Saturday, April 14, 2012

Nothing like.....

the scent of lilacs to make me feel like spring is here....or at least well on it's way!  I love lilacs and have always had a large bush of them  planted no matter where I have lived.  They aren't fully blooming here yet but soon!  My oldest daughter also loves lilacs and I made this card to send to her as she is in an apartment in Minn and misses the bush in our backyard.  Again, this is a Northwoods Rubber Stamp image and I colored with copics.  I also used yellow stickle to highlight the center of the little white flowers as well as adding some random dots of stickle to the lilacs.  I then smoosh those dots down to give the lilacs a little bit of highlighting with out giving them too much sparkle and shine.  I don't know if this photographs too well but in real life....well, it's pretty gorgeous!



Thanks for popping in today.  We are supposed to hit 70 or so today and are headed down to my husband's and my hometown for a cookout at my sister in laws.  It should be fun!  I feel like I haven't seen family forever as everyone has been soooo busy lately.  Enjoy your weekend!

Be well,
Sheila

6 comments:

Maureen Morton said...

Gorgeous is an understatement, Sheila! This rocks for sure! What perfect coloring - you have become such a pro. The shading and the pop of sparkle are totally perfect. This is so realistic I can smell the lilacs, too. I need to plant some for inspiration. I can't stop gushing over this.......hugs.

Sasha said...

Gorgeous card and your image is so beautifully coloured x

MarcyK924 said...

Oh how I adore lilacs - it's a scent that brings me back to my grandma's garden! You image is what she used to keep on her table! Your coloring, my dear, is AHHHMAZING!!! And your photos are spot on! Enjoy this FAB weather! We're supposed to get to 85+ on Monday, the day of the Boston Marathon, poor runners! Hugs, Marcy

Thanks for a walk down memory lane! :)

Barb said...

No, it's not pretty gorgeous, it's REALLY gorgeous! what a fabulous stamp that is, Sheila! Must be so fun to color! Love the way it turned out, and I have a feeling your daughter will too! Enjoy the beautiful weather today - I'm heading outside now too. Hugs! :)

joy said...

I think this card is just spectacular, Sheila! So beautifully colored and the lilacs are one of my favorites, too. Our weather was rainy today, but tomorrow should be much more dry and warm temps. Hope your visit with family was a fun time!

Dawn said...

fabulous colouring Sheila. Such a lovely card