Monday, July 15, 2013

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #1- "Anything Goes"

Just in case you don't know, there is a brand new Challenge called Through the Purple Haze Challenges and I am ecstatic to tell you I was selected to be a member of the Design Team. We have gotten some great sponsors and there will be some awesome prizes. Our very first sponsor is Indigo Blu and their rubber stamps are wonderful. 

We are having two challenges. One is for showing off your creations with Indigo Blu stamps and then we have another challenge going that is "Anything Goes".  Just what it means---make a card, tag, wall hanging, scrapbook page, anything your heart desires and use images from any company you choose. Sometimes the Anything Goes challenges can be the most difficult because you are forced to put your thinking cap on!! The prize will be from Joanna Sheen.

Ever since I got the Indigo Blu stamp set in the mail, I had been dying to make a card using the sparrow image. I stamped the image using Tea Dye Distress Ink by Tim Holtz on a piece of tan cardstock and then layered it onto a chestnut piece of cardstock. Both layers were cut with Spellbinders Labels 16. For the background, I just randomly stamped the leaves stamp from the set onto the tan cardstock. I finished it off with three copper colored button brads from Spare Parts and then layered on a piece of jute ribbon that was layered on a strip of the chestnut colored cardstock. I then adhered that layer onto a piece of ivory textured cardstock.

Here is my card

Ivory cardstock
Tan cardstock
Chestnut cardstock
Indigo Blu rubber stamps
Tea Dye Distress Ink
Jute ribbon
Copper colored button brads-Spare-Parts by the Paper Studio
Double sided adhesive-I use Elmer's
Spellbinders Labels 16
Cuttlebug machine for cutting the dies
Tonic Paper Trimmer (my favorite trimmer--the paper doesn't move and you get a
good straight line every time
Be sure and enter the challenge at Through the Purple Haze Challenges. There are great prizes to be given away and if you enter every week from this time through the 16th of December you will be eligible to win the BIG prize!
Every Monday there will be a new challenge. Put that down in your Evernote, Daytimer, or whatever you use to keep your reminders! You will NOT want to miss a weekly challenge--keep the thought of that big prize in mind!!!!!!!!
Happy Crafting and I can't wait to see what you come up with for the Anything Goes challenge!


  1. Beautiful card Darcy :) I love the colours and layout xxx

  2. Lovely card Darcy and great blog post! well done x

  3. Wonderful - love the colour you have chosen

    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  4. Love the bird card, and the colours

    Mel DT
    Through the Purple Haze Challenges

  5. Great card Darcy, I really love the background you created. Think I need to get tea dye, it's not in my stash yet lol

  6. Lovely card, reminds me of a gorgeous vintage illustration in an old book. Its stunning xxx

  7. Beautiful the vintage feel. TFS


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