Thursday, December 8, 2011

Did Someone Say Purple?

Hi Everyone!
I hope you're week is going well. All well here.:)
Today's card I made for a friend (Stacey, you know who you are. lol) who happens to have redecorated recently and while endeavoring to "step away" from the familiar purple comfort zone, found herself painting yet another purple room (under a different name).
So, being the sweet friend I am (and a confirmed purple hater) I made her a purple card to show that I don't let things like color stand in the way of friendship. lol
In saying that, this purple isn't too bad .....I  find it didn't alter my mood too drastically while crafting. Stacey can tell you what purple normally does to me.....

This week's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil is:
Banners and Tags
Lots of fun!

My recipe: 
Image:  Mo Manning
Papers: from stash
Colors: Prismas and Lyras on Kraft
Mini buttons; Home Sew
Larger button: Sew Sweet
Twine: Sew Sweet
Banner dies: Whimsy
Tag Sentiments: Whimsy

I would like to enter this in:

Cooking It Up With Katie anything goes 
Inky Impressions - ribbon
Creative Craft Challenges -  Faux Or Real Stitching 
Die Cuttin' Divas - Tags Tags & More Tags!
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots  Anything Goes
Karens Doodles - - Recipe: 3 Different Embellishments, 2 Papers, 1 Image (buttons, ribbon, tags)
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge -  Anything goes
Victorine Originals -Ribbon 
2 Sisters - Punches and/or Dies
Catch The Bug -   Anything goes
Drunken Stampers -  Monochromatic

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


heidy said...

Oh what a cutie and so beautiful colourd as always Dorcas!
Hugs Heidy

dj1952 said...

Dorcas I know Stacey had to have loved the card. It's so pretty. I love the flags, I've been wanting to get some since I saw them on other posts. See you Sunday. Hugs, dj

Dr Sonia S V said...

The banner you made is awesome


Trina said...

Gorgeous coloring! Glad you didn't have a purple rage or other mood-altering experience!

Rene said...

Oh my gosh! This is so cute!!! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM. The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning! Good luck!
Rene :D

Vicky said...

So cute Dorcas...and I'm so pleased I foumd you blog too... :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Marianne said...

I fell in love immediately for this sweet girl. I recognize my daughter in it when she was young.
You colored her so beautiful. And I love your banner.
Hugs Marianne

Babs said...

Love it Dorcas! Congrats on partially overcoming your fear of know, a couple more purple cards might just do the trick. lol Maybe if you gave it a different name, like grape or amethyst it wouldn't have the same effect on you. Seriously though, I think it's fab. love the banner. I know Stacey will love it!
Luv, Babs xo

Jennifer Scull said...

you may hate purple, but this is wonderful! you did a brill job with it! and she is going to be tickled PINK to receive it. grins!

Dawn B. said...

Awww she will love this. What a sweet write up. Made me smile. I always wanted a purple bedroom. This card is so cute. The sentiment ticket is perfect. Great job Dorcas. Thanks so much for all your hard work as DT leader.

Rebekah said...

This is so fab Dorcus love the colouring on Kraft so effective Thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Rebekah GDT xx

Linda w said...

they are nice placid looking purples, but you certainly go above and beyond for your friends lol. Must pop and ask Stacey what purple does to you now lol. Great colouring on a cute image again. Love the banners. Hugs lin

Barb said...

This is adorable! You know how to make purple COOOL! I just might have to try something in purple... that would definitely be out of my comfort zone.

Gretha said...

Wow, an another magnificient creation. Your coloring on kraft is lovely.
Nice purple colors.
Hugs Gretha

Doreen said...

Love the colours of this and the image is

Alina said...

beautiful card, Dorcas, I love the sentiments and the gorgeous colouring!
hugs, Alina!

Shelby said...

Beautiful coloring with the pencils! For not loving purple, you did a great job pulling off this wonderful design!! Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles.


Kathy Bradley said...

You really are the queen of Prismacolor Pencils - the pencils sing for you. Your work is awesome and this adorable little image is a perfect example. Thanks for sharing.

Boxofcolours said...

I have to agree - "I don't do purple" either!!
Beautiful work as always Dorcas.

Leanne said...

If the purples didn't look so much like blue sometimes I might choose them. But here you do a wonderful job keeping them in the same hues. Love ur coloring on the kraft cs. ;)

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Awww For me?!! yes I totally Love it! It is sitting in my purple room being admired on a daily basis. Yes this card is a labor of love, a gift from a true friend! I am glad this didn't not alter the mood too much! I have found in your presence that mixing pink & purple is as deadly as mixing bleach and ammonia! Maybe not that bad, but Mallow Cups did not remedy it, so you know it is bad! LOL Thanks again girlfriend I love everything about it!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

I wished I looked that clean & cute when I was painting! I had much more paint on me!!

