Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Motherly Love challenge


Flourishes' current challenge is to make a card for Mom.  I instantly knew which of the Flourishes stamps I would use, as I associate lilacs with Mother's Day.  As long as I can remember, my Mom puts a big bouquet of lilacs on her Mother's grave.  They're a favorite of my Mom's and mine, too.  There is nothing like their fragrance!

Flourishes challenge for Mom

supplies: Hero Arts lilac card, Amuse gingham, Core'dinations Asparagus cardstock, white cardstock, Flourishes Lilac stamp, Hero Arts CG119 Flourish Background, CL498 Celebrate Everyday, Versafine onyx black and Hero Arts soft lilac shadow inks, Nesties Labels Four, Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch, We R Memory Keepers lemonade baker's twine, yellow button

14 comments:

  1. Saw this over on Flickr--so pretty! I especially love the touch of gingham!

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  2. i think green and purple together is my all-time favorite color combo... and this is gorgeous! we had a giant lilac bush in the back yard of my childhood home... many an Easter pic was taken in front of that bush!

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  3. Lovely card! Great color combinations! :)

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  4. I love lilacs too, Lin - when I was growing up we had a huge hedge of them between our house and the neighbor's. So fragrant! I love your card with the gingham and lace!!

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  5. Oh so lovely! I love the lilacs too and this card does them justice. What a lovely card for your mother!

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  6. Beautiful, Lin! I love the purple and green together, and adding a pale yellow, with the butterfly, makes it even more special! Lilacs are a fave of mine too! :)

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  7. I love purple and this is wonderfully colored and designed. Lovely.

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  8. I can almost smell the lilac's fragance!! Love how you added the gingham panel - gives this a wonderful nostalgic feel!

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  9. So lovely in lilac, Lin! These are so realistic I can smell them! Great with the green - so crisp and fresh with a touch of vintage in the lace. A perfect combo. Love the pale butterfly for some great balance.

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  10. I really like your use of the gingham and lace with the lilac, so very pretty!

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  11. A spring delight! Love the button and twine you added to the butterfly!

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  12. Very pretty! Your butterfly is a great touch and I like these spring colors. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Challenge!

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  13. That butterfly is such a pretty addition to these lilacs! Such a tender remembrance of your grandma too!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!