Monday, November 2, 2009

Pretty Purple Tatiana

Happy Monday!!! I'm posting later than usual today because life got in the way this morning. We were away this weekend and Shadow (our mini schnauzer) was staying at his usual place...well he came home a little under the weather so we spent the morning at the vet. Turns out he picked up kennel cough at the groomers last week (not where he stayed on the weekend) but now I feel awful that he was staying at my friend's house with her seven dogs. Yikes!!! I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that they don't all get sick because of my little guy!!
But you came here for a card, right? I stamped this one this morning while waiting to go to our vet appointment. I decided to use the Weekend Sketch Challenge, WSC104, for the layout and as I was reading Beate's post I realized the Ways To Use It challenge on Splitcoast, WT242, is to use purple, so I combined the sketch and the purple challenge.

I think I'm one of the few people who likes using purple. I can't say it's my favourite colour, but I really like how the purple copics blend and I love how vibrant they can be. So for my card I pulled out my favourite paper with purple in it, My Mind's Eye Penny Lane. I stamped Tatiana Ketto from Stamping Bella with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper and coloured her with copics. Nothing fancy here, but I did add a lemonade Bauble to the center of the flower. The image is cut out with circle Nestabilities and layered onto a scallop circle of Eggplant.

I started with a standard size white card base then I layered some Prism Frosted Kiwi and some Prism Intense Teal, which I ran through my D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. The rest is just three strips of paper and I tucked a scalloped strip of Eggplant near the right edge. There's a little sparkle from two medium lilac Glitter Dots.

Don't forget about this week's Bellarific Challenge...it's a Christmas/Winter theme. Email your entries to Em by Thursday, November 5th to be included in her Bellarific Friday post on November 6th and you might just win a $20 gift certificate to Stamping Bella! Click here for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

8 comments:

Karen Giron said...

This is just too cute for words! I love, LOVE the colors - so pretty!!

Lynsay said...

I hope Shadow is feeling better soon! Poor little guy! Everyone's sick these days, hey?

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card. Hope your dog feels better soon.

Danni said...

So sorry about Shadow. Hope he mends quickly!
Love your card, just so bright and happy!

Emily said...

Poor doggie, hope he's okay. We've never boarded our dogs so have not run into that problem. We've been lucky enough to have neighbor kids who love to babysit them when we are on vacation.

Oh yeah, the card, it's adorable! Love the purple and teal together. I don't use enough purple. I should start doing some of those color challenges to broaden my horizons:))

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi Karen! I LOVE LOVE this Ketto! You colored her so awesome too! and the snowman before this is just tooooo cute! :)

Samara Navi said...

This is the cutest girl figure! She's so funky/sassy!!! love your copicying! Poor puppy tho :( ...

Lynn said...

Awesome card Karen! These great colors and the sassy Ketto image look fantastic together with this sketch!
Hope your doggie feels better soon!