Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Purple And Gold, Really!

Morning all!  Straight away I'm going to say, I like these colours together!  I think it may spark a debate among the comments that are left, but they work for me.  Every once in a while you just need to let yourself go, step outside of your comfort zone and have a play with something new.  These were new for me, no playing it safe with teal here!  I chose a predominantly gold background, using various backing papers that I had in my stash ( the eagle eyed among you will no doubt spot the houndstooth in there!)  I picked out two shades of purple, one slightly darker than the other.  I used the Samantha Walker Antique Frames and Accents and cut the frame in both shades of the purple.  I nipped off the very top part of the frame, making it more of a rectangle shape.  I layered up the two of them but turned them in the opposite ways and glued them on top of each other.  Since the pattern does not line up this way, it shows bits of both colours as you can see in the pic below.  I stamped my sentiment and then cut it out using the same frame, but I discarded the frame this time and just used the sentiment.  Mounting it inside the Antique frames using 3D foam.  I tied some Rivera Lilac vintage ribbon going both up and down and across my card meeting and tying a messy bow. n I cut a circle out of some gold felt and made a spiral flower for the centre of my bow.  I added some foliage pieces to either side of it.
 I glued three gold glints in the bottom corner and used my Cosmic Shimmer gold PVA glue to add dots around my focal element and the entire edge of the card.   How do you feel about the colour, still not sure or loving it!  All for now, Sue x

186 comments:

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue. Love the style of the card - but sadly not the colours. Purple and gold together certainly do not do it for me. Have a great day.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Hellma said...

Love the card Sue, I once had a Purple and gold bedroom and i loved it.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love the card style, the purple yes but not the Gold. The card will look great with other colour combinations for lots of occassions.
Have a great day
God Bless

Patricia xx

melanie said...

Hi Sue love the colours they do work for me but not sure I would myself have put together ,but now seeing yours I know they work .Melanie

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
I absoloutely love the colours and the card.
Sue

mags said...

Hi Sue. Not a colour combo I would think of using but seeing it here I like it. I love purple anyway. Love the way you have used the dies and the ribbon too. Other colour combos would be interesting.
Mags
x

debs said...

Good Morning Sue I love the colours and the style of this one I will have to have ago. Hope youre having A lovely time with your mum.

Take Care Debs xx

baconbits said...

Hi Sue, well you guessed it again this will cause speculation on the colour way. I am not a gold person but saying that i do think thtthis colour way works, even though i would have probably used silver. Loving the purple though and the colour of the ribbon is amazing.
TFS
Hugs
Amandax

Ali W said...

Wouldn't have dreamt using that colour combo, but it seems to work somehow for me, in fact it's quite regal looking. Like the idea of how you have put the dies on top of each other but in different shades. Have fun, Alison :)

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, I probably wouldn't have thought of using them together but looking at your card, they do work for me...purple is my favourite colour so great to see it on your project! Carole Z xx

nettie said...

morning Sue I'm not a gold person but this card looks amazing it realy works with the purple take care jeannette

auscrafts said...

Love these two colours , they do work for me .I've made several cards using this colour combo

Maryann said...

I think these colors works fine now that I´ve seen them, but I admit, I probably wouldn´t have done it, if I hadn´t seen it first, but now I wouldn´t mind to use them together any time, that´s for sure. Love what you did here again Sue.

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
I think the colours work, but have to admit that 3 different backing papers is a bit too busy for me.
Enjoy your day.

Vicki Sharkey said...

Hi Sue, I think gold and purple go together. Its not too obvious from your card that its gold but they do work in my eyes. Love the way you have used the antique frames too.
Vicki :)

bhavana said...

Well I think Purple and Gold go together!! Great card! Thank you for sharing! Would love to try this card! What other colour combo, must think on that!

Linda said...

