...

So pretty and elegant. Purple is my favorite color so I love seeing purple cards!

Bastelfrosch said...

This card is wonderful!!!
Annette

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Beautifully done! Amazing card!
:-)

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

how beautiful! i'm always in awe of your work when I visit. thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us!