We are excited for the turn in the weather and to announce October’s Color of the Month Aubergine! This deep rich purple is inspired by the deeper colors of fall and the fun purple colors associated with witch costumes during Halloween. Stay tuned for another Color of the Month Challenge and in the mean time check out these gorgeous projects by Imagine Artists.
Aubergine Tile by Alison Heikkila
Hello! The color of the month from Imagine is officially Aubergine, which is a beautiful, soft, muted purple. I decided to pair this color with shades of teal, which is one of my favorite color combinations.
I stamped the Sunny Tile Stamp from Stampendous with VersaFine Ink and colored it with Memento Markers. The color palette of the Memento Markers are so lovely, it’s easy to color in images and know that everything will work together harmoniously. Then I trimmed it out and and found some aubergine colored cardstock. I sprayed the lighter colored cardstock with Sweet Plum Fireworks! and the deeper color with Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Frost. I also added a lovely sentiment from Hero Arts with Eggplant VersaMagic.
This card came together very quickly once my image was colored. And I just love these colors together. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
- VersaFine – Onyx Black
- Memento Markers – Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Elderberry, Summer Sky, Teal Zeal, Nautical Blue, London Fog, and Gray Flannel
- Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray – Sweet Plum
- Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Frost
- VersaMagic – Eggplant
- Stampendous: Sunny Tile Stamp
- Hero Arts: You Are Loved Messages
- Aubergine colored cardstock
Sending Happy Thoughts by Neva Cole
Sending Happy Thoughts Aubergine is such a rich fall color, and many things in nature sport this amazing hue. Lotus flowers come in many versions, and one is the lovely color of aubergine. Using a layered stamp made quick work of creating a few charming flowers to decorate a pretty card. A bit of Electric Yellow Amplify! adds the stamen texture to the lotus flower. The basket weave background matches the leaves perfectly as the same Memento ink was applied to the embossing folder as was used to stamp the leaf images. Blending two colors Versa Magic ink creates a realistic color for the water of the pond, which reminded me of the photo that inspired this classic card. To carry the color theme throughout the card, a backing layer is inked with an ink blusher and matching Elderberry Memento ink. The sentiment is also stamped in the vivid Aubergine color to complete the look.
- Memento Inkpad – Elderberry, Olive Grove, Pistachio
- VersaColor –Violet
- VersaMagic –Aspen Mist, Ocean Depth
- Ink Blusher
- Amplify! – Electric Yellow
- Altenew – Lotus stamp set and matching die set
- Joy Clair – Hello Sentimental stamp set
- Cuttlebug – Basket weave embossing folder
Hello Beautiful Greeting Card by Roni Johnson
Aubergine Aubergine, beautiful aubergine…this card was inspired by a lovely silk memo board I saw while I was out shopping one day. It was done up in blues which is why it caught my eye but I thought it could easily be used for Imagine’s color of the month – Aubergine.
Sponge Neptune VersaColor over a 6×6 piece of white cardstock. No need to be tidy, this is only the base layer of color. Position the cardstock as shown on the ScorePal ; score every ½”. Rotate the piece of cardstock and score the cross lines. The cardstock should now look like this (back side shown). Crease all of the score marks to really make the lines stand out. Use the sponge dauber and apply more Neptune ink to every score line. The piece of cardstock will now look like this. Stamp images using several shades of Memento Dye ink and die-cut. Die-cut 3 frames; sponge Silver Delicata ink on one of the frames and on a 5.5” x 5.5” piece of white cardstock. Assemble the layers on a 6×6” aubergine card base. Double sided foam tape was used to adhere the largest flower to the card. The three frame layers were glued together with the silver frame on top. Silver irRESISTible Pico Embellisher was dotted where the lines crossed paths.
- VersaColor – Neptune
- Memento Inkpad – LuLu Lavender; Grape Jelly; Elderberry; New Sprout; Bamboo Leaves; Cottage Ivy
- On Point Glue
- Tear It! Tape
- irRESISTible Pico Embellisher – Silver
- Jumbo Dauber
- Altenew – Peony Bouquet stamps & dies
- Club Scrap – Sentiment
- Cardstock MFT – Scallop Stitched Die