Morning Sue, every morning I check out your blog and its always 'WOW' I love the colours! its a lovely card. How do you get your cocmic shimmer pearls a uniform size. I am never brave enough to do them on a finished card. Linda x

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Hi Sue, I tend to play safe with colour so I would not have put these two colours together. I think it is an unusual combination but I do think it works.
Chris

Jayne59 said...

hhmmm I dont think those colours do it for me but the art of crafting means 'something different' will always 'do it' for someone. Always remember for those of us who craft to sell, it isn't actually what YOU like to make, it is what your CUSTOMERS WANT to buy.

Have a lovely day everyone
luv n hugs
Jayne xxx

Anonymous said...

Classy looking card, I like the colour combo, I like the matting and layering layout too. Well done. Mabex

YorkshireLass said...

Love the colours and the card - infact it was this card that inspired me to double up the frame and snip off the top on one of my own cards last week (where would we be without your blog and tv demos lol)
Certainly would not be put off by using this colour combo - think it works well in the same way that purple and brown does.
Sarah x

YorkshireLass said...

Love the colours and the card - infact it was this card that inspired me to double up the frame and snip off the top on one of my own cards last week (where would we be without your blog and tv demos lol)
Certainly would not be put off by using this colour combo - think it works well in the same way that purple and brown does.
Sarah x

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD

Felicie said...

Gorgeous card.I love the colours.
Felicie

lestim said...

Morning Sue, how could anyone not like this combination, I just love it. It has a regal feel. WOWZER! Have a good day, best wishes, Lesley x

Lynnus said...

Love the colours - very regal, fit for a queen! x

Julia Watts said...

I love the colours on this one. The photos don't really do it justice - it's brighter in the flesh. Love the way you turned the frames and layered them up. The bow and the flower are gorgeous. Love, Julia xxx

Victoria said...

I'm loving it! I think the colour combination works really well. Love the die that you used for the frame too.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Anything with purple is good to me. Fab card and I think the
colours are very regal.

Heather said...

Good morning Sue I'm with you on the colours I love them together. since watching you I have experimented more with colours some have worked and others haven't but it has been fun trying. I have just made 500 of this style rose for wedding stationary so I am quite good at making them now lol. hugs x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A stunning and beautiful card love the colour's you have used
Hugs Dianne xx :)

ang said...

I like the colours, not my fave but I think they work, lovely card angxx

Sandra F said...

Not a colour combo I would have put together but after seeing this I'll definately be giving it a go. It's a lovely cards

xx

Andrea said...

I love the colours together - its a beautiful card. Thank you for the inspiration

nattyboots said...

The colours together ? Ermm.... not for me im afraid Sue, however i do like the Purple the layout and style of the card .Have a nice day. Elaine H X

joy said...

Morning Sue
Well i just love this card and the colours are fab love the bow also.
joyce.e

sheila stokes said...

Good morning sue,love the card, the purple is great but not too sure about the gold. will have to have another look later to make up my mind, All the best,
Sheila x

Carolyn said...

Lovely card Sue,not sure about the colour combo though.I love my pastel colours.

hauiline said...

Hi Sue,

what amazing colourcombination and a great card.

xxx
Anja

valerie said...

hi sue
love the colour combinations
simple but to my eye elegant

looking forward to tomorrow's card

valerie

SharonCJS said...

Morning Sue, I really like this card - I think the colours go well together and make a lovely change - I wouldn't have thought of putting the colours together but, hey that's what your're here for lol.

Hope you're well, Sharon xxx

Lexie said...

Absolutely stunning Sue! Purple is one of those rare colours which goes equally well with gold or silver, and you've done this beautifully here.
xx

Clare said...

Lovely card - I like the purple and gold together.

clare x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, The card looks very nice but i would do it in another colour. Yvonne xx

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - love the layout but the colours are not for me. Love the idea of layering up the dies, top to tail. Why, oh, why did I not buy the frames set when they were on offer?!?! Kathy x

hazel said...

Morning Sue im in love with this colour combination. it really works for me. Love all the dies too xx hazel

Marie-Louise said...

I like this card. I think it is very elegant.

