Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lilac's, Lilac's, Lilac's....

When I was a young little girl about 8 or 9 years old, my parents owned their first home and I so remember next to our living room outside window there were three large purple Lilac bushes. I remember how pretty they looked when in blume.  I especially remember asking my mom if I could cut some and bring them inside for her and put them in a vase for our whole family to admire. She always said "yes"!  And if that wasn't enough, I would cut some in the morning and wrap them in wet newspaper and take them to my teacher at school.  I felt so good giving them to my teacher and seeing them on my teachers desk all day.  Enough of my childhood days .... LOL!

I decided to try and make my own Lilac flowers to share with you today since I have no Lilac stamps. This is how they turned out.  Not to bad for my first stab at it?  I  embossed my back ground with white paper with my Cuttlebug Leafy Branch for my background and began adding more leaf's around the Lilac's.  I made those Lilac's with my Hydrangea punch from Martha Stewart.  I built several layers making two layers to help the flowers look dimensional just like I did from the directions from Kitty Kraft's web site. If you go to my previous card on my blog called  "IF Friends Were Flowers, I'd Pick You"  you will see what I mean by layering the flowers with directions there for you to view Kitty's blog with her directionsA BIG "thanks" to Kitty Kraft once again for sharing her expertise with us all Her work is lovely!

I just cut and formed a Lilac shape to add each little pedal and put a little dab of  Ranger Stickles (Crystal color) in the center of most of the pedals to give it a more bling effect when done forming my Lilacs. Plus... real Lilacs do have a little yellow center in them. 
My final step was to add the cute little bird with my punch from Stampin-Up and then adhered a white whimsy feather to it's tail.  My final step was to add a boarder to off set the whole card.  I again used my Martha Stewart punch and made my own frame in to a square and added little Fleur De Li's cut outs in each corner to help hide that is not a true punch around a page set.  Let's not forget that I added white pearls to each corner of Fleur De Li's. Which helps soften each corner.

These flowers can be a bit time consuming but rewarding when done.   Hope this helped add more inspiration to your ideas today and will hurry back for a visit with me soon?

Until next time...Let your CREATIVITY run WILD!

Blessings to all….Leanne


  1. Stunning!! I can almost smell them. Keep up the good work and TFS.

  2. Hi Leanne! Thanks for the PM on Splitcoast. As I said in my comment on your posting, this card is spectacular! I love your blog, it is so beautiful! I will be bookmarking you and visiting again and again!!
    All the Best!
    Lisa :)

  3. absolutely stunning!Happy Scrapping!

  4. This is the most beautiful card. I don't have the MS hydrangea punch to try this but it's sure going onto my wish list. Your blog is lovely, I'll be visiting again real soon.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous card!! TFS you're wonderful talents. I need to get that little MS punch now. lol.

  6. A friend shared your blog with me and I've put you in my favorites! I love lilacs, too, and miss them terribly. We used to live in Spokane, WA, "The Lilac City," and now live in central Florida. Crepe Myrtles just aren't the same. Your card is gorgeous. I've done this technique before using Make an Impression punches, but not for a long time. TYFS

  7. omg, wowsie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!!

  9. Wow, what for a wonderful flower. Great job. I love it.

    Hugs Monika

  10. WOW! I'm sure this took a while to would have taken me weeks...if ever I could do it...So very nicely done!


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