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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

No One Like You

Hi everyone! We've had 50 degree weather here today. What a wonderful change from the last several weeks. I think spring is really on its way. And that is why I chose lilacs for my card project. 

Lilacs are one of my most favorite flowers. They remind me so much of my mother who had 2 large lilac bushes in her yard. Each spring I would be sure to come by and snip several sprigs to put in a vase on my kitchen table. I could smell them as soon as I walked into the room. So I made this card for the color challenge at The Outlawz, where we were to use the colors of lavender, lime green and cocoa brown.

I used white card stock for my base card and layered it with cocoa brown. I added another layer of creme de menthe (my lime green substitute). I put this aside while I worked on my focal point.

The lilac branch is a digital image that I had and which I printed out on white and colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is from GKD Stately Flowers 7 and was stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and embossed with clear EP.

With the artwork completed I cut and embossed my focal panel with Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles and as a last step, popped it on to my base card with dimensionals.

Thank you for visiting and come back again soon!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
The Outlawz  -  Color Challenge  - CC031814
TTCRD - Mar 18-24 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown  -  Challenge #187 - Tic-Tac-Toe (CAS/Digi/Die cut)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #27 - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Challenge #107 - CAS or Classy & Elegant


Frann said...

I'm a new follower. I found you through Joan's Touch. I absolutely love your style! I scrolled back through many of your posts and find your work simply beautiful!

Sue Bridesmith said...

Very Pretty Design, love all the texture..thank you so much for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday we would love you to join us again next week for another fab challenge...Good Luck
Suzy B~Owner~Fan~Tastic Tuesday

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Morning hun fab card love it and ty so much for joining us at Fantastic Tuesday very good luck - have a great day Judith x

Judy Woodland said...

This is just so gorgeous Olga! First of all, I love that color combination. And your coloring is perfect for that image. I love lilacs too and try to get some every year. They grow wild down the road from our house. And I love that you are so into using those beautiful dies!! I think they are just beautiful!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Olga, this is super gorgeous! I love your pretty lilac sprig and how beautifully you colored it. And, I agree! The smell of lilacs fills the whole house and outdoors when they are in bloom.

Crea-Sandra said...

This is so beautiful! I love the diecut you used!
Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!
♥ Sandra ♥

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh my this is beautiful. Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.
Linda K. DT

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh this is absolutely GORGEOUS!
Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create with our CAS or Classy & Elegant challenge!
Jackie - LTC

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! So beautiful & elegant! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Davi said...

Beautiful card Olga, love the image and lacey border! So glad you shared with us at Tuesday Throwdown. Olga, could you please email me at thanks davi