Thursday, January 27, 2011

Swirls and Purples

The Play Date Cafe PDCC66 has a  color splash of  Lilac this week for their  challenge.  We are to use black and white a splash of lilac/purple. I love these colors...not something I use much but it is so pretty.
I want to thank the girls at The Play Date Cafe for choosing me as one of their runner up winners last week. I was very excited to get the 'Cream in our Coffee' badge.

I stamped this rather large image and cut around parts of it. It is layered on top of black cardstock and gray designer paper. Colored my flower with Copics of two colors of purple. My ribbon is black and white houndstooth. Glitter glue is added to the center of the flower and then a sentiment and that is all it needed.

My card is also entered into the following challenges:
Cutie Sunday #128-Everything is Permitted
Digi Doodle Shop's Best-Swirls
Sundays with Chrissy  #13-ribbons

Stamps: Stampendous - Floral Brocade, Mark's Finest Papers-Ladybugs and Carnations
Paper: black cardstock from Hobby Lobby, PTI whtie cardstock, Best Occasions Mixed Media Pack (dp)
Accessories: Houndstooth ribbon from Hobby Lobby, Gary M. Burlin & Co. purple glitter glue


Sara said...

Very nice, thanks for playing along with DDSB!

Davi said...

Benzi congrats on your being cream in the coffee. I think that this is really beautiful. A wonderful color combo. Love how you cut out the image and the pretty flower in the center.

Fiona said...

lovely focus on the lilac Benzi! Great how you tied the theme of the image in as well as the colour :) thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe!

skylife said...

The image is really different and interesting - I like it. The color combo is really nice!
Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Carol L said...

Ahhhh, mention the color purple and I'm so there! I love all shades of that awesome color and I love the pop of lavender against the black and gray tones on your card! I love that division of the panels with houndstooth - what a great look! If I wasn't so busy around here, I'd play along with that challenge too! Take care, have a great Friday!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Emily Keaton said...

Oh, so very elegant, Benzi!! You picked the perfect purple, and that houndstooth ribbon is SO classy. I love this!

Pam~ said...

Neat idea of cutting around the image and then popping the pretty flower on it ... great look! Congrats on your "cream in our coffee" badge!

WooHoo, looks like a gorgeous weekend for us!

Basslady said...

a great and very noble card!

your card is a fantastic inspiration!

many hugs and kisses from very cold germany,
silvi xoxo

Tracey said...

So PRETTY Benzi!!! Very creative for the cut-out! THanks for joining us again this week at the Play Date Cafe :)

Marisa said...

Great take on the insp. piece!! You did a lot of fussy cutting and it looks wonderful. Lovey card :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Benzi! So happy for your win at PDCC last week. :D
I love this take on our colors. I know how much you love houndstooth, and the black and white version of that looks so dressy, especially with the flourish. So glad you came back to play again!

Julie said...

Gorgeous card Brenda! Great job with the color challenge! Love that houndstooth ribbon and flower! Congratulations on being selected for the PDC award! How exciting!!!

Carol Hurlock said...

Benzi I am loving you purple swirls and pretty flower. I can't believe how much your card looks like the inspiration picture. Great job.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Tracy said...

Lovely use of the PDCC's color scheme! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Michele Gross said...

Congrats on your honor last week :D
Lovely card and that houndstooth ribbon is fabulous!! Wonderful use of the splash and so glad you came back to play with us again this week at The Play Date Cafe! :D

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.Love the stamp and you've used it to great effect.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Ruby said...

Well done on your honour last week! This card is beautiful, love how you've used our colours! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a unique and fabulous absolutely rocked those colors....IMHO any color pops with black and white....and purple sure does the same......beautiful

Sally Cicada Designs said...

So glad you played along with us at Sundays With Crissy!! Your card is lovely Benzi!! Love the black, white, & lilac--very classy!!
Sarah ☺

Joan Ervin said...

Congrats on winning the *Cream in our Coffee* badge!!! Your card is lovely with the gorgeous color combo and the beautiful purple flower!!!

mueppi said...

Hello Benzi
your card is wonderful!
I love all details!
Hugs from germany Gisela

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colours and such pretty papers and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at Cutie Sunday


Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh, what a stunner! LOVE how you interpreted the photo, your swirl is so pretty!
Hope you've had a fab weekend!

Karen said...

Very nice, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty! Lovely images. :o)

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I just love that sketchy, purple flower with its glittery center! What a great take on the color story! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, in the Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW!!!! That is a beautiful flower swirl!! Love how you cut around that image--beautifully done;) Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}