Friday, March 15, 2013

"Purple Rain" Sweetheart

Hello again

I dont know about everyone else, but I am so glad that we are having a rest from all this rain that has been hammering South East Queensland!  Seeing a beautiful sunshine day outside my bedroom window this morning instantly lightened my mood.

This is the first of 2 entries today as I have been busy over last weekend doing some pages for the Scrap it With a Song blog.  This first entry is for the first song of the month, "Purple Rain" by Prince (or is it the artist formerly known as Prince?).  Check out the details and all the other entries for this month here.

I love this picture of Emilia.  It really captures her fun and sweet personality, and that smile melts my heart!
 For this page, I decided to use the song's title as inspiration.  I used Purple as my main colour pallette and added some black and white cardstock to make it stand out.

I am not usually one to use purple on my layouts, so trying to find some in my stash was a little difficult but I am very happy with the end result.

I really like the black vine stickers I have used on this layout.  I got them at my LSS and use them ALOT!  The sheet of stickers is all vines and there are lots on there and different lengths, etc so they are versatile for cards and layouts.  The metal butterfly I picked up and Spotlight one day.  I thought it was really pretty and had to include it.  I also got the 2 laces from Spotlight.

Materials Used:
Paper/Cardstock - Kaisercraft; Unknown
Embellishments - Kaisercraft paper blooms; Green tara blossums and leaves; rhinestones and pearls; Metal Butterfly; Elizabeth Craft Designs stickers; A2Z Scraplets; lace and ribbon;

I used my cuttlebug and new spellbinders cutting die to make the journal tag above my flower arrangement.  The die is called Labels Fourteen and has 5 different size dies in the pack.  I like that they cut and emboss, giving it a lovely edging.

The scraplet I have used is from local company A2Z Scraplets.  I coloured over it using my glitter gelly roller pen.

I hope you like my page!  I enjoyed creating it for the challenge.  Why dont you head over to the Scrap it With a Song blog and give one of this month's challenges a go?

Until next time, happy crafting!

Carmel xxoo


  1. So pretty! Love the flower cluster. Thanks so much for playing at Scrap it with a Song!

  2. Wow! This is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Scrap it With a Song!