ValJ xxx said...

Morning Sue and everyone. I wouldn't have thought of Gold and purple together but it really works.
Have a lovely day.

kim dixon said...

I love these colours together, it's something I wouldn't have thought of, thanks for the inspiration x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Not sure about the colours together but the card is stunning, thats another die set on my wish list!!!!

Sue xx

Elaine said...

Good morning sue, the colours combo is fab. Wll have to give it a go. Take care elaine x

dutchess said...

Morning Sue...well I love the combo of colours its regal! and i love the shades too makes the feature just pop.... so good one girl!!! hope all is well with Mum and you are having a good rest.....take care Margaret

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, This is one of my all time favourite 'Sue' cards & I have printed out a copy for my inspiration wall. I particularly love the layout & use of amber glints. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Well I LOVE it! The shade of purple is just right. Wouldn't have worked if it was paler or more mauve. The bow certainly is the perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I just love it all. Purple is one of my favs I think it would also work with silver.
Have a great day

Lydia
X

zerena said...

Hi Sue, I love the purple but not with the gold. Nothing wrong with the design that is spot on as usual. Enjoy your day. Zerena.

Anonymous said...

Well I'm coming down firmly on the love it side of the fence. I love purple and yes it goes beautifully with gold.

Jan

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love the Argyll and Dogstooth I need the Antique frames !
The more I looked at the Purple.... it works ! Even though I wouldn't have used it.
Love Marg

Toni said...

This one gets my vote, I love the colours. Something different from you Sue, you are never afraid to show us different combinations, even though you might not always be sure about them yourself.
Toni xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. I'm with you on this one I love the colours.I think that photos dont always do justice to the original but the card still looks stunning here.

Grimsby Chris

AnneRD said...

Its working for me. Like the background papers and the way the focal element is off-set. Anne x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wouldn't have thought purple and gold went together, but you have shown it can. We all must try colours we wouldn't think went together after today's creation. I think it is a wonderful card, and I love the colours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

vanessa said...

Morning Sue, yes I like these colours together too, great card vanessa xx

Vanessa said...

Morning Sue.
I love the purple and gold.......but I just love purple anyway. As for the card.... well it's gorgeous as ever.
Vanessa Fife

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue,
When I first saw your card I was not sure about the colours, but I came back to it a few times, and it is growing on me, would never have thought to use these colours, but might have as try with some different combinations as you say to test the boundaries.
The style of card I really like.

Janet

CraftygasheadZo said...

Personally Sue, I love it - I'm all for mixing it up a bit and doing things different! My son says I'm random like that! Thanks for sharing yet another stunner. Zo xx

Maggie said...

Great card Sue purple and gold are so regal and popular colours this year with the Queen's Jubilee I love the richness of these colours thanks for sharing

Maggie H

Helen O said...

Good Morning Sue, Love the layout and love the both colours individually, but cant quite love them being together. Im not sure that I see the true colours on my screen though because the gold looks more taupe/tan.
Its good to push the boundries though, to find new combos etc.
Thank you for sharing Helen O xxx

Ayelet said...

I love purple! I think it goes well with the gold (but I don't like gold...).
I love your design and the bow is awesome as usual :-)

Maid of Kent said...

Good morning Sue, this is a stunning card, l love the gold and purple together, but would not have put them together before l saw this card. The way your bows turn out and sit on the card is incredible wish mine looked that good. Hugs lol Ann x

Christine Hussey said...

Another classy card Sue and although on my screen the gold looks more on the brown side it still works for me. Have a great day.
Hugs Christine H x

Sue J said...

Morning Sue. I have to say I have mixed feelings about the colour. I think that may be the photo though. When I first looked I thought no I don't like it, but once I looked at the close-up I liked it. I think the colours, especially the gold look very hard in the first photo, but much more subtle in the second.

I love the design though. :)

Kate's Cards said...

Purple and gold - very regal!! Most appropriate this year too. Perhaps you should make one in this colour way for The Queen!!!

