Monday, 27 January 2014

Through the Purple Haze Challenge #26

Time for another challenge. This week for Through the Purple Haze challenge the theme is Die Cuts & Digi's. We had the great privilege of working with two fabulous digi designers and some even had some Tattered Lace dies.

I got to use use two digi's and here's what I came up with.

For the Lacy Sunshine image, I've done a tag for a change. Using background paper from one of Docrafts new range, I coloured the image to compliment the feathers on the paper. Bit crazy having blue hair, but hey, why not! The Iris was made with the new Spellbinders die which I had delivered this week. The image was printed onto white card and coloured, to tone it down I liberally applied Tim Holtz Tea Stain Distress ink all over the image. I finished the tag off with a lovely piece of lace ribbon.

Really chuffed with the end product of this one, it's finished up really cute with a vintage feel.

From Pink Gem's Designs, I chose a this cute little girl in a much more classic design. It felt like a real spring image, especially in good old blighty. Daffs blooming, but freezing cold and wind whipping up the leaves!

The extra leaves are all cut from a stamped image and glued on with 3D glue gel to give dimension. Mounted on my favourite colour mat a the moment (black) and finished with a ribbon across the bottom.

I used Spectrum Noirs to colour both images (listed below), 

Kraft card Tag - Craftwork Cards
Baking paper - Docrafts Papermania Madame Payrauds 8x8
Black mat card - The Range
Iris die - Spellbinders D-Lites Create an Iris
Purple & green card (iris) - Papermania colour stack
Lace ribbon - my crafty stash
Spectrum Noirs - LV1, LV2, LV3,
                           OR1, DG2. DG3
                           BT1, BT4, BT5, BT7
                           CT2. CT4, DR3
                           FS3, FS6, GB8, GB10 
                           PL2, PL4, PL5, TN2,TN7

Cream 8x8 - Craft UK Ltd
Green & brown backing paper - Kanban 'In the Garden'
Black mat card - The Range
Ribbon - Hobbycraft

I am entering the tag into the following challenges;


  1. The first card is darling, and I think blue hair is wonderful. Great idea to ink all around the image. On the second card, the patterned papers are just perfect together and for the card. Faith

  2. I adore both your projects the tag is just beautiful and i love the puple you have used for the flower.....also the card amazing....very talented lady.


  3. Pretty tag and I love the blue hair! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.

  4. These are gorgeous, love the beautiful images and the colours you have used. Fabulous designs and love the tag.

    Linda xxx

  5. Thanks for joining our challenge at allsorts Tracy s

  6. Both gorgeous projects, Wendy, I just bought the new Docrafts papers on Saturday, so far they have been stroked, xxxx

  7. Two sweet little projects. I really love your flower on the tag.

  8. That iris die looks wonderful! Thanks for bringing some fun bright flowers to the CCEE Stampers garden this week. I also love the little bright flower in her hair :D.

  9. The Iris die it is so kewl, and I love that the little girl's blue hair

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  10. Two really cute cards!! I think the blue hair is perfect for that card and so much fun! And your second card is just as cute and fun! I love your choice of the ribbon and the way you tied it! Both cards are outstanding!

  11. Beautiful tag and card Wendy. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Vintage challenge this week x

  12. Wendy i love both cards great technique and choice of colours and fabulous colouring but if i had to pick a favourite it would be the Lacy image she is superb and i love her....funny how different cards catch your eye xx

  13. Your tag is just too sweet and LOVELY Wendy!!! FABULOUS both!!! Thanks for joining in at Fussy and Fancy "Vintage" challenge!!! Good luck!!

  14. Woooow, I love your tag Wendy!!!! Love the colors, and the feathers :) And for the card I love the leafs that creates movement :) Hugs to you xx

  15. This is super love the flowers.

    Becka DT CraftyHandys Challenge xxxx

  16. 2 different projects, love them both :)

  17. Both lovely Wendy but that tag is really something special xx