Monday, August 1, 2011

Lilacs in the Summer

These are one of my most favorite of flowers and one you don't see in Florida. I have planted the closest thing to it here, the Crepe Myrtle. It blooms all summer and is so pretty. We add a couple every year to the yard. It truly brightens my day to look out the window and see such beauty blooming in my yard. This stamp set from Marks Finest Papers is so easy to color. I used Copics and just dotted the flowers with several colors of purple. The first card is for the Challenge at The Friends of Speedy the Cat Blog. The Challenge was to use anything but Ribbon. I used some waxed cording. The background was made by inking the raised part of my embossing folder with black. Adding my white card stock and running it through my Cuttlebug and then I sponged ink on the flat surfaces.


The next card started out as my card for the Speedy the Cat challenge but I didn't like cording on it so I'm using it for the Stampin Bs challenge to use Ribbon. I used a Spellbinders border die in 2 shades of purple. Only punched out the lighter color one and layered them. I stamped the edge of a tiny lilac along the edges in 2 shades of Memento Ink.


3 comments:

Winnie and Patty said...

Pat--your lilacs are simply gorgeous!!!! You did a fantastic job of coloring both cards. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wonderful use of color, and the grapes are lovely! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week! :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Pat your lilacs are colored to perfection. Love the pretty layout on this card as well. Super job. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. Hope you can play with us again this week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol