A Posy of Purple – Thanks

One of my favorite challenges to participate in is Just Add Ink.  The deadline to enter is today, so please bear with me for another blog post. 

Just Add Ink – JAI543 is a sketch challenge today and I found a new challenge site:  As You See It.  The ASYI # 244 Challenge is asking a question…What color makes you feel cozy?  For me that is Purple, the power of positivity!  This challenge influenced me to choose the Designer Series Paper, Hydrangea Hill.  The Hydrangea Posies are so very pretty.

Here is what I created:


Sketch (Card) Elements:

  • Card Base: (4¼” x 5½”)  Basic White
  • Panel 1: (3⅞” x 5⅛”)  Gorgeous Grape
  • Panel 2: (3¾” x 5”)  Purple Posy
  • Nine Rectangles: (1⅛” x 1½”)  Hydrangea Hill DSP
  • Sentiment Label: (1” x 1⅜”)  Gorgeous Grape die cut with the label from Potted Succulents Dies.  Sentiment, Thanks, from the Simply Succulents stamp set stamped in Versamark and heat set with White Embossing Powder.
  • Focal Image(s):  The Hydrangea Flowers, were fussy cut from one of the sheets in the Hydrangea Hill DSP pack.

All the elements were arranged on the card base to match the sketch.  Additional embellishments include a small white bow made with the Crinkle Seam Binding and a few White Perfect Accents (now retired) with one colored with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend.

Isn’t Pretty in Purple better than pretty in pink?  I am really happy with how this card turned out!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!   

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

8 thoughts on “A Posy of Purple – Thanks

  1. This is superb, Jolanda! I love the sense of depth in the hydrangeas and the lift of the leaves – it really brings life to the design. I’m glad you found As You See It Challenge – it’s a pleasure to have you play along.


  2. I love your background choices and the dimension of your die cut hydrangeas! So pretty! Thanks for filling in the blank in our challenge at As You See It Challenges!


  3. I totally agree Jolanda – I’d much rather have purple than pink and your beautiful hydrangeas do give your card a wonderful cosy feel. Gorgeous! So glad you found us – thanks for sharing with us over at As You See It this week!


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