Saturday, April 5, 2014

Never Say Never

Normally, I don't do purple. don't know exactly why, but I just don't do purple, especially if it's the predominant color, but then 'never say never' :) 
When I saw this month's challenge at Black With 2, I was very attracted to the color combo of black/lime/purple, but thought it was too challenging for me. But I'm a great fan of challenges, especially if they make me go out of my comfort zone, so I couldn't just pass over this challenge :).
Here's the challenge at Black With 2:
I started by gathering some papers with the requested colors and found the right photo, and then I was carried away, and pulled  out flowers in different shades of purple, and some ribbons it matching colors (forgotten and unused stash). I also used my newest die from Die-Namites, Floral Corner. Thanks to Sandra from Studio Fourteen40, I played again with my sequins. I think sequins add so much airy feeling. love them.
This is what I came up with:
Edit: my lo was one of the Top 9 featured layout!
AND won GD spot at Black With 2!
Thank you!

One of the reasons I don't work with purple is that I can never get a proper photo of this color. the dark purple turns out blue, the lavender turns out white. The lovely girls at BW2 gave me some tips how to use my camera, and I think it worked out! I told you - never say never :).
You can see the lovely colors on the close-ups:





I would like to enter it also for the 'use black' challenge at The Crafty Scrapper.
Thank you for taking the time and visiting my blog. I appreciate every comment you care to leave me.

18 comments:

Eve said...

WOW libeeti this is just stunning thanks for joining us this month at BW2

Lizzy Hill said...

Purple. I HEAR you....you've sooo rocked it...love the doily layers & the flowers....this is a really 'challenging' colour combo..well done you:):)

Val Thorpe said...

WELL! look at you... you totally rocked this challenge and this colour scheme. That die-namites die is just awesome. The sequins are perfect and that photo is just too cute. Never say never... Good motto my friend. So glad you decided to come play along with us at BW2... I love your layout. xx

Lynne Forsythe said...

Gorgeous layout Libeeti...great to create outside your creative box....GREAT use of the Die-Namites Die....LOVE IT!!!

annette said...

WOO HOO Libeeti, you certainly nailed the purple .. love this !!! thanks for playing along on BW2 .. cheers xx

Jane Stirling said...

Great use of the Mood Board this month Libeeti! Loving all the details, and the sequins - beautiful. Thanks for joining us at BW2!

Kerry said...

Well worth it trying our challenge as it looks great. Thanks for playing along with us at BW2.

Catherine1216 said...

You did really well with the challenge - such a beautiful layout.

ANIYA said...

Magnificent. Fond noir avec couleurs vives, j'adore.

Donna said...

wow!! So glad you decided to use purple. Its fantastic! I love it. Thanks for joining us at BW2

Kylie said...

Beautiful layout, and I'm loving the use of dollies on your layout, thanks for playing along with us at BW2 ;)

Michelle said...

This is Gorgeous! Love all the layering and how everything pops.

Anita Scroggins said...

Libeeti your layout is beautiful! I never scrap with Purple either,, it is just so difficult for me to work with, I don't know why!! Thanks so much for playing along with The Crafty Scrapper Use Black Challenge this month!!

Gingersnaps and Butterflies said...

Wow Libeeti! I really love this layout. The lime green and purple on black is so perfect and it makes the photo just pop! Gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with The Crafty Scrapper challenge!

craftyscrapper said...

Love the details in this layout! Thanks for entering the challenge :)

Ms. Ruin said...

I love the purple and greens...very regal and they pop against the black. Great work!

Melissa said...

Excellent job!

Anita Houston said...

What a stunning layout! I love the layers on the focal point and the purple and greens against the black! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with The Crafty Scrapper this month for our blog challenge using black.