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, I love the colour combo..works very well for me as I love both colours..and the ribbon is gorgeous! Another great card!!..Have a great day..hugs and love sent to you...xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
you know i love all shades of purple lilac lol
Yes gold goes fantastic just adds bit of luxury and opulence to a card. Your so clever at mixing these paper patterns.Something i cant crack yet but keep trying.Your card so pleasing to the eye. Also love the sprigs of heather is it on the bow. Um could put real bits on. Good idea that and free. lol
Thanks for smashing ideas. I'm buzzing with them. lol
Hope your having a great time. Weather horrid here.
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Lou said...

Just loving your colour combo Sue. Very rich & regal.

CraftingMarg said...

Morning Sue. I must admit that I wouldn't have thought about putting these colours together but it has worked. Love the design.
Margaret x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
WOW Thank you! I am doing a lilac/purple and gold card (requested colour for a mum day card)and went blank but know I'm not I'll just copy this one with a tweak here and there as i do LOL!
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

sue said...

Morning Sue, I'm a gold person and a purple person but I wouldn't have put them together, but it really works.
Love Sue M xx

Dawn Louise said...

I'm really loving this combination, usually I would put silver mitigation purple, but this looks so rich and opulent. Another colour combo inspired by yourself. The card itself is gorgeous....as always x

Jillybean said...

Hi Sue
This is just Beautiful, I Love It!
thanks for sharing
Love
Jillyx

jane stillman said...

I love these colours together, but like others, would not have thought about putting them together. It's great that we have someone who thinks outside the box and is willing to take the risk - me? I don't think so lol x

loftylass said...

It works for me too Sue - I love it. That set of dies is top of my wishlist.... tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

Uta said...

Wow, this card looks so great. I love the purple ans gold together.

Hugs, Uta

rosiebelle said...

I love this combination Sue, it really works for me. So much, that I have to go and try to create my own gold and purple card, with all best wishes, Rosemary - Sutton-On-Sea.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Just love this card I think the colours going stunning together, I love the way you do your bows, I just can't get mine to go like yours. Love Jean x

Joan Hill said...

I am loving the colour choice and the gorgeous frame die, that's next on my list of must haves. Thank you Sue for sharing x

Anonymous said...

Love the card Sue but sorry not the colour combination. Thanks Ann W

Rosietoes said...

Beautiful card. Colours are perfect together - they resonate a rich royal feel and I think they work really well together.

Edna x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
The is a great style card and I love the colours which really work well together.
Eileen x

Jane said...

Hi Sue,
Wow...I am a real 'purple' lover and this is not a colour combo I would have gone for. I always associate purples/lilacs with silver, but have to say it really works!...Love the style of the card too! Have a lovely day!
Jane x

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. Love the layout and design of the card but not the colours sorry. Too much gold for me and I think i prefer silver with purple. Karen x

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Love the design of your card and how you manipulated the frame, gorgeous job!!
Cindylu

isobel said...

Good Morning Sue, Love the colour combination, thank you that you give me inspiration every day, I am off to find some purple ribbon. Many Blessings

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Love the colours, I would usually use silver, it is great that you think outside the box and give us confidence to do the same. The flower and bow are gorgeous. Hugs to you and your Mum.
June xx

Clai01 said...

I like them together especially on this card but i imagine my first choice would have been silver as opposed to gold but it looks good to me.

Lorraine H said...

Love the card but not sure about the colours.

Lattice dies arrived this morning so off to play....

Lorraine x

gwen70 said...

Really lovely card Sue, and yes I do like the colours

salem said...

love colors like different colorways

lilygee said...

Yes Sue you are right about experimenting with colour - and it's surprising how striking these patterns look together too - personally I think the contrast is lovely - thanks for encouraging us not to fear playing with our colours.
love lilygee xxx

Ruthie said...

Hi Sue, I love all the layers, gives the card texture and lots of interest, great card once again.

elkeartsandcrafts said...

