Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer flowers and purple cards

Yesterday our heat finally broke, and I went outside and picked a little bouquet.
Daisies, purple bee balm, Salvia and annual hollyhocks (which only last a few hours cut).  These colors  also show up in these cards I just finished, using Flourishes Lilac stamp.

      

       

I stamped the lilacs on watercolor paper, colored them with watercolor pencils, then with a wet paintbrush to blend.  Then I masked the flower and overstamped the script background and added the sentiment.  I also did a little distressing on the background to make it look old.

Supplies: Flourishes Lilac Set #24, HA S4878 Old Letter Writing, CL173 Simple Messages, CL380 Truly Appreciated, iris and lavender blue cardstock, watercolor paper, Prismacolor watercolor pencils, Nestabilities labels eight, twine, blue pearls

9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous bouquet of flowers from your very own garden! No wonder you are the Queen of flower cards! Love your lilac cards!

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  2. what a beautiful bouquet from your garden and two gorgeous cards matching the colours perfectly...big hugs kath xxx

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  3. Beautiful cards, Lin! Such pretty colors!

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  4. Hi Lin, your garden flowers are gorgeous! No wonder you make such beautiful flower creations with that inspiration just outside your door. I'm loving these stamped delights, they are just fabulous!
    bless you,
    nancy

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  5. Simply beautiful! The flowers are gorgeous and your card is a reminder of their beauty!

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  6. How wonderful to be inspired by your handpicked flowers! Love both of your cards and I especially like the vintage distressing!

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  7. GORGEOUS! Love the watercolor effect! Simply stunning, Lin! These are fantastic!

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  8. Gorgeous! Love your flower bouquet and nothing says happy more than lovely lavender cards!

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  9. love your beautiful bouquet and cards!! so so so pretty!

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