Monday 25 April 2016

Project 314: Mother's day in purple scraps

I often make Mother's Day cards in batches of 3-4 cards in the same layout with different colors but this weekend I didn't really have the energy for bulk making so I just made a few one-offs based on blog challenges that inspired me. I liked the color scheme at Bugaboo's April Color Challenge:

And what's more I was planning on playing with the little Jacques bird image from Bugaboo and thought it'd work well with The Paper Player's sketch challenge:

So by happy accident I was able to grab some purple scraps and play along!

The image is colored with ProMarkers and die cut using two circle dies. The scraps were all from a scrap bag and the gingham and vellum have been in there for years and years - maybe 6? I think I bought them when I was doing wedding craft which dates it back to early 2010! The plain purple was the offcut from the circle die and I embossed it using a basket weave folder.

The greeting is from Claire and I think it rounds off the sketch nicely. I don't often leave a blank white background but I think the papers are busy enough to warrant a clean background.

Really pleased how it all came together, I may keep it for personal use rather than sell it!


  1. Oh I love this, the clever use of patterned paper behind the bird. I haven't seen that birdie in a long time. Glad that we have found the bugaboo challenge - finally! Cx

  2. I just LOVE all this purple! Such a great mix of patterns and the little bird is beautiful! So happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  3. This is very sweet, Jessie. Thanks for playing along with the color challenge at Catch the Bug this week!

  4. I'm a big fan of purple - such pretty papers and your doodled bird is coloured to perfection. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!


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