Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Little Red Wagon # 220 - Inspired by Orchid

It's Wednesday and that means a new challenge at:

This week Rosanne is dishing out the challenge at Little Red Wagon and she would like us to draw our inspiration from Pantone's Colour of the year, which is Radiant Orchid.

Here is a photo to help inspire you:

I was excited about this challenge. I mean it's purple. I love purple, I have two little girls and purple definitely makes their top 3 favourite colours. So easy challenge to complete right? Right?

Well let see. I dug deep into my pattern papers and went through a lot of my stash which is apparently lacking severely in the colour purple. What is a girl to do? I had to rethink my approach a bit. I have been challenging myself to try more clean and simple. Maybe make a few cards without a stamped and coloured image on them (not sure that will happen often). Okay so now I am ready for the CAS, no stamped/coloured image, orchid card challenge!

I dug into my card stock stash for my purples and found a few lovely shades that work well together. They could pass for orchid right? I also had a very small bit of purple pattern paper from an older Echo Park Winter line called Winter Wishes, which I recently used on a layout (here).

I used one of the My Favorite Things "Happy Hellos" die-namic to create my simple sentiment on the front of the card. Below I placed my pattern paper.

I ran a bit of American Crafts twine around my top layer, which is attached to the card with dimensional adhesive.

A closer look at the hello.

No inside shots for today's card. Sorry. My camera was acting a bit finicky and I was having trouble getting decent picture of this card (I'm still learning).

I hope you are inspired by Radiant Orchid or any shade of purple you have in your stash and play along with us for this week's challenge. Link up your project over at Little Red Wagon and be sure to check out what the other Girlfriends created using this fabulous colour!

Have  a crafty day!



  1. I totally agree with you - purple is awesome! Wonderful cas card.

  2. LOVE the simplicity of your layout! Awesome job! Purple is always such a challenge for me and you rocked it!

  3. Very impressive! Your card is simply fabulous!
    Joanne xo

  4. A wonderful CAS card in purple!

  5. Hi Tracy,

    What's not to LOVE about your card - its so simple, elegant!


  6. Great use of negative space !! Love this CAS card!! :) :)


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