Purple and Silver are two colours that I do not use very much, as you expect I will be loquacious in my narrative!
Purple is a glorious yet complex colour; a bit of an enigma, as it is both sensual and spiritual; it is a mix of the excitement of Red and the tranquillity of Blue. So it is very surprising even to me, that I do not use this palette on a regular basis.
I would like to think I am sensual and have a tad of excitement about me.
And as for Silver, well this magnificent chroma which illuminates everything it comes in contact with, is glamorous, sophisticated and alluring, and relates a positive feeling even though it is seen as a cool colour, but it also has the unfortunate association to growing old; Silver hair!
All these adjectives sound wonderful, and I can understand why many card-makers like to work with this palette. I like the partnership of these two feminine colours as well and when I was making this particular card for this weeks Challenge at Our Creative Corner; hosted by Chris, I found it was a very enjoyable process.....Mmm... so what have I learnt?
Obviously that I should think outside the square more often, start using this palette and perhaps the sensual, sophisticated and glamorous elements may rub off on me!
Use Purple and Silver as the focal palette for your project, other colours must only be accents.
The shape of my card was cut on the cricut. I inked everything up in milled lavender and dusky concord distress inks.
To create the Silver effect;which does not photograph well, I applied silver leaf and burnished it over the embossed Bg.
My stamp is the 'Music Wreath' from Stamp-it, which I White embossed, then inked over using a selection of colours. I fussy-cut the Holly leaves and Berries.
I hope you will hop over to Our Creative Corner HERE.
My teamies have made some inspiring projects for you.
This is the last Challenge for 2012!!
Top Talent will reconvene on the 3rd January.... and Challenges on the 5th January 2013.
I will finish off with a few words .... as I am apt to do.
"As we grow older, how quickly the months disappear.
All of a sudden-whoosh-December is here.
There are presents to buy and cards to write.
Planning the dinner; Turkey or Lamb,
or maybe a picnic with salad and ham.
However each family plans to celebrate,
this special important once-a-year date.
Take time to pause and reflect on the reason,
I wish everyone Joy at this festive season."