Monday, June 2, 2014

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #44 Make Your Own Background

Here we are at Monday again and we've got a new challenge for you at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.

The theme this week is Make Your Own Background.

Our sponsor is Milk Coffee Stamps and they will give the challenge winner 5 images!! How is that for an awesome prize?? And the DT votes for the winner so none of that Random Generated Winner!!!

I made two cards for the challenge. This first one is made with the image Charlotte Reads A Book. Such a cute image!!  I colored her with copic markers. 

Copics used:  Skin E000, E11, R20,   Hair N2, N4, 100,  Hearts R24, Clothing R0000, Y02, FY1, Y15, Y17, Y11, Pillows Y0000,  Books E99, E08, Y26.

The background was fun to make. I took Dried Marigold Distress Ink pad  (Tim Holtz) and rubbed it over the inside of a Chevron embossing folder from Close to My Heart.  Then I ran my white cardstock and the embossing folder through my Cuttlebug and ended up with a really cool background. Then I took the Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink Pad (Tim Holtz) and swiped over the raised up areas of the cardstock. I really like the way it turned out. I then added some star embellies from Jolees and attached a sentiment "dream BIG" by  Studio G. My yellow and orange papers are from my stash.


For this card, I used the digi image, Michelle Walking from Milk Coffee.  I colored her with my Copic markers.

Copics used:  Skin E000,E11,  Bow and Boots BG11, BG13, BG90, BG93, Coat and Handbag YG63, YG05, YG63, Foliage YG04, YG61,  Sky B0000, Sidewalk N2,  Hair Y26, Y28, Y23, Y21.

For the background, I used the Gorgeous Grunge set from Stampin Up! and used Aqua ink from Vivid, Pear from Close to my Heart and  Dried Marigold Distress Ink. I just stamped randomly with all the stamps in the set. I used my corner rounder to round off the corners of the rectangles that were cut with my paper trimmer. The image is cut out with a pair of my specialty scissors that I often forget that I have.  This pair was the deckled edge one. I finished with three pearls in the corners and a glittery butterfly sticker that was given to me by a very special friend. I added the little pearls to make the body.

I hope you will stop over at the Through the Purple Haze Challenges and see what the rest of Team B cooked up for you to be inspired.

I'm entering my cards into these challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge - a card, Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes


  1. Such cute cards, Darcy! Love the black hair on your Milk Coffee image and the colors and coloring on your second girl. Thanks for linking you cards up with us at Sister Act. Cathy xx

  2. Oh, Darcy, these two cards are fantastic! You did a super duper job coloring the black hair! It just looks so shiny! Wow, both cards are stunning!


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