Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Just for you

I came across some great inspiration for a card today at the Inspired By blog.  After seeing Laurels inspiration photo I just had to run to my craft desk as soon as I could to make this! 
Here is her inspirational photo:
Isn't it pretty!?!  I too LOVE lilacs and they bring back many happy memories from my childhood of playing hide and seek with my brothers and our Quaker neighbors in our HUGE lilac bushes.  Oh, that smell is divine and whenever I see or smell lilacs I am just transported back to that magical time in my childhood and playing in the lilac bushes. 
I didn't have a lilac stamp but I did find this Penny Black brush hydrangea stamp that I inked up with my Tim Holtz distress markers and spritzed with water to blend.  I masked it and then stamped it again to look a little less lonely.  I cut it out and found some great washed wood paper to put behind it.  I stamped the sentiment (Unity Stamp Co Botanical Bliss) in Staz-on on vellum.  I think that little area is missing some kind of embellishment but until I can find the perfect one I'll just leave it alone. 

Entering this into the Inspired By #115 challenge.  Thanks for a great bit of inspiration and a happy memory to fill my head today!

Distress Markers used:  Spun Sugar, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss.


Laurel said...

Stunning card! Thanks for playing at Inspired By.

Angie Blom said...

This is gorgeous Crystal!! For your answer on my blog you can use any type of gel medium or mod podge would work perfectly!