Monday, May 9, 2011

Pink Lilac

How was your Mother's Day, if you celebrate it?  Mine was just right:  I got to do some stamping!  It soothes my soul.

The card I'm featuring today is highly inspired by my SU demonstrator, Gail Murray, who did a very similar card a few years back.  I saved a photo of that card, so that one day I could try to replicate it.  I changed a few things, like dropping the sentiment, and using a different stamp on the Olive layer. 


I just LOVE how this turned out!  The colors say "spring" to me, and I've always loved this lilac stamp from Stampin' Up!'s Blossoms Abound set.  The green layer is stamped in Old Olive ink with an Anna Griffin background floral stamp that I adore.

I'm entering this card at two challenges:


A bit of hardware from my Hodgepodge Hardware collection.


You know me:  even envelopes are tempting to decorate!

Almost forgot to share:  I just found out that THIS card won a Spotlight Artist Award at City Crafter Challenge Blog! 

I can't tell you how good it feels to have a moment to make a card and blog about it.  I thank you for your continued prayers for my daughter.  She improves little by little, but there are setbacks sometimes.  I really need these card-making moments to help give me my own kind of therapy.

Colleen

Stamps:  SU's Blossoms Abound, Anna Griffin floral background
Paper:  Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Old Olive cardstock, white by PTI
Ink:  Old Olive, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke
Punch:  1/16" hole by Fiskars
Other:  ribbons from SU, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware by SU, dimensionals

19 comments:

Shirley said...

I have this SU set and love it too! Your whole card is just lovely!! I really like what you did with your two ribbons too! Beautiful!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Gorgeous colors and ribbon. Love the hardware. Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. :)

Marisa said...

I have always loved this image and you have used it fabulously oh this card! The touch of hardware is lovely as is the colour combo. Glad to hear you got a bit of stamping time. Hugest of (((hugs))) to you, my friend. We continue to lift you all up in prayer!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh this is so pretty! Well Done!!

Emily Keaton said...

I'm so, so glad you found some time for a little stamping therapy, Colleen! This card is SO beautiful. Yup, it screams SPRING!! I love pink and green together, and the particular combo you used here is just gorgeous. And congrats on your win at City Crafter!!! Have a great day. :)

Benzi said...

Beautiful, Colleen! Glad you found some stamping time. I love lilacs and this is so pretty in your pinks. Thinking of you often.

Harriet Skelly said...

Colleen this is absolutely gorgeous!!

Bev J. said...

First congrats on the card and glad you had some good therapy time.

Love the lilac image and the colors are some of my favs. Beautiful card!!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! This stamp is exquisite!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is beautiful Colleen! I love the layers of ink used to make this gorgeous Flower. It is very springy and beautiful! Love the greens and hardware too! Glad you have an outlet for you. This will be a long road for your family but progress is a good sign.

Maria said...

Beautiful colors, Colleen! Just love that stamped image! Wonderful hardware on the side...great touch. Will continue with prayers for your daughter and family. I know what you mean about card therapy!:-) Take care, hugs!

Stella said...

Colleen it's wonderful to see that card making soothes your soul. And look what you made girl; my oh my this is absolutely fabulous!!!! This is out of this world beautiful; into my favorites folder it goes.......

It's good to read that your daughter is slightly improving. I hope and pray that the setbacks will decrease and disappear.
Thinking of you...
XX

Emily Leiphart said...

This is simply gorgeous, Colleen! The colours are beautiful and I love that you made a matching envelope.

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful in these colors! I am wayyyyy behind in my emails and blog hopping! This is one fabulous card! Congrats on your spotlight...just found out I was spotlighted too last week. Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

My favorite color combo -- pink and green -- and a set I loved well in the past. A beautiful card, Colleen! Your winning card is awesome, too! I love that little crown. Congratulations!

mustangsarah said...

Gorgeous card and colors.
Thanks for playing along with us on Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Jinny Newlin said...

This is gorgeous, Colleen! LOVE that color combo and all your perfect, little trimmings! Yummy!

Cheryl Walker said...

beautiful card!
Thank you for joining us this week at Really Reasonable Ribbons Double Dutch Challenge!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful creation. I love the pink and green combo. Thanks for playing at BBB. :)

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