Tuesday 21 June 2016

Lilac Time

A feminine card today and I am using a new NBUS stamp set from Just Rite called Lilac Blossoms and a freebie Diesire die which I got recently with a magazine.

I used a snippet of white card and cut the freebie border die four times to form the square and mounted it on to my square white base card.  I cut the piece of card the same size as the square white base card and found the centre of each side to try to get the die placed correctly and it worked really well.  I decided to take the whiteness of the edges using some of the Faded Lilac DI and blended using blending foam before gluing this to the base card.

I found another snippet of white card and stamped the largest Lilac blossom using Versafine Smokey Gray Ink and then coloured using Distress Inks and a water brush.  The colours were a combination of Faded Lilac, Broken China and Picked Raspberry mixed together for the flowers and for the flower centres Mustard Seed.  The leaves and branches were Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed and Walnut Stain in varying degrees.

I cut a stitched square from a snippet of white card and added a snippet of light green behind and stamped the sentiment using the Smokey Gray ink with some WOW Clear Embossing Powder heat embossed over the top.  I stuck these two layers together to form the mat for the Lilac flower which I fussy cut and adhered to the mat using Pinflair Glue Gel. 

Thank you for taking a look today.

Pat  x

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 234 where we use up our snippets of paper and card etc.
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies.
Penny Black and More - Flower Power.


MaryH said...

First, it's a beautiful stamp...and your watercoloring is magnificent. The way you've framed using the freebie die really is lovely, and smudging the edges with the lilac added a lot of soft definition. Very elegant, very classy, very beautiful too! TFS & Hugs

Di said...

Gorgeous card Pat, the die makes such a beautiful frame. I adore lilacs - used to have a couple of large lilac bushes when living in Northumberland and loved the scent! Your colouring is just perfect.


Di xx

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful card Pat! Love the watercoloring and the smudging on the edges with the lilac. Thanks for playing with us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies.

Viv said...

Fab colouring on this lilac Pat. Think this is a serenely perfect card! x

Janice said...

Such a delicate, beautiful card Pat.
Janice x

Petra Swart said...

That is such a beautiful flower, Pat - so wonderfully coloured in lilac!!! And what a great die cut border you've got framing your flower so beautifully (yeah, for magazine freebies, hey!!!)!!! So elegant!!!
Have a great day!!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome die cuts, Pat! This looks so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at HLS!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very pretty card with the beautiful lilac and die cut borders. How nice to receive a freebie die :) Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyxx

brenda said...

A really beautiful floral creation Pat, thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Whisper said...

Aaaah gorgeous and a fabby border too, thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x