Sunday, October 6, 2013

Purple and Green Thank You

Well, this week I am entering a card at Joan's Gardens, and I must say, her challenge really made me go outside of the box, but learning new techniques is half the fun, isn't it?

These are the guidelines:
  • Purple and Green
  • Torn Edges
  • Layers
  • Use a product sold at Joan's Gardens
  • Mention that the card is for Joan's challenge

The word for the day was crumple, crumple, crumple.

Starting out with purple cardstock, I hand-tore a piece in a spiral pattern, wet it, and crumpled it. After it was dried, it was wound into a rose shape. The white overlay on the basic white cardstock was dabbed around the edges with purple ink; on top of that was a light lavender piece, torn into a semi-rectangular shape, then wet, crumpled, and laid out flat to dry. Next was a piece of green paper with white polka dots cut into leaf shapes. On top of that is a gold wire-edged ribbon crumpled and placed on the paper. More leaves are added in a darker shade of green so they show up better, then the purple rose, and a purple bow. another hand-torn piece of paper wet, crumpled and dabbed with purple ink (and a bit of green ink, too) was added after I dried it with a heat tool. The sentiment is stamped on another hand-torn, wet, crumpled piece, too; it was stamped after it was dried with the heat tool. Gold leaf flourishes are added, as well as a purple butterfly that has been sprayed with purple glitter spray.

I must say, this was a really fun challenge!  :o)

Here is the card:

And a closeup of the sentiment:

Tools used to make the card:

JustRite:  Grand Sentiments
Cheery Lynn:  Small Fanciful Flourish
Memory Box:  Pippi Butterfly
Bow Easy
Gold Mesh Ribbon
Purple and Green Inks

I am entering this card in these challenges, also:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes  2/5
My Time to Craft - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Flowers
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday - Flowers
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesdays - Anything Goes with a Butterfly or Fairy
Moving Along with the Times - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Winged Things

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits, and your encouraging comments mean more to me than you know. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT


  1. Love the gold with the purple, and the beautiful saying. Very beautiful

  2. Absolutely gorgeous.
    Thank you for taking time to post this beautiful artwork with us this week at WAW. Please like us on Facebook for lots of fun, prizes and inspiration.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Gorgeous creation, love all the layers you have used, looks fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  4. Beautiful card Ginny thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  5. Ginny, this is a gorgeous card. I love the stamped image in the background and all the details you have done. Great job!
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  6. Lovely card and layout, thanks for joining us at CC & CC flowers challenge. good luck cheers Sue n x

  7. A stunning card. I love the design. So beautiful. A perfect entry for our challenge over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  8. such a lovely card and thanks for sharing at crafty catz

  9. Fabulous card!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  10. Oh my, this is gorgeous! I love the purple rose! Thanks for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz for this chllenge.
    lluv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    4 Krafty Girlz guest designer


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