Saturday, 9 October 2010


Purple and green is this weeks colour combination over at Something Completely Different. Not to everyone's taste but they are 2 colours I love.

As I haven't started any Christmas cards yet!!! I thought this may be an opportunity to make the first one.

The image is one I coloured whilst away recently using Copics. I used the snowflake punch from Martha Stewart down one side, then cut around the rest. The base card is 6"x6" white hammered card stock topped by a purple coloured Bazill card.
I cut 2 strips of patterned paper - the green is by Creative Imaginations and the lighter purple is from some papers given to me. The purple snowflake was saved from a previous Xmas card coloured with V09 Copic and stuck down with glossy accents together with the strips of lilac beading. The green swirls are from the same stock as the green paper. I stamped the words using peeled paint DI and matted it onto matching lilac paper before using 3D foam to add depth. Finally, I 'splodged' a lot of glossy accents in the bottom corner and added seed and bugle beads.

I struggled a bit to get going with this card, but after having trapped my mojo, finally succeeded.


Gez said...

Absolutely gorgeous Joanne. Sorry for not being around much.. I'm suffering with vertigo :( Great news about the family :) awe, it would be lovely to see you at the end of the month. BIG (hugs) Gez.xx

Dawn said...

You have made these colours work hun and it's a lovely start to your Christmas cards the beads are a lovely touch. Thanx for playing along with SCD

Love Dawn xx

Carol said...

what a great Christmas Card - love the image...

Thank You for joining us at SCD this week xx

Laura said...

I love these colours as well! Very pretty and cute image and you have used the colours very well.Thanks for playing along at SCD.

She said...

Oh she is lovely. S xxx