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Dancing in Purples

For this project I used Papermania papers, a Lili of the Valley Ballerina stamp, stamped in Memento and coloured with Promarkers, Two Butterfly Embellishments-both wooden, one with fabric over the top and the other is a Filigree pattern, Silver and Lilac gems, flower petals, skeleton leaves in purple, a large brad, Papermania glitter strips, purple cardstock and paper roses.

I started by colouring the Ballerina in Promarkers, I played with the colour and blended purples by colouring into the other colour while still wet so they mixed well.
Next I mounted her onto purple cardstock and placed her onto a square card blank I covered with purple papermania papers. Next I made a flower for the corner with an irridescent petal with a purple sheen, a velvety fabric petal, then a deep coloured large petal fixed together with a large purple brad. I then added a purple glitter strip along the bottom of the card and stuck two purple skeleton leaves in the corner, with the flower on top. Next I added the two butterfly embellishments and used glossy accents on the fabric covered wooden butterfly to make it shine. Then I added a trail of lilac gems from on the flower to the butterfly. Lastly I added the paper roses onto the top left hand corner of the stamped image card, and two silver gems in the opposite corners.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Little Claire's Designs Challenge 1: Anything Goes! 
If the Shoe Fits Scrap it! Challenge 68: Let your Purples Shine! 
Paper Cutz Challenge 80: Spring
Papercrafting Journey Challenge 4: Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge 13: Use Brads, Gems or Dewdrops
CES Challenge 25: Flowers and Flutterby's

Thank you for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them :-)


  1. Hey honey :)
    This is gorgeous- the colour is sooo lovely (you know me and purples!lol)and your blending looks great- have to try that!! :) Oh, and the butterfly and skeleton leaves are really pretty, too!! Lol- can you tell I like it a bit!! ;D
    big hugs, Rachel x

  2. Beautiful card lovely subtle colours.


  3. absolutely adorable! fabulous image! that butterfly is a perfect embellishment! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  4. A pretty card anyone would be pleased to receive. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our first blog challenge. Carol S. LCDT xx

  5. Przepiękna kartka!

  6. gorgeous card.i love the sweet image and your colours and details are beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Haven't been on here for ages so just beeen looking through all your cards. they're all gorgeous Elaine. :)
    suzanne xx

  8. Hi, So so pretty a wonderful card to bring a smile. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our first blog challenge....xxGaynor

  9. She is so precious! Great coloring job. I also love the butterfly and the flower. Thanks for joining us this week at PCJ. hug ~ Cindy

  10. wow such a pretty card,thank you for joining our flowers and flutterbys challenge at CES.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

  11. Fab card - love the image and the soft muted shades! Thanks for sharing it with us at CES challenges this week, Juliex

  12. Very cute card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenges. I hope to see you again.

  13. Cute and lovely card - love your gems. Thanks for joining us this time at Southern Girls.
    Alicia xx


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