Friday, October 21, 2011

Purple Paisley Pinwheel - IO's Purple Challenge

I'm entering my "Purple Paisley Pinwheel", into this week's challenge at Impression Obsession.   The theme is "The Colour Purple".  You can find the details and Design Team samples on Impression Obsession's Blog

I used IO's clingable set: Paisleys 3061-MD by Leigh Hannan to create this card.

I stamped and embossed the large paisley three times and the small paisley five times with gold powder onto white glossy paper.   I coloured the paisleys with the following Distress Inks - Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint and Tea Dye.     I then added Micacolour Interference paint (again) as I love the sheen they add !   I cut out all the Paisleys and attached them into a pinwheel pattern on top of purple card stock that was embossed with the Cuttlebug paisley folder and edged with a border punch.    A little punched out flower was used for the centre along with a bit of bling.   The background was created by stamping and then embossing (with green) the large Paisley in random areas onto white glossy paper.  Next I blended  the same colours of Distress Inks to cover the white and layered this onto purple and then green card stock.  A few rhinestones & Diamond Stickles along the edges of the Paisleys were added for the final touch.  I love a little bling !        

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by !


Shirley said...

Wow! From one Shirley to another, this is gorgeous! I love that set and you have really done it justice! Thank you for playing and good luck in the drawing too, Shirley!!

Katie said...

What a beautiful card! I love your use of the stamp. Your pinwheel idea turned into a wonderful art piece! And thank you for the tips on using distress inks on glossy paper (have never done that), and I have got to try the interference paint. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Ellen Taylor said...

Such a beautiful, soft and dreamy effect you created! Love you creative pinwheel!

Anneke van Groen said...

Jeeeee wat goed (wauw thats great) haha. Love your work cous!!!!! Hugs xxxxxxx

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, saw your entry at the IO blog and looked for your blog, like your style and will become a follower. Great card and good luck, greetz from Holland Miranda

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Hi Shirly I saw this card on the IO blog. And I love him very much. The layout and the beautiful colors, splendid.
You make beajutiful cards and I will be soon come back on your site.
Lovely greet Marja (Holland)

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
What a very very nice card for the contest!! It really looks like it was a lot of fun to make! I really love the paisleys!! You sure made an incredibly nice card! You made each paisley so pretty, with the great colours and the embossing and the nice bling touches to it, great idea for the background too! The blend of greens and purples is really nice on the eye too! Well done! Good luck with the entry!
Greetings from Marn :)

Tracey said...

GORGEOUS!!! Big Congtas on your win!!!

Alda said...

Yeaaahhh you won!!!Lucky you!!!
Have fun spending the 25 dollar!!
Big hug froum your cous.