Monday, 13 January 2014

Through the Purple Haze debut card.

I am very happy to announce I have been made a Design team member for Through the Purple Haze Challenge blog. For the small time I've been with them, they rest of the team are a great bunch, with an eclectic mix of styles.
For the first challenge of 2014, we had the privilege of working with digistamps from Crafty Sentiments.

And here's the card I created with the provided image;

I chose to colour the image in soft shades and so used Promarkers. I find Promarkers are best for paler shades and Spectrum Noirs, for darker shades. (That is of course my own personal opinion). For her hair, I felt brown shades would best compliment the paler coloured clothes. I'm quite pleased with how the hair has turned out, the light effect's come out perfectly.

Mounting the picture on an ornate frame and then this on top of co-ordinating coloured matting and layering really lent itself to the classic vintage with a modern twist I love.
The sentiment I chose was from the spring Brambly Hedge stamps by Crafters Companion, it seemed to suit the picture with the flower connotation.

I then finished of with some classic flowers, made tonal with a brush of co-ordinating ink.
All in all pretty pleased with my first contribution to Through the Purple Haze Challenge Blog.

The creations the rest of the team have done are pretty spectacular, fly on over to take a look and while you're there why not take part, you could win some fab digistamps for your collection.

Through The Purple  Haze Challenges

A5 white card blank - Craft UK Ltd
Black matting card - The Range
Pink & green backing paper - DCWV the French Country Stack 12x12
Ornate frame die & sentiment die - Spellbinders 5x7 Elegant Labels 4
Flexmarkers - Skin: Putty
                      Hair - Saddle Brown, Cinnamon, Sandstone
                      Shirt - Yellow, Pale Citrus
                      Skirt & accessories - Aquamarine, Soft Green
                      Flowers - Pale pink
Ink on roses - Ranger Adirondack Salmon
Roses & ribbon - from my crafty stash

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:


  1. Beautiful card Wendy, I love your colouring & the composition is gorgeous. Great to have you on the team xxx

  2. I agree with the soft colors here. She looks so precious. I love the sentiments stamp. Faith

  3. Wonderful card......just a lovely collection of colours too..

    fiona x

  4. Great card and fabulous coloring.

    Pam DT

  5. Love the colours and the hair is amazing! X

  6. Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week Tracy x

  7. Sweet card and wonderful image. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.

  8. Well done on the DT spot Wendy and what a great card to start you off.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  9. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. xxx

  10. Beautiful card Wendy I love the colours you used, you make a great addition to our team :)

  11. Wendy, I love your beautiful soft card!! I think those flowers are so gorgeous and what a great coloring you did on the image. I love it!

  12. Congrats on your DT appointment, Wendy. Judging from this project, it is a well deserved position. You've made a beautiful card. Thanks for joining the Polka Doodles challenge. Looking forward to seeing you again next week. ... x
    Asha - PolkaDoodles DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  13. Love your card. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Huggers ~ Lady Anne xx
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Lady Anne's
    Lady Anne's Friends

  14. Fab card, the roses are beautiful! Thanks for joining in with us at Atamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

  15. That should of course read Stamping Sensations lol! Maddy x

  16. what a sweet image! Thanks for joining us for our "Anything Goes" challenge at Yumi & Fumi Handmade! Sheena B (Team Fumi).

  17. Fab card.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  18. lovely creation, Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations

    Francesca x

  19. Lovely card Wendy. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  20. Lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Lothian Crafts Online and good luck.

  21. Beautiful card - love your colouring.

    Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

    Helen x

  22. Very sweet! A fabulous entry for our ribbons buttons and bows challenge at Stamping Sensations this month. Good luck!