Such a lovely color inspiration ... purples are usually not the first color I reach for when I'm designing a project (which is strange as purple is so close to my fav - pink), but this one works!! Mona hit a 'home run' again this week with her choice of colors for inspiration at The Play Date Cafe! I always like to begin each project with a sketch and a color inspiration and then add on lots of layers from there!
I got to play with some new toys that arrived in the mail today - hot off the press SU! goodies which will be released in May with the launch of the new Summer Mini Catty :) Some of the new products and standard favorites I used to create this card are: Rough Type & Of The Earth stamp sets, Presto Patterns Specialty DSP, Mini Vintage Tags, Blossom Party Big Shot Die, Scalloped Border Punch; the colors I used were Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant and Very Vanilla (all SU!). Additionally, I used Damask Designs stamp set (PTI), trinket pin (Maya Road), pearls (Melissa Frances) and a brand new shade of Shabby Vintage Seam Binding that will hopefully be posted along with 4 more *new* colors in my Etsy shop over the weekend - I think this one will be called Lovely Lilac! That will make 15 available colors - so delicious!! Gotta get cooking in the kitchen with my tea bath again :)
The challenges I used to create this little lovely are as follows:
1. Taylored Expressions #108 - sketch
2. The Play Date Cafe #24 - color/plum, lavender, cream
3. KL Stampin' & Scrapin' - image/sentiment, 2 DSP's, 3 embellies
4. Cute Card Thursday #107 - monochromatic
5. Stamptacular Sunday #53 - 'sugar and spice'