Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Copic Lilacs

Stamps: Flourishes Lilacs, Papertrey 'Mixed Messages'. Paper: Almost Amethyst, CM purple, My Mind's Eye DP, textured white. Ink: Versafine, Copics, Perfect Plum. Accessories: Long rectangle and oval Nesties, SU scallop border punch, white organdy ribbon, Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

Lilacs have always been one of my favorite flowers. It may be because they remind me of Spring, or maybe it's because they remind me of my lilac prom gown that I wore when we posed in front our family's lilac shrubs. Either way, I was thrilled to know lilacs flourished in Illinois after being unable to plant them for so many years in California. I planted a lilac the very first growing season, but it has yet to bloom four years later. So much for flourising! Jane on SCS recommended treating it with Triple Phosphate, so I'll definitely give that a try in hopes of blooms next year!


For great tutorials on coloring lilacs and other purple flowers with Copics, be sure to check out the Copic Creations blog. Link your own purple creation for a chance to win a Kitchen Sink stamps set AND three Copics!!

9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card Jessica,l love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  2. Awesome! I love the colors on this card! The lilac is beautiful!

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  3. Wow..... what a wonderful card!!!!
    Hugs Gisela

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  4. EEEK!! Lilacs are soo gorgeous here Jess!! What a beautiful card!! The layout is wonderful too!!

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  5. What a gorgeous card, Jessica...coloring is superb!!! Hugs..Jacque

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  6. these lilacs are amazing and you did an amazing job of coloring them!! We planted what we thought was a lilac bush (it was really little and we found it "hidden" between our and the neighbor's fence) 8 years ago. We almost dug it up last year because, while it looked like a lilac there were never any flowers. We ended up leaving it... and so glad we did. We have 2 flowers coming out .... Yeah!!!

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  7. I adore lilacs, and yours is beautiful!! Love how you cut it out, and your coloring is wonderful. THanks for joining us in the Copics creations challenge.

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  8. I am so jealous of your scrapping skills. Your things are just wonderful! You always combine lovely papers with gorgeous details! Thanks for all inspirations!
    Hugs Monica

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  9. Hi Jessica-this is gorgeous. I see we did the same one, and you did a fabulous job coloring yours. I love it. This is a great card. Thanks for joining us again. Hope I'll see you next time.

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