Monday, 9 January 2012

Purple Irises

Today's card is a real quick and simple one...I was supposed to be making my DT stuff for the week...but managed to sneak this one in while I had my inks out. I wanted to have a play with my new 'Paisley Swirl' background stamp by Hero Arts, that I picked up in Sir Stampalot's sale...they had some good bargains...so there may have been one or two more items that 'fell' into my basket! I stamped and heat embossed it in white, then blended 'Milled Lavender' and 'Custy Concord' Distress Inks over the top. I watercolour stamped the Penny Black 'Irises' with more 'Dusty Concord' and 'Forest Moss', and added a sentiment (also by Hero Arts)...inking around the edges of the white layers with yet more 'Dusty Concord'.


Challenges for this card:
  • CES - Anything Goes (Thanks for choosing me in the Top 3 for the last challenge!)
  • Less is More - Predominantly Purple
  • Little Miss Muffet - Something New (The paisley background stamp)

23 comments:

Chrissie said...

This is great Helen, I love this stamp and usually use the purple option for colouring it too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Annette said...

Just beautiful Helen. The paisley makes a good contrast for the iris flowers.

debby4000 said...

absolutely beautiful helen
luv
Debby

Kathyk said...

Love your card and colours - I love your stamp too - like Chrissie says, I usually opt for purple when colouring it too

Welcome to 2012

Kathyk

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgoeus card, love the stamp & the DP is just perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Victoria said...

What a beauty!

NGCARDS said...

This is gorgeous hun! xxx

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Ooooh, that is a gorgeous new paisly stamp. Love how you made your own DP from it. Wonderful job.

Thanks for joining the Little Miss Muffet - Something New Challenge. Good luck!

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Helen
Love the sketchy look of the iris


Thank you so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Uma said...

lovely & elegant

Hanneke said...

What a sweet card! Love that swirl stamp. Hugs, Hanneke

Sandra said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Helen good luck with your challenge:) Sandra H

Lee said...

Really Beautiful in every way.Happy New year Helen.x

Katina said...

Absolutely gorgeous Helen!
xx

Helen said...

what a beautiful and gorgeous card.

Vicky said...

So beautiful Helen...

big hugs Vicky xx

Suzilou said...

This is gorgeous, love the stamps, looks fab in purple :)

Meadie said...

I love your card, its so pretty x x

downrightcrafty said...

one gorgeous card and love the image
hugs Kate
ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous - love your watercolouring with distress inks
Pauline x

Sheena said...

A gorgeous card - love the colour! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

Linny said...

WOW Helen love this card. Stunning Image.Linda x

Trina said...

Helen, this is gorgeous! That background goes perfectly with the flower stamp! Thanks for playing at Little Miss Muffet!