Sunday, February 2, 2014

Purple

Our middle daughter, Cathy, loves purple. Not just loves it, but LOVES purple. Purple anything. The front door of their house is purple. She has purple shoes and purses. Her dining room is purple. If it comes in purple, she's all over it. It works for her. Not so much for me. I don't have anything against purple, but, it's not a "first-choice" or "go-to" color for me. And as you can guess where I'm going with this...CASology has as their cue card for this week, 'purple.' After checking out many of the cards posted over there, I'm fairly certain that many of you feel the same way. As it turns out, this was a good kind of out-of-the-box exercise for me. Helped me to stretch a bit. It's good to do that when we can, don't you think? Thoughts immediately went in a masculine direction. Decided to go with the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch, which I saw as masculine with the colors I had in mind. Not a "froo-froo" in sight with this one.





If I'm not looking at it, I'm not 100% sure I like this. But when I see it, I find that I do. What's up with that??? This will definitely work for a man. Heaven knows we have enough of them in this family! lol



You need to know that the blingy thingys are really purple. They would not cooperate when it came time for them to be photographed. Neenah White paper for all white layers. Some Bazzill purple, and a few strips of some random gold scraps are hugging the purple and the sentiment. The HB is computer generated, a new one for me from Dafonts. Believe it or not, I popped a piece of transparency paper over the sentiment, and below the two white triangular sections. Naturally, you can't see it. (the "Naturally" should be read dripping with sarcasm...) I cut a purple panel slightly smaller than the base in order to set off all the white. And that's it. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Happy dances everyone!

15 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I think this is lovely - just a small hit of purple and perfectly masculine. Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Craftychris said...

Brilliant! I really like it and is a definite 'man' card xxx

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your simple design Bev, definitely can be used for a masculine card. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

Bobby said...

Actually, I didn't guess. I thought you were going to make a card for Cathy. lol Silly me. That's too easy. This did turn out to be a great touch of purple card.

Anita in France said...

Way to use purple, Bev ... this is sooo cool! I love the graphic font and those graphic lines and edges with all that wonderful white space! Yep, definitely a perfect masculine card, my friend! Anita :)

Judy1223 said...

Bev, this is quite wonderful...I really love the touches of gold paired with the purple, very regal and definitely great for a masculine birthday card! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

cm said...

You have rocked the purple wonderfully, my *almost* neighbour over at CAS-ology! I came "this close" to using gold on my card - the sentiment was the target - then decided nope. Now, after seeing how beautifully it works on your card, I wish I had! Maybe a couple of gold sequins before it goes wherever it's going (ummm...I don't have gold sequins; maybe white ones) Perfect guy card; perfect for the challenges; especially perfect for making me smile! Oh yes, your purple-love daughter has a kindred spirit in my purple loving niece. She's asked specifically for a Valentine card with a purple zebra...Hugs~c

Kim Heggins said...

That is so funny about your daughter...I work with one teacher and she LOVES purple too. When I sub for her, I am on purple overload when I leave her class room, just way too much for me. But it really made for a fabulous birthday card and I love that you can use it for either a guy or gal, love it when that happens. Enjoy the rest of your day...fabulous card sweetie!

Geri said...

Perfectly Purple! Totally a clever way to use a color that you aren't all that comfortable with, but which looks fabulous paired with the gold! Awesome angled design - definitely has a masculine feel to it! I bet that the transparency paper looks great in real life. Love the new font!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's simple and clean, which is just the way I love them! And perfect for a guy card, too, Bevie!! Hugs, Darnell

Shannon J said...

I am SO impressed...a masculine card - in purple. I've got to say, I had my doubts...this was a mission I thought not possible - but you nailed it!!! Absolutely awesome, Bev!

Kylie said...

Oh Bev, I love reading your blog. The "naturally" dripping with sarcasm made me smile because I could so relate to it! I love purple but not to the extent your daughter does. I think you have rocked the colour and the sketch! The card will definitely work for a man! Clever girl! :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely Bev!!! Love the colors you chose and awesome on BOTH challenges!!!

Leigh Penner said...

Great take on the sketch, Bev!

Hannelie said...

I've been a bad blog friend... can't believe it's been such a long time since a visited . *blush*
You did a great job here with the purple... and the sketch!