Saturday, May 17, 2008

Floral Inspired....Hundreds of Lilacs!

Today's SCS Inspiration Challenge was three pictures of candles in purples, yellows, and greens. For my card, I chose to combine the purple and yellow colors.

My cardstock base is Elegant Eggplant, with a mat from DCWV Old World Mat Stack to add some dimension for the background. I stamped the flower from Happy Harmony in Elegant Eggplant ink on Whisper White, and then added crystal stickles to the flowers. I matted this piece on Apricot Appeal, added a scalloped edge and tied an organdy ribbon around all. I used my heat gun to curl the ribbon edges. The sentiment is also stamped in EE, and mounted on AA. I used the ticket corner punch for the corners. The sentiment piece is raised on dimensionals. I added the three gem brads and --- all done!

I was also inspired today by the beautiful purples in my back yard. We have one whole side of our property lined with lilacs and they are in FULL bloom this year! Tons of huge flowers everywhere. We have three different hues of purple, although in these pictures they all tend to look the same because of the bright sunlight yesterday. Have a peek:

Aren't these blossoms just HUGE? And there are several hundreds of them. The lilacs are about 9 feet high and they run along our property for about 100 feet! LOTS of flowers and a fantastic fragrance!

I do cut some and bring in the house, but they only last about 2 days cut. I would rather just look out the window!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Happy Harmony
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, DCWV Old World Mat Stack DP
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: orchid organdy ribbon, heat gun (to curl), ticket corner punch, gem brads, scallop scissors, crystal stickles

18 comments:

Shelly said...

The scallops, brads and organdy make for such a beautifully romantic card!

Amy said...

Lilacs are my favorite. I am envious of your yard! I love the smell so I'd have to bring at least a couple inside! I would like to plant some in our backyard. I'm not sure how they'll do here in Houston - it is so hot!

Mary Dawn said...

i love your giant lilacs! i love to have them inside, they smell so lovely!

Anonymous said...

Judy those flowers are gorgeous. Oh how pretty that looks. I would love to have all those flowers. Wonderful card too. Stacy

bensarmom said...

Wowzers, I don't know which is prettier, your lilacs in the yard or your card....Both are so beautiful. I love the old fashioned look to your card.

Lorie said...

Your card is beautiful! Your row of lilacs remind me of my great-grandparents house...just beautiful! TFS!

Jess said...

Eggplant and apricot!!! What a lovely combination! I never would have thought about that one! That is still one of my favorite sets! Hoe is your dh doing?

Joan said...

Oh, My, Gosh....in Central Alberta Canada....I don't even have all the leaves out on my lilac bushes let along full blossoms These are great, I'm sure it smells wonderful. I love your card too. Joan

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. Those lilacs are unbelievable. The scent must be heavenly. I cannot even imagine. When I was a little girl I would sit under our tiny tree and just smell them all day. Oh my. TFS
Dawn B. (flowergal36)

Laurie in MN said...

Another great card.

Our lilac bushes are just starting to show a bit of purple. Hopefully, they will look as pretty as your lilac bushes. We keep getting cold weather and high winds.

daiseyfreak said...

this is gorgeous! I need to use this set more often!

Juliana said...

BEEAUUUTIFUL!!!
I love the colors!

We don't have lilac's yet--perhaps they will bloom before we leave!

LeAnne said...

Your card is beautiful, and I am SOOOO jealous of those lilacs. My DH cut ours way back last year and we only got two little puny blooms. I think there may be something else wrong here.....!
LeAnne

Paula said...

gosh your lilacs look so pretty I can almost smell them.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and beautiful lilac photos-I can imagine the smell from here!! Thanks for sharing.

Bev J. (Maxell on SCS)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I have never seen my Lilac bush as pretty as it is this year, yours are gorgeous, but I can barely handle the scent from mine. All of those, and I wouldn't be able to breath for a month!!LOL

Sarah said...

I love lilacs, and I love your lilac inspired card! I'm hoping to get some planted myself this year. :) I'd love to link to your blog on mine. Let me know if you're ok with it!

Lynn said...

Your lilacs are GORGEOUS! I have one tiny bush planted on the side of my house...last I checked it hadn't bloomed yet. Bet they smell heavenly!