Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lovely Lilacs

Stamps: Images by Magnolia--all available at Magnoli-licious. Sentiment by SU! (retired)
DP and colored cardstock by CTMH. Papertrey Ink white

Memento Block; Lavender Lace; Copics

Nestabities; Eyelet lace from Joann'
s; Ribbon and paper flowers unknown; Lavender rhinestone brad from Making Memories; Stardust Stickles
Card Measures: 5.5" x 7.5"

Happy Hump Day! How is your week going? I have to admit that I am a little discombobulated on what day it is due to it being a school break week here and that Pat also had Monday off. Patriot's Day. Also known as "Marathon Monday" in Boston. Basically I think the city of Boston takes the day off because so many roads are closed due to the running of the Boston Marathon that day. And apparently the so does the company that Pat works for. He works for a commercial construction company and he does not even work in Boston...but somehow scores it off because the main office is in Boston. Anyhoooooo, my days are all messed up now. :P

As mentioned on Monday, I received an order from Magnoli-licious last week with a bunch of new stamps! They aren't newly released stamps. They are "new for me" stamps. I enjoy creating the scenes with Magnolia images....but that calls for some BIG CARDS! This card is almost the size of a full sheet of 8.5x11 card stock folded in half. Add the eyelet lace to this and this is one big, puffy card! LOL! I think this will be HAND DELIVERED to my mom! LOL!
Using the eyelet on a card was inspired by my cyber friend, Jacque. Check out her card here. I wish I found a more petite time.

I {heart} Lilacs. Obviously I love the color of them...but I love the scent of them too. I love when you drive by a row of lilac bushes you can smell them. I don't like the smell of too many flowers. Especially Lilies. Just thinking of lilies makes my stomache turn. My dad died when I was 16 and there were so many flowers at the funeral... I just associate that smell now with that memory. uuugh. But Lilacs, have a sweeter scent. And, in my mind, represent SPRING. Late spring, when we are sure to have warmer weather. When most everything is blooming and growing. A new begining. happy. I was so wishing that I had some lavender colored Flower Soft. It would have been perfect for these Lilacs!

I love this Tilda Holding Lilacs! I love the little stone wall she is sitting on. And when I saw this tree that reminded me of a Cherry Blossom tree I NEEDED it. aaaaaahhh...spring! This Tilda reminds me of a picture of Maeve from last May. ooooh....she has grown so much since then!

I stamped the Tilda and colored her, then cut her out. Then I stamped the stone wall, colored it, then masked the wall to stamp the tree. The flower is stuck onto the ribbon with a glue dot. I use the ATG gun, and Scotch adhesive, it is pretty sticky stuff, so the eyelet lace is stuck on to the back with that. I did use glue dots on the corners where there was some "puckering" to maneuver around the corners.

If you have any other more specific questions, you can use that into that box on my sidebar and I will answer them. :)

I hope that your Wednesday is Sacchariferous!!!


Moni said...

Fab card, just love it! Hugs, moni

Sue from Oregon said...

I love cards that are scenes and you did just the DANDIEST job on this card! Can't wait to get more copics...thanks so much for all your help...much appreciated!

Cami said...

Wonderful card, Kerry! I love the scene you created by masking the wall, and the lace looks great to me! How pretty...I will have to try this as I have so much lace trims. Beautiful! Cami

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card, Kerry! I love lilacs too and can smell them as I look at your card!

Tracey said...

I adore this card Kerry! Your colouring is just gorgeous. Love it!

marsha said...

Very stunning card Kerry, I love all the details!


ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

Oh this is so so PRETTY!! I love the colors and your images(s) are colored just beautiful! I love the lace! Your mom will love this card!
Lilacs are one of my MOST favorite flowers! I have 5 huge trees in my yard! Ahhh the smell is so sweet!
Beautiful card!

Sally said...

Your card is just gorgeous. You have done a superb job on putting it all together.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, love your card. What a great Mother's Day card. I will have to try that Jacque-inspired technique too!! Hugs, Christina

Chris (catt871) said...

Wow Kerry, this card is GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that purple and green together!!!! That wall is one of my fave accessories to use too - I need to dig it out more!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

You just amaze me with all the beauty in your cards. Heck, not just your cards, even your stories are beautiful and that Maeve is just a cutie.

You ALWAYS put a smile on my face. And hey, who doesn't like lilacs & lace?????


Jacque said...

Beautiful job, Kerry...those colors are so soft and pretty with the lace...Love it...Hugs..Jacque

Christina said...

Stunning work! I really love everything about this card.

Lorie said...

Absolutely gorgeous girl! Little Maeve is so cute in that picture and you are right...she's grown a ton! :o)

resmith said...

Beautiful card!! I haven't yet gotten any Magnolia stamps. I have been wanting to, seeing these wonderful cards I am going to have to get some soon!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Beautiful! The eyelet lace really sets this off. - Lilacs are beautiful but they make me sneeze and sneeze. My mom has a French Lilac in her yard and when it's in bloom I hate going outside. But I do think they are gorgeous flowers. I just prefer them on cards like yours.

Elena said...

Beautiful card! I love the eyelet frame you created! I love Lilacs too! They are gorgeous flowers!

mamichelle said...

Very pretty card! Love the purples and your coloring!

Maeve is just a doll!!

Sharon Caudle said...

You know me and scenic cards, and I LOVE this one Kerry! Beautiful lace and Lilacs are one of my favorites! Love the look AND the smell! Awesome card!


PaperAddictJenn said...

Hand delivered cards are special, so I'm sure she will love this one!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Hello there my friend! I've had a few moments to pop over to your blog this week, but not the time to comment! I'll make up for that now! This card is sensational! I love the lilac color that you've used and it works beautifully with the green! Love the eyelet lace too! Beautifully done Kerry! :D

Laurel said...

This is just adorable! I love your whole card and everything on this card! Tilda's coloring is just perfect as is the wall. I only wish I could color like this, Hugs

Suzanne J Dean said...

So sweet Kerry--isn't it funny we used the same stamp today. She just screams spring to me & I adore the eyelet around your image!!


Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Kerry, you have such a way of making cards come alive! My mom would love this. She likes purple AND lilacs.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Oh my, what a spectacular card! Someone is going to be mighty happy on Mother's day when they receive this beauty!!

ChrisaBella said...

Love your card. It is absolutely beautiful. Makes me Need to have the wall and pillar stamp. Can I just have 1 oz of your creativity? Please, please, please. LOL

Cindy Haffner said...

Amazing coloring girl so pretty.

Christine said...

I always get butterflies when I see your picture of little Maeve. I babysit for a gal that adopted two little girls from China and it reminds me of them!!!

Your Maeve is soooo cute.


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