Tuesday 11 July 2017

Lilac Time

Hi everybody.  I haven't used this Lilac stamp from Justrite for ages and I needed a quick card for a birthday on Wednesday which needed to go in the post asap, so I kept it quite simple.

I used a scalloped edge set of square dies from Tonic and cut the snippet of white card.  I decided to use the straight to stamp technique using a set of Lyra Water Brush Pens and my Misti so I could keep going over with the different colours.  I used a light blue, then a dark blue first adding the marker to the stamp and spritzing with a little water.  I then added a little more colour by scribbling the markers on my glass mat and using my waterbrush.  I left a few white places to add some light.  I then used a couple of greens, light and dark, for the leaves and stem.  When it was all dry I decided to be bold and get a little more definition by adding some red and I must say I was quite pleased with the effect.  I then added some of the lighter blue over the background to give it a bit more interest.  I finished the topper by adding a sentiment using Versafine Smokey Grey ink and then heat embossed using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.

I finished the card by adding some embossing to the white 7" square base card.  This is an 8" square Crafters Companion Textures - Basket Weave.  I then added the topper.  Done!

Thank you for looking at my blog today and I'll be back soon. 

I am entering the following challenges:

The Flower Challenge - No. 10 Embossing Heat/Dry.

Happy Little Stampers July Watercolour Challenge - Optional Twist - Blue.
Happy Little Stampers July CAS Challenge- Birthday.


Jean said...

Beautiful card Pat. I really like lilac and I love how you have coloured this one. The little touch of red works really well as does the subtle background shading.
Jean x

Mac Mable said...

Loving your 'bold' card and the touch of red is fabulous. Thank goodness for the Misti...Love the delicate edging of the die cut on the front layer and also the texture on the back layer. Such a pretty card x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful Floral card Pat, I love the colours and your design. Lovely embossed background too, Kate x

Darnell said...

Simple but with a huge WOW factor, Pat! I love lilacs and I swear I can smell the heady aroma just from looking at your beautiful card!! Hugs, Darnell

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Pat, the image is beautifully coloured. You make it sound so easy! Love the embossed background too. xx

Kath said...

A lovely card - lilac is one of my favourite flowers.
Kath x

Viv said...

Such a great card here Pat! I love your pretty flower and clever embossed background edge.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Loll said...

Gorgeous watercolour, Pat!! Your lilac is so pretty and soft. xx

BożenA said...

Very nice card! Wonderful design, beautiful CAS. I love this lilac branch. Beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at HLS CAS.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This card is beautiful and evoked some really special memories for me. My Mum and Dad had two spectacular Lilac trees in their back garden and throughout my childhood, I remember their gentle fragrance throughout the Summer. One was a pale Lilac and the other was a double Lilac which was darker in colour. It's strange how the simplest of things can bring back memories, even ones that you'd forgotten about, so thank you Pat. Hugs, Sandra x

TaeEun said...

Oh, Pat!!! This lilac is just gorgeous!!! Love the red accent you added and the white petals show the reflection of sunshine perfectly!!!

Anne said...

What a lovely effect you got with your coloring Pat - lovely creation!
Thanks for sharing your card with us at HLS CAS challenge this month