Hello Sue,
I am loving it! Reminds me of the days when Cadbury's chocolates came in purple and gold boxes...yum!

Elaine J

Claveh said...

Sorry, on this occasion I have to disagree, I know it is just personal taste, but I don't like the colours used here, sorry!
I love the design of the card though!
Thanks

Anthea said...

Lovely card as usual, would not have thought of putting a non metallic gold with purple but again you have come up with an inspirational idea. Am now going to open my parcel that has just arrived containing bitty blossoms,romantic squares and damask motifs :) Two guesses what I will be doing this afternoon!:) xxx

janet dogs said...

loved the contrast colour my lattice dies arrived today and lucky me i have tommorow off work guess what im doing

Corinne said...

Hi Sue the only comment I can make is WOW the colours look fab together. Have just received your new dies so off to play Corinnex

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Well done, you have now hit the spellbinders site with your photo. Ye ha. Feel we don't know enough about you. Your work is great and recognized at last.
Nadine xhug

rachel said...

I like these colours together too - beautiful card Sue xx

Karen said...

Hi Sue, purple and gold is very regal. I love it and love the design of the card too. My attice dies arrived this morning, can't wait to play.

jan said...

hi sue,love this card, not entirely sure about the colour combo, I suppose it's because they are colours you don't really normally put together, but different is good as you say we should all try different things now and again, that's why you lead and we follow.
love jan x

CathyinMN said...

I've always liked purple and gold together -- they make me think of royalty (I don't know why). Lovely card.

Frea said...

Absolutely gorgeous, and you're so right, these colours work very well together. Hugs, Frea

Rita said...

Just back from hospital Sue, so I am a bit later with my comment. But what a lovely surprize when I saw this truly beautiful card. Top Class Luxury really. Hugs Rita xxx

Vie Carter said...

Yes Sue these colours work for me too

Vie
x

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
I think the card is fab, the purple ribbon is a fab colour, goes well with the card clours in my mind.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

Tracy Heaton said...

Certainly not colours you'd naturally think of together, but they really do work. Beautiful!

Redanne said...

Yes, I do like the colours, it is very regal looking. Love the die and ribbon too.

Ladock girl said...

Love this colour way Sue very regal I think.
Love Linda xxx

Ita said...

O.M.G. Sue what a card I love the shade of purpel and I think the gold works well with it.I would love to know where you bought the ribbon and the purple card please
Smiles
Ita

Sandra said...

Well I guess purple and gold works for Royalty so why shouldn't it work for us mere mortals!!It wouldn't have been my first choice but it works ok.
I love that Samantha Walker Frame, I used it on a card yesterday, using an all time favourite teal and white !
Hoping you are enjoying your visit home, how's the weather?
Huge Crafty Hugs
Sandra xx

Jan said...

Different but gorgeous as usual Sue. x

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is great. I love the color combo. TFS.

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

I am loving the colors! The card is elegant! Love the frame and the houndstooth too!

CraftyJo said...

Purple and Gold! Can't go wrong with that combination - very regal :)

Shaz P. said...

Gorgeous Sue, purple & gold, are a very regal combination. Personally I love it!

sues craft magic said...

Yes Sue it definatley works for me i love it , and might just have to try it if you dont mind ?,

Hugs Sue xx

Elaine said...

Super card love it Sue Hugs Elaine

Lin W said...

Oh i love this one Sue, the colour is purfect for me
Love Lin

Carolyn B said...

I would never have thought of putting purple with gold, but it looks great on your card. Your designs are so good that you could probably use any colour combination you wanted.

Carolyn B

Dawn said...

A pretty card. Not a colour combo I have tried but like you say its good to try things outside your comfort zone, wouldn't it be boring if we all liked exactly the same things/styles/colours. I love what you have done with the die frames Dawn x

Marie said...

I love these colors together and all the additions are perfect!

Marie said...

I LOVED the colors together and the additions work for me!

Marie said...

I love these colors together and all the additions are perfect!

Bean said...

