Oh my BADNESS, it’s Friday night already!  I’ve spent the entire day rolling that fabulous May Arts Ribbon (that isn’t up on the Rubbernecker site yet, but will be very soon) that we got over the Dallas Weekend and just generally putting stuff away.  Oh and I also fell to the pressure and joined Face Book.  I never thought I would, but I got an email from a high school friend.  Now this is really cool chatting with high school friends!

When I was walking around the yard the other day, I noticed the lilacs budding out.  I hope we don’t get that snow they are calling for so I have some blooms this year.  Last night I was so inspired by the spring growth in the yard that I had to make this card.  Well I started it last night and finished it this afternoon.

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I did something that I haven’t done in a very long time with this card.  I pulled out my SU Markers and colored the lines of the image, misted the ink with water and stamped on watercolor paper.  I then took lighter shades of markers, colored over the marker and worked them around with my NEW Koi Water Brushes.  How I love these Kois.  It may keep me from ever using a regular brush again.  The edges of all the paper and the image are lightly sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink and then sewn to the cardstock base.  The image and scalloped layer with cut and embossed with Spellbinders Petite Oval Nestabilities.

  • Stamps: Lilac Set from Flourishes
  • Paper: Canson Watercolor; SU Mellow Moss and Retired Enchante
  • Ink: SU Mellow Moss, Lovely Lilac, Chocolate Chip, and Barely Banana; Ranger Antique Linen Distress
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Petite Oval Nestabilities; Sewing Machine; NEW May Arts Ribbon; Venture Foam Tape; Brads

I hope you’ve had a good Friday and it continues into the weekend for you.  New stuff is coming next week so you’ll want to pay close attention!

9 Responses to “Inspired by Nature!”

  1. Beautiful card! I’ll have to try that technique! TFS

  2. I read that wrong at first as “rolling in ribbon” LOL, I think I need more coffee this morning.

    This is absolutely beautiful! Loving the effect you got with the marker technique!

  3. SHerry, this is a gorgeous image and I love how you used your markers. They still do come in handy don’t they. I especially love the ribbon color with this project. It made me a little homesick for last weekend. I can’t believe it was a week ago already.

  4. Beautiful! I can’t wait for Spring – my lilac bush is budding too – and I keep watching becomes sometimes if you blink you miss them they are so short lived.

  5. Gorgeous, Sherry!!! What a great way to acheive a watercolor look …this looks beautiful and I love the sewing on the background layers!!! I used the same ribbon on a card yesterday, too…you are beginning to rub off on me!!! That could be scarry…and btw, no, you aren’t chopped liver….you are a sizzling steak!!!!!

  6. OHHHH!! This reminds me of the lilac bush my grandma had in her yard!!! Just lovely!! (uhhhhh, any hints as to NEW stuff is coming?!!! Should I be expecting a “care” package soon?!! BWHHAHHAAAAAA)

  7. so very pretty, like the image on an angle like that!

  8. Gorgeous card Sherry.

  9. Sherry this is GORGEOUS!!! Love it!!!

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