Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Purple and Magenta

I just got this fabulous Clearly Besotted sentiment set, and had to play with it straight away.  I die cut the Tim Holtz gift from Core'dinations, added the ribbon diecut in the same Core'dinations, then popped it up with foam tape.  No sequins.  No splatters (a rarity for me!).  No nothing.  I just liked it exactly how it was.

I'm entering it into Time Out where the challenge is Christmas with a twist of either pink or purple.

On another note, I took part in Magenta's ATC swap with the theme of Nature.  The full reveal is here, but here's a closer look at the ATCs I sent to Cassandra:

The poppy petals are covered in Glossy Accents, the centres in black and gold Stickles.

Watercoloured dragonflies on the background, white-embossed butterflies on the top panel which was mounted onto black card and doodled around.

I stamped and coloured the fox, masked it then stamped and coloured the background.  The red moon was inspired by the real red moon that occurred a few days before I made the ATC.

I just love this stamp!  Distress-smooshed background, stamped over, added extra colour, splattered with gold spray, distressed the edges then mounted onto black card.

Thanks again for organising the ATC Swap, Mariette!


  1. All gorgeous creations, Shirley, but I'm particularly interested in the name of the stamp you used in the last one - just beautiful! I checked the Magenta website but couldn't track it down - thank you!

  2. Wow! You have been a busy lady creating a plethora of fabulous cards! I marvel at your ability to 'change gears' from one style to another! Couldn't pick a fav from this amazing group if had to!

  3. Wow....you have been a very busy lady. So many beautiful and incredible cards!

  4. fabulous collection of cards. Adore the CAS pressie card for TO, love the touch of dimension. Thanks for joining us x

  5. Lovely entries to the swap for Magenta!

  6. Awesome ATCs, Shirley ... and I love the crisp, clean, purple gift against all that white space ... so deliciously CAS! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  7. Fantastic ATCs Shirley...amazing how much art can fit on such a small canvas, resulting in a maximum impact! So enjoyed seeing your versatile style all in one spot. Your first card: lovely as is!