Tuesday, 28 January 2014

CASology 80 - Purple Valentine


This week's CASology Cue Card is Purple!



I discovered a lot about my true feelings about purple this week. I use it all the time. In rainbows. I almost never use it outside of a rainbow. I really don't like it very much on its own. So I challenged myself to make a card that I would still be proud to give to someone.

In the end I decided to shift the focus a little from the colour to the interesting way I've attached this charm to the card. I punched a 1/16th inch hole in the charm and in the white panel, and used silver twine to attach it. That is the only place it attaches so it is free to move.

Now it's your turn! Do you love purple? Or not? Either way, there are lots of creative ways to use it - take a look at what the rest of the DT did with it!


34 comments:

MeredythG said...

This is lovely!

Tracey McNeely said...

Simple perfection!

Lynn said...

Clean, crisp and all around perfect Ardyth!

Sherrie M. said...

Wonderful Ardyth! I'm not a big fan of purple but think I'll have to give it a try after seeing all of your amazing DT creations.

Sindhu said...

I always thought a card could never be complete without a sentiment. You proved me wrong! This card is sheer perfection! LOVE!

Julia Aston said...

So wonderfully understated Ardyth! Seems not too many people like purple on it's own!

Dotty Jo said...

What a fabulous card! Jo x

Sylvia Blum said...

this is stunning! so very simple, yet with great impact :)
Sylvia xx

Jenny said...

hmmm, I'm not a fan of purple but I do love the classy feel of this dark shade on its own. Great way to add the pendent :0)

Shelly said...

Love this! The deep purple color with the white is simply, perfect. :)

Sheila H said...

I truly love purple, and I love your card. It is perfection.

Darnell J Knauss said...

SO striking, so lovely, so Ardyth in every way! Hugs, Darnell

Gillian R said...

So gorgeous and beautiful in its simplicity Ardyth

Anita in France said...

Simply stunning, Ardyth ... truly wow! Anita :)

Deepti said...

This is wow effect you created , LOve ur stunning ideas :)

Bobby said...

So simple yet striking.

cm said...

I love purple but have never made a 'purple' card; perhaps I ought to! Your card: stunning!! WOW!
c

Marybeth said...

I LOVE this gorgeous purple card! WOW!!!!!stunning design !

Radhika said...

Superb card :)

May Park said...

Wow! A complete CAS card! Love the way you added the charm in your card without any sentiment! Perfect take on Purple!

May Park said...

Wow! A complete CAS card! Love the way you added the charm in your card without any sentiment! Perfect take on Purple!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Absolutely love it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Quite fabulous! You would never know you don't card for purple -- me either :)

Geri said...

Only one word needed here...

STUNNING!



(yes, I like purple, but seldom use it on cards)

Jeanne said...

No other word comes to mind for your card but MAGNIFICENT. I love purple and lilac and do use it.

Fiona said...

I LOVE purple Ardyth and just have to say that this card is a triumph. It shows that small designs can have a big impact. Stunning!

shirley-bee said...

Wow, this card has such impact! I love the heart charm (it wouldn't look half as good in red or pink - the purple is so right for it, so dramatic!).

Joyce said...

Love this, Ardyth. I've been admiring it for quite some time, and wondering how you attached that charm. Just brilliant.

Vava said...

I love it! Beautiful and CAS as always

Ngan R. said...

Perfectly CAS and lovely, Ardyth!

Meghan said...

Love, love, love this...even if it's purple! Your design trumps the colour big time!

Judy1223 said...

Ardyth, a simply beautiful card! I don't typically reach for purple, either...but I might in order to CASE your awesome card!

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful!

Jen W. said...

You may not like the colour but you sure showed it some love here!!