Thursday, January 23, 2014

Show Us Your Stuff - January

I am loving purple at the moment!  :O  Did I just say that LOL?! Going back years and years to when my bedroom was redecorated for me as a child of about 11 or 12, I have disliked the colour purple. I remember my parents taking me shopping for wallpaper and me selecting a design with a white background with dainty pink roses scattered across it. We came home with a bold, 70s, lurid purple patterned paper. From there the purple just grew .. lampshade, curtains, rugs, bedspreads, cushions, bean bag, tissue box cover. LOL you name it and it was purple. Not at all what I had imagined in my romantic girl's heart and mind ..

However Pantone has declared Radiant Orchid the Color of the Year for 2014 and consequently purple is creeping into my stash and I'm loving it!!!!!! Still can't believe I'm saying that LOL!! I must be just another sheep in the flock huh?!   ;)

This layout, using lots of purple was created for the mood board challenge at Show Us Your Stuff.

Be free

The colours of the lettering in the top left corner were the basis for my inspiration. That and the yummy D-lish Scraps Just Add Paper Kit Lilac Haze.

If the Show Us Your Stuff mood board has grabbed your attention and perhaps given you a hint (or more) of inspiration you can find all the details about the current challenge HERE. Good luck and have fun!!!!   :)


  1. Well I do like purple, and it is an amazing color!! This is stunning, I love your back ground and the pops of green look fabulous too! I love this!

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous!
    I struggle a bit with purple, happy to wear it but don't scrap with it much, you have rocked it here though!

  3. Stunning page Alz! I love your background work and beautiful touches. Thanks for playing at SUYS x

  4. I like purple too! I love this page Alison - such gorgeous colours and the background work is FAB! Thanks for joining in at SUYS this month :)

  5. This looks stunning in purple! Purple is growing on me too :)
    Thanks for playing along at SUYS - hope you can play along this month too :)

  6. Lovely texture in your background & fab colours. Thanks for joining us this month @ SUYS :)