Saturday, 15 October 2011

Puss in Purple Boots...

Hello everyone!! :)

I wasn’t sure which of the cards I have stored up on my netbook just waiting to share with you I wanted to show next but I realised I had several which would fit perfectly with the Monochrome challenge over at Dream Valley and, in the end, I’ve chosen this one which has a matching gift and was made for a friend- who has a cute little cat called Puss and loves purple as much as me!! :) – a little while ago...

I’ll post the details of the bracelet properly in another post later but I took this pic as they went so well together so thought I’d show it :)

I used the most gorgeous purple papers from the Papermania Henbury Lane pack for this one- I’d been wanting these papers for a long while- mostly because of these beautiful purples!! :) - when I found them half price... and so I bought two!!lol Glad I did as well as they are all lovely!! :)

The adorable image is from LOTV and coloured with PMs- I had just bought some new purples to see if I could get a better blend than I had managed with the shades I had and I coloured several of these images with different combinations- I have since managed to use most of them but I can’t say I was really happy with any of the blends I got- I think this one could have been a bit pinker to go better with the papers :S  ...still, practise makes perfect, as they say, and I think I’ve managed better since so at least I’m heading in the right direction!!lol Great stamp to practise on, too with the nice open area in the boot with some soft folds to aim for- must have another go with it!! :) Oh, I also tried the dotty shadow technique I’d been seeing a lot of around Blogland at the time- I like it... but boy was it hard on the hands and long winded!! Maybe not for everyday, anyway!!lol

I inked the edges of all the layers a tiny bit with Dusty Concorde DI straight from the pad and added the little bit of seam binding and a pretty pearl slider in the darker shade to match the ink and provide some contrast :)

The gems are some beautiful Aroura Borealis coated ones I got from Crafty Emma’s along with the CLP sentiment stamp in the summer and they go perfectly with these papers :)

I used:

  • 6” Sq. Card blank
  • LOTV Puss in Boot image- stamped in Memento and coloured with ProMarkers (don’t remember the colours, I’m afraid, as it was all very hit-and-miss experimental and too long ago!! :S )
  • Papermania Henbury Lane papers
  • Nellie’s rectangle and Doily dies
  • Seam binding from The Ribbon Girl
  • Pearl Ribbon Slider
  • Dusty Concorde Distress Ink
  • Cat’s Life Press sentiment stamp
  • AB coated purple gems
  • Sakura Clear Stardust and Clear Glaze pens

So, all in all, I was really pleased with how this one came out- especially as I’d managed to include so many different things I’d not tried/used before!! :) And, of course, the fact it’s all in my fav purples helped- don’t seem to craft with purples that often!! :) Hope you like it too!! :)

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges: Dream Valley – Monochrome :) ; LOTV - Warm and Cosy (I bet that little kitty’s very cosy tucked up in one of his owner’s best boots!!lol) :) ; Papertake Weekly – Get In Shape (use three or more different shapes- I have rectangles, circles- the doily- and a square for my base) :)

If you’d like to see more of the bracelet then I’ll hopefully be back with that later on tonight- want to get this posted before I miss the challenge though!! :)

Hope you’re all okay and enjoying the weekend so far- it’s been lovely and sunny here all day which always makes things seem better, doesn’t it!?! :)


Pink Dandelion said...

Hi Rachel, nice to see you posting again and hope you are well. I love this cute card, fab image and your colouring looks great to me. Good luck in the challenges. Debs xx

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Rachel! x

Little K Smith said...

Aw this is so sweet, an adorable image and I love the colours too :)

Sandra said...

Oh this is such a lovely image and the colours used are lovely too!great card:) Sandra H

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card Rachel, love the sweet image.
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Ribbon Girl said...

Beautiful card Rachel, the puss in boots has been coloured perfectly - love all the detail, you've gone to a lot of trouble to make a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in with 'Get in Shape' challenge at Papertake Weekly, Mary G x

Susie said...

A beautiful bracelet and card- love the image. Thanks for joining our Monochrome challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute.

coops said...

gorgeous card rachel.i love the adorable image and your colours are stunning :D

xx coops xx

Carole of Brum said...

What a great girlie card and gift for your friend, I bet they were very well received. I see what you mean about those papers, they're so nice and even better to get them half price. I think your blending of the purple boot is great and I like that shade against the pinker papers too. Lovely work again, Rachel! CoB

Feebsy said...

So gorgeous, I love purple too, those papers are very pretty. I think your colouring is great, I really like the shading, it's difficult sometimes to get exact matches but I think the slight contrast works really well.



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