Thursday, April 9, 2015

Elegant Perfect Bliss for PPA247

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Happy Thursday! It's time to play at Pals Paper Arts! The challenge was huge for me. I don't do well with several shades of the same color. This is actually my second attempt at the challenge and no one will ever SEE my first attempt!!


I needed a sympathy card. I don't usually have these on hand since I like to make them particular to the person I'll be sending them to. I stamped the floral stem from Peaceful Petals onto Whisper White card stock using Jet Black Stazon. My Blender Pen and pools of ink came in handy for coloring the petals using Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum. The stems were colored using Garden Green.

My sentiments came from Thoughts and Prayers. I used my Perfect Plum Stampin' Write Marker to color just the parts of the sentence I wanted for each area of the card.

I added an Elegant Eggplant strip over the flower stem and under the first sentiment for balance. It's cut using the beautiful Finishing Touches Edgelits. Do you think it's balanced? I'm no art student, but it seemed to need something there! The pearls were added because I haven't used pearls in awhile :-)

I hope you enjoyed looking. I enjoy reading comments, so won't you please leave one for me? Don't forget to check out the Design Team cards for this challenge at Pals Paper Arts!

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marlene kiley said...

Love the color choice and simplicity of this card. Perfect fit for a sympathy theme.

Patti MacLeith said...

Thanks, Marlene!

Brian King said...

Patti - This card is absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful use of these colors - I never considered a sympathy card, but it's perfect. Thanks for playing along with this week's PPA color challenge.

Ann Schach said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning, Patti! The border with the pearls is breathtaking! Thanks for sharing at Pals Paper Arts!

NMWatt said...

Thanks for the sympathy card inspiration! I find that those are some of the hardest cards to make. Perhaps because we're usually not in that frame of mind... Anyway, love the card! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Maggie Mata said...

I love the classic look you gave this card. Very elegant, sleek, and just fabulous. You combined all the rich purples on that whisper white to give it the perfect crispy look. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts.