Tuesday, February 2, 2010

fun with purple

this week at Haunted Design House, Barb is making us abuse the color purple. Well maybe she didn't say abuse.. I might have added that in... but she did "suggest" we use tons of it in all shades.


I didn't really get in to tons of it, but I did get to playing around a bit. The first thing I did, which is unusual for me, is pull out purple ribbon. I am a patterned paper girl. When I need inspiration I go for the paper first. Not sure why I grabbed the ribbon but it is way to late in the process now to question my brain waves.



I came up with about six different cards using purple ribbon and trim. A few don't have anything to do with Halloween at all. Interesting turn of events there since I was suppose to be working on my challenge project. But I am way to old and slow to stop the flow ......




This one incorporates some trims that I have picked up here and there. The cord with the spiders has been hanging out at my place for several years now. The sequins trim is not quite as old but close. I also used my spidey embossing folder. Love that one.

This next card fostered a whole line of cards. Once I got started with the legs... well I don't want to give away all my secrets.



It doesn't seem to show up as well as I thought. Dagnabit. The legs are purple and black striped. You will just have to take my word for it.

Funny thing is, the project that I decided to entry into the challenge doesn't have any ribbon on it at all. Things that make you go .... mmmmhhh?

till next time, enjoy the Oz

13 comments:

  1. Brilliant cards! Love the little spiders. I share my life with two tarantulas called Mini (huge... should be Maxi really) and Dotty (she is a Zebra spider and has lots of stripes... I'm just a bit crazy). If you tell me those girls are wearing striped stockings then its good enough for me! Jo x

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  2. Me again Oz... take a look at these: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lovemanor/2782650611/in/photostream/ they are amazing! Jo x

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  3. Fun cards, Oz! Love the one with the little spiders all over it!

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  4. So cute! Love the spiders with the embossed background!

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  5. These are pretty sweet, too! Love the spideys!

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  6. Both are fun cards Oz and a great start for your halloween stack....

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  7. Stunning cards OZ :D. I love them all........well maybe not the spider ones elch!!! If they came near me they better be D.E.A.D!!! lol ;)

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  8. fabulous designs, Linda!! LOVE those dangling little spiders!! just love your creativity!!

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  9. Love your spooktacular designs OZ Hostess lady!!!!!! So happy for you and so loving your cards! xx,Kathy

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  10. SO fun! Love your little spiders,Oz!

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  11. Oh, for the love of creepy-crawly fabulousness! These are spookiliciously, LINDA and WONDERFUL!

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  12. Dang, I just saw this card and had to run over to Ebay and get the darn embossing folder I LOVE it!!! Thanx for the idea :-)

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