Friday, November 1, 2013

Shades of Purple, with Flair!

     Happy Friday morning, friends!  I hope that everyone was able to restrain from eating all of the Halloween candy in the house, which then helps you to avoid a candy coma.  It has gotten warm and windy, here in PA.  I am sure it is just a tease before the grips of cold weather grab hold.  Friday also means it is time to link up some of this weeks Unity creations.  Please check out the Friends with Flair link to discover some great inspiration!  On with my cards......


      First up is a card that I created which has lots of white space.  My purples are scraps from my bin, and I paper pieced the lampshade.  I created my little rosette with a SU! punch, which is a 7/8" scalloped circle.  My sponging is done with Distress Inks, and touches of color are with Copic.  The name of the Itty Bitty stamp set I used, is Life Brighter.


     Card two is done with the October KOM, from Unity.  I used the 3 shades of purple Distress ink for sponging and stamping.  They are Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, and Dusty Concord.  After stamping, I ran the panel through my CB using the Petals A Plenty embossing folder from SU!.  An eyelet was set at the top of each ornament and silver cording bows were tied.  I added Stickles, and Viva Décor pearl to my ornaments, as well as a sweet little love tag.

     That is it for me.  Hope the weekend brings lots of Fall fun to you and yours.  Thanks for paying a visit.

17 comments:

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Love the lamp one and the ornament one is spectular

Donna Hanley said...

Both of these cards are so very pretty. Love the paper pieced lampshade and the banners. On your second card the two tone colors make for a very interesting card. Love that you embossed the entire image. I only went into a partial candy coma. Enjoy the weekend.

jimlynn said...

Two more beauties! The little lamp in that first card is darling - and love the design too.
The second one - wow with all that gorgeous embossing! Fantastic set of card.
Have a great weekend.
Lynn

Olga said...

both are gorgeous!

Rachel W K said...

very pretty cards! love all the great shimmer and shine with those lovely ornaments
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Patti P. said...

Hi Mary Anne, trying to stay away from the candy, but no promises!
Love both of these, I really like the paper piecing and your ornaments are gorgeous. Love the idea of the eyelet.
Have a great weekend. hugs...

Ruby said...

Mary Anne These cards are beautiful. I love the lamp. It is so cool.

Linda said...

I love the lump card very neatly done.

Carol L said...

Great paper piecing on that lamp with purple plaid! YES!!!
I love the sparkle on the ornnaments and especially the tiny tag! Nice job on both!

Angeline Choo said...

I love the shades of purple! So pretty.

Cynthia said...

Fun designs, Mary Anne.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Hello! I have a Free day today...finally...and starting it doing some blog surfing (with coffee) caught up on all I've missed...enjoyed it all...esp those tags (-:
Hugs sweet friend

Gaylynn said...

Wow, these look beautiful in purple. So creative and rich looking. :)

America said...

These shades of purple are very pretty on the lovely cards!

Laura Turcotte said...

Great cards!

Miwa said...

Such pretty cards! Way to use your scraps, too! I need to break out my lamp stamp... thanks for the inspiration! :)

Julie Odil said...

I must admit I had a little sugar high going on Halloween. Glad the stuff is out of the house!

I love, love, love your purple themed cards!