Saturday, May 17, 2008

Purple Haze

What a beautiful day it is here today! It started out rainy - but cleared up in the afternoon and is now sunny and in the 70's! I worked in the garden a bit putting up supports around my peonies and poppies and weeding a bit. Another job to check off the list!

Today was the inspiration challenge over on Split Coast and Stef gave us this to be inspired by. A candle and it's box from Papyrus.
I was inspired by the colors and the flowers and the black band along the bottom of the box.
I dry embossed a square on my lavender panel with my nestability die, then I stamped my flower inside the frame using my Versamark Watermark pad. I embossed the image with black detail embossing powder. I cut a ribbon tag with my new Spellbinders die, dry embossed it, ran a lavender grosgrain ribbon through it and wrapped it around a crimped black panel for the bottom.

The butterfly is a cuttlebug die/embossing folder that I highlighted along the body with some grape glitter glue (don't think you can see that very well).

I attached the whole thing to a black panel and then to the lavender card base.

I'm off to do a little more stamping and then to hopefully sit on the deck and enjoy the sunny day a little bit! Hope you can do the same wherever you are - thanks so much for coming by today!

Today's thought from Poor Richard's Almanack by Ben Franklin: "Do not do that which you would not have known."

Stamps: Flower: Outlines Rubber Stamps, Sentiment: Papertreyink - Simple Little Things
Paper: lavender, basic black SU
Ink: Onyx black Versafine, Versamark watermark pad
Accessories: glue dots, crimper, black detail EP, hot gon, lavender grosgrain ribbon, cuttlebug butterfly die, Spellbinders Ribbon Tag die, nestability square, grape glitter glue


SmilynStef said...

Those outlines stamps are some of my favorites and it looks gorgeous on purple ... also a new die cut I haven't seen ... beautiful card.

acreativeneed said...

Beautiful Julia! The outlines stamp is gorgeous and the new cuttlebug butterfly die is great too!

Kim said...

Julia, I ran across your blog from Split Coast and I just want to say all your artwork is beautiful and I am so glad I found your blog so I can it it to mine. Thanks for sharing all your work!

LeAnne said...

Very nice! This was a pretty inspiration challenge!

Deb said...

This is really beautiful, great job with the inspiration!!