Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sweet,sweet lilacs.....

I hope you aren't getting tired of my posts celebrating Flourishes 5th birthday because I am having a blast playing in them. 

This card is for the "Sweet Celebrations" challenge where we are to use a focal image or sentiment that is sweet and lilacs to me are the sweetest! 
I can remember growing up with lots of lilac bushes around our home and the sweet scent that was around each Spring, to this day the smell of lilacs take me back home.

And I have also been sharing cards for the Moxie Fab World Card Design Handbook challenges. 
This one is called Gallon/Quart/Pint which is about finding balance in your colors. If you use 3 colors: use a bunch of one color, a little less of one and just a bit of the third.
As you can see my gallon color is the purples, with a quart of green and just a pint of yellow.....how fun was this!

I stamped this beautiful lilac bunch from Flourishes Lilac set after coloring it with Stampin' Up markers and filling in with Tim Holtz distress inks in peeled paint and milled lavender. Adding glitter from PT Glitz and a few purple gems. I also added some of the yellow glitter to the wings of the bee.

I hope you will stop by at both of these sites and take a look around and I am sure you will be hooked just like me.

Card Details:
Paper: Gina K heavy weight white, Stampin Up
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Studio G gems, PT Glitz glitter, Stampin' Up certainly celery satin ribbon, Scalloped oval Spellbinder dies
Ink: SU markers, Tim Holtz distress inks
Stamps: Flourishes Lilac set, Peony set (bee)

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butterfly said...

How lovely... I grew up with lilac trees outside my bedroom window, and they remain my favourite flower/blossom. Gorgeous card!
Alison x

Payne Holler Cards said...

Love love love lilacs, my Granma had huge lilac trees all along her yard...they smelled so wonderful!
Your card is so lovely!!!

Glenda Atkins said...

I love lilacs and how they spread glorious scent around the neighbourhood when I am out walking my dog in the spring. Your card is beautiful and love the bow!Cute add ion of the bee!

Theresa said...

Lovely sweet lilacs! Love that ribbon and embossing. Loving your posts for these challenges.

Anne-Elise said...

So beautiful, Patti! Love the lilacs with the embossed background and the pretty bow!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

this is lovely, your textured frame around the lilacs is wonderful. Very pretty. Thanks for playing in Flourishes 2,4,6,8 Birthday Celebration.

Colleen said...

This is beautiful, Love the gallon/quart/pint thing I have to remember that one. I also love the lilacs I try to plant bushes by or close to every window I have. I bring them in by bundles in the spring.

Holly Young said...

oh my goodness, I am in love with that embossing folder!!!! and that image! heaven help me, that's gorgeous!

Cath said...

Hey Patti! Thanks for linking this up to the Gallon/Quart/Pint Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)