Anita said...

Well, it's hard to imagine that you hate purple cause you did a beautiful job with it lol! She's such a little cutie and I love the little banner you added too.

Cathy said...

LOL. I don't do purple either, but you have done it beautifully. The coloring and layout and design are perfect.

vickisunshine said...

Such a cute image and your colouring is just beautiful. A lovely card.
Vicki x

Wendy said...

I love this image and how you have coloured it on Kraft paper I have done it once must do it again it looks fab I love the colours one of my fav love the whole theme

jolly jingle hugs


Fiona said...

fabulous card Dorcas!! love the purple and the papers are just perfect to match with the image.

Thanks for joining us this week at Papertake Weekly.


Joey said...

Dorcas this is adorable, stunning colouring and the image is so so cute! Thanks for playing at inky impressions. Joey xxx

and thankyou muchly I have been reading your tutorials on Kraft colouring and looking at your cards, just gorgeous! xx

Debbie said...

For someone who claims they are not a fan of purple, well my sweet friend you rocked it!!!! this is just adorable... I am sure Stacey loved it...So now I don't have to send the one eyed, one eared giant purple people eater over to your


Tracy said...

Now that's true friendship! LOL I'm sure Stacey will appreciate your sacrifice. :-) The card is wonderful. I love how you did the little banner. Hugs!

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh wow this is fun Dorcas!! Thanks for playing along with us at Karen's Doodles!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Great card and such a nice image (but then I like purple - sorry!)

Thanks for joining in with all the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.


debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Dorcas, beautiful papers and sweet image.

Mandy said...

Wow stunning card,I love it,now I'm not a purple person,but I love this...The image is adorable and I love it coloured on the kraft....Have a lovely weekend....
Mandy x

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the colour and the image is coloured in beautifully. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Dorcas shes gorgeous, your colouring is stunning and the banner across the corner is fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

StephC said...

My gosh this is wonderful! Love the purple. The image is just adorable too. So glad you joined us at Drunken Stampers!

Tine said...

LOL, Dorcas. Purples are not your colours are they, LOL, but I know Stacey will appreciate your discomfort! LOL. I love it though, but I rather like lilacs. LOL. Another fab card using a lovely Mo image.
Tine :)

Carla S. said...

This is adorable, Dorcas! I had to laugh about the purple! Love the image and the stitched layers! Fantastic coloring and cute banner!

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Too funny Dorcas!
I make lots of cards and such with purples.

Presently live in a home with a lilac purple bathroom..with a green , pink and purple border up top...I HATE IT!!! When we bought it, it did have a dark purple bedroom, after 3 coats of paint, the purple succumbed to a nice shade of green.
Scientists say that the color purple helps people be more ready to learn new things. They way color affect people is astounding to me.

Lori said...

Someone did say purple! Your card is fabulous and what a great job on that sweet little girl!

NanaConnie said...

I love purple, form the softest pastel to the richest royal, Dorcus! This is fabulous. :-D Thanks for joining us in the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Remember, it's going to run until January 2 and you can enter a total of 3 times in December. Hope to see you again. Merry Christmas.
NanaConnie DT Chef

Pat said...

Your talent is scary!!! How can one little person have so much talent? It's soooooo not fair! Hey hunny bunny...this card is beyond fabulous!!! I love this...and Stacey is gonna love it too...especially since she loves purple!! You rocked this darlin'!! Hugs. Pat Frank

kbrandy4 said...

Wow!! Stunning colouring Dorcas!! Saw this on MIM!!
Hazel xx

Jovita said...

Fabulous, your friend is going to love it, she may frame it and hang it on one of her purple walls ;)

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just stunning love that color,bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week,love cherylxxxx

Lisa West said...

Your cards are so precious and detailed. Your recipe book is wonderful. I may have to do that for my mom. Great finding you through MIM. Lisa

Beccas pysselparadis said...

What a sweet card, love your coloring :) Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

frances joy said...

happy card!i love the colors. the image and your colouring! :) beautiful!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Perfect purple prettiness! Hugs, Lesley

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

I just love your sense of humor. Sounds like something my BFF and I would do to one another. I'm sure Stacey got a big giggle out of it. The card is darling! You are one of my faves for so many reasons, Dorcas.


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