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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

That's a lotta Purple!!!

Good morning everyone!! I wanted to share a few of the cards I have been making for a friend. She took several pictures of her flowers and wanted some gift sets to give to her family. I tried to keep the designs pretty simple so the beauty of the picture was center stage. Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, and Lovely Lilac cardstock were used along with ribbons, Candy Dots, various punches and cuttlebug folders....Papertrey Ink's Communique Curves Sentiments was used for the sentiments.





Aren't Sue's pictures gorgeous!!!


Since I already had the Almost Amethyst and So Saffron out on my counter, I decided to use the left overs for my TLC Challenge card yesterday. Julie challenged us to make faux tiles:
Score the background into squares, stamp a background stamp on the side with the depression in the score lines, sponge around the scored blocks using an L shaped template so the ink doesn't color the score lines.

This was new to me so I really enjoyed creating this little garden. The Rubbernecker Wild Garden Frame was stamped onto Almost Amethyst with Elegant Eggplant and the tiles were sponged with Almost Amethyst. The ribbon, button, twine, and butterfly with vellum and Liquid Pearls finished it off.
Thanks for visiting today....I hope you have a great Tuesday!!!

23 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my! I LOVE the colour combo and your cards are GORGEOUS! Wow! Stunning!

Maria Matter said...

oh by golly Joan these are gorgeous!
Breathtaking even! WOW!
hugs & blessings!

Cassie said...

How wonderful of you to make cards out of your friends' pictures. She is going to love them, Joan. And your last card is so stunning. . .love those faux tiles ;D

jdmommy said...

Joan, these cards are so amazing!! What fab pics, and your results only make them better! TSMFS!! WOW!

Linda Palmer said...

These cards are all gorgoeous. I love the tiled card most of all but the others for your friend are really beautiful. Love the color combo too!!

Kimberly S said...

What an amazing set of cards Joan! All of that purple looks so pretty with the pictures! :)

ChristineCreations said...

What amazing pictures Joan! You've showcased them beautifully!

And such a pretty tile card too...all that pretty purple!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Oh my goodness you have been busy, those cards are beautiful and so breathtaking. Love your faux tile, beautiful job, think I may have to give that a try. Have a great day.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey Roomie! WOW! Seriously stunning. You sure did amazing things with those pictures. You allowed them to be showcased perfectly! Hugs,

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh My Joan, These are absolutely gorgeous. Just breathtaking.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Monique said...

I don't know what to say but Beautiful.... Simply Gorgeous Joan!!

Tammy said...

My mouth just hit the floor when I saw the flowers, how absolutely breathtaking and your presentation of them is wonderful and very complimentary.

I'm in love with your faux tiles card. The touch of yellow just makes the card sing.

Carole of Brum said...

Wow, you've been really busy, Joan, and produced beautiful work! The flower photos looks great with your simple layouts and I do love the combination of saffron with the amethyst and lilac colours. The tile effect is a new one for me, I might give that a try when Christmas cards are out of the way. Well done! CoB

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh my, purple, I love purple, gorgeous collection!

Joanne (jojot) said...

those photo cards are masterpieces...wow....and your faux tile is fabulous

Anne said...

Oh my word Joan!! The combination of your creativity and your friends gorgeous flowers is STUNNING!! What amazing beauty your friend is going to get to hold in her hands!! WOW!! Awesome cards GF!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my word, Joan, this post should have come with a warning, nearly blew me off my chair! The flowers and cards are absolutely stunning! She's going to love these cards!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful and I like that you kept the focus on the pictures also. She will love these.

Anonymous said...

What a terrific idea for a gift. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Marla

*Vicki* said...

Oh well you've gotta know how much I adore the purple tones!! :) These are so soft and elegant!! HUGS

Susan said...

Beautiful cards Joan!!! Sue's pictures are beautiful, but you completed the look with the colors and sentiments you chose.

maryr917 said...

these are really pretty joan-love yourfriend's photos and you turned them into a great gift for her to give

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my WORRRRRD, girl, these are AMAZING!