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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

CCM 103 Monochromatic Purple

Our challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers is Monochromatic Purple. So your creation should be completely in shades of purple (with white also allowed) or mostly purple with allowances for skin and hair on images.

We are sponsored by Hobby Art Stamps  with two gorgeous prizes of stamps, please see the Crafty Cardmakers blog for pictures, and also by DI'S DIGISTAMPS

CCM 103 1

I had this old peanut tin sitting in my kitchen in a cupboard since last Christmas! I knew it would come in handy eventually!


Very tasty they were too, as you can see I shopped cheaply and bought them in the reduced aisle! LOL

Anyhow I decided to cover them with the Craftwork Cards Time Flies paper pad, there are two out the original one, which is vintage creams and shades of purple and sorbet which is in pinks. I went for the original for this one. But obviously the papers had a lot of cream in, all the plain areas without elements on was a sort of cream colour. So I used the Ripe Persimmon and Shaded Lilac DIs from Tim Holtz to colour them.

Look, one of my Inkylicious Dusters gave up it’s life for the cause!! Poor duster!

SAM_9175  SAM_9177

I have to tell you those pesky little bristles went everywhere and stuck to that blending sheet like mad. Boy was I in a purple mess when I finished clearing up.

Anyhow this is what I ended up with

Group Shot

The top picture on this post is the angle I am looking at it from, and then as it goes round these are the next pics.

CCM 103 2 CCM 103 3

CCM 103 4 CCM 103 5

I stuck the paper down with watered down pva, and the butterlies I also coloured to match, they were sprayed with Crafters Companion sparkle spray in irridescent. It a) gave them some sparkle and also stiffened them up a little.

The top dangly beads were in my stash but I went over the top of that again with a purple glitter ribbon, the lace ribbon at the bottom was also from my stash.

I have no idea what’s going in here, pens probably.

I am entering this into the following:-

Bunny Zoe Crafts – October Ribbon

Craft My Life All Crafts Challenge – Oct/Nov Anything Goes but no cards

Craftin Desert Divas Link it Up Linky Party – #18 Anything Goes

Crafty Ribbons – #67 Anything But a Card

Fitztown Challenge – #12 Things With Wings

My Time to Craft – #240 Butterflies

SimonSaysStamp – Anything Goes

Sparkles Monthly Challenge – October Halloween or Colours – Purple!

The Crafting Cafe – Anything Goes

Totally Papercrafts Friday – #190 No Squares Allowed



  1. Great project! Love all that purple! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog and good luck!

    DT Coordinator

  2. What a great job you've done on your peanut container! I'm sure your brush will forgive you! lol! Thanks for sharing it with us in the Anything Goes Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  3. Beautiful project! The butterflies are so pretty and I love all the purple! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas! :)


  4. Charming elegant bottle,lovely colours!
    Thank you for teaching program:)
    Thank for joining us at Fitztown Challenge,-Welcome again next challenge
    Greetings Kaija DT-member

  5. Another GORGEOUS creation! Fabulous altered jar!
    Thanks for joining us at Fitztown! Hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs, Sande DT

  6. Fabulous creation....thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  7. Lovely project. Great art work. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week. Hope to see you again soon. Judy

  8. What a super make!

    Thanks for sharing at Totally Papercrafts.

    Susan x

  9. What great idea. I like the big purple beads you used its so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Craft My Life/All Crafts Challenge. :D

  10. WOW! Beautiful! gorgeous butterflies!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  11. Oh wow, what a fabulous creation! To think it began life as a peanut container! It's certainly much more glam in its new life lol!

    love Mags B x

  12. This is a gorgeous project what a great transformation! Stunning details!

    Thank you so much for joining us for our challenge "Things with wings" at

    FitzTown Challenge Blog
    Good luck and hope to see you again for our next challenge.

    DS4J DT - Sharon

  13. Gorgeous Work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

  14. Wow what a makeover and i love the dangly bits and the gorgeous butterflies. You must have really been in your comfort zone with this colour.


  15. Gorgeous project - love the colours you've used,

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Challenge.

    Helen x

  16. Stunning, i love it :-) Thank you so much for joining us at my Craft My Life-All Crafts Challenge, hope to see you enter again soon! Elaine-xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)


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