Thursday, April 14, 2011

Collaged Lilacs

Spring is definitely here and I'm seeing lots of pretty wildflowers and leafy trees and butterflies flitting everywhere. My husband has been mowing the grass around the house for the past two evenings - the first time he's had to mow this year!

In honor of all the freshly cut green grass, I had to use some green paper in the background of this Lilac card. :-) The stamped image piece is done using the With & Without Technique from the latest issue of Technique Junkies, and I used two stamp sets from Class Act (Chapel Road line).

The gorgeous lilac flower and the word are from the Variations Lilac set, and the pretty butterfly is from the Butterfly Square set. The technique sort of puts together a little scene or collage of different stamps, and I actually stamped this out 4 times to get it to look the way I wanted it. (Just a little honesty... LOL).

You know I like to let the stamped images shine and take center stage, so I kept everything else simple. Just some pretty patterned paper and some buttons is all I needed for this card.

Are you looking forward to the weekend? I know I am! :-)

Stamps: Variations Lilac & Butterfly Square from Chapel Road line at Class Act, Inc
Ink: Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender distress inks
CS: Eggplant, White, patterned paper from Making Memories
Other: embossing folder, sanding block, buttons, clear embossing powder
TJ Techniques: With & Without Collage, Sanded Coredinations