Friday, February 20, 2015

L for Love and Lilacs

What a beautiful lush and intricate flower we get to showcase today at Power Poppy!  I’m sure by now you saw their lovely introduction with the Instant Gardener Team on the 15th, and today the Bloom Brigade gets to put their spin on these amazing French Lilacs.  

What an amazing flower!  I just love the look of lilacs, and the many colours they come in.  Unfortunately because of goofy allergies, I can’t smell them too deeply!  So, I’m quite content to colour them up!  

I printed the digi onto XPress It Blending card stock colouring the image up with Copics,  then I trimmed the whole image out carefully.  Because I added a sponged-in background layer, I also sponged in a bit of light green ink onto the center of the lilac image so that it would blend more with the background and eliminate some of the white space that wasn’t cut out between the intricate blossoms.  

I also printed the lilac image, enlarging it quite a bit onto the green card stock as a background layer.  It’s just a nice repeated element.  

Just look at that sweet little ladybug!  I love that tiny pop of red.  Finishing touches include some gingham ribbon, and sewing.  The sentiment is from our new stamp set Good Thinking:  Love Notes stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.  

Here’s the Copics I used.  

And here’s your inspiration by the Bloom Brigade beauties!  

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
 (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker


Lori said...

The purple and green are lovely together! Yes, that red ladybug is a great pop of red.

KimCreate said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the repeated stamp on the background and the sponging.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Christine
Gr Karin

Maria A. said...

Oh WOW!! so gorgeous Christine, love how the stamped background in green, such beautiful combination with the rich purple of your Lilac. The sweet Lady Bug really pops from the picture. Makes me think of Spring, I hope it arrives on time.
Thank you for sharing.

Annheidel said...

Gorgeous card! Such beautiful colors.

Katie Sims said...

I knew you would rock this image and you did! Love the deep color palette you used and although I love your blooms, I have to say...that widdle wady bug is my favorite part! Hee! Hope you are staying warm! :)

Cheryl W. said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Christine! Love your beautiful lilacs.

Kathy Jones said...

Oh My Gosh!! This is just gorgeous Christine!! Your colouring is divine and I *LOVE* the way you used the lilacs as background too!!

Gab said...

Wow Just beautiful. And I love how you cut it out!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Christine! I love that you cut around the blooms, it really adds such a great touch.This is a CAS design for you to and I love that as well. Love the card I guess. ;-)

Leslie Miller said...

A beauty! And such a nice touch to do an additional image on the green. Love your green sponging, too. The scent is heavenly. I hope you can smell it just a teensy bit, Christine.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine! I absolutely LOVE this card and your amazing colors! Stunning! And I love your layout with the wonderful shading...and that darling lady bug...yes, darling! I also love the DP you made with the digital lilac on the green...great idea! Beautifully fussy cut, and i love the sponged background! Truly one exquisite card, sweet friend! Totally in love with this image!! Warm hugs and stay safe...and a blessed Lord's Day!