Thursday, April 21, 2022

Color Hues #39 - PURPLE & GREEN

Hello friends.  Playing along with the current Color Hues Challenge where they are looking for PURPLE & GREEN this time around.


Have I mentioned how in LOVE I am with The Greetery's new BotaniCuts: Crocus dies??  I just can't seem to stop inking up these sweet little flowers that welcome in Spring, and are just perfect for this color challenge!  Take a look:


I started by die cutting the flowers in white cardstock and then inked them up using a sponge dauber and Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint, & Rustic Wilderness DOX inks.  I set them aside to dry and die cut a rectangle opening from a white card layer, and then embossed it using SSS's Vine Canopy embossing folder.


Once I adhered the embossed panel over my top folding white card base, I arranged and glued down the flowers into the rectangle opening, leaving a few petals and leaves unglued so that I curl them a tiny bit for some added dimension.  I did a tiny bit of white splattering (white acrylic paint) and when dry, added my strip sentiment (Gina K's pre-printed sentiment strips) and a few white gems from PFS.

There's still a week left to play along with this beautiful color combination, so check out all the inspiration from the DT, and then play along right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


25 comments:

  1. Lovely card! Your coloring on the crocuses is gorgeous!

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  2. I absolutely LOVE this card! The embossed "frame" with the beautiful crocus is just stunning! I love those crocus too, and wish I'd put them in my cart! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

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  3. Love the way you've tucked those crocus blooms into the frame! Beautifully done, Marcia!

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  4. This is delightful Marcia! I adore your little cluster of perfectly colored crocus.

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  5. Lovely card. The embossing folder is beautiful with these flowers.

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  6. A gorgeous card, Marcia! Wow, those flowers are stunning and the beautiful embossing makes this so elegant!

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  7. Marcia this is so beautiful. The crocus look so pretty and I like how you popped them through the aperture and left a few petals and leaves to flow in the wind x. Fabulous colouring and great dimension/texture from the wonderful embossing folder x.

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  8. Wanted to come by to leave a proper comment! Gorgeous job with our colors, Marcia. The white space really makes your crocus flowers pop. So appreciate you playing along at Color Hues!

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  9. Marcia I would love to see these beauties outside my window! But they are perfect here inside your beautifully embossed window!
    =]

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  10. So beautiful! Love the perfect colouring of the crocuses and the detailed embossed frame!

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  11. I am trying so hard not to order the crocus die and you are making it so hard, Marcia! Your cards using them get better and better! Awesome card, my friend!

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  12. You’ve worked your magic with the new Greetery release. your crocuses are beautifully coloured and framed. Fabulous.

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  13. Your card is just so beautiful. Love purple and green. Hope all is going well with you.

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  14. Oh my these are gorgeous crocus! Love these sweet blooms, and yes perfect colors too, Marcia!

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  15. They are fabulous looking Crocuses, Marcia, and I can see why you keep using them to bring Spring into your craft room.

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  16. Marcia I stopped dead in my tracks as soon as I saw your beautiful card!! I have purple crocus coming us in my garden this week. Beautiful design!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Color Hues!

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  17. Absolutely fabulous Marcia!! They look so real!!! Thank you for your kind comments and wishes my friend... I'm hanging on in there

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  18. WOW! This is one STUNNING card Marcia. I love everything about it. Now I'm off to buy the crocus dies and the ef folder for the background. You are a great enabler, my friend! :) xx

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  19. A really beautiful and special card, Marcia.

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  20. Very beautiful card! Love the added texture! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Color Hues Challenge!

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  21. Congratulations on the win at Color Hues for this amazingly beautiful crocus design, Marcia! It's really stunning in every way! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. Fabulous purple coloured die cut crocuses Marcia..my favourite colour for them, and they fit into the rectangular aperture brilliantly, and I love the 3D embossing too. A really gorgeous elegant card! x

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  23. I've just read Darnell's comment above and see that you won the Colour Hues Challenge..how could you not! Congratulations. x

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  24. Hey friend, coming from Loll's who was inspired by this card and WOW it is a stunner! I love everything you used to put this together! Heart Hugs!!

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