Monday, February 24, 2014

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #30 - use pencils

A new challenge at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

Through The Purple  Haze Challenges

Derwent is our sponsor this week. They manufacture fine drawing and coloring pencils.


This week's challenge is to use colored pencils. You may draw your design or use pencils to color in your design. Since I can't draw, I stamped a Penny Black image called Fanciful (cling stamp from a set of two stamps) and used Derwent soft pencils to color in my flowers. The two colors I used were Indigo and Fuschia. I put Diamond Stickles on the tips. My card is pretty plain and simple but it is a sympathy card so no need to fussy it up.

Here is my card:

I hope you will stop by the challenge and see what the other team members have come up with. There are some real beauties there!

Challenges I will enter:
Squirrel and the Fox- spooled, use ribbon, twine, lace, or thread
Make It Monday - comments
Open Minded Crafting Fun - make it monochrome
Love to Create - Anything Goes

Have a great and crafty week!!!


  1. Amazing classy beautiful card DArcy....i adore the Clover Flowers.....

    fiona x

  2. Hello Darcy. Gorgeous flowers and colours, pretty border too, I love the simplicity of the design.
    Love Sandra xxx

  3. It's a shame we even have to make sympathy cards, but this one is just gorgeous and gives off a peaceful feeling. The perfect, peaceful card to share with someone suffering a loss.
    Have a great day, Darcy.

  4. Lovely card, I saw it on MIM. #4

  5. Lovely card, Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

  6. So very pretty!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun for our Monochrome Challenge and good luck!

    Karen. DT.xx

  7. Fabulous card and image. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  8. This is just so beautiful and reminds me of the pin cushion flowers we get here in South Africa, they are part of the Protea family.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  9. Gorgeous!! I just love the colors you chose. This is fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  10. This is so beautiful, even more so when you see the close up of the flowers. The colors are perfect together, and the stickles really shine. Great use of ribbon.

  11. A lovely simple Sympathy card, love your coloured floral image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

  12. This is beautiful, Darcy. I saw this on MIM and came over for a closer look. My projects are #48 and #145.
    Blessing hugs,

  13. Lovely CAS card! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge over at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  14. Beautiful card.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


  15. Had to come by and find this card Darcy. Too bad Penny Black doesn't make digis! I love this image and the colour combination you used is just gorgeous! So glad you shared in our CAS challenge! xx

  16. wow love how you have colored this stamp. Really gorgeous creation. Love the great CAS look.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in

  17. Darcy, Fantastic card... I just love what you created. The Fanciful stamp is beautiful and you did a stunning job with your coloring. Want to say thank you for all the nice comments you have made. Have a nice week.
    Hugs, Pat


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