Hi Sue ,
Nothing wrong with gold and purple...just think of all those gorgeous amythyst and gold rings...works for me.
Bean x

Bean said...

Hi Sue ,
Nothing wrong with gold and purple...just think of all those gorgeous amythyst and gold rings...works for me.
Bean x

May said...

I will be using these colours together in the future, love the card, that colour combo works for me!! Hugs May x x x

bluebache said...

Funny how sometimes it just works! Do you have any insight into why something works and why is doesn't - is it about proportions? Perhaps it would be interesting to do two similar cards showing one that you feel 'works' and one that doesn't and showing why (or is that a mystery of life!!) x Jackie

boxermum said...
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boxermum said...

Would never have put these colours together but it works - another fab card. Very regal and apt being the Queens jubilee

Boxermum

boxermum said...

Would never have put these colours together but it works another fab card. Very regal and apt being the Queens jubilee year.

Boermum

Jan said...

Oh wow. So elegant.Well done Sue. Hope all is well.

lainey said...

the colours work for me too Sue, love your layering :) lainey x

Anonymous said...

Well I think it looks fabulous Sue the purple and gold go so well together.
God Bless
JanNxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I like it!
Frances

Anonymous said...

love it!!!! Dee

Meg said...

What better color combo to use when sending congraulations to HM The Queen for the Jubilee????? Love it! meg xxxxxxxxx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, I admit I had to sit and look at it for a while, but yes it works. Hope you are having a great time with your Mum.

Love Rosemarie.xxx

PaulineC said...

I love these colours together. In the 1960's my sister, who is brilliant at interior design, had a purple and gold room which was absolutely stunning. I think that you have a flair for putting colours together.

Linda said...

Hi Sue, I love experimenting using different colours too! I really love the gold and purple today and the layout is awesome.

Hugs
Linda xxx

yorkshiresue said...

Love,love,love the card and the colour combination
Wish I had your imagination 'cos you come up with so many stunning cards
Love
Sue
XXX

Christine said...

On seeing today's card and before reading the blog, my first thought was 'How well those colours go together! How does Sue do it?' so I obviously don't have a problem with it.

Lovely altogether. Thank you Sue
Christine x

Anonymous said...

Love the card Sue, the way you have adapted the frame dies and colour combo is one that I will be experimenting with.
V.C.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love the colours, reminds me of my friends old school uniform which was purple, gold and black. Beautiful card as always, can't wait for my dies to arrive to have a play with these!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the colours. They work great together.

Hope your mam is ok

Sharon

Karla said...

Oh so pretty and what a lovely beautiful papers too!:)

yorkie said...

I would not have put these colours together but oddly enough they work for me
Thinking out of the box works love it
Theresa x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Yes Sue these colours work for me. Perhaps you are influenced by the Regal aspect that comes from living over here in your second home LOL. Can you let us know your dates for C & C when you know them

thanks
lorraine
xxx

Muriel, Failsworth said...

Hi Sue
I wouldn't have put those colours together myself,but they look great. Really like the colours and your design. In fact I love all your designs. Where do you get your inspiration from? You are amazing Sue. Keep up the good work.

hazel said...

Good Evening Sue.I love the colours on this card.Would never of thought on using them.My Grand Callibur your dies and another 2 sets arrived today and I love them all.You don't realise how much detail your Dies have until you see them in person.Going to have a whole day tomorrow crafting
Take care Sue
Hazelx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Loving the card what an unusual combination of colours they really look fabulous together clever you
Hugs Annx

sheila said...

I just wonder if we are not getting the same view as you and perhaps the gold is not comming over as well as it could. I shall have to have a play with these colours together myself before I can comment.

Kathryn said...

How unusually fabby xx

angie c said...

hmm i like those colors together they look classy
Angie c

iReneM said...

LOVE it, Sue.
The colours are absolutely gorgeous together.

x

Ria said...

Hi Sue
I love this card and the colours used and as it is my birthday today I will borrow this card as a birthday card.
Ria

Barbara said...

