May 26, 2009

a little help from my favorite places

I seem to have lost some mojo over the weekend and so I hopped over to Clean & Simple Stamping and Color Throwdown for a little jumpstart. Boy am I so glad I did! I'm combining the challenges for today. This week the colors are Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant, and Old Olive - I am so surprised how lovely they look together! I don't think I've touched Lovely Lilac since someone had a special order for it a long time ago. The sketch is FTL43 and it's a lovely one (well, they are always awesome!).
I stamped the flower from Eastern Blooms in Lovely Lilac and then colored sections of it with my Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write marker. To add a little dimension to the flower, I added some rhinestones and Taylor's Tiny Twinkles to the center. I just used a tiny dab of Tombo Multi Adhesive to add the Tiny Twinkles to the flower.

Thanks for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: eastern blooms, on your birthday
ink: lovely lilac, elegant eggplant
paper: old olive, lovely lilac, elegant eggplant, maine blueberry dsp
accessories: clear rhinestones, taylors tiny twinkles, circle/scallop nestabilities, stampin' dimensionals, tombo multi adhesive


  1. Very cool - love the vibrance - thanks so much for playing!

  2. Fun! I love that little hint of purple peeking out from around the edge of your mat---and I haven't seen this flower for a long time! Looks great with this layout, too!
    Thanks for playing!

  3. ooohh this is a bit lovely isn't it.
    I must be brave and try eggplant (of the "Elegant' variety) myself hahaha. See... I can always count on you to inspire me.

    xx SJ

  4. this is just beautiful! i have always loved this flower and it is especially pretty with the rhinestones!

  5. This card is gorgeous!!! Love the two-toned flower, and the cluster of rhinestones is fabulous! I'm glad you enjoy the sketches :)

  6. Wow! This is so rich and vibrant with color (great color combo) and just plain lovely.