Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Lilacs for You

     I'm really on a kick of using some of my sprites from AuroraWings and here's my second one in a week.  This image is the Lilac Sprite.  I remember the beautiful lilacs I had at my house before I moved.  I spent several years tending them and training them to grow up over the railing on the second-story deck I had.  Each year that they bloomed, they'd hang down over the drive which ran underneath the deck.  Oh, they were so marvelous in the late spring and early summer!  Their scent filled the air.


     I colored with ProMarkers, and cut her with a die from Spellbinders.  The delicate, lacy frame is also cut with a Spellbinders die.  I had that gingham paper left on my craft desk from doing another project a couple of days ago and decided to use it up instead of tossing it out.

     I tied a 'bowtie' bow from a bit of white lace, then "dyed" it with one of my ProMarkers.  I made that the only embellishment because I really wanted the image and the frame to be the central focus on this card.

     Challenges:
Angie's Digital Stamps
AuroraWings
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Friends
Cutie Pie
Di's Digi Designs
Fussy and Fancy
Outlawz Festive Friday
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Simon Says Stamp

     That's all I have for today except to say that we're halfway through the week.  It's been Easter break here in my neighborhood, with all the kids out of school.  They don't go back until Tuesday and they all get to celebrate Easter before then.  Thanks for visiting, and Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

17 comments:

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image.xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

In your favourite colours Connie, this is a darling card, beautiful colouring on the sprite. Love it.
Faith
x

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this looks stunning, I haven't got this one, I think I need to go shopping once I have been paid :)
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jennifer Scull said...

your card is so lovely with this precious Sprite! it makes me excited for ours to bloom, but first we need all of the snow to melt. ;) you have colored her perfectly!

thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! it made my day to 'see' you!!!

Happy Easter to you and yours! :)

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous card Connie. Your coloring on here is so pretty and I love the framework.
I can just picture how pretty your flowers must have been.
Lynn

Heather said...

This is beautiful!!! Your image is so sweet; and I love lilacs, too!! Gorgeous frame; I have the same die; thanks for the inspiration to use it. Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

Pssequimages said...

I absolutely LOVE that frame and found it---the gingham is so dramatic! AND I love how you dyed your ribbon to match. Wonderful card! Thank you so much for joining our Sprite Delight V challenge at Aurora Wings. Priss Steelman--Guest Designer for Challenge #65

Wendy said...

I know what you mean about the lilacs. We have a large OLD lilac that blooms incredibly!! but only every other year. I know what it's like to really look forward to them (& to miss them!) They fill the air with perfume! We bring them in & the whole house smells amazing for a week or 2! Your card really captures the fluffy & pendulous blooms, it is so, so pretty ;) Thanks for sharing it with us all at PIP Challenges <3

Darlene said...

So precious Connie! FABULOUS coloring and design! Thanks so much for playing in our Fussy and Fancy Challenge! Please come back again soon!

Darlene
Fussy and Fancy Girl
FUSSY AND FANCY
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful card and image. Lilacs smell so nice. I enjoy them outdoors, but not in my home (allergies) which is just as well because they fade so quickly once they are cut. hugs, Teresa

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

I love your take on the Lilac Sprite here, Nana Connie! She looks so fresh and beautiful in soft colors. I adore lilac in spring, too - definitely one of my favorite flowers. Thank you for joining us with your fab second entry at AWCB! Mitzi xx

Judith Culham Elsdon said...

wow what a great card thank you for joining Angies digital Stamp challenge. good luck - Judith DT

Barbara Schiassi said...

Gorgeous card! love the color palette and the design!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

Alison Barlow said...

Gorgeous card - the image is adorable and the gingham paper and beautiful frame die look great with it. Thank you for joining in the challenge at Di's Digis.
Alison x

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, Nana Connie! I was SURE I'd commented on this beauty. I must have seen it when I was still on my trip and I've been sick since I got home. Anyway, I"m sure glad I caught my mistake because this is beyond precious. Beautiful coloring and the gingham background is so sweet and fresh. Gorgeous die cut frame, too. Thanks so much for joining the party at Aurora Wings. xxD

Aurora Aurelia said...

Woow so lovely in pastel colours.. Thank you so much for joining our latest challenge at Aurora Wings challenge blog.. hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and Good Luck *wink* <3 xx ~RoRa