Monday, April 24, 2017

Elegant Lilacs

Hello friends,

As the lilac bushes begin to form buds they have inspired me to create this card.  The pretty purple lilac images were cut using the Spellbinders Devine Eloquence dies.  I just love the elegance and beauty of these pieces.

The image was layered onto a piece of white cardstock using the vine die and popped up.  Everything was adhered to a light purple card base.

Perfect plum ink was used to stamp the inside sentiment.  It was embossed with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  Another lilac graces the lower corner of the card.

Can you smell their fragrance?  Oh, I so anticipate the smell of lilacs!

Thank you for stopping to visit me.  I truly appreciate all your wonderful comments.

Stamps:  Lilacs by Tangles Treasures, Precious Treasure by Impression Obsession
Paper:  Purple Lace, Recollections Purple Passion, Whisper White
Ink:  Perfect Plum with Clear EP
Accessories:  Spellbinders Devine Eloquence Dies
Technique:  Embossing
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Early Spring in the Garden

Hello my friends,

It has been a while since I've had the opportunity to post.  The past couple of weekends have been filled with garden clean up.  I'm happy to write the first blooms have arrived.  

It's always uplifting to see color again in the garden.

The beginning of a new season ...

Lots of bright blues and purples ...

The very entertaining chipmunks are back.  I enjoy watching them scurry about the yard with their cheeks filled with gathered nuts and seeds.

Peonies are starting to emerge.  A new variety I planted in the fall called 'Terrific Gal'.  They will have a double row of ruffled rose petals with a wonderful fragrance.

Finches and sparrows are gathering twigs for their houses.  Bird nests are appearing in the trees ... they are singing a song.

Magnolia buds so pretty against the blue sky.

There is so much to look forward to ... spring is in the air.

Wishing you a fantastic weekend!
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