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May 24, 2011

All Things Beautiful

Over the weekend my Lilac bush opened, and I'm so glad the weather has cooled a bit and I can have the windows open and enjoy the wonderful smell.  I just wish they stayed in bloom all summer!

I haven't had a chance to continually play along with the Grungy Monday Challenge, but when I saw this weeks challenge using Tim's September, 2008 Technique Challenge, I knew I'd find time to participate.  Since I don't have a lot of Adirondack Dye Inks, I did substitute them with SU Dye Inks.  I also have a 2nd generation stamped image, but haven't put it together on a card yet.

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I combined this challenge along with Our Daily Bread Designs SNT Challenge - Frame it out in Texture.  The Butterfly Branch and verse are from ODBD's  Faith Set, stamped on Matte card stock and cut with Spellbinders Labels Eighteen.  I die cut a frame with the larger dies and embossed it with a Texture Fades Folder.  The image panel is popped up on dimensionals.  To add to the base card, I added the Vintage Border/Die under the image, some Zva Creative Pearls and Recollections Mulberry flowers.

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs
Ink - Chocolate, Ranger Coffee Arcival, Ranger Black Archival, SU Dye Inks
Card Stock - Teal, White, Black
Other - Sponge Dauber, Mulberry Flowers, Zva Pearls, Dimensionals, Texture Fades Folder, Big Shot, ODBD Vintage Border Die, Basic Grey Sweet Threads Pattern Paper, Spritz Bottle, Spellbinders Labels Eighteen

Challenges entered:
A Spoonful of Sugar - Things with Wings, Scrap-Creations - 3 Different Papers, My Time to Craft - Use a Die Cut, Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing, Lily Pad Designs - Embossing


Kat said...

such a pretty card,
love the pastel colours,

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful, my first thought was that it looked hand embroidered!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love those butterflies and the Zva pearls look fantastic on this!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Is there anything more wonderful than the fragrance of lilacs?? Ours are just beginning to open, really late this year, and it's such a treat to see and smell them!

Your card is gorgeous, Lisa! You always create the most wonderful, artistic designs, and this is a perfect example of the fact. Your watercolor stamping looks great, and the sweet embellishments tie it all together perfectly.

Lin said...

Hi Lisa! I love my lilacs, too - unfortunately, with all the rain we've been having, I got to enjoy about 3 days of them after they opened, and then they started turning brown. Hope yours do better!
Your card is lovely, such a nice mix of patterns and colors. Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

Sue West said...

Love this card, it's so pretty.
Sue :)

Vicki G said...

WOW! Lisa, this is stunning!


patriziawithaz said...

What a beautiful card Lisa x I love your design and choice of colours and the Die cut is great too. Thanks for sharing it with us at MTTCC this week x

Jane said...

My mom took pictures of me by our lilac bush every year. You brought back such fun memories. And the scent....Oh my! Your card is simply beautiful! The layering really sets off the images.

Uma said...

beautiful embossing, very elegant. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card.

Suzanne C said...

Love your lilacs! Beautiful card. Lovely framed image and soft coloring!

Anonymous said...

Absolutly beautiful! The color are awesome, really play nice together. Love the embosed frame and the layers you've achived. Great job.

Kristen said...

Hey there.....I just LOVE lilacs, and your card is stunning....LOVE it!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. YOu rocked the challenge!

Jenni said...

Beautiful card, those flourishes are gorgeous. Thanks for taking the Crafty Cardmakers challenge.
Jenni x

Betty Wright said...

Lisa, this is stunning! Love the different colors you stamped in this image. It just makes the whole thing pop! Fabulous details and design! Wonderful scripture card! Thank you so much for playing ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge!

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