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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Distressed Lilacs

Oh how I love our Lilacs in the spring. They smell wonderful! I have this lovely set of stamps from Chapel Road Artstamps called Variations Lilacs. (So glad to have this set as I didn't have any lilacs in my stamp garden. :)  

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show is to show your distressing which inspired my card using the lovely Lilacs.
The sentiment and butterflies are also from Chapel Road Artstamps Butterfly Squares and Birthday Edwardian.  The background is from Chapel Road Artstamps Old Script. I stamped the script onto a thin sheet of vellum and tore the edges and sponged them with StaZon ink.

The lilacs are stamped with StaZon brown ink and colored with watercolor pencils and accented with white gel pen. The background is sponged with brown dye ink and distressed.

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Suzz

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous lilacs, just like the ones in my garden. Love the butterflies too and the distressed edges. Tracy x

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  2. Your cards often remind me of the art work in the gallery!! This one is so interesting and pleasing to lok at!! Love the layerings!

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  3. Gorgeous seasonal card, beautifully coloured!
    Val x

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  4. Uuuhhhh this is nice Sue - love the vintage look and the colors are so yummy! Great design....

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  5. this is so, so beautiful. I love the subdued look.

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  6. I'm just sitting here saying "Ahhhhhhh", as this is beyond lovely, Sue! Lilacs have such an emotional pull on me, and your pairing with the script and butterflies is perfect! Beautifully done!

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  7. The lilacs look so real that I can almost smell them! They are my favourite flowers ever! (right next to lilly of the valley, tulips, roses, daffodils, errrr... where was I?). Right, ABSOLUTELY AMAZING ART!!! ;) x

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  8. Gorgeous, Sue! I agree.. your lilace look very real! Love all the distressing and butterflies!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful Sue. I too love lilacs but only outside. Their lovely perfume gives me a headache if I have them indoors. Your gorgeous card would be a much better way for me to have them on display in my house, lol!

    I think lilac and green has to be just about my favourite Spring/Summer colour combo and I love that Old Script background stamp.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  10. Beautiful vintage lilacs, love the dimension and the added butterflies!

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  11. Gorgeous card Sue ... so beautiful!

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  12. Had to blow this one up so I could get a good look. It's gorgeous. Love the use of the vellum. It's such a pretty effect.

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  13. what a stunner Suzz... I am never disappointed when I visit you... always something wonderful to view.

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  14. Just popping in to see your wonderful creation this morning.. And of course I just love it.. Those Lilacs are beautiful. I just love the distressed vintage look.. makes for a perfect card.. Hope you are having a wonderful day..

    Hugs, Linda

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  15. Such a gorgeous card, Sue! Beautiful composition and I love all the distressing!

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  16. Beautiful card, I can almost smell those lilacs, they sure are dimensional, lovely.

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  17. beautiful vintage look. love the tattered edges. you are amazing, girl! gorgeous work of art as always!

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  18. Gorgeous card Suzanne! Love that pretty paper you created with the lilacs and those butterflies are stunning!

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  19. This is so delightfully shabby and wonderful! I wasn't familiar with this stamp company so thank you for including the links. The stamps are wonderful and you have used them together brilliantly! Just a lovely piece and a great entry into our distressing challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  20. The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you for sharing your fabulous flowers, wowzerss just love them and the colors you have used are just fabulous. Hugs Terry xxxx

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  21. Wow!! The flowers are absolutely stunning! They look pretty realistic! The butterflies are lovely as well :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

    -Sarah

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  22. Waiting for my lilacs to bloom, in the mean time I'll just enjoy yours! Lovely as ever
    hugs Lynn

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