First card ever that Im not too sure about, not keen on the papers but love the die and your signature trademark.

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Well I love this card but I've been really puzzled by the colour question as on my laptop screen it's a lovely dark delphinium blue (same colour as Dean's sweater on Ideal World POTD I've got on tv at the moment)and a honey cream - (very classy in houndstooth) - also I thought I recognised the felt as being the colour I've just bought from Sam. So I popped upstairs to check the card out on my other computer - where it still looks just as lovely - and blue and cream! I have to admit I wear a lot of (not bright) purples and I like amethysts but can't bear them set in gold, it has to be silver for me. So if the colours on the card are really really purple and really really gold I might have a problem! Hope you might have it with you at Ally Pally so we can all have a final verdict! Sue x

Pauline99 said...

Oh I feel a bit naughty saying this a bit like the pupil talking back to the teacher.lol but I think it would work better for me if there was a layer of purple under the pattern paper.

That would tie the colours together better for me.

I have to agree that on my screen it's coming across beige and dark blue.
I would forgive purple mixed with anything even though teal is my new fav colour I still have a soft spot for purple.
Hope you are having a nice time.
Working on new sample????????? Any hints on any new deals??!!!!!!
Can't blame me for trying.lol

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
Quick one today as I must try to sleep (again). I really like this. It is very reminiscent of Palaces of splendour. I am so tired sorry my friend that I cannot for the life of me remember where they are but, there are several Palacial buildings with similar colour schemes in their rooms and they are totally fabulous. A little bit country Manor estate too I think.
People mistakingly thing blue is the royal colour but infact purple and gold (gold colour not just Gilt) are often more associated with Royalty (not certain if that is our Monarchy too though, must check my facts on this I think).
Well, anyway Sue, this has the big thumbs up from me. I think I would love to see this with the colours swapped round too (gold frame, purple papers etc). Bet it would look totally different.
Night night. Linda x

Rufus said...

Gold and purple were traditionally the colors of Royalty! I'm sure I remember reading that at one point in time no one other than Royalty could wear purple, it was against the law. Given that I have to say that gold and purple work together rather well! Very pretty card.
R/

ToryB123 said...

Hi Sue, I love the style of you're card but can see why you're unsure about the color combo. I made a card with purple, yellow and pink, I got the color mix from the design on a toothbrush handle.

Happy Paddy's day for Saturday
Hugs Vicky from Dublin.

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, love the layout of the card but still unable to decide whether the colour combo works for me. lol Lynne M

scrapper said...

Love the toning frame colours - a great idea although I do find it difficult to find such good matches!

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue

I do like this colour combination and think it would also work well with a slightly darker shade of purple too!

Arenosa 12 said...

Hello Sue. I absolutely love love love the colours on this card. I think you need to bring some coloured card stock packs to C&C.

Su said...

My fav colours too! They absolutely work for me Sue.

Love this card

Hanneke said...

Wow. Love the color combo, that purple is great! Hugs, Hanneke

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
I love the purple it just jumps out to greet you :D xx

Anonymous said...

Just love this card Sue, as always admire your ideas...love purple and gold...I'm wondering if you can sleep for card thinking Lol...

hugs...Manx Linda

Jane said...

I Love this die its so Beautiful, the colours are lovely too Sue.

Jane

CraftyLoops said...

I completely agree Sue, these colours work exceptionally well together. Beautiful card. Lee x

violetclouds said...

I am liking the purple and gold, I think I would have put the purple pva dots all round the outside rather than the gold? Maybe this is a lesson, if putting together an unusual colour combo, limit the palette to two colours. Thanks for continued inspiration.

craftylisa said...

hi sue lovely card but not too sure on the colours hugs lisa x

craftylisa said...

hi sue lovely card but not too sure on the colours hugs lisa x

Lois Kennedy said...

First time to your blog. What is PVA glue? Do love the purple and gold color combo (it was my daughter's college colors)!

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