Monday, August 18, 2014

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #55 Inspiration Photo

Happy Monday to ya!!!
Today starts Challenge #55 at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

We have two sponsors this week.

Our theme this week is to use the photo below as our inspiration. It can inspire you in many ways:  Colors, feathers, motion, animals........... I let the colors inspire me and I added feathers, because it isn't every day you get to add feathers to a project!!!

I hope you are able to look at my card and see the inspiration.

My image is Tess-Summer Fun by Crafty Sentiments. I used papers and feathers from my stash and a cute little brown bow to tie the feathers together. I colored my image with Copic markers.

Copic markers I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R04
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E81
Eyes: B63, B66
Dress: RV21, RV23, R32
Shoes: C4
Roses: R83, R85
Leaves: G24, G82
Other flowers: B34, B23, Y08, R000
Shading on ground: G000

A closeup of the image:

A closeup of the feathers:

Hope you will visit Through the Purple Haze Challenges blog and see what the Design Team has come up with!
Challenges I am entering:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges - 3 things starting with B ( I used Blooms, Bow, Birthday)
Craft for the Craic - Use something you've never used before ( I used the little mini-bow)
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Last days of summer
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes


  1. This is so cute, I love the feathers xxx

  2. Hey, Darcy! I think you incorporated the elements of the inspiration photo very well! The colors have been pulled into your design and are nicely used there! Nice feather. :D) Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create! We always enjoy your visits.
    Chana, Owner

  3. This is just wonderful!!! Love the image.. Love your coloring! Those feathers are such a great addition! Adorable!! Absolutely love this! :) 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}

  4. Wonderful wild colors in your background DP Darcy! You were able to pull a lot of your colors from the inspiration photo - nicely done! Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
    Challenge #85 - Anything Goes
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create

  5. Absolutely beautiful...i adore you colours, very fresh and so well coloured in....its lovely Darcy....just what we expect from you....beautifulness.


  6. Oh yeah, you rocked it! Love the feathers. Good luck in The Corrosive Challenge this fortnight!
    DebbieM TCC DT

  7. Beautiful card , thank you for joining us at The Squirrel & the Fox with our anything goes challenge. Hugs Tania (DT)xx

  8. Lovely use of very pretty feathers. I came across your blog through the Creative Blog Hop - I was nominated by my friend Lucy along with Sam and Fiona, and thought I'd hop around and see what everyone was getting up to. Like you, Lucy is a great expert with promarkers/copics and all that lovely shading - this whole area is a closed book to me and I don't own any markers! My main area is mixed media art and I also do Zentangle and much else besides - do hop over to my blog and see what I get up to! I think this blog hop is a brilliant idea for discovering new blogs and new techniques.

    Happy Hopping on the Creative Blog Hop!

  9. Thanks, Shoshi! I will head to your blog!!

  10. Beautiful card! Totally love the elements that you have added to this!

    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 have a giveaway you need to check it out at 600 followers giveaway

    1. Thanks, Vicky! I will check out your giveaway!

  11. How cute! Love the feathers! Thanks for playing at Open Minded Crafting! We hope to see you next challenge